Elk on the Ground?

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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postby Schteinkuh » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:34 pm

Correction to my previous post, both units were rerailed tonight. Tomorrow the track work will begin.
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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postby hoborich » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:45 pm

Well, they should have steered around it, if they were paying attention. Probably on their phones. :lol:
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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postby Atkinson_Railroad » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:15 am

Here are a couple more photos for the archives.

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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postby Atkinson_Railroad » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:35 am

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.”

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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:17 pm

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?
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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:22 pm

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.
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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postby PerRock » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:27 pm

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.

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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postby Super Chief » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:31 pm

Thanks they used Corman on the steel coil car derailment up there also.
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Re: Elk on the Ground?

Unread postby Doktor No » Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:27 pm

Burlington operates dams? I thought they were a railroad? 8-)
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