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A Bizarre derailment - the crew stopped the train just feet from the loaded Pole car sitting in the team track. The Fire Department is on-site attempting to assess what to do. Note: The car was empty and this track is other than main track (Rule 105)
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Caption: A Bizarre derailment - the crew stopped the train just feet from the loaded Pole car sitting in the team track. The Fire Department is on-site attempting to assess what to do. Note: The car was empty and this track is other than main track (Rule 105)

Photographer:
Stephen C. Host [972] (more) (contact)
Date: 06/24/2009 (search)
Railway: Rail America (search)
Reporting Marks: Not Provided
Train Symbol: Not Provided
Subdivision/SNS: Guelph N Spur (search)
City/Town: Guelph (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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4 Comments
  1. A crew that dragged a derailed car that short distance might be forgiven, but at some point I would have thought it started to be harder to pull & that’s a sign to look back to see why.Maybe that’s why they stopped where they did.

  2. Worse than that – the car was already on the ground well before the switch but rolling on ties. When it found the switch it was pulled to the ‘east’ as you see.

    it was dragged on the ground about 200 meters at 10 MPH. Not a crazy amount of damage though and I believe the car was empty.

  3. I’m guessing that they were headed away from us in this view, and the white tank car’s trailing truck split the switch & headed into the siding. A thin flange might be one cause of such an occurrence.

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