80-Ton Switcher takes out Highway Bridge

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CNWman, May 22, 2008.

  1. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Yep, read it all here: The Enquirer - Crash closes I-74 east

    Happened last night, although I only learned about it a few hours ago. I'm curious as to the history of that 80-Toner, although the only clue is the current number. Guess the RR's are trying to inact some revenge on thier eternal nemisis: the car?
  2. ScratchyAngel

    ScratchyAngel Member

    Trucks go on trains. This is what happens when trains go on trucks.
  3. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    dang CNWman ya beat me to it,i was going to write this same post this morning.but isnt that amazing though! i wonder if the switcher was headed for scrap of to a museum of some sort,although its pretty much a lost cause now....--josh
  4. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    Here's what an undamaged 80 Tonner looks like. STELCO owned several of these and I believe that at least some of them went to a used loco dealer in the U.S. The colour looks pretty similar.

  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    hmmm,that is quite similar looking or atleast the main color of the loco.it still amazes me how wierd this wreck was!--josh
  6. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    sign1Quick, aren't I?:mrgreen: I don't think the switcher is a lost cause, the cab top seems to be the only loss in the accident, and should be easy to replace considering only half of it was actualy damaged. As for that Stelco loco, it could very well be a sister of the one in this incident. Just wish that the news people would actualy give a little more info on it.
  7. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

  8. PRRman

    PRRman Dum-Dum Pop Addict

    Kind of ironic that the engine actually wound up supporting the bridge after its trailer knocked out the support beams, huh? Seems like almost a good thing that that little bugger was on the trailer instead of, say, a couple of bulldozers. Once again, the day is saved...BY THE RAILROADING INDUSTRY (da da-daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!)steamtrain
  9. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    Huh. While I saw it was an 80 tonner in the text...I thought it was a 44 toner from the picture...but it sure looks like Dr. Wayne's picture.

    Initially, I was in a hurry to see if the locomotive was Thomas the Tank Engine on his way to Lebanon...since he's visiting at some point this year.

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