• Secret City Tourist Train Derails in TN - 6/20

  • General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.
General discussion related to all railroad clubs, museums, tourist and scenic lines. Generally this covers museums with static displays, museums that operate excursions, scenic lines that have museums, and so on. Check out the Tourist Railway Association (TRAIN) for more information.

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  by Dick H
 
http://www.oakridger.com/news/x15019077 ... in-derails
By Donna Smith
The Oak Ridger
Posted Jun 19, 2010 @ 05:51 PM
Last update Jun 19, 2010 @ 06:41 PM
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — An engine and caboose on the Secret City Excursion Train derailed Saturday afternoon. No one was aboard caboose and one of the train's engines, which were located at the end of the train, according to Oak Ridge Police Chief David Beams, and no one aboard the rest of the train's cars were injured.
While it appears that no passengers were injured, an incident like this could raise liability insurance costs for other tourist railroads. Depending on the cause of the derailment, there could be "rules and regulations" regarding track, equipment, etc.

[You need to include a brief fair-use quote when posting links to news stories - I fixed it for you. -omv]
  by Otto Vondrak
 
http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.as ... 56&catid=2

Possibly the worst quote ever to get from museum officials... "Our prettiest engine went down." Nothing about passenger safety. Or, the editor picked up on "pretty" and ignored "safety."
Blair Road reopened in Oak Ridge following Secret City Scenic Excursion train derailment
WBIR.com Updated: 6/20/2010 8:09:48 AM Posted: 6/19/2010 4:50:23 PM
The Southern Appalachia Railway Museum operates the train. Club members said their next move will be to figure out what went wrong. "That was our prettiest engine. We just painted it a couple of years ago and it's obviously going to be scratched up on that side," said member Dick Raridon. "It's going to take a good size crane to lift that thing back up and figure out what happened and make sure it doesn't happen again."
I'd be curious to know what caused a roll-over!