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Date: 06/21/22 09:49
To Derail or Not Derail ...... Keyser, WV - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

Derail protecting on the Freight Track at "West Keyser" near the site of the former "Z" Tower. 

In the background, Q317 starts a 44 car tonnage reduction set out.

Tim W.




Date: 06/21/22 16:03
Re: To Derail or Not Derail ...... Keyser, WV - 18 June 2022
Author: PlyWoody

Is that a rail lapping derail to go on the head of the rail?  They don't work, just ask the last logging RR in North America that had a number of employees killed account of loaded log cars rolled over their derail. Only split Point derails work.  It even killed the entire logging railroad that never ran again. That sign is only good if you know what way you look at it.  Just look at the lapping derails.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/22 16:34 by PlyWoody.



Date: 06/21/22 16:13
Re: To Derail or Not Derail ...... Keyser, WV - 18 June 2022
Author: DTWilson

PlyWoody Wrote:
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> Is that a rail lapping derail to go on the head of
> the rail?  They don't work, just ask the last
> logging RR in North America that had a number of
> employees killed account of loaded log cars rolled
> over their derail. Only split Point derails
> work.  It even killed the entire logging railroad
> that never ran again. That sign is only goof if
> you know what way you look at it.  Just look at
> the lapping derails.




Date: 06/21/22 16:31
Re: To Derail or Not Derail ...... Keyser, WV - 18 June 2022
Author: PlyWoody

That will work, A more descriptive image.



Date: 06/22/22 06:44
Re: To Derail or Not Derail ...... Keyser, WV - 18 June 2022
Author: engineerinvirginia

As to flop over derails....they will work if they are installed properly....every one I've seen that cars jumped over, it turned out the were put on backward!



Date: 06/23/22 21:00
Re: To Derail or Not Derail ...... Keyser, WV - 18 June 2022
Author: TAW

PlyWoody Wrote:
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> Is that a rail lapping derail to go on the head of
> the rail? 


Colloquially known as a Hayes derail, but there were other manufacturers too. If I remember correctly, the technical name is wedge derail.

TAW




They don't work, just ask the last
> logging RR in North America that had a number of
> employees killed account of loaded log cars rolled
> over their derail. Only split Point derails
> work.  It even killed the entire logging railroad
> that never ran again. That sign is only good if
> you know what way you look at it.  Just look at
> the lapping derails.



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