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A freight train crossing the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry derailed early Saturday morning, causing two cars to tip over a footbridge and plummet into the water. Seven cars derailed on the bridge, wiping out a path that's part of the famous Appalachian Trail, a major tourist draw for the town of Harpers Ferry. The train was headed east over Winchester and Potomac Railroad Bridge between Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and Maryland about 2:30 a.m., train operator CSX says. The empty grain cars derailed into the water and on the West Virginia shoreline, but the locomotive stayed ont the tracks, CSX says. No injuries were reported.Some officials described the scene as a bridge collapse.The train tipped over a footbridge that's popular with Harpers Ferry visitors and locals, but was apparently unoccupied during the derailment.Maryland State Police, Washington County fire, Loudoun County fire, the National Park Service and other agencies responded about 3:30 a.m.CSX says there were no hazardous materials on board and the company will work to clean up and restore the area quickly. The cause of the derailment is under investigation. The Civil War-era bridge is now used by CSX freight rail service. The train tracks run next to a popular pedestrian footbridge runs on the Appalachian Trail. The derailment is visible from the town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.From January to September 2019, there were three other train accidents in West Virginia and 18 in Maryland according to federal safety data.Amtrak service in the area is not expected to be affected.

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Ace expert Clavalin can tell us about the operations there as well as how that's the Civil War era bridge, when it doesn't really look like it, perhaps the bridge pier supports in the foreground are Civil War era. Or perhaps Cy shouldn't speculate.

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Where's that track go, is the double track old Clavalin territory?

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Cy Valley wrote:

Ace expert Clavalin can tell us about the operations there as well as how that's the Civil War era bridge, when it doesn't really look like it, perhaps the bridge pier supports in the foreground are Civil War era. Or perhaps Cy shouldn't speculate.


 The empty piers are whats left of the original bridge. It was a railroad and highway bridge. The North rebuilt it a lot and the south burnt it blowed it up a lot. In one of its reincarnations it was a Bollman bridge.

(only 1 left is in baltimore area.) 2ond bridge was built late 1800's when they bored a tunnel thru the Maryland side, and they widened the opening of the tunnel and built the northmost bridge in the 1930's. The derailed train is on the middle bridge that connects to the Shenandoah Subdivision that goes from Harpers Ferry to Winchester to Strausburg Va. Flour mill in Winchester gets 100+ car unit grain trains from out west, usually BNSF, but sometimes you see UP. Heavy curvature in the Harpers Ferry area and it is a upward grade from river level to bridge height.



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Civil war was 1861 thru 1865

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Cy Valley wrote:

Where's that track go, is the double track old Clavalin territory?


 The north most bridge was built in the 1930's and carries the cumberland sub from Weverton to Cumberland.

Yes, was lucky enuff to have spent most of my time here, but I can tell stories about Philadelphia, Baltimore,

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You made it clear to New Castle. Lot of territory there.

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Stringline incidents are the upswing on CSX for some reason.

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jonnycantdo wrote:

Stringline incidents are the upswing on CSX for some reason.


 Somebody program the programs wrong?



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Pencoyd switch over by CP Falls....

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The last picture in the series of pictures Cal posted....The drone looking picture of the town and the bridge almost looks like some HO railroad setup....

What a neat looking little town! 

 



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Cy Valley wrote:
jonnycantdo wrote:

Stringline incidents are the upswing on CSX for some reason.


 Somebody program the programs wrong?


 They now allow three ACs online and you do have to be careful with that much tractive effort at low speed



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Brizy wrote:

The last picture in the series of pictures Cal posted....The drone looking picture of the town and the bridge almost looks like some HO railroad setup....

What a neat looking little town! 

 


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