Home Open Account Help 141 users online

International Railroad Discussion > 25KPH might be too quick


Date: 12/05/16 01:04
25KPH might be too quick
Author: ajgreen

Hi all.

A quick photo taken South of Ward (Marlborough) showing the damage to the track after the 7.8 Mag earthquake that rattled the top half of the South Island on the 14th Nov 2016. Image was taken yesterday 4th December, with the rail network out of action for quite sometime.

Last photo showing the crossing loop at Taimate.

Allister

 








Date: 12/05/16 05:15
Re: 25KPH might be too quick
Author: pedrop

Thanks God no train was running in this section at that time.


ajgreen Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Hi all.
>
> A quick photo taken South of Ward (Marlborough)
> showing the damage to the track after the 7.8 Mag
> earthquake that rattled the top half of the South
> Island on the 14th Nov 2016. Image was taken
> yesterday 4th December, with the rail network out
> of action for quite sometime.
>
> Last photo showing the crossing loop at Taimate.
>
> Allister
>
>  

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 12/05/16 05:56
Re: 25KPH might be too quick
Author: leonz

WOW,

Allister the photo images are excellent and scary at the same time.
If the Car Talk guys Click and Clack saw this they would say that's
definetely "BUTTS UGLY" railroad track.
Certainlyglad no one was operating in revenue service or MOW at the time of the earthquake.



Date: 12/05/16 06:19
Re: 25KPH might be too quick
Author: Hartington

There was one caught by the quake.   NZ train under quake slide.



Date: 12/05/16 07:45
Re: 25KPH might be too quick
Author: Auburn_Ed

Sure looks like a lot of old photos taken shortly after the 1906 San Francisco quake, though digital is sure better.

Ed



Date: 12/05/16 10:55
Re: 25KPH might be too quick
Author: PHall

The damage shown in these pictures is not that bad. A little work with a front end loader and a pass or two with a Tramper should do the job.
It's the areas that had the land slips and bridge damage where you'll have your work cut out for ya.



Date: 12/08/16 14:35
Re: 25KPH might be too quick
Author: CPRR

PHall Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> The damage shown in these pictures is not that
> bad. A little work with a front end loader and a
> pass or two with a Tramper should do the job.
> It's the areas that had the land slips and bridge
> damage where you'll have your work cut out for ya.

Nah, just have the largest framed steam loco slowly go through. Straighten those curves right out....



Date: 12/10/16 15:21
Re: 25KPH might be too quick
Author: jfrank39

Thanks for the pics.  Do they have a timetable for when they expect to resume freight service at least.  I read where the Tranz Coastal passenger service is suspended for the season.



[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.0497 seconds