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Date: 08/08/18 23:46
And it happens again!!!
Author: MM171

According to the Great Falls MT Tribune BNSF derailed 5 cars between the Great Falls MT police offices and the Gt Falls Trib's main building Wednesday.  There was damage to autos parked near the tracks.  The sharp bend where this occurred is near the former GN depot on the line that heads down to Laurel, MT.  I suspect diners on the outside deck at the local Applebees had quite an event unfold before them.

Head to Great Falls Tribune.com.  They have put numerous photos up on their web site.



Date: 08/09/18 05:00
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: Hookdragkick

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.greatfallstribune.com/amp/941517002

Impressive mashup of Centerbeams into a pinwheel!

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Date: 08/09/18 05:48
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: Coalca

Impressive how they came to rest radiating out like spokes on a wheel. 



Date: 08/09/18 07:03
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: Bob3985

In all my years railroading I have seen a number of derailments but I have to say I have never seen a car arrangement like this one.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 08/09/18 07:05
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: icancmp193

Coalca Wrote:
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> Impressive how they came to rest radiating out
> like spokes on a wheel. 

One of the most attractive derailments I have seen! :-)

TJY



Date: 08/09/18 08:05
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: TomPlatten

How damaged do cars have to be to be srcapped. Someone must make that decision during cleanup



Date: 08/09/18 08:11
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: tomstp

When empty, those cars should be restricted to rear of train only.



Date: 08/09/18 08:49
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: px320

I seem to remember taking that curve while on the 2004 AAPRCO Western train.



Date: 08/09/18 09:19
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: CPRR

I am impressed.....here is the curve in question. Anyone know the speed limit?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/18 09:25 by CPRR.




Date: 08/09/18 09:33
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: fbe

Reports: These flats were in the middle of "a lot" of cars. BNSF says the cars were involved in switching. I wonder if the air brakes were cut in.

https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2018/08/08/great-falls-train-derailment-damages-vehicles-police-department-lot/941517002/

Temps have been in the high 80s to mid 90s for a week or so predicted to be triple digits for the next few days.



Date: 08/09/18 09:35
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: BigDave

Looks like the BNSF is gonna get a parking ticket! :)



Date: 08/09/18 16:04
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: MM171

Crews were quick in cleaning the mess up.  The Laurel MT bound daily freight passed thru my location at 12:30 pm Thursday.



Date: 08/09/18 19:15
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: upkpfan

Looks like they are practing to make a 3 point star on the move. upkpfan



Date: 08/09/18 20:18
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: EricSP

TomPlatten Wrote:
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> How damaged do cars have to be to be srcapped.
> Someone must make that decision during cleanup

I would say if the repair costs will be more than the car is worth it is scrapped. Derailed cars and locomotives seem to sit around for a while before anything happens to them, so I would guess the decision is not made until later.



Date: 08/09/18 20:58
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: coach

Is this a mainline, or a branch line?



Date: 08/10/18 07:11
Re: And it happens again!!!
Author: fbe

This is part of the mainline between Shelby, MT and Laurel, MT.



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