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Date: 12/05/18 13:09
Salem Oregon derailment cleanup
Author: wjpyper

Cruised by Front Street about 10:30 this morning and shot a few pix of the cleanup of last night's P&W derailment. Doesn't look like any of the loads fell completely off. Just a couple of cars tilted and being unloaded. This is just south of the Cascade Warehouse
Bill Pyper
Salem, OR
 








Date: 12/05/18 14:03
Re: Salem Oregon derailment cleanup
Author: funnelfan

It looks like just the one truck of that one car decided to go up the spur. I wonder if bark or something that fell off the car caused that to happen?

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 12/05/18 14:38
Re: Salem Oregon derailment cleanup
Author: BAB

According to the paper they had to decouple the cars........must be something new..........know they are always right. LOL



Date: 12/05/18 14:55
Re: Salem Oregon derailment cleanup
Author: SP4360

Because "some wheels lost contact with the rail."

BAB Wrote:
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> According to the paper they had to decouple the
> cars........must be something new..........know
> they are always right. LOL



Date: 12/05/18 15:16
Re: Salem Oregon derailment cleanup
Author: GN_X838

Great photos....Thanks Bill...
.....Swede.....Albony,OR........



Date: 12/05/18 15:53
Re: Salem Oregon derailment cleanup
Author: TCnR

Thanks for the photo coverage. Interesting collection of log cars in that area. The skeleton cars look like ex BCR cars, the big flat with stakes could be a later BCR car, not really sure where they came from before log service.



Date: 12/05/18 19:23
Re: Salem Oregon derailment cleanup
Author: roustabout

TCnR Wrote:
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> Thanks for the photo coverage. Interesting
> collection of log cars in that area. The skeleton
> cars look like ex BCR cars, the big flat with
> stakes could be a later BCR car, not really sure
> where they came from before log service.

They were built for PGE or BCR for log service (on the Talka Sub). P&W purchased 200 of them, mixed skeleton-type and the newer type, from BCR.  Most of the skeleton-type cars showed a build date of '68.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/05/18 19:25 by roustabout.



Date: 12/06/18 13:20
Re: Salem Oregon derailment cleanup
Author: wjpyper

TCnR Wrote:
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> Thanks for the photo coverage. Interesting
> collection of log cars in that area. The skeleton
> cars look like ex BCR cars, the big flat with
> stakes could be a later BCR car, not really sure
> where they came from before log service.

I didn't post this earlier becasue it is not a very good pic, but it clearly shows the car's heritage.

BP
 




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