On December 2nd 2013, At about 7:30 am, on a Sunday morning, a Metro North Train going south bound derailed just before the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. Four passengers were killed and more than 63 were injured including 11 suffering critical injuries. The FDNY transmitted a 2nd Alarm with a 10-60 response for Bronx box 4972. First arriving units were were met with numerous injured passengers and a 7 car passenger train that had completely derailed off the tracks overturing some of the cars and almost sending the first car into the creek. The FDNY, FDNY EMS, and Police Emergency did a great job at the scene. All the injured were removed to hospitals within the first 2 hours of the incident.

The Command Post was set at the Train station bridge overlooking the disaster area. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

This car was leaning on it's side. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

All 7 cars were off the track. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

The first car stopped about 10 feet from the water. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

A firefighter is passing a leaning car. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Another train car on it's side. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Even though this car is upright it was still off the track. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Two more cars in this photo are on it's side. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

This is the locomotive that was pushing the train. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Photo taken on 12-01-13.

After overturning the locomotive was leaking diesel fuel. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Firefighters from Haz-Mat Company were off loading the leaking diesel fuel. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Photo taken on 12-01-13.

You can see the leaking diesel fuel. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Top Brass from all the agencies confer at the scene. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

The under carraige of a leaning train car. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Firefighters are shoring up one of the leaning cars. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Photo taken on 12-01-13.

Using a sledge hammer, a firefighteris securing the pole that is supporting the train. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

The train was going 82 MPH in a 30 MPH zone around a curve when it derailed. If this happened during the week instead of Sunday morning, many more would have been severly injured or killed. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

800 feet of railroad track was damaged or destroyed. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

The lead car of the train. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

MTA workers examine the first car. Photo taken on 12-01-13.

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