Picture from Rileys. Can you imagine being seated in the dining room and watching this happen?
Great aerial shot. Riley's restaurant is in the lower left out of view:
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CPSmith wrote: ↑Tue May 19, 2020 1:14 pm I'd like to see the head end camera shots for this one. If they split the switch, you'd have a different kind of mess. Indeed, it looks like they took the diverging route, and that implies the switch was thrown.I was thinking the same - This doesn't look like a switch pick, this looks like someone managed to break the lock if there was one and flip the switch. The group of three tank cars that looks to be pretty clearly on the rails just north of the switch (towards the camera in the aerial photo) is telling in this case.
SST wrote: All three back on the rails. None were running. Do they get a temporary ferry permit to move them under their own power or do they all get towed?Those will have to be inspected for all sorts on things first, then towed to where they can be worked on. Lots of potential damage - gear cases, support bearings, axle journals, brake rigging, etc, etc. It's not like putting an HO back on the track and away you go.