Metuchen Wreck Illustrated Railroad Woes of Late 1970s

July 31, 2015 Todd DeFeo 0

By the late 1970s, railroad were not in a state of good repair. The issue over railroad safety and repair became an issue after a June 1977 Conrail derailment in Metuchen, N.J. In that wreck, 17 cars derailed and took the busy Northeast Corridor out of commission.

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