NASA Train Derails (5/2/2007)

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  1. Jac's Lines

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  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    yep those are UP engines :( :(
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    The lead one from the video appears to be an SD70ACE (or SD70M-2) and the second looks like a flared SD70M
  4. Triplex

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    UP doesn't have SD70M-2s. Also, in the shot on the MSNBC site, you can see the two large horizontal vents on the inverter cabinet behind the cab. (At least, I assume it's an inverter cabinet, as that's what it is on a GE.) An SD70M-2, being DC-traction, doesn't have those.
  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    They weren't on NASA property but rather running on a shortline in Alabama to get clearance for the oversize load.
  7. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    As long as the Space Shuttle works, I'm fine with whatever else breaks :D
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    NASA does run it's own railroad however.

    Apparently mother nature had it's own ideas about giving clearance for oversized loads. :D
  9. trainpicman

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    I am a Alabama boy my self and the darn thing broke our trusell it was on a short line and it was going thur some duble trak work.
  10. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    :shock: OUCH!!! that looked like it hurt! I guess there weight limits were a little off.....--josh
  11. trainpicman

    trainpicman New Member

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    Also it lost a wheel set off one off the cars along the way before this
  12. rogerw

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    It had problems befor this and they still ran it. Did they do a good check ?
  13. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    The derailment wasn't the train's fault. The bridge gave way under it. It just happened to be coincidence that it had lost a wheel earlier in the trip. Well, I guess it would be the train's fault because of it's weight sinking the bridge but it didn't have anything to do with the wheels.