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Monon SW1

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:59 pm
by redcrumbox
Monon SW1 50 transformed to a calf after unfortunate accident. Loco was in the process of moving to Logansport.

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Re: Monon SW1

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:30 pm
by Super Chief
Well looks like the trucking service wasn't too reliable. What a shame, trucker hit a bridge or what's the details?

Re: Monon SW1

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:24 pm
by EWRice
The irony of it all is that they hit an NS bridge. I read that the clearance was 14' 5" or such on the bridge. An SW is 14' 6 1/2" from rail head to cab top. They had it loaded on beams (sans trucks) but still had the steps on. From the pictures I saw, she was sitting pretty high for the steps to clear the road. Somebody in a heap of trouble. :shock:

Re: Monon SW1

Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:37 pm
by GreatLakesRailfan
EWRice wrote:The irony of it all is that they hit an NS bridge. I read that the clearance was 14' 5" or such on the bridge. An SW is 14' 6 1/2" from rail head to cab top. They had it loaded on beams (sans trucks) but still had the steps on. From the pictures I saw, she was sitting pretty high for the steps to clear the road. Somebody in a heap of trouble. :shock:
They didn't hit the NS bridge. They hit the old US24/35 bridge over SR25 on the south side of Logansport. If I understand things correctly, they should have gone over the overpass, not under it.

There's an updated version of the Trains story available now, with the correct bridge location.