LIRR passengers rescued from disabled train

01/22/2011 12:16 PM |

Riders aboard an eastbound LIRR train discovered Friday night that snow can be more powerful than a locomotive.

Police were called in to rescue 25 stranded travelers after a train hit a snow drift a half-mile east of Cox Lane in Cutchogue and the engine shut down. Town Police were alerted at about 8:30 p.m. by a Southold man whose wife called him on her cell phone.

Town and MTA police brought the passengers to Cox Lane where they boarded a bus to continue the trip to Southold and Greenport.



2 Comment

  • Oh, that’s right, I forgot. When it snows heavily, the MTA takes our East End diesel trains and any plow trains to western L.I. to service everyone else. Coumo- time to abolish the MTA now and start over!!!

  • I think they forgot to say we were also on the train for 2 hours and 15 mins. before the powers to be got there to take everyone off the train.What a bunch of knuckle heads!