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Date: 06/01/23 18:55
Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 2023
Author: DTWilson

M317 has been reinstated originating out of Cumberland, MD .... The 1st day back provided a little excitement on the Mountain Sub. 
Former Gettysburg GP9 #107 heading to the Rock Island RR was tucked in behind the CSX power at the headend of the train.

Due to a speed restriction thru a rail replacement project on track #2 between Piedmont, WV and Bloomington, MD, After catching the 317 at Piedmont, we jumped ahead to catch them again at Bloomington.

1) The unmistakable sound of a train going into emergency and a loud rush of escaping air as the power ... minus the rest of the train at Bloomington, MD.

2) A GP9 leading a CSX train..... with a busted knuckle and the rest of train M317 stopped on track #1 just after crossing over the Potomac River in Bloomington, MD.

3) With the headend power backed down, the conductor takes a walk back to their train to asses the situation...

... More to Follow ...



 








Date: 06/01/23 19:00
Re: Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 202
Author: DTWilson

1) The busted part ........ 

2) The leader sitting under the Rt. 135 Bridge in Bloomington, MD while the Conductor ties down the hand brakes, swaps out the busted knuckle, and then release the hand brakes......

3) Repaired, back together and on the pull at Bloomington, MD.

Tim W.








Date: 06/01/23 19:31
Re: Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 202
Author: vern

Ouch! Good shots of bad luck.

Vernon Sargent
Greencastle, IN



Date: 06/01/23 19:39
Re: Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 202
Author: alco244

better a knuckle than a coupler pocket, have sean this twice on GP-38's, when trailing the ac"s, when they dig in.



Date: 06/01/23 22:45
Re: Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 202
Author: feclark

Your exposure in photo 1, on the 'wrong' side of the train, is startling, it's so crisp and full of detail, but not washed out. Great work!
Fred



Date: 06/02/23 03:17
Re: Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 202
Author: ClubCar

All great photos Tim as usual.  Thank you for sharing all of them with us.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 06/02/23 08:59
Re: Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 202
Author: RoadForeman

If I was a betting man, I'd guess the GP-9 is DIC?  And the knuckle does not appear to be of the "High Strength" variety.  Results predictable.



Date: 06/02/23 09:50
Re: Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 202
Author: TractiveEffort

Looks like 100% new break!



Date: 06/02/23 14:36
Re: Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 202
Author: DubyaM

Did the Getty replace this engine with a GP38 or something?



Date: 06/02/23 16:33
Re: Where's the rest of the Train .. Busted Knuckle .. 01June 202
Author: justalurker66

At least the conductor didn't have far to walk.



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