4014 Derailment Article

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Millhouse
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4014 Derailment Article

Postby Millhouse » Thu May 16, 2019 8:40 pm

Nothing like a million pounds of locomotive to show you deficiencies in your right-of-way.

On that note, I'm quite sure everything's going to be fine.

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/05/16-big-boy-stubs-its-toe-with-derailment?fbclid=IwAR13xra5NNfssGF4hzWn0bgMrBOE-jgr23MnN9TPa2W3oQCLUKpYjK9AEKo

Mark D
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Re: 4014 Derailment Article

Postby Mark D » Sun May 19, 2019 11:19 am

Having seen things like that with the 261 over the years I'm not surprised. One thing that can cause this would be the sharper curves installed during the many years of diesel power in order to add more storage tracks or other reasons for more trackage in yards.
That's why steam people usually carry a lot of blocking just for that purpose.
I was thinking that they might have a derailment or two or so during this little trip to Utah. Two sets of drivers only multiply the chances of a derailment. Nothing out of the ordinary in these days.

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