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Date: 03/31/21 16:48
UP on the ground
Author: Drknow

UP got em on the ground blocking all three mains in Nebraska. Gibbon.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/31/21 16:49 by Drknow.



Date: 03/31/21 17:54
Re: UP on the ground
Author: zchcsse

I just saw a dramatic video of the derailment in progress taken by someone driving on U.S. 30.   Looked to be an intermodal train.   

Obviously speculation, but it looked like a switch was picked at the Gibbon Control Point (or a switch set in motion whatever other mechanical failure might have been going on).   Cars were derailing just a few platforms behind the power.

-Tom



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/31/21 17:58 by zchcsse.



Date: 03/31/21 18:29
Re: UP on the ground
Author: howeld

The first platform of what I assume was a 3 pack was visibly off the rail so good chance the power is also off. Everything behind the first three platforms got tired and laid over to take a nap (at speed with lots of dust).

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Date: 03/31/21 18:33
Re: UP on the ground
Author: funnelfan

Just saw the video, that was pretty wild!!! Wish the video ran a little longer and showed the power up close.
 

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 03/31/21 18:34
Re: UP on the ground
Author: texchief1

What is the link for the video of the derailment?

Thanks.

RC Lundgren
Elgin, TX

zchcsse Wrote:
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> I just saw a dramatic video of the derailment in
> progress taken by someone driving on U.S. 30.  
> Looked to be an intermodal train.   
>
> Obviously speculation, but it looked like a switch
> was picked at the Gibbon Control Point (or a
> switch set in motion whatever other mechanical
> failure might have been going on).   Cars were
> derailing just a few platforms behind the power.
>
> -Tom



Date: 03/31/21 18:47
Re: UP on the ground
Author: funnelfan

It's on facebook, I shared it on my page there.
 

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



Date: 03/31/21 19:04
Re: UP on the ground
Author: Txtrainman60

zchcsse Wrote:
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> I just saw a dramatic video of the derailment in
> progress taken by someone driving on U.S. 30.  
> Looked to be an intermodal train.   
>
> Obviously speculation, but it looked like a switch
> was picked at the Gibbon Control Point (or a
> switch set in motion whatever other mechanical
> failure might have been going on).   Cars were
> derailing just a few platforms behind the power.
>
> -Tom

Where is this video?



Date: 03/31/21 19:09
Re: UP on the ground
Author: goneon66

i found it in a web search, "union pacific derailment in nebraska."

66



Date: 03/31/21 20:00
Re: UP on the ground
Author: kevink




Date: 04/01/21 11:01
Re: UP on the ground
Author: brc600

From the Omaha newspaper:

https://omaha.com/news/state-and-regional/train-derailment-at-gibbon-closes-all-three-lines-of-union-pacific-traffic/article_64ecc563-7bd2-5079-8539-ad8844fb4933.html

goneon66 Wrote:
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> i found it in a web search, "union pacific
> derailment in nebraska."
>
> 66



Date: 04/01/21 14:57
Re: UP on the ground
Author: Badorder

Early reports say the wreck was due to high winds.

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Proud Foamer
OAKLEY, CA



Date: 04/01/21 15:00
Re: UP on the ground
Author: dan




Date: 04/01/21 15:39
Re: UP on the ground
Author: howeld

Trains are moving again on the Kearney camera.

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