Rail Disasters is a Train Simulator series simulating and recreating the events of real world train accidents
Episode 9: School Bus catastrophes
This is a two part episode covering two similar accidents where a train collides with school bus resulting in major casualties and major rules changes.
Part 1: Congers, New York, 1972
On March 24, 1972, a Nyack high school bus collides with a Penn Central freight train at a crossing only equipped with crossbucks in Congers, New York in Rockland County. The accident resulted in 5 deaths and 44 injured. This accident left many questioned why did it happen and the new law changes that would take effect cause of it.
Part 2: Fox River Grove, Illinois, 1995
On October 25, 1995, a school bus bound for Cary-Grove High School collides with an express Metra commuter train bound for Chicago along the Northwest Line. This was at a interconnected intersection after the bus was stopped at a red light. It was the worst school bus accident at the time and worst for Metra. Investigators wanted to find out why did this happen on such an average October morning.
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The route for the 1972 accident was made just for the scene so it’s not available but 1995 accident is with The Racetrack: Aurora-Chicago route.
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