Getting off track in the South Boston rail yard

Off-track Red Line

A somewhat stationary yet still roving UHub photographer noticed T workers dealing with a couple of Red Line cars that slipped off the rails in the Cabot yard around lunchtime:

All these T workers have just been standing around for the past 90 minutes while one guy saws away on something between the 2 cars. Do they think they're going to pick it up?

A T spokesman said the workers know what they're doing and figured out how to get the cars back on the tracks. He added that because the two cars were in the yard, they were not carrying any passengers and did not delay any service.

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All these T workers have just been standing around for the past 90 minutes while one guy saws away on something between the 2 cars. Do they think they're going to pick it up?

Yes, with a jack, which is what he was pumping, not a saw. Once they get the center up far enough, I imagine you *do* just have a bunch of guys push on it until it's aligned with the tracks, and then let the jack down.

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