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Date: 05/20/13 09:00
Tehachapi Derailment
Author: GEU50C

A major derailment happened early this morning just south of tunnel 10 near the Tehachapi Loop. It's apparent cause was a BNSF autoveyor train into the rear of a UP manifest train. At least a dozen cars on the ground in various degrees of damage. Fortunately there were no injuries.



Date: 05/20/13 09:07
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: tronarail

The local ABC News in Bakersfield reported that the UP rear ended a BNSF enroute to Richmond, and reported 3 locomotives and 11 cars on the ground. News photos show mostly autoracks involved. What does this one make? 5 accidents in a month on this stretch of track?



Date: 05/20/13 09:16
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: DaveL

Link.....please ?



Date: 05/20/13 09:32
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: tronarail

I checked the local TV stations links, and there's no mention of the derailment yet. The story was on their broadcast version, so I expect it will be on their websites sometime today. However, by the same token, there were no injuries or hazmat involved, so the story does not have priority. The stations here are: KBAK, KERO, and KGET. Using those call letters and a ".com" should connect you with their websites. KBAK's site is BakersfieldNow.com, if that helps.



Date: 05/20/13 09:37
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: DaveL

Thank you,did not think you saw it on live feed........Grin !


Dave



Date: 05/20/13 09:40
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: Margaret_SP_fan

Link to 2 photos, from KERO Channel 23 (ABC):

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/train-derailment-in-tehachapi



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/13 10:30 by Margaret_SP_fan.



Date: 05/20/13 09:45
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: WAF

Someone is not going to have a job soon



Date: 05/20/13 09:50
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: CPRR

WAF Wrote:
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> Someone is not going to have a job soon

Rusty.....?



Date: 05/20/13 10:04
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: coaststarlight99

CPRR Wrote:
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> WAF Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Someone is not going to have a job soon
>
> Rusty.....?

You beat me to it!



Date: 05/20/13 10:11
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: 3rdswitch

What does he have to do with a rear ender? Sounds like a crew malfunction? but COULD be equipment malfunction.
JB



Date: 05/20/13 10:16
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: tehachap

I have to wonder if the fact that they've been re-doing all of the signals has anything to do with this.

Tehachap



Date: 05/20/13 10:22
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: WAF

CPRR Wrote:
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> WAF Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Someone is not going to have a job soon
>
> Rusty.....?

Unless he was running the train, can't blame him this time



Date: 05/20/13 10:29
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: GEU50C

BNSF rear ended the UP train!



Date: 05/20/13 10:57
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: fredkharrison

Apparently it happened just south of Broome Road.

What has been the progress on the connecting of the Walong (M.P. 352.07) and Marcel (353.08) sidings? The short 4,800 foot Walong siding is out of step with today's rail traffic. The Walong-Marcel double tracking will make things a whole lot better, but with this double tracking the north end and south end will both have non-traditional right handed switches, which could be problematic.

Fred Harrison
Central Point, OR
CORPpower/JSS/EORS



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/13 11:12 by fredkharrison.



Date: 05/20/13 11:15
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: coaststarlight99

3rdswitch Wrote:
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> What does he have to do with a rear ender? Sounds
> like a crew malfunction? but COULD be equipment
> malfunction.
> JB

It's called "tongue in cheek".



Date: 05/20/13 13:00
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: Hookdragkick

Can't wait to see the footage from the cab.

Posted from Android



Date: 05/20/13 14:42
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: SoCalRailFan

One a week, sweet!

Dave Toussaint
Riverside, CA
SoCalRailFan.com



Date: 05/20/13 17:48
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: MyfordBrowning

fredkharrison Wrote:
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> Apparently it happened just south of Broome Road.
>
> What has been the progress on the connecting of
> the Walong (M.P. 352.07) and Marcel (353.08)
> sidings? The short 4,800 foot Walong siding is
> out of step with today's rail traffic. The
> Walong-Marcel double tracking will make things a
> whole lot better, but with this double tracking
> the north end and south end will both have
> non-traditional right handed switches, which could
> be problematic.

what do you mean by "non-traditional right hand switches"? I don't recall hearing that term.

Cliff



Date: 05/20/13 19:10
Re: Tehachapi Derailment
Author: fredkharrison

Cliff wrote: What do you mean by "non-traditional right hand
switches"? I don't recall hearing that term.

Reply: This was discussed on the Trains Mobile Community forum last December, in a blurb about the double tracking of the Tehachapi.

Concerning the matter of a righthand switch at both ends of the double track, identifying which track is the main and which is the siding could be confusing.

Posted from Android

Fred Harrison
Central Point, OR
CORPpower/JSS/EORS



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/20/13 21:14 by fredkharrison.



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