Tonight's SEPTA R5 Fire
Tonight I took the Westbound Paoli/Thorndale train that departed Suburban Station at 6:45 PM. As we pulled into Overbrook station a little after 7 PM, the power suddenly cut out in our car (2nd to last). After a few seconds, the space between our car and the last car began to fill with white smoke. There were no announcements by the conductors (which was kinda understandable, giving the lack of power in the car), but we quickly figured out that smoke == bad and proceeded to exit the train in an orderly fashion.
Here are some videos I shot:
Hundreds of commuters were displaced from the train. The videos capture some of that.
There were no injuries that I was aware of.
I did however, try to hitchhike on a passing train:
Not surprisingly, the train did not pick me up.