Damaged Dash-9 [no big loss]

SD70MACMAN Jul 2, 2005

  1. SD70MACMAN

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    Gentlemen, here is the pic, now what happened to this locomotive as nobody seems to know. Involved in an accident, fire? I saw and took this on 10/8/2004 while railfanning Stevens Pass. I caught it about 10 times going from Monroe to Wenachee [that was a fun chase :D ]. Well, enough said; take, look, and ponder!
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    HEY, its an improvement over the swoosh logo!!!
     
  2. HemiAdda2d

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    SD70MACMAN,
    Nice catch!
    My guess is a grade crossing accident.

    Your signature line, however, cracks me up!
    As for King of Steven's Pass, yeah the SD40-2, but I'd also have to toss in the GN electrics, most notably the W-1 class.
     
  3. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Great modeling potential!!
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Hard to say for certain. Grade crossing would be at the top of my guesses list. Although they have banged a few units together, here and there, across the system.

    :rolleyes:

    Boxcab E50
     
  5. Hytec

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    What is interesting is that the damage appears to have extended up the center post between the front windows, then outwards to include both number boards, also back along the top of the side windows, but nowhere on the lower sides or front below any of those windows. I would have thought that a grade crossing accident would have created the most damage along the bottom of the front and side areas, not up along the top....? I can't tell if the roof suffered any damage.
     
  6. chessie

    chessie TrainBoard Supporter

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    Termite damage :D

    Harold
     
  7. Ed Pinkley#2

    Ed Pinkley#2 TrainBoard Member

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    Well it is hard to say.It could have been in a crossing accident.Semi truck and trailers cause damage up high like that if they are loaded grain or rock trailers.One of the few things that actually scare you when on a train.That would be my $0.02 worth.
     
  8. sd70mac

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    Maybe it swerved up onto a sidewalk and hit a lamp post. A very tall strong lamp post.
     
  9. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    It was trying to push this one out of the way. [​IMG]
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  10. BNSF FAN

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    Russel,
    That's a great shot! :cool: What happened to the 8890 to make it end up on it's side?
     
  11. r_i_straw

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    I wish I knew. A friend sent me that shot a few years ago and never told me the details.
     
  12. Jim Wiggin

    Jim Wiggin Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Glad to N-Trak people like me are not the only ones to dump a train [​IMG]
     
  13. 2slim

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    He He, That happened to me during an op session at a friends layout. The layout owner just installed super elevation in a horseshoe curve on his pike but hadn't had a chance to check to see if the taller cars were OK when stopped in the siding which was a tad more elevated than the main. So here I am with the double stack and the DS decided to put me into that siding for a meet. Owner says once you get clear in the siding just go real slow, don't stop. Too bad the DS wasn't listening as he decided to let one more train by and since I wasn't stopped he took it upon himself to kill the power to the siding. You could almost hear the train teeter before the crash and of course it crashed right onto the main in front of the Amtrak which fortunately got stopped! The DS lost a rear pocket on a good pair of wranglers that night!!

    2slim
     
  14. SD70MACMAN

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    The conductor of 8890: "back er up, a little more, a little more...oops, too far..."
     
  15. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    It's Nap Time for 8890... [​IMG]

    Anyone who has raised kids knows that they can and will fall asleep anywhere, at any time, and that's the way it is....! :D
     
  16. Ed Pinkley#2

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    Hey we employees get time on the street for being in a slumped position while on duty.Wonder what the punishment is for letting your engine take a nap?
     
  17. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    You allow physical violence at your operating sessions!! :eek: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. doofus

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    The BNSF 8890 was being operated as a DP unit. It went down on the ground somewhere west of Edgemont, South Dakota on the Black Hills Sub.

    If I recall correctly, it was on the ground for about a mile before it went through a power switch and pulled some other cars down on the ground causing a derailment and eventually rolling over on it's side when it came to an abrupt stop!

    [ July 03, 2005, 11:23 PM: Message edited by: doofus ]
     
  19. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Whoops! Is that what they mean when they say to "take a dirt nap"? [​IMG]
     
  20. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Zzzzzzzzzzzzz. Do not disturb. Nap time! [​IMG]

    Glad nobody was hurt!

    :D

    Boxcab E50
     

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