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Date: 03/13/19 14:24
Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: YardLimit

State Police on scene of a derailment on the Canadian River Bridge near Logan, NM involving 26 rail cars. No injuries reported. Wind was contributing factor in crash.  This track is part of Union Pacific's Tucumcari Subdivision.



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Date: 03/13/19 14:27
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: mundo

Asume BNSF.   ?



Date: 03/13/19 14:29
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: bmarti7

mundo Wrote:
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> Asume BNSF.   ?

No - UP GSR - would be right along US 54



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Date: 03/13/19 14:30
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: Cumbresfan

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State Police on scene of a #trainderailment on SR 469 near Logan, NM involving 26 rail cars.
No injuries reported. Wind was contributing factor in crash.
pic.twitter.com/Qp6pzr0ee1— NMSP (@NMStatePolice) March 13, 2019
NMSP pictures on Twitter show intermodal cars were blown off of high trestle. It looks like they were mostly empty.



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Date: 03/13/19 14:42
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: jtwlunch

I guess that the weather forecast for a once in a century storm and very high winds in that area means you keep running trains.  This is a shot of the wind patterns out in the area of the derailment.

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Khfx68twyV4/XIl35uXO7SI/AAAAAAAA_5k/q6ly2C2NqgwT271sI2KqampQo_xitjtJQCLcBGAs/s400/Screen%2BShot%2B2019-03-13%2Bat%2B4.35.56%2BPM.png



Date: 03/13/19 14:47
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: Cumbresfan

For the last couple of hours the Amarillio NWS reporting steady winds at 55 mph with gusts to 79 mph.
https://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KAMA.html



Date: 03/13/19 14:54
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: WAF

Cumbresfan Wrote:
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> :
> State Police on scene of a #trainderailment on SR
> 469 near Logan, NM involving 26 rail cars.
> No injuries reported. Wind was contributing factor
> in crash.
> pic.twitter.com/Qp6pzr0ee1— NMSP
> (@NMStatePolice) March 13, 2019
> NMSP pictures on Twitter show intermodal cars were
> blown off of high trestle. It looks like they were
> mostly empty.

I can see that happening. Wide open through there. Samson de Cimmeron outside of Liberal, another candidate



Date: 03/13/19 14:55
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: upkpfan

Which RR was this, UP or BNSF?  upkpfan



Date: 03/13/19 14:57
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: MSE

If it indeed occurred today, it was UPRR GSR.


upkpfan Wrote:
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> Which RR was this, UP or BNSF?  upkpfan



Date: 03/13/19 15:15
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: Lurch_in_ABQ

NMSP pix via ABQJournal:
 

 
 



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Date: 03/13/19 16:04
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: GRNDMND

UP's version of PSR...run regardless of high wind warnings received. If that's what sent these containers on a wild ride. 

KC



Date: 03/13/19 16:04
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: displacedneb

So I wonder if the private weather service UPRR uses issued a high wind warning prior to the accident?

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Date: 03/13/19 16:10
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: GRNDMND

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,4751182


displacedneb Wrote:
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> So I wonder if the private weather service UPRR
> uses issued a high wind warning prior to the
> accident?
>
> Posted from iPhone



Date: 03/13/19 16:28
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: dcfbalcoS1

      Probably no derailment. Cars and containers were simply blown off the rail and headed straight DOWN as you can see in the photos. It has happened in the past on the Samson of the Cimarron east of Liberal, Ks too. Old railroad people knew about this but apparently the new kids are totally unaware maybe. Both bridges are out in the open with no wind breaks ( lots of tall trees to slow the wind ) so it makes it easy for this to happen. The Logan bridge may be 70 to 90 feet high, the Cimarron bridge is 113 feet high.



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Date: 03/13/19 16:39
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: JoCoLB

What is the maximum track speed on the high bridge at Logan without any wind warnings? 



Date: 03/13/19 16:41
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: Cumbresfan

In the past there have been BNSF trains blown of the viaduct at the Pecos River crossing in Fort Sumner, NM, and maybe at Vaughn, NM too, though I can't remember a specific occurrence there. However I photographed the remains of one train at Fort Sumner several years ago. I suspect eastbound BNSF trains were held at Belen. Don't know where westbound trains were held, maybe somewhere west of Kansas City.



Date: 03/13/19 17:09
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: P

Lurch_in_ABQ Wrote:
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> NMSP pix via ABQJournal:
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>
>  
>  Wow, that's a heck of a mess.

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Date: 03/13/19 17:12
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: kevink

GRNDMND Wrote:
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> UP's version of PSR...run regardless of high wind
> warnings received.

They have to run. Otherwise some of the folks on TO will call them “whimps”.
😀

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Date: 03/13/19 17:26
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: camelot7unplugged

I came across this photo on the net ....




Date: 03/13/19 17:31
Re: Derailment Near Logan, NM
Author: dan

accuweather blew it


randy johnson photos



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