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Hard to believe I'm the one breaking this news. July 5th 20:30hrs a westbound "stringlined" 15 cars at the curve most of which was laying on sides on Main track 2.

So 2 tracks out of service and one to run all the trains. Doesn't appear to be a lot of torn-up track but the clean-up will go into Sunday. There are numerous videos

on YouTube if you want to look at this mess further. Of course there is the Virtual Railfan live at Horseshoe Curve if you want to look at that.  TO has a couple threads

on the derailment.  https://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?2,4823079

 



-- Edited by The Krink on Sunday 7th of July 2019 01:22:41 AM

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It's not tu early tu thank Jeebus.

If they hadn't torn out one of the mainlines (or two or three), those center beam flats would have been fouling a main track and somebody could have been hurt or kilt!

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Now there will be a new rule about the number of empty flats on the head end, and when you call the chief he'll tell you his name and that it's ok to go, and you'll hang up the phone like "what was the point of even making the rule?"

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This info is not official but is what is being broadcast to the internet from various sources.

Train was reported to be 34A, a westbound manifest freight going up a 1.7 percent grade.

Power was 3 SD70ACe on the headend. No Helper, or DPU.

Train was 49 loads and 91 emptys. 140 total; 8,900 tons. First 11 cars were empty. First 11

cars stringlined into the Horseshoe Curve. Cars 5; 6; 7; 8; 10;and 11; were centerbeam flat cars.

What was the cause?  We'll haffta wait to find out, however ,

AND NOW A BURNING JOURNAL DEBUT!!

RAIL FAN Wreck investigations. Scientifically done.

BLET and SMART better get ready to defend against this new Technology!!

 BTW...THIS IS NOT ME! I DO NOT CONDONE THE FOLLOWING IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoWKu1Z0n0s

 

 

 

STAY TUNED TRAIN FANS, THIS GUY IS GONNA SHOW US WHAT HAPPENED ON TEXACHAPI LOOP 

DURING THE EARTHQUAKES AND AFTERSHOCKS.

WHEN HE GETS A COUPLE NAILS OUT OF THE WALL AND HIS KID TO GET UNDER THE LAYOUT TO

SHAKE IT.





-- Edited by Calvin on Sunday 7th of July 2019 12:43:00 PM

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I don't think those paper towels are there to protect the equipment... 



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We've had stringline derailments on my route for similar reasons.....rules be darned just get that train moving!

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2Larco's rule is: anything over 5500 tons, first head 10 cars HAVE to be loads....Or nothing under 45 tons on the head 10....



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Brizy wrote:

2Larco's rule is: anything over 5500 tons, first head 10 cars HAVE to be loads....Or nothing under 45 tons on the head 10....


  cs rule is similar:

Comply with the following when placing empty cars in trains:

When the trains tonnage exceeds 6000, do not place one or more empty flat cars over 80 feet long within the first five (5) cars.



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On my road empty cars 80 feet or longer must not have more than 6200 tons behind them eastward or 7800 tons westward....Ideally they should be handled on the rear.



-- Edited by jonnycantdo on Monday 8th of July 2019 07:42:42 AM

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LAMCO doesn't need car placement rules like that. It defeats the highly precision model of Precision Scheduled Railroading. Just Wabash* the cars where they're supposed tu be and GTFO.

Make train handling rules so that you can blame the engineer.








* - 'Wabash the whole track' is a term of art that means, "Run the shit just like it is. Somebody else can switch them. We've got to get a quit."

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