NS derailment yesterday

BoxcabE50 May 16, 2022

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    May 15th, 2022. Looks like they have tried to upgrade this track, but it was a run down branch with lighter, older rail. Tonnage too much for the light rail:

     
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  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    #1 reason I *NEVER* stand that close to a train, especially on those rickety tracks!

    The person taking video is VERY lucky it didn't derail at his feet, you can't run that fast!
     
  3. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Well said, the guy's a fool. I fast forwarded through most of his production. I don't have the patience for videos like this, with the opening sequence oddly edited to add of black specs to make it look old, then 45 seconds in, a loud insertion of '20s music and black and white video, then 8 minutes of the train creaking by and finally nine minutes of run time later, three minutes of derailment footage.

    Hate to be a curmudgeon, but the guy should spare us the foolishness and just post the last three minutes of video and be done with it.

    Fortunately he spared us from the other YouTube teaser I see too often, with videos titled something like !!!TRAIN MAKES EMERGENCY STOP!!! with a long lead up to an air hose separating. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. BoxcabE50

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    I agree. So much of what people are uploading is poorly edited, if at all. In my opinion they have monetized their links, and what the upload is mostly just clickbait.

    Oh. And my pet peeve- Stand away from your video camera, when also using your DSLR. Listening to your shutter clicks and beeps is beyond aggravation!! When that starts, I surf away, no matter how good your footage. And, SHUT UP. I don't want to listen to you shouting "holy ****!" or any similar other childish expletives, etc. You sound like an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: All I want is the train activity and train sounds. Not your noises.
     
  5. HemiAdda2d

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    I was wondering if it was going to derail at his feet.... Sure was cozy up to the tracks. Not very bright.

    Funny, BNSF has branches like this in ND, and they are limited to 263K gross rail loads, 10 MPH and no 6-axle units. This train seemed to be doing 10-15 MPH I guess, and 2 big bongas in the lead. That couldn't have helped the rickety stick rail... The broken chunk at the end of the roll-over fractured big time. Unless a railroader, def trespassing to get the derailment footage. Derailment scenes are very dangerous. Equipment could shift (torn grain hoppers losing their cargo could shift), and rails turned to spaghetti like that have enormous stresses on them. They can spring free and whip across the scene without warning, leaving you dead or minus feet or legs. Not very smart at all.

    This, children, is a classic example of what NOT to do around train tracks, trains and derailments.
     
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  7. BoxcabE50

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    I was definitely cringing, as that train waddled past. One quick bit showed a couple of cars doing some serious harmonic rocking. I was expecting the derailment to begin there. And the camera person was standing waaaaaay too close had that happened!
     
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  8. mmi16

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    Off the video, I will speculate that the cause was a lengthy split in the web of the rail as shown in the video. That type of break is normally not a function of the derailment but a causative factor in a derailment.
     
  9. Doug Gosha

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    Yes, I wonder how old the rail was.

    Doug
     
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    My gut feeling is that it is older than I am. I would suspect it predates WW II.
     
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    Dup account system delay.
     
  12. Doug Gosha

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    In the late nineties there was some rail in Rochester, MN from 1899 still being used and I think it's still there to this day.

    Doug
     
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