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Date: 02/13/21 07:34
UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: Spoony81

UP put an intermodal train on the ground in uptown Normal, IL this morning. Look for Amtrak service to be disrupted

I saw more pictures in a Peoria Railfans FB group of double stacks laying on their sides.
https://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/public_safety/watch-now-intersections-closed-after-train-derails-near-uptown-normal/article_840adb65-a04a-5a8c-9059-60c861b86362.html

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/13/21 07:47 by Spoony81.



Date: 02/13/21 09:16
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: MSE

I feel sorry for all of the people who are going to have to fix this in this weather. 



Date: 02/13/21 10:30
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: PHall

Cargo train....... at least they didn't call it a Goods Train.



Date: 02/13/21 14:20
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: Boerje




Date: 02/13/21 14:55
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: Spoony81

If you head over to YouTube and search “ UP Derailment Aftermath - Normal IL” you will find some nice drone footage

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Date: 02/13/21 16:05
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: skinem

This doesn't look normal.



Date: 02/13/21 18:11
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: MEKoch

Actually the second main line does not look damaged, so that service should return quickly.  



Date: 02/14/21 07:08
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: BruceStikkers

I live about 50 miles from there and the wind chill is -22 this morning so it will be difficult working conditions for the cleanup crew.

Bruce Stikkers
St. Joseph, IL



Date: 02/14/21 08:34
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: AaronJ

Wasn't ZCIG4 as that train is one of two that still run via the ex ATSF through Ft Madison. Probably something headed toward Texas.

t99krs1 Wrote:
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> It looks like its the ZCIG4.   Im guessing it
> was the one that left earlier this week with 2 DPU
> locomotive sets; one in the middle and a pusher on
> the rear.   



Date: 02/14/21 10:41
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: 4552

As of a couple hours ago one of the wrecked trailers is on fire.



Date: 02/15/21 04:35
Re: UP derailment in Normal, IL
Author: dcfbalcoS1

          You dress for this kind of work in cold weather and you survive fine. Sure, happier to be in the house and warm but no one is going to freeze like a popsickle either.



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