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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:34 pm
by Schteinkuh
Correction to my previous post, both units were rerailed tonight. Tomorrow the track work will begin.

Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:45 pm
by hoborich
Well, they should have steered around it, if they were paying attention. Probably on their phones. :lol:

Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:15 am
by Atkinson_Railroad
Here are a couple more photos for the archives.

John

Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:35 am
by Atkinson_Railroad
Some additional information from the person who took the daylight photos and was at the washout accident shortly after it occurred.

“It happened around 9:30 PM during heavy rain fall. Railroad bed washed out. Both locomotives were
still running with gallons of diesel flowing like a river. ‘We’ had to carry the conductor from train due to his
injuries. All during intense rain.”

He went on to say, “It was almost spooky seeing something like that out of its normal element.”

John

Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:17 pm
by Super Chief
Who was the clean-up contractors? Corman, Hulcher or private? Also if conductor was in trailing unit that overturned as pictured then engineer was in 4189? Or did the engineer have no injuries?

Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:22 pm
by Super Chief
Elk's Bridge in Three Rivers is only a foot out of the water in the park. 9 gates opened at the Wood St. dam, Huddleston is having a wet 2x4 sale as their yards are underwater. Assuming with all the rivers, creeks and streams Elk crosses enroute to Elkhart there will be track patrols out. Crest is Saturday and is predicted to be 2nd highest flood since records were kept. Burlington and Buchanan dam operators are not working as they fear those two could give out.

Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:27 pm
by PerRock
Super Chief wrote:Who was the clean-up contractors? Corman, Hulcher or private?


I think the crane in the second picture says "RJ Corman" on it... but the logo is partially obscured by a plant.

peter

Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:31 pm
by Super Chief
Thanks they used Corman on the steel coil car derailment up there also.

Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:27 pm
by Doktor No
Burlington operates dams? I thought they were a railroad? 8-)
I fished in JR Valderas on Facebook...who can I fish in here?