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Date: 07/10/19 20:33
UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: ssw

I'm guessing given the train makeup and number of units that this was a MSAFW, UP 4449 leading.
Something happened, and the UP 1536 popped a wheelie on the UP Waco Sub in Hewitt, TX this evening.

Bradley Linda
Waco, TX






Date: 07/10/19 20:40
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: justalurker66

4 MPH is a couple, 5 MPH is a collision?



Date: 07/10/19 20:52
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: 3rdswitch

Probably returning to train after set out too fast, OR, cut of cars rolled into power, OR yard engine shoved cars to hook on power too fast couldn't have been much else? If it was radio failure, which one are they going to hang? A little too much dependence on radio these days where hand signs are a lost art. The frame of that old GP held up pretty well.
JB



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/19 08:29 by 3rdswitch.



Date: 07/10/19 20:53
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: tomstp

Somebody might be missing some pay checks.



Date: 07/10/19 21:35
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: SP4360

3 cars, 2 cars, 1 car, put yer feet up. That'll definitely dooo!



Date: 07/10/19 22:03
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: MojaveBill

Crazy kids!!

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 07/10/19 22:21
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: DevalDragon

There's not too much play in those loaded sand hoppers....



Date: 07/10/19 22:52
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: jointauthority

Not with job insurance they won’t be


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Date: 07/11/19 16:33
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: SantaFeRuss

Didn't know GP40-2 's had that much "take off"! Bazaar photo!!

SantaFeRuss



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/19 16:36 by SantaFeRuss.



Date: 07/11/19 17:22
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: bearease

Just 1536 sticking his nose in everybody's business! ;-)



Date: 07/12/19 04:06
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: trainjunkie

"Good hook. Stretch 'em".



Date: 07/12/19 05:50
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: Bob3985

That'll Do, That'll Do, That'll do, Whoa Whoa Whoa. Dag nab it I said Whoa Pawdna!!!

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 07/12/19 05:58
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: Rmosele

On another rail site that mentioned this and had different pictures someone mentioned that the train went into emergency and the engineer didn't bail the independent brakes so the train piled up on the locomotives that stopped on a dime. Didn't say where he got that information.



Date: 07/12/19 06:35
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: CajonRat

Minus one to a joint...



Date: 07/12/19 06:43
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: TAW

Whatever it was, the mistake wasn't as expensive as this one: https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?11,4661581,4661589#msg-4661589 Date: 11/01/18 12:35 Re: That'll do! Author: TAW
but it probably made a similar amount of noise.

TAW



Date: 07/12/19 06:44
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: cabman

Hope this doesn't get censored, but now that Proviso's hump yard is closed, is this the newest version of "humping"?



Date: 07/12/19 08:09
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: fbe

If it was a coupling accident it takes a notable amount of time for the independent brake air applied from the lead locomotive to reach the 7th unit back. There is a lot of momentum in all that power to work with.

If it was indeed a run in from an emergency brake application then it is a whole different set of physics.

When will we get the actual story?



Date: 07/12/19 09:10
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: hartrick24

   I know, it's a new way to change out a truck...

   Steve H...



Date: 07/12/19 10:58
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: ssw

I think this had something to do with going into emergency. Nearest yard is about 8 miles north (Bellmead), nearest industry is a mile and a half north or so. train is in "downtown" Hewitt, had 3 crossings blocked. I wonder if they had a "near miss" at one of the crossings and plugged it. 



Date: 07/12/19 13:13
Re: UP pops a wheelie in Central Texas
Author: Kimball

"  Ok, Ok, we have "Vr"; ROTATE!"



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