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Date: 09/10/19 11:05
Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: Spoony81

A train derailed in Dupo IL today. Lots of fire from the tank cars and a string of fire not even near the derailment. Guessing this is Union Pacific

https://fox2now.com/2019/09/10/smoke-billows-into-the-air-after-train-derailment-near-dupo-illinois/?fbclid=IwAR1YuzniakYLy7B0lRr-tNAGJJDJzGeltVm2IIGYsopbDOuPP_Frp02ClNc



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/19 11:06 by Spoony81.



Date: 09/10/19 11:13
Re: Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: funnelfan

Looks like some speed was invloved. That one empty hopper looks like a crumpled up soda can.  Apparently whatever spilled out of the tankcar(s) found it's way down a drain and culvert before catching fire.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 09/10/19 12:20
Re: Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: wa4umr

Reported 16 cars on the ground.  The report says they were "building the rain."  It seems like an awful bunch of cars off of the rails and a long trail of fire for a yard speed train.  Of course,  the incident happened a little over an hour ago and the first reports are often full of errors.

John
 



Date: 09/10/19 12:30
Re: Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: Spoony81




Date: 09/10/19 12:36
Re: Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: ALCO630

wa4umr Wrote:
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> Reported 16 cars on the ground.  The report says
> they were "building the rain."  It seems like an
> awful bunch of cars off of the rails and a long
> trail of fire for a yard speed train.  Of
> course,  the incident happened a little over an
> hour ago and the first reports are often full of
> errors.
>
> John
>  

That almost looks like a cut of cars that was being pushed when it derailed. Perhaps the train was backing up to make a double. That would explain how that one covered hopper got crumpled in the center. And if the crew was pushing on a derailment and didn't know it, or the track is on a slight grade, that could explain the fire trail.

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Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 09/10/19 13:09
Re: Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: Cumbresfan

https://fox2now.com/2019/09/10/smoke-billows-into-the-air-after-train-derailment-near-dupo-illinois/

Watch the 1 hr 35 minute video at the link. The flaming liquid from the tank car moves down a drainage ditch and then makes a 90 degree turn into a long underground culvert under the property exploding in flames at the outlet several hundred feet away. Pretty spectacular then you realize that the final destination is a storm-water detention basin so nothing goes further offsite.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/10/19 13:10 by Cumbresfan.



Date: 09/10/19 13:19
Re: Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: Hookdragkick

A tank full of solvent and some Carbon Black burns as dark as a Mogadishu tire fire.



Date: 09/10/19 14:37
Re: Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: pdt

pushing on a derailed car makes perfect sense. 

I was working in a yard once, when a crew with a single engine and a cut of loads was having trouble making it up a short, steep grade (what we called "the ramp')  It was raining, and the engine wheels were slipping.  So the yardmaster had another crew hook on the front of this train to get it up the hill.  a minute or so after they started pulling, the air dumped, and the yardmaster jumped up and immediately knen the train was on the ground.  100' of rail ripped up, but all the cars still standing....


ALCO630 Wrote:
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> wa4umr Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Reported 16 cars on the ground.  The report
> says
> > they were "building the rain."  It seems like
> an
> > awful bunch of cars off of the rails and a long
> > trail of fire for a yard speed train.  Of
> > course,  the incident happened a little over
> an
> > hour ago and the first reports are often full
> of
> > errors.
> >
> > John
> >  
>
> That almost looks like a cut of cars that was
> being pushed when it derailed. Perhaps the train
> was backing up to make a double. That would
> explain how that one covered hopper got crumpled
> in the center. And if the crew was pushing on a
> derailment and didn't know it, or the track is on
> a slight grade, that could explain the fire trail.
>
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 09/10/19 14:58
Re: Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: wabash2800

Do they use remote control units in this yard?

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 09/13/19 19:21
Re: Derailment in Dupo, IL (near St Louis)
Author: wabash2800

wabash2800 Wrote:
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> Do they use remote control units in this yard?

Not a a peep about that...

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



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