Old locomotive removed from NY station 2 weeks after crash

AP News
Posted: Aug 04, 2015 8:48 AM

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Crews have removed an old steam locomotive from the central New York train station where the engine was rammed through a wall by a runaway rail car two weeks ago.

It took several hours Monday for a railroad crew to pull the 102-year-old locomotive from a tower supporting Union Station's pedestrian bridge. The 80-ton engine had been stuck inside the building since the evening of July 21, when it was hit by a runaway rail car that had rolled more than a mile through Utica.

Police say a 13-year-old boy told them he accidentally released the car's break while playing on it.

A motorist was slightly injured when the rail car hit his vehicle before slamming into the locomotive, sending it through a station wall.

The rail car was also removed Monday.