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Date: 03/14/19 16:38
Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13/ 19
Author: DTWilson

Some months earlier a tank car loaded with Coating material hit the derail separating the George's Creek Railway portion of the Verso Paper Mill from the CSX trackage. 
The tank car has laid on it's side near the main entrance to the mill at Luke, MD. most of the winter. Tuesday a crew finally showed up to put the car out it's misery.....

1) Tuesday morning the 2 man crew starts the scrapping process.

2) About 3 hours later sections from the top of the car are starting to pile up.

3) A part from the dome is added to the pile.

... More to follow ...

 








Date: 03/14/19 16:40
Re: Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13
Author: DTWilson

After Lunch on Tuesday the scrapping continues......

... More to Follow ...








Date: 03/14/19 16:43
Re: Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13
Author: DTWilson

Wednesday Morning the 13th.  work continues...

1) and 2)  Cutting the outer jacket ...

3) CSX Local B770-13 arrives in Luke, MD to deliver a couple of tankers to The George's Creek Railway.

... More to Follow ....








Date: 03/14/19 16:45
Re: Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13
Author: DTWilson

By Thursday morning 90% of the car had been hauled away......

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.

Tim W.




Date: 03/14/19 20:04
Re: Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13
Author: inCHI

Neat photos. It's curious to see just a couple people can dismantle something like that.



Date: 03/14/19 20:14
Re: Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13
Author: SteveC

Curious as to why the car was not re railed and repaired.  Even if damaged to the point of retirement, it would seem to me that taking it to a scrap yard would make this a easier process.  I often wonder why at derailments cars are often damaged much more by the clean up than by the accident itself.  As much as our shippers charge for demurge, I would think that these have enough value to warrant repair.  Just thinking as I type. 

Steve



Date: 03/15/19 05:12
Re: Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13
Author: ns1000

Thanks for the interesting pics...



Date: 03/15/19 08:46
Re: Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13
Author: EMDSW-1

Innocent looking little flop over derail watching the whole process saying..."just look how much damage a little guy like me can do when I put my heart to it"!

Dick Samuels



Date: 03/15/19 12:42
Re: Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13
Author: engineerinvirginia

SteveC Wrote:
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> Curious as to why the car was not re railed and
> repaired.  Even if damaged to the point of
> retirement, it would seem to me that taking it to
> a scrap yard would make this a easier process.  I
> often wonder why at derailments cars are often
> damaged much more by the clean up than by the
> accident itself.  As much as our shippers charge
> for demurge, I would think that these have enough
> value to warrant repair.  Just thinking as I
> type. 
>
> Steve
The reporting mark was painted out, meaning the car had been sold for scrap....the owner may have decided better take the scrap money than spend money on repairs....the age of the car may have had some bearing on the decision. As for whether to scrap in place or roll it to a shop for dismantling...well it's damage so that would require a clearance bulletin or you'd load it on a flat car which may also require a clearance bulletin....it was just cheaper to scrap in place. 



Date: 03/16/19 16:52
Re: Death of a Tank Car... the derail did it's job.... 03/12 & 13
Author: MP107

Great series of pictures. Neat to see the process.



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