This being April Fool's Day at another time a good standing joke may have been appropriate - but not this year with everything that has been going on...
I took notice to this incident from Yahoo News - and I was stunned to say the least...
From one photo and a CBS Los Angeles (KCAL9) video the locomotive was one of
Pacific Harbor Line's EMD SD40-2 locomotives in a retro ATSF black and white
TRR: How fast the locomotive was traveling may depend on how high this SD40-2 was
governed to and how high a notch this engineer got this unit to break thru a bumper
block or barricade at the end of the track along with the momentum that the engine
had before it came to a stop. There does not look to be major damage to the SD40-2.
The tracks at the Port of Los Angeles look to be level and flat - and in good condition. Depending on how far down the track that the locomotive was when the incident
began could be the key...
Reports mention one or two well cars with containers were coupled to the locomotive...
Engineer Arrested for derailing train near USS Mercy:
A 2013 video about the Port of LA showing the PHL SD40-2s as part:
EXPRESS TRAIN TO NEW YORK PENN STATION-NO JAMAICA ON THIS TRAIN-PLEASE STAND CLEAR OF THE CLOSING TRAIN DOORS