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Date: 02/09/20 13:41
Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: dschlegel

I just saw an article on WFMZ.com stating that there is a derailment in Nesquehoning, PA involving 4 rail cars. I assume this would be a Reading and Northern train, but there’s very little detail in the article.

Does anyone have more information?

Thanks,
Dan

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Date: 02/09/20 14:32
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: pal77

Isn’t that where the new bridge is?

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Date: 02/09/20 14:38
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: RDG5308

The bridge is a couple of miles or so east of the derailment.



Date: 02/09/20 15:18
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: bigsavage

As usual best info is from local emergency responders, in this case 12 County fire wire/news page. (photos from FB page)
Rear end of NRFF, 6 cars involved, 2 boxes, several covered hoppers.
Happened at N. Mermon Ave. grade crossing.
No haz-mat, clean up in progress
No BFD, really. 








Date: 02/09/20 15:28
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: dschlegel

bigsavage Wrote:
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> As usual best info is from local emergency
> responders, in this case 12 County fire wire/news
> page. (photos from FB page)
> Rear end of NRFF, 6 cars involved, 2 boxes,
> several covered hoppers.
> Happened at N. Mermon Ave. grade crossing.
> No haz-mat, clean up in progress
> No BFD, really. 

Thanks for the photos and information!
Dan

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Date: 02/09/20 17:31
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: 1019X

And that boys and girls is why you don't pull up close to the track at a crossing!



Date: 02/09/20 18:33
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: pdt

No BFD compared to what it could have been...but still an expensive, time consuming distraction...



Date: 02/09/20 19:16
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: seaboardc30-7

And photographers do NOT take your photos within 50 feet of the tracks



Date: 02/09/20 19:32
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: BMH

Caught on camera  
https://youtu.be/ioMcqBIDnao

BMH



Date: 02/10/20 03:03
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: JPB

BMH Wrote:
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> Caught on camera  
> https://youtu.be/ioMcqBIDnao
>
> BMH

Wow - pretty amazing footage! Looks like videographer was fortunately zooming in as opposed to standing right next to the tracks. Was it the 1st covered hopper of the last batch of covered hoppers went off the rails first?



Date: 02/10/20 04:52
Re: Reading and Northern derailment??
Author: PlyWoody

And never get near a bent rail that can spring free and kill you, just like in this photo.  Stay clear as there are many hazards you do not know and can kill you.  Dozer operators have a cage on their machine to help protect them but a bent rail can spring loose at any time, even when being cut with a torch to prevent the hazard.  Sometime a door can fall off a derailed car account a shifted load and the  door has crushed many men.  Study the rail head way prior to the point of derailment for clues of dragging equipment to discover the cause but stay clear of the wreck. 



Date: 02/10/20 05:59
Re: Reading and Northern derailment??
Author: ALCO630

Between WFMZ, Facebook and all of the preaching here, you would think this was a catastrophe of biblical proportions.

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Doug Wetherhold
Macungie, PA



Date: 02/10/20 06:00
Re: Reading and Northern derailment??
Author: bigsavage

Pics of the probable cause, broken rail at the previous crossing.
Probably dates from x-CNJ days.
No further comment so as not to offend the squeamish or OCD-afflicted,
Thomas Howell pics from Friends of the R&N FB site.








Date: 02/10/20 06:24
Re: Reading and Northern derailment??
Author: cinder

With the dramatic video, it sure was a BFD ...... at least in the eyes of this beholder.



Date: 02/10/20 08:27
Re: Reading and Northern derailment??
Author: dschlegel

ALCO630 Wrote:
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> Between WFMZ, Facebook and all of the preaching
> here, you would think this was a catastrophe of
> biblical proportions.
>
> Posted from iPhone

I started the thread looking for more information because WFMZ had very little. I didn’t intend to start a safety briefing.

Dan



Date: 02/10/20 08:36
Re: Reading and Northern derailment??
Author: mp208

looks like a wheel(s) dropped inside wide gauge before the rail broke.  Look at the spike heads



Date: 02/10/20 09:47
Re: Reading and Northern derailment??
Author: flarails882

What is the speed limit in this area?



Date: 02/10/20 10:19
Re: Reading and Northern derailment??
Author: boejoe

Glad no injuries to crew or locals.  Glad no passenger run involved (with 425!)



Date: 02/10/20 14:40
Re: Reading and Northern derailment??
Author: EdP

And the ties in the area don't look too good either.



Date: 02/11/20 18:00
Re: Reading and Northen derailment??
Author: SantaFeRuss

JPB Wrote:
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> BMH Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Caught on camera  
> > https://youtu.be/ioMcqBIDnao
> >
> > BMH
>
> Wow - pretty amazing footage! Looks like
> videographer was fortunately zooming in as opposed
> to standing right next to the tracks. Was it the
> 1st covered hopper of the last batch of covered
> hoppers went off the rails first?

The photographer was NOT zooming in. He was right at the gate! He had God with him as he very easily could have been struck by an errant rail or a wheel or other debris like a friggin freightcar gone wild!!! Great footage but kinda foolish to be that close to a derailment in progress.

SantaFeRuss
 



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