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Date: 09/13/21 09:39
Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: TCnR

One of the neighbors happened across the results of UPrr's derailment on Catara Loop from August 27. Speculation is the placement of empty autorack cars in the middle of loads and the physical restrictions of Cantara Loop caused the sequence of events resulting in the derailment, as suggested by the photos in the linked TO posts. Here's the effect on the freight cars, this could also fit with the Mishap Monday theme on the N&H page.

We surmise the cars are being cut up using a hydraulic shear on an excavator and then loaded into large off road dump trucks, driven up the very steep and narrow County road to a transload next to a nearby grade crossing, to be loaded into hiway legal scrap trucks or maybe scrap gons, who knows?

Previous derailment posts and photos:

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,5315550,5316186#msg-5316186

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,5316196,page=1
 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/21 09:43 by TCnR.






Date: 09/13/21 10:04
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: photobob

It looks like some of those cars are salvageable.

Robert Morris
Dunsmuir, CA
Robert Morris Photography



Date: 09/13/21 10:43
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: TCnR

From a previous incident in the Canyon here's what a hydraulic shear mounted on an excavator looks like, no info on what they are using today though. There's a few Videos on YT showing how they work in a scrap yard or for demo work.
This was offloaded during the Sims bridge incident a few years ago but was never used, they had to offload equipment in a number of places due to access. The bridge was repaired quickly with fabricated parts, don't remember what they did with the freight cars that time.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/13/21 12:12 by TCnR.






Date: 09/13/21 14:09
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: GP30Frank

 They look great to me .A little glue will fix things up !  



Date: 09/13/21 16:17
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: czuleget

I am happy I own Cat stock.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 09/13/21 19:27
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: rgzfan

Jumping on the bandwagon:

That will buff right out.



Date: 09/13/21 22:56
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: GN599

Pretty wild I met that train at Black Butte those poor cars had moments to live : ( Such is life mountain railroading.



Date: 09/14/21 09:46
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: HomerBedloe

photobob Wrote:
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> It looks like some of those cars are salvageable.

C'mon Bob, it's all scrap now!



Date: 09/14/21 11:59
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: Gonut1

A mechanical Hermit Crab Claw! A very big one!
Go



Date: 09/14/21 20:25
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: dmaffei

Hey neighbor, can't be worse than those SP historical society flatcar kits. Break out the Lincoln welder.



Date: 09/17/21 12:55
Re: Cantara Loop Derailment Clean up - Far Northern California
Author: sphogger

How about a Modern Art structure made out of of this stuff mounted on a plinth in the City Park?  

Sphogger



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