This view of the Metro North derailment gives you a better idea of the scene: seven cars, with four of them off the tracks and the front car literally inches from the Hudson River. The train locomotive is in the rear. Multiple passengers and witnesses say the train took the curve too fast. (Photo: Edwin Valero / AP via The New York Times)
This is huge. If you didn’t know, it’s on one of the largest and busiest train lines in the United States - that isn’t Amtrak - and includes numerous stops along lines in populous New York City suburbs in New York and Connecticut. And today is a big travel day after the Thanksgiving holiday. This only gets messy from here.