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Date: 05/16/20 19:04
CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: K8DTI

CSX W018-07 had a wee mishap at Hamilton, Ohio this afternoon.  With a loaded rail train up front and a loaded ballast train on the rear, the weakest link was found climbing the grade out of Hamilton, Ohio toward Indianapolis.  I'm sure this sounded spectacular.  Amtrak is annulled for Sunday and cleanup is proceeding.




Date: 05/16/20 19:07
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: ts1457

How do you put it back together?



Date: 05/16/20 19:18
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: dozerman

No that's a problem



Date: 05/16/20 19:18
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: stevelv

It looks to me like a a separation of welded rail cars.  I would have never imagined that the rail would end up like that though.  



Date: 05/16/20 19:29
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: ts1457

K8DTI Wrote:
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> ... With a loaded rail train up
> front and a loaded ballast train on the rear

Yes sir, a real money  saving move.



Date: 05/16/20 19:43
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: holiwood

Precision Scheduled Railroading, 3 lies in one 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/16/20 19:44 by holiwood.



Date: 05/16/20 20:41
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: 4489

Worst sun kink that I have ever seen...............



Date: 05/16/20 20:44
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: rbenko

Amazing - no DPU on the rear???



Date: 05/16/20 20:48
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: perklocal

Just Cut and Paste !



Date: 05/16/20 20:49
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: ts1457

perklocal Wrote:
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> Just Cut and Paste !

I wouldn't want to be the one cutting.



Date: 05/16/20 21:01
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: wa4umr

I have a friend that is retired now that had that happen to him.  He said it took forever to get it cleaned up.  He told me what caused it but I forgot what he said.

John



Date: 05/16/20 22:00
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: lapklub

Just cut them and weld them back together.  They will all just be a 100 feet shorter, who'll know!!



Date: 05/16/20 22:28
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: DevalDragon

Wow! The more I look at that picture the worse it is. 

They're lucky it didn't happen on the busier Cincinnati Terminal Subdivision!



Date: 05/17/20 00:30
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: Bunny218

That is truly a great capture of something you never see. And an expensive "malfunction" for CSX, but fortunately no injury or loss of life.



Date: 05/17/20 05:03
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: alco244

same thing happened about 18 years ago in the D&H south of binghamton, rail train with 6000 tons tied on, locomotives started jumping on a greaser, than the fun started.



Date: 05/17/20 05:06
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: texchief1

Neat shot!  I guess nothing to do but cut it with torches.

Randy Lundgren
Elgin, TX



Date: 05/17/20 05:32
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: PlyWoody

Equally as bad is to remove too many spikes in advance when you are pulling up welded rail and loading it into a CWR train to abandon the line (Grand Canyon of PA) and when train about full, the entire train derails as it turned the loose rail on its side under the train. The entire loaded train had every wheel on the ground.  A wrecking contraction had to jack up ever truck and set the rail back under the wheels and secure the rails with gauge bars.  Well, this did not delay any other trains,



Date: 05/17/20 06:48
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: tronarail

Bad Day Indeed. However, just to make it clear to me, is this one rail transport car that actually "pulled apart" or is it a coupler failure between two cars? Thank you.



Date: 05/17/20 07:22
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: nm2320

two cars separated. 



Date: 05/17/20 07:25
Re: CSX Rail Train Pull Apart
Author: halfmoonharold

Many MoW cars are way overage, since they don't ever go offline. Rail trains often have drawbars between cars, could have just rusted out. Not a very good idea to tie any tonnage behind one, though.



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