CP derailment in Minnesota

badlandnp Mar 10, 2021

  1. badlandnp

    badlandnp TrainBoard Member

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    Spotted these on my utub feed. Wonder what caused it .



     
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  2. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Is it signaled territory? Power and a portion of the train intact upright and on the rails.
     
  3. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I know the cause. It went off the rails.

    Doug
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    What CP predecessor company's tracks? I cannot find Plymouth in any Official Guide. I am going to guess perhaps Soo Line (MSt.P&SSM?)
     
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  5. hoyden

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    Plymouth is a Twin Cities western suburb.
     
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  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Any idea what RR, before it became CPR?
     
  7. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    I was trying to find out the other day but, although some sources on the 'net indicated which railroads were in that area, none of them had any info on that specific track.

    Doug
     
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  8. Pastor John

    Pastor John TrainBoard Member

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    If your state is like Ohio, you may be able to Google "railroad maps" and find historic and current maps showing rail routes that are color coded for the railroads that owned and/or operated them. The ones I have seen for Ohio even show where some routes are shared between several railroads.
     
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  9. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, Pastor John. I finally found a map showing it.

    Boxcab, you are correct. It was SOO Line and actually the SOO Line is still the US subsidiary of CP so those rails could still be called SOO.

    Doug
     
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  10. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I had a dear, long time friend who worked for the Soo. (He passed away a couple of years ago. :( ) Their operations were taken over by CP, but the Soo corporate shell remained. (It's a common tax and accounting procedure.) His paychecks came from the Soo, but his everyday work was essentially all CP.
     
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