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COLUMBUS, OHIOA freight train derailment and explosion in Columbus, Ohio, has authorities evacuating a kilometre and a half area of the city as they try to contain the blaze and determine whats burning.

Norfolk Southern says it appears about 11 cars of a southbound train derailed around 2 a.m. Wednesday near Interstate 71, southeast of the Ohio State University campus. It wasnt immediately clear what caused the crash, how many cars caught fire or what they contained.

A photographer who was in the area says he was more than 16 km away in New Albany when he saw something illuminate the sky. He says he went to the scene to take photos and noticed a chemical smell in addition to the smoke.

A fire official says two people were injured, but no details were available.

 

VIDEO.... http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2012/jul/11/1/train-derailment-explosion-85708-vi-43128/

 


 



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http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=90121&sitesection=ap_us&VID=23657339



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http://www.10tv.com/content/sections/video/index.html?video=%2Fsites%2F10tv%2Fvideos%2F2012%2F07%2F11%2Ftrain-derails-burns.xml&cmpid=share



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Right in the curve.  Look at the pics, the second pic is taken from above in the daylight.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/07/11/train-derails-ignites-near-fairgrounds.html#



-- Edited by Cy Valley on Wednesday 11th of July 2012 06:21:04 AM

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I drive by there numerous times on I-71. Lousy location for that to happen.

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Cy Valley wrote:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/slideshows/2012/07/train-derailment.html


 Good link Cy... it's pretty clear from those photo's that the Boss didn't do his stretching exercises b/4 starting his shift... nohmm



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Oh sure, blame it on the Boss. It is obvious to me that the engineer was heating a can of beans on the sidewall heater, and the resulting explosion took out the ethanol cars. I can tell from the burn pattern displayed on the ties. The UTU will back me up on this.

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They'll find a stress induced fracture in a field weld in the north rail, caused by an excessive flat spot on a freight car wheel that went unnoticed at the last defect detector.



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They will trace it to the last person who forget to release that brake which caused the flat spot. Troll is phucked. Remember, it's always Troll's fault.

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I have on good authority that the main cause is looking like over pressure on the ballast caused by employee error. Apparently the engineer didn't feather the automatic as he was coming into the curve, causing extreme downward forces on gravel rocks. I headed up there to take some pics and assist authorities, I'll keep you all informed.

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If that is the case, it's Troll's fault, he is the one that loaded the ballast in the work train that laid the ballast there. He loaded it knowing full well that the ballast wasn't to the specifications required. If it was the proper ballast in the first place, no feathering needed. It's Troll's fault.

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Just back from the site. Not much to report, before I could even get of the rocket they told me make like Uke and get the fuck out. I then told them I was a big time moderator at a number of online rail forums. I don't remember much after that, I came to laying in the weeds. The Rainbow Rocker was laying in the gauge on main 2 all tore up, I think they ran a train on him.

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As Snippy might say, Jeebus Cripes!

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Lets all stand around and watch these chemicals burn. We'll watch the news tomorrow to find out what it actually is, but for now lets just take a deep breath and take it all in.

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