KY gas line rupture, NS involved?

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Roscoe P. Coaltrain
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KY gas line rupture, NS involved?

Post by Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:06 pm

Caught a picture of the epicenter of the 30 inch gas line rupture that happened around 1:30 am 8-1-19 near Junction City, KY along the CNOTP. From the looks of things the gas shot out of the ruptured line almost perpendicular to the tracks, with the base of the breach right near the NS track structure. Evidently a train was passing through at the time of rupture because it's crew reportedly called in and reported a plane crash right next to the mainline as they were passing through in the dark of night (no plane was involved).

With the railroad's proximity painfully obvious from the photo, I would think NTSB would be involved in this one.
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Roscoe P. Coaltrain
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Re: KY gas line rupture, NS involved?

Post by Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:58 pm

Another photo not as zoomed, with the epicenter fenced off with orange construction-style fencing in the background. It had to be like an almost-horizontal flame thrower across the lawn towards the dwellings. One report said 1 dead and 7 unaccounted for. NS hyrail truck in background is on the rail.
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Roscoe P. Coaltrain
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Re: KY gas line rupture, NS involved?

Post by Roscoe P. Coaltrain » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:49 pm

Helicopter view after rail traffic resumed
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