when a rail is lose

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by scoobyloven, Sep 1, 2002.

  1. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

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    here is a cople if shots i took this happend when a east bound train was runn at 30 mph and it hit a lose rail

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    another shot

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    heres another

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    and another shot

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    the clean up

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    off to the yard

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    Jeez what a mess!
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    that had to hurt and that water had to be cold:eek:
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    How many locos were there? Just the three? What a mess!:eek:
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    You should see what happens when a NS train hits a coal bucket.
    No doubt about it,that is one big mess they had there with that loose rail.
  11. scoobyloven

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    yes it was a big mess it took the three weeks to get the three locos back to the yard tow out of the three was back on the rail running 4 months later and the other was back on the rail and running 18 months later and they have the same road numbers
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    When they're strewn about like that, they almost look plastic-like, don't they.
  13. roryglasgow

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    Yeah, they do look toyish like that. I kinda expected to see "Atlas" or "Kato" stamped on the bottom of one...

    Was anyone hurt?
  14. scoobyloven

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    just bimps and bruses the loco that has it's cab damaged was the 2nd loco faceing backwards this was a dead head train returning empty coal cars their wea over 150 of them i myself worked for norfolk and southern i was on a west bound train about 3 miles down the track on a siding waiting for this one to pass but it never did...
  15. PennRailRoads

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    Northfork & Southern always runs through my town (Johnstown) and never once did I see a mess like that.
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    How 'bout giving some more details of the incident?
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    On the third pic it seems that lots of oil or fuel are seeping out into the river.
    Did they have any environment problems afterwards (dying fish...)?
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    Looks like Jon's gandydancers really have been slacking.

    Musta been real scary when the engineer realised it was going over!!:eek: :eek: :eek: It's enough to make one take up drinking. I guess it took a total strip-down on the one that took 18 months to get back into operation.

    Errol
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    <bangs head on wall> Damn, I said NorthFolk instead of saying Norfolk! :rolleyes:

    I'd hate to be the one that went into the river, by the looks of it I'd say he'd freeze his ( | ) off! Why didn't they inspect the tracks? I thought they had to do that every week or so to maintain the tracks.