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Date: 09/09/20 07:20
Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: restricted_speed

Have any of you seen this footage?  I don't know where this is, or even if it is recent.

Is it possibly CN?

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Date: 09/09/20 07:22
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: restricted_speed

The result.




Date: 09/09/20 07:25
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: dan

saw it on FB and just assumed it was the chicago incident a few years ago, but that was double track



Date: 09/09/20 07:27
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: restricted_speed

I thought that also, but yeah this looks different.



Date: 09/09/20 10:44
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: DaveL

The Chicago incident was on 2 track and was concrete overcrossing.
This is a RR bridge and I see a switch on it...

Dave



Date: 09/09/20 11:10
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: restricted_speed

It's more than a little interesting to me that nobody seems to know anything about this.

Perhaps it happened a while ago and was kept quiet.  I sort of doubt it just happened, or u would think there would be some information to go along with it.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/09/20 14:05 by restricted_speed.



Date: 09/09/20 11:30
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: tomnoy3

I just saw a longer version yesterday on Twitter where the first couple of seconds you caught the car opened up and vehicles already crumpled, almost as if the train backed up and tried ramming through again



Date: 09/09/20 11:37
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: Northeaster

It seems to me that a similar event took place back in the 1960's on the Boston &Albany when, I believe Ford had just opened a new assembly plant in western Massachusetts and a train load of their new cars headed west and the top deck of what was then open car carriers was cleaned off. I never saw the incident but was in collage out by Natick, MA when it happened. Years later, I interviewed with the CEO of the Bangor & Aroostock and was told by him that he hoped his road would become a east port to west market route largely because its port facilities in Searsport, ME was a day sailing closer to Europe then NJ?NYC and the road had only one bridge to lift to make it a double stack route. Never happened apparently.



Date: 09/09/20 13:21
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: Rivannaco

It can happen. Had a similar incident while at CSX when someone decided to change the routing a merchandise train normally took - however when entering the new profile in the system (each train has one) they neglected to set any flags to catch "exceeding Plate F" cars (like auto racks) along the route. The conductor thankfully caught before the train departed. Re-routes due to derailments or other issues can also cause, but given PSR includes constantly tinkering with routing this is not surprising...   



Date: 09/09/20 15:03
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: SP4360

Go see Cal



Date: 09/09/20 15:18
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: josephrusso3

Those look like late model Ford Explorers or they were, so looks pretty recent.



Date: 09/09/20 15:32
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: trainjunkie

Rivannaco Wrote:
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> The conductor thankfully caught before
> the train departed.

Another "close call" or "near miss", whatever you want to call it, that goes unnoticed and undocumented. This is why the carriers think they can convince regulators that a 1-man crew is realistic and safe. I blame the unions for not getting their crap together after RSIA became law, and start documenting this stuff. They really blew it.



Date: 09/09/20 19:11
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: DKay

Remember the photos posted here some years back of the stacker  coming through  the tunnels up at Chatsworth.Big cloud of concrete dust as the stacks exited.
Regards,dK



Date: 09/10/20 09:18
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: TAW

SP4360 Wrote:
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> Go see Cal

...or Earl Scheib.

TAW



Date: 09/10/20 09:28
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: restricted_speed

That'll buff right out.



Date: 09/10/20 09:31
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: WAF

There were extended height and sides autoracks that couldn't clear the Moffat Tunnel and had to be routed west of Tn Pass when it was open



Date: 09/10/20 15:13
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: NWRail

Coming soon to your Ford dealer: limited edition convertible Explorers.



Date: 09/10/20 15:29
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: upkpfan

That train of Ford pickups several years ago, made convertibles out of them up by Chicago. upkpfan



Date: 09/10/20 16:28
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: justalurker66

A recent repost of the extended clip has it marked as Memphis, TN.



Date: 09/10/20 16:28
Re: Train With Auto Racks Routed Incorrectly
Author: Southern-Pacific-fan

upkpfan Wrote:
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> That train of Ford pickups several years ago, made
> convertibles out of them up by Chicago. upkpfan

Found a link 10-25-1999

39 autoracks



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