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Post Info TOPIC: Westbound Empire Builder derails in nowhere Montana


Force Majeure

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Cy Valley wrote:

It fishtailed. Is that a modern railroad term?

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 "an attorney for a crew member said she reported seeing a 30-foot dip along the railroad, where it appeared the track bed had given way."

 

This makes a little more sense when you look at the area Calvlin homered in on being what appeared to be fill over a wash or gully. She was probably referring to the length of the "dip", not the depth, says Captain Snippy McObvious.

https://news.wttw.com/2021/10/26/cause-montana-amtrak-derailment-still-under-investigation

 

https://goo.gl/maps/mDeT77E2Aq6VL5g58

 

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-- Edited by Snippy on Friday 29th of October 2021 05:55:47 AM

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A 30ft dip "trumps" a sun kink for sure.

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