typesix wrote: ↑Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:33 am
Railway Age 6/29 update:
https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/in ... e-injured/
It appears that the Chief did not start deraling until 3 - 4 car lengths beyound the crossing? Base that on the Railway age picture and the Trains picture on news wire. The track behind the last car appears to only be torn up maybe 1 car length behind the last car. Of course the pictures can deceive. If that was the stopping distance that would be about 920 feet. It is hard to stop a 90MPH car in that distance. Anyone have that figure?.
EDIT: Cannot say it was 90 MPH. Depends on when the emergency brakes started: end edit.
The front of the loco has most damage on the left side. (firemens side). That may mean either the truck was northbound and almost cleared or truck was southbound and loco hit front of truck. Either way the truck seemed to fly northward taking out the north track's block signal. This speculation does not tell us yet if truck was stalled. Loco camera may tell us and truck's destination with its rock load direction.