SEPT. 22, 1993

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SEPT. 22, 1993

Postby shlustig » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:51 am

Tomorrow is the 24th anniversary of the Bayou Canot wreck of the eastbound Sunset Limited.

47 fatalities and 103 injuries.

Wreck was caused by a towboat / barges rig that got lost in heavy fog, departed the Mobile River channel, and struck the bridge pier. Bridge span was shifted but the welded rail remaioned intact thereby allowing #2 to receive a "Clear" signal.
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Re: SEPT. 22, 1993

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:48 pm

"For those tuning in late" around here, i.e. simply "weren't", there is much material at YouTube regarding the incident. Here is one video of such:

https://youtu.be/QU1gMaABA34
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