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Date: 05/07/07 15:13
KP Line story:"My brother survived train wreck Sunday"
Author: chico




Date: 05/07/07 15:15
accompanying photo
Author: chico

here's the photo, sorry...




Date: 05/07/07 15:23
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: DILWORTH

AMAZING goodnews though....



Date: 05/07/07 15:51
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: a737flyer

"Methinks," to misquote the bard, "there is something rotten with our bridges."


Isn't that about the 4th or so bridge collapse that we have seen in these pages in the last month or so?

Your brother is indeed a lucky man, and all of us here wish him a speedy recouperation from aches and pains.

Time for whoever looks at such things to look at bridges before someone looses their life.

Thanks for posting this. By the way, where was this?



Date: 05/07/07 16:35
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: Milw_E70

Around MP136.9 on the UP Salina Subdivision just east of Junction City, KS is what I was told.

a737flyer Wrote:
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> Thanks for posting this. By the way, where was
> this?



Date: 05/07/07 18:04
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: kevink

a737flyer Wrote:
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> "Methinks," to misquote the bard, "there is
> something rotten with our bridges."


It's a washout. Kind of hard to predict when and where these will happen.

> Isn't that about the 4th or so bridge collapse
> that we have seen in these pages in the last month
> or so?

Seems like they've all been due to different causes

>
> Your brother is indeed a lucky man, and all of us
> here wish him a speedy recouperation from aches
> and pains.

No argument from me on that.
>
> Time for whoever looks at such things to look at
> bridges before someone looses their life.

Rest assured that the railroads do not take bridge maintenance lightly.



Date: 05/07/07 18:39
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: bnsfjth

Fire (CA), fire (AZ), unknown (rocket train), flooding/washout (KS). Not much to draw from that other than bridges are weak points in infrastructure. Everyone already knew that though.

-Justin



Date: 05/07/07 18:42
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: SanJoaquinEngr

What a disaster i have had my share of bridges collapsing under me or behind me.. I hope the Up does not fire the crew for getting hurt!



Date: 05/07/07 18:54
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: SouthernM

Glad he and the brakeman lived. Unbelievable photo



Date: 05/07/07 20:33
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: roberthedgecock

A good example of the dangers of weather & railroading Very glad the crew although banged up and no doubt in shock came out of it alive This could have easily ended up as very sad story



Date: 05/07/07 22:01
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: railblazer1982

What is scary is I always say to myself, As long as the engines get over it, i am ok!!!! I guess some times they dont! I feel for them as it would be a very scary ordeal. Glad they are ok . A#1 out



Date: 05/07/07 22:56
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: SPLoopConductor

That photo tells it all... things can go bad real quick. So glad to hear they came out 'well', considering the wreck! Hope they fully recover. That sure looks like a real "E" ticket ride, on the lighter side, of what could have been very deadly. My thoughts are with them. That is a story!

Take Care, Stay Safe, Have Fun!

Larry



Date: 05/08/07 01:28
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: ddg

what ever happened to flash flood warnings & bridge inspectors?



Date: 05/08/07 06:54
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: StanLytle

The crew was very lucky that they weren't injured more seriously. That must have been quite a beating. Anyone know what the unit numbers were?

Stan



Date: 05/08/07 07:53
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: soolinehoghead

Thank goodness your Brother and his head-man are alright. My thoughts and prayers are with them. I guess it goes to show how truly dangerous this job can really be. So much is out of our control everytime we climb up the steps.

I agree with SJE.... I wonder how many points the UPRR with knock off their EQMS "score". I'll bet there was a Trainmaster standing at the window as they crawled out with his FTX book in-hand to write them a couple of tickets.

Sounds crazy, but it's probably true if it will get them out of some of the injury claims.

Soo Line Hoghead



Date: 05/08/07 12:11
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: MysticHowler

The SD90MAC was 8224. I can't see the AC4400.



Date: 05/08/07 14:02
Re: COPY: My brother survived train wreck..
Author: Nick

railblazer1982 Wrote:
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> What is scary is I always say to myself, As long
> as the engines get over it, i am ok!!!! I guess
> some times they dont! I feel for them as it would
> be a very scary ordeal. Glad they are ok . A#1
> out


Well, not always. I have heard of instances where bridges have collapsed under the cars behind a locomotive and the cars pulled the engines down with them.



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