Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

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Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by John_Perkowski » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:09 pm

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Re: Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by RMB357 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:04 pm

I would love to know the tonnage, and if there were helpers..if not on a train that size that's a massive drawbar strain and a lot of force pulling upfront with three ac units. Those empty cars had no chance if there were loads behind them.

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Re: Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by mmi16 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:48 pm

Typical 'stringline' derailment - light, long empties and excessive trailing tonnage.
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Re: Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by NRGeep » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:23 am

Side effect of the nu "precision railroading?"

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Re: Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by mmi16 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:47 pm

PSR and the repudiation of institutional knowledge.
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Re: Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by NHV 669 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:05 pm

They've done it again; empty centerbeams on the head pin on the ground.
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Re: Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by Acela150 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:07 pm

NHV 669 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:05 pm
They've done it again; empty centerbeams on the head pin on the ground.
When I saw that it happened again I laughed and said "Again"?! LOL!

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Re: Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by John_Perkowski » Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:08 pm

Here’s the video

https://youtu.be/FsE9mOohSB8
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Re: Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by phillyrube » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:35 pm

Must have happened after it passed the 7048. They were on the rails at that point.

So what happened? Train crew not inspect the consist? Idiots in the yard who built it up?

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Re: Derailment on Horseshoe Curve

Post by Acela150 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:04 pm

The train was 222 cars. Almost all empties. They also didn't have a helper or DPU.

Someone basically called the derailment on a Facebook group. When the stats were posted for the train someone commented "That'll have some trouble on the East Slope".

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