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Date: 09/16/20 08:25
Insufficient Clearance
Author: WichitaJct

There's a video on You Tube of auto racks going under a bridge where there is insufficent clearance and the tops are being ripped off. Unfortunately TO won't allow me include the link to the video. If you are familiar with that video, do you know when or where it happened? Thanks. 



Date: 09/16/20 08:33
Re: Insufficient Clearance
Author: TAW

WichitaJct Wrote:
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> There's a video on You Tube of auto racks going
> under a bridge where there is insufficent
> clearance and the tops are being ripped off.
> Unfortunately TO won't allow me include the link
> to the video. If you are familiar with that video,
> do you know when or where it happened? Thanks. 

Video & long discussion

https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,5100911,5100911#msg-5100911

TAW



Date: 09/16/20 11:33
Re: Insufficient Clearance
Author: stockwood

Not sure when this happened but believe this happened in the Memphis area.



Date: 09/16/20 16:12
Re: Insufficient Clearance
Author: New773

A WC freight on the CSX Altenheim Sub in Forest Park, IL once hit a bridge over the tracks. I can’t remember now if it was stacked containers or auto racks. I believe that blame was made on the UP melt down, someone sending the wrong train down the wrong route. There are interesting pictures on Flickr.



Date: 09/17/20 05:49
Re: Insufficient Clearance
Author: Englewood

New773 Wrote:
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> A WC freight on the CSX Altenheim Sub in Forest
> Park, IL once hit a bridge over the tracks. I
> can’t remember now if it was stacked containers
> or auto racks. I believe that blame was made on
> the UP melt down, someone sending the wrong train
> down the wrong route. There are interesting
> pictures on Flickr.

Autoracks that did not fit under the BRC.
That was back when the Altenheim was still 
in service all the way to Rockwell St. junction
with the BOCT main line.

Part of railroading.  Sometimes things go bump in the night.
Trains are always finding things; bridges too low, industry
tracks too short, derails in derailing position, etc.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/17/20 05:52 by Englewood.



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