when a rail is lose

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

  1. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    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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  2. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    another shot

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  3. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    heres another

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  4. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    and another shot

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  5. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    the clean up

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  6. scoobyloven

    scoobyloven Member

    off to the yard

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  7. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Jeez what a mess!
  8. rich maiorano

    rich maiorano Member

    that had to hurt and that water had to be cold:eek:
  9. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    How many locos were there? Just the three? What a mess!:eek:
  10. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    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

    scoobyloven Member

    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
  12. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    When they're strewn about like that, they almost look plastic-like, don't they.
  13. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    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

    scoobyloven Member

    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

    PennRailRoads Member

    Northfork & Southern always runs through my town (Johnstown) and never once did I see a mess like that.
  16. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    How 'bout giving some more details of the incident?
  17. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    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...)?
  18. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    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.

  19. PennRailRoads

    PennRailRoads Member

    <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.

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