Video of track as it washes out, amazing!

PW&NJ Nov 12, 2011

  1. PW&NJ

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    [video=youtube;NQAiTBoJf3Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQAiTBoJf3Y[/video]
     
  2. Metro Red Line

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    That's weird, considering it looks like a clear, sunny day...
     
  3. PW&NJ

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    I think it was after days of flooding and heavy rains. The crew was out checking a possible weak spot when it just decided to give way. Looks like there was a creek below that probably went through a culvert or pipe or something, but the excess water just cut out the whole thing.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Saw this one last spring. There was a lot of water standing next to the r-o-w. Probably caused saturation and softening. The fill literally became a slurry, which once the culvert went, simply sucked everything along with it.
     

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