Norfolk southern dumps cars off Rockville Bridge

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Norfolk southern dumps cars off Rockville Bridge

Post by num1hendrickfan » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:56 pm

Apparently a Norfolk Southern stack train derailed as it crossed the Rockville Bridge near Harrisburg this afternoon. Crews are on the way.

Photos of the derailed train can be found here at accuweather : http://forums.accuweather.com/index.php ... &p=1189790

A small write up by an ABC station : http://www.abc27.com/Global/story.asp?S=13745916

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Re: Norfolk southern dumps cars off Rockville Bridge

Post by Big Bri » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:48 am

It was 21T w/NS 9656-6785-2568

2 Containers blew off the train and into the Susquehanna River.
Here's some shots by Jim Fickel:
http://trainwatcher.weebly.com/ns-pittsburgh-line.html

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Re: Norfolk southern dumps cars off Rockville Bridge

Post by rob216 » Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:47 pm

They got everything back up on about 11:00 today. Good work by the crews who do this almost every day.
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Re: Norfolk southern dumps cars off Rockville Bridge

Post by MikeJ » Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:27 pm

I worked the clean up and god damn was it windy as a * (and cold too). Several hard hats became casualties of the wind (mine included). We had to leave two containers in the river for now, but all in all, the clean up went as good as can be.

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Re: Norfolk southern dumps cars off Rockville Bridge

Post by bluedash2 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:42 pm

num1hendrickfan wrote:Apparently a Norfolk Southern stack train derailed as it crossed the Rockville Bridge near Harrisburg this afternoon. Crews are on the way.

Photos of the derailed train can be found here at accuweather : http://forums.accuweather.com/index.php ... &p=1189790

A small write up by an ABC station : http://www.abc27.com/Global/story.asp?S=13745916
Wow! I saw that NS confirmed that the gust of wind did this. Never knew a storm gust not related to a tornado/hurricane could do this. Hats off to the poor people who had to clean that mess up in the river too. I don't even want to know how challenging it must have been.

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Re: Norfolk southern dumps cars off Rockville Bridge

Post by charlie6017 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:48 am

bluedash2 wrote:Never knew a storm gust not related to a tornado/hurricane could do this.

I remember an incident back in the late 1990's where strong winds blew some road-railers into the bay not far from Sandusky, Ohio on the Chicago Line during the last months of Conrail.

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Re: Norfolk southern dumps cars off Rockville Bridge

Post by GP30 5513 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:25 am

I saw the two containers in the river yesterday. Other than that, it was business as normal in Rockville... except maybe for longer Container and Trailer trains.

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