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Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby MQT1223 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:10 pm

Looks like CSX took a spill on the IHB at East Chicago, lots of reroutes up the Porter Branch...
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby GaryIndianaRailFan » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:08 am

Awesome!
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby SD80MAC » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:39 pm

It was at the IHB diamond at Cal (no) Tower. Q326 and Q327 are annulled today.
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby justalurker66 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:49 pm

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/f ... y/2227193/

A freight train derailed in East Chicago just after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, sending several cars full of crude oil careening off the tracks.
According to fire officials, a CSX train heading eastbound derailed in East Chicago on Wednesday evening.
A total of 41 cars disconnected from the conductor car, while between five and 10 cars actually derailed, according to officials.

(Flame the TV station for the "conductor car", not me!)
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby JoJames » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:57 pm

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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby hoborich » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:40 pm

What's a "conductor car"?
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby trainjunkie47 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:25 am

hoborich wrote:What's a "conductor car"?


It leads the string cars, the woodwind cars, the brass cars, and the percussion cars. :D
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby Saturnalia » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:02 am

trainjunkie47 wrote:
hoborich wrote:What's a "conductor car"?


It leads the string cars, the woodwind cars, the brass cars, and the percussion cars. :D

Also known as the "arm waver" car by some
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby justalurker66 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:40 pm

At least they didn't call it the passenger car (since it had people on it) or the tractor car (since it pulls the train like a semi tractor). But if the engine is the conductor car it does raise the question of where the engineer rides the train. "It could have been worse" isn't a high standard for journalism.
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby 9xs » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:23 am

Several oil cars and a BNSF engine are in East Chicago yard, along with a B&O themed caboose on another track there.
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby 9xs » Wed May 06, 2020 2:55 am

The oil cars from the derailment are being dismantled and scrapped at Calumet tower
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Re: Wreck at East Chicago

Unread postby hoborich » Sat May 09, 2020 8:51 pm

"It could have been worse" isn't a high standard for journalism.


But it seems to be the "new normal". :D
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