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Date: 04/13/17 22:29
Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: SP_cadillacs

I was running my HO Scale manifest with a Union Pacific C45ACCTE and 18 cars, coming around the curve on a bridge over the river when all of a sudden cars #13, 14 and 15 fell off the bridge into the river below. Three other cars were behind them but stayed on the rails. It was a mystery as to what happened, and it was definitely not a stringlining. 
Photo 1: Wreck site overview. 
Photo 2: View of power and head few cars.
Photo 3: Three cars in the river, fallen off the high bridge.








Date: 04/13/17 22:32
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: SP_cadillacs

Last photos.








Date: 04/14/17 02:37
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: RNP47

Time to call R.J. Corman...



Date: 04/14/17 03:35
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: exhaustED

RNP47 Wrote:
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> Time to call R.J. Corman...

Disaster strikes, share price down!



Date: 04/14/17 04:21
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: ALCO630

Mabey they fell off that sideways track in pic two.

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Doug Wetherhold
Allentown, PA



Date: 04/14/17 04:38
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: SPDRGWfan

At least they didn't go all the way to a concrete floor!

Cheers, Jim Fitch



Date: 04/14/17 04:48
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: SP_cadillacs

Yes, you are right about that 😂

SPDRGWfan Wrote:
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> At least they didn't go all the way to a concrete
> floor!
>
> Cheers, Jim Fitch

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Date: 04/14/17 04:49
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: SP_cadillacs

It was not derailed before it got to the bridge, because I was watching and listening. It happened right at the bridge, just fell of just like that. Very strange.

ALCO630 Wrote:
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> Mabey they fell off that sideways track in pic
> two.
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 04/14/17 05:23
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: Jimmies

Fortunately, no one was hurt...

Jim



Date: 04/14/17 06:34
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: icancmp193

What about the fish?

Tom Y



Date: 04/14/17 07:06
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: tomstp

Well get the track foreman, the bridge gang foreman, car inspector foreman,  road foreman of engines and  another offical and set the cause.  They can all start blaming each other and finally come with the cause of the wreck.   There was apparently a rock remaining in what was supposed to be empty hoppers and it fell out on the rail and caused the derailment.  They all go home not fearing to be fired.

And, that's tha twooth!.  Pfhhhhhhhhhhhhhht !
 



Date: 04/14/17 07:39
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: Chestnut

Well atleast it wasn't brass.



Date: 04/14/17 10:16
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: spsunset

Ouch!
​Probably nothing but the track foreman spotted 4 white specs between the rail and guardrail from the air.
​He'll  investigate when he reaches the scene.



Date: 04/14/17 12:32
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: exhaustED

SP_cadillacs Wrote:
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> It was not derailed before it got to the bridge,
> because I was watching and listening. It happened
> right at the bridge, just fell of just like that.
> Very strange.
>

Sabotage!!



Date: 04/14/17 13:56
Don't feel alone. It happens to all of us at sometime or another
Author: Bob3985

At least it happened near the engine facility and the hook was near at hand.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY




Date: 04/14/17 14:18
Re: Don't feel alone. It happens to all of us at sometime or anot
Author: Hookdragkick

Blew off--it happens!

About a year or two ago, an empty coal train had a bunch of its aluminum buckets blown off the bridge at Abo Canyon in NM. During the cleanup, an opposing stack train passed on the other bridge and it lost a few of its top-containers. The docks forgot to engage the twistlocks and it rained steel.

Posted from Android



Date: 04/16/17 02:40
Re: Very costly disaster/derailment on a high bridge over river
Author: SantaFeRuss

That sucks. Hucher on the way!

SantaFeRuss

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