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Lawrence KS one of the most famous places on the UP. Remember many pictures over time of the UP through Lawrence KS going back to steam.

Right now/not long ago both mains with derailed coal hoppers. Sun square Neptune to put on your delay report.

 

UP Loaded Coal Train Derailment Lawrence, KS


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I've never seen an unloaded coal train, *cy*. You?

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I don't think T.O has changed since the day it went online.

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No, me neither, but I have seen a few that got unloaded unexpectedly.  Sometimes, that coal lingers long after the derailment.  There was a PRR coal train wreck at a location that eventually became the LAMCO line to TQCOTW and there was still coal to be seen there all those years later.



-- Edited by Cy Valley on Saturday 18th of June 2022 06:53:33 AM

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At the west end of one of our sidings in the middle of nowhere there is a lot of what I guess is coal still on the ground. It will probably be there 50 years from now.

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Think I read in the fine print that this was a "double loaded coal train" or 2 coal trains hooked together to
form a monstrous 250 cars 30,000 tons train.

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Pipes FC wrote:

At the west end of one of our sidings in the middle of nowhere there is a lot of what I guess is coal still on the ground. It will probably be there 50 years from now.


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Here's what a Virginian coal train looks like after about 70 years after the wreck. The land on the lower part is an EPA Superfund site where they creosoted ties and bridge pilings. Globules of creosote still ooze up to the surface of the river. They're finally in the process of mitigating the damage from that.

But, there's a berm of coal running parallel to the tracks (between the tracks and the black line I put in the image) from the drawbridge back to the first little road crossing where a 50 mph VGN coal train rung off a journal braking hard for the bridge in the mid-50s. They scooped up some of the coal in the 70's when they stole a drawbridge from Missouri (I think) and rebuilt this one from a double-track swing bridge. There hasn't been a coal train through there in 60 years.

https://goo.gl/maps/kF4mf2PjngB8ZzQG6

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-- Edited by Snippy on Sunday 19th of June 2022 08:00:06 AM

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Great view of the mess.



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That'll polish right off....

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"But the track was significantly damaged" ..



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FMB wrote:

"But the track was significantly damaged" ... before the derailment


 



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