Home Open Account Help 254 users online

Eastern Railroad Discussion > Locomotive collision and fire at Avon Yard


Date: 07/10/19 19:11
Locomotive collision and fire at Avon Yard
Author: WLE2679

Little details, just heard that three locomotives derailed and caused a fire that also caught fire to several cars. 


Here is the link to the article from a friend of mine and the local news story.  

https://www.wthr.com/article/train-collision-sparks-fire-avon-railyard



Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/19 02:48 by WLE2679.



Date: 07/10/19 22:00
Re: Small fire at Avon Yard
Author: CSX602

Minor yard derailment, no injuries, no road closure, and no evacuations... 

CSX statement: "Just after 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, July 10, CSX employees reported that two locomotives derailed at Avon Yard in Avon, IN.  The locomotives spilled an unknown quantity of diesel fuel that caught fire within the yard.  Marion County Fire Department responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire.  The locomotives are upright, in line, and the fuel spill has been contained.  There are no injuries, no safety risk to the public and no waterway impacted.  CSX appreciates the swift response of the local fire department and are working to develop a recovery plan" (From Sheriee Bowman, Media relations CSX Transportation as posted on WISHTV.com story)



Date: 07/11/19 03:43
Re: Small fire at Avon Yard
Author: HB90MACH

Looking at the pics, that must have been a huge hash in the tanks



Date: 07/11/19 05:01
Re: Small fire at Avon Yard
Author: farmer

CSX media at its best. Quickly contained the fire. LOL

Posted from iPhone



Date: 07/11/19 06:42
Re: Small fire at Avon Yard
Author: ALCO630

It doesn't say the fire was contained (although I have heard that phrase used on many fire scenes over the years). It says the fuel spill was contained. although if you read the actual article mention is made of a leaking saddle tank on a locomotive. They must be logging engines.

Posted from Android



Date: 07/11/19 07:27
Re: A not small fire at Avon Yard
Author: toledopatch

It may have been a minor derailment, but the fire was a major spectacle. I'll be surprised if at least one locomotive isn't a write-off.

https://www.wthr.com/article/train-collision-sparks-fire-avon-railyard



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/19 07:29 by toledopatch.



Date: 07/11/19 07:59
Re: A not small fire at Avon Yard
Author: WrongMain

Well, that's one way to get more of those old EMDs out of storage.



Date: 07/11/19 14:58
Re: A not small fire at Avon Yard
Author: Txtrainman60

Are you guys sure it wasn't one of the new EMD T-4s that blew up after someone tried to start it?



Date: 07/11/19 15:20
Re: A not small fire at Avon Yard
Author: ns1000

Txtrainman60 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Are you guys sure it wasn't one of the new EMD
> T-4s that blew up after someone tried to start it?

I think we all know your viewpoint by now......but do you have to ''beat the dead horse'' AGAIN...??!!! 



Date: 07/11/19 15:41
Re: Small fire at Avon Yard
Author: CSX602

farmer Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> CSX media at its best. Quickly contained the fire. LOL

Well, even a half hour to extinguish a fire is a lot better than the 2006 NS Beaver River derailment and fire that burned for 2 full days and took 10 years to clean up...



Date: 07/11/19 16:26
Re: Railroad Derailments Early 2019
Author: CSX602

I just had a chance to look over the railroad derailment data for first 4 months of this year (FRA only has the accidents from 1/1 to 4/30 online so far).   In those first 4 months of the year CSX had 38 reported derailments and NS had 54 (for those that want to know BNSF had 110, and UP had 148).  NS had 2 multi-million dollar equipment damage derailments (1 over $3 million and another over $2 million).  CSX's most expensive derailment in that 4 month period was a $500K incident that happened in Beaufort, NC on New Years Day on NS maintained track due to a broken joint bar.



Date: 07/11/19 20:24
Re: Avon Yard derailment and fire
Author: IU_Tower

Fire crews were on scene until 2:30am this morning as a precaution while Hulcher cleaned up the mess. Indianapolis International sent a foam truck to help extinguish the fire. 

The YN2 SD40-2 will probably meet the scrapper now.....

Photos from the IAAFD Facebook page.








Date: 07/11/19 20:37
Re: Avon Yard derailment and fire
Author: AmHog

RCO's on the puller collide?



Date: 07/11/19 20:48
Re: Avon Yard derailment and fire
Author: IU_Tower

AmHog Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> RCO's on the puller collide?

That's the initial theory....



Date: 07/12/19 19:56
Re: Avon Yard derailment and fire
Author: Drknow

RCO?? Nothing to see here, nothing happening here..... move along.... nothing ever happens when RCO is involved.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 07/13/19 06:24
Re: Avon Yard derailment and fire
Author: espeefan

Drknow Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> RCO?? Nothing to see here, nothing happening
> here..... move along.... nothing ever happens when
> RCO is involved.
>
> Posted from iPhone

I know that's right!

Posted from Android



Date: 07/13/19 13:06
Re: Avon Yard derailment and fire
Author: CSX602

IU_Tower Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> The YN2 SD40-2 will probably meet the scrapper  now.....

That could be revenue...  Other than the lost fuel cost and the eventual "contributions" to the local fire departments (good money for them) and Hulcher, not much actual on-paper cost to the incident.  Nothing like 30 high priority containers strewn in every direction including onto light rail platform...



Date: 07/14/19 06:59
Re: Avon Yard derailment and fire
Author: ns1000

CSX602 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
  Nothing like 30 high priority
> containers strewn in every direction including
> onto light rail platform...

ALL major RRs have had bad derailments in their history....



Date: 07/14/19 16:48
Re: Avon Yard derailment and fire
Author: wabash2800

Yup. according to management...

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com

Drknow Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> RCO?? Nothing to see here, nothing happening
> here..... move along.... nothing ever happens when
> RCO is involved.
>
> Posted from iPhone



[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.304 seconds