• Norfolk southern dumps cars off Rockville Bridge

  • Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
Discussion relating to the NS operations. Official web site can be found here: NSCORP.COM.
  by num1hendrickfan
 
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
  by rob216
 
They got everything back up on about 11:00 today. Good work by the crews who do this almost every day.
  by MikeJ
 
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.
  by bluedash2
 
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.
  by charlie6017
 
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.

Charlie
  by GP30 5513
 
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.