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That's an amazing location, like a giant model railway - a huge bridge crossing a triangular junction and other lines. 

 

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Wow. My boys and me used to watch that camera quite often. Usually something going on there, very busy. Its going to cause havoc! I bet the driver needed a change of pants after that, wouldn't fancy toppling off there at that height.:negative:

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We were there in 2018 during the Kansas City NMRA Convention. A superb location so we watch the live railcam most days. Today my other half came running to the shed to tell me about the derailment as it was on our living room PC whilst she was on her work laptop WFH.  I then had to pause my work to switch on the shed pc to watch. There was  2800 watching a few minutes ago.

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Mmmmmm that looks expensive! Wonder if the auto racks were loaded? That rail was fairly mangled.

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Even bigger crane just arrived - that's 3 of em !!

 

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Good grief that's a right mess

 

https://globalnews.ca/video/7333784/cn-confirms-train-carrying-potash-derails-near-hope

 

Video shows a massive train derailment near Hope, BC. CN says up to 20 cars carrying potash derailed at Hunter Creek road and Laidlaw. The company says there are no injuries – fires – or dangerous goods involved. More to come.

 

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Anyone else watching the convaluted route the blue 12 wheel dump trucks have to take back and forth across the tracks.

 

"How many wheels on your truck Bubba?" "Six Hank!"  "heck that's not enough, stick another 6 little ones on".

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Well that's absorbed this evening's free time!

 

Surprised to see this, a 'Dozer just going across the tracks. Would this be allowed in the UK? No surprise they have derailments if any 20 ton piece of plant can just drive over the track.

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Yanks - All the gear and no idea !!!!!

 

(Old WW2 saying)

 

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33 minutes ago, melmerby said:

I had already posted this

I did do a search but nothing apparent, I was in USA though not just overseas prototype, my bad

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I actually considered USA but thought just "overseas" might get a bigger audience (Wrong!)

I got the VR clip very soon after it had been posted as I went to look at Santa Fe Jn.

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1 hour ago, Damo666 said:

Surprised to see this, a 'Dozer just going across the tracks. Would this be allowed in the UK? No surprise they have derailments if any 20 ton piece of plant can just drive over the track.

 

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At a guess they will be burying the track in gravel to create a base for the cranes when it is time to go after the engines - thus that track will need to be carefully checked after all the gravel is later removed anyway.

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Still hard at work - one of the carriers was lifted off last night - they had to use gas cutters before it was free to lift.

 

At the moment attention is on the lead loco - there was a lot of equipment in front of it during daylight yesterday and there's stuff there now in a different position.

 

I wonder if they are going to try and recover the locos on the bridge and not lift them off - cannot imagine such a huge lift would be easier than lifting the loco where is stands and sticking some temporary track underneath

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First loco righted and I imagine sat on some rail, mobile crane on the bridge currently moving it's jib away from the loco.

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The bridge is double track so will have been placed on the adjacent one.

 

Two autoracks are now on the ground, one behind the other.

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It's a double track bridge, so they must have space to shift the locomotive about - the crane is now moving by the side of the upright loco.

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Looking on Google, perhaps it was a failure on that crossing of some sort as that is where the issue looked to have started before the locos came to rest a little further on.

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First loco moving off under its own power ! (or is it being winched ?, can't see to be 100%)

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Doesn't sound under power, there was a recovery vehicle of sort sort right in front of it moving in time with it.  The smoke I think was from the crane alongside it.

 

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