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    • September 15, 2020 11:33 PM EDT
    • They have live streaming video of the cleanup that's taking place.

    • September 15, 2020 10:31 PM EDT
    • Since my defective body is being difficult to get along with today I go 2 laods of laundry done and have otherwise been following this.

      Following the chat all day Ive seen what seems to be a widespread expectation that the entire derailment will be, Should Be, resolved at either videogame speed, or by the end of a single prime time TV episode.

      I'm not sure whether to label those expectations amusing or pathetic.

      Maybe it can be both and instead of either or.

    • September 15, 2020 9:41 PM EDT
    • About 10 to 11 o'clock position from red location dot is where it happened, apparently right on the visible crossover,

      [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50347494692_73680d75a2_c.jpg[/img]

    • September 15, 2020 9:37 PM EDT
    • As a VR subscriber have been watching the thing on and off all day. Retrieval work began in earnest about 16:00
      Derailment was around 07:48

      Watching them swing this car between the booms to outboard end of cranes was something,

      [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50347483782_0a6d4a4818_c.jpg[/img]

       

       

    • September 15, 2020 8:58 PM EDT
    • Thanks Bob;

       

      I wonder whether there was some weakness that allowed the outside rail to roll out from under the lead unit.  You can see the outside rail beyond the bodies of several of the first autoracks.  It is a good thing the train was running relatively slowly, or the motive power could have flipped off the bridge.

       

      Regards, David Meashey 

    • September 15, 2020 6:58 PM EDT
    • Al Pomeroy said:

      Bob, you will see what some of us have been going thru. when you paste a secure video url into the box, somehow it automatically changes to HTTP: when uploading. I have found that I can edit and add the "S" and it sticks. would be nice to not have to do the additional step.

       

      AL P.

      If you are logged in on the HTTPS://largescalecentral.com web site there are no problems with embedding video.

      * edited for misspelling

    • September 15, 2020 5:20 PM EDT
    • That's an amazing bridge.

    • September 15, 2020 4:06 PM EDT
    • When I lived in KC that was a great place to watch trains.  That bridge he was about to cross is double decked and double tracked on both decks.   It is strong enough all 4 tracks can have a train on them simultaneously.   The towers you see sticking up raise the bridge to prevent the Kansas River from destroying it when it floods.

       

    • September 15, 2020 1:37 PM EDT
    • That would be an unsettling cab ride!

       

      Edit to remove the video I'd posted after I saw that Bob put up the same one.  I think we were posting almost simultaneously about it.  

    • September 15, 2020 1:09 PM EDT
    • Bob, you will see what some of us have been going thru. when you paste a secure video url into the box, somehow it automatically changes to HTTP: when uploading. I have found that I can edit and add the "S" and it sticks. would be nice to not have to do the additional step.

       

      AL P.

    • September 15, 2020 12:39 PM EDT
    • Happened a couple hours ago, it looks like.

       

    • September 15, 2020 8:54 PM EDT
    • Ah, I hadn't thought of that reballasting possibility. 

    • September 15, 2020 8:43 PM EDT
    • Thanks Ray;

       

      Would not like to see the damage claims for that mishap.  I am wondering whether there was some reballasting done, and the MOW folks forgot to check clearances afterwards.  When I worked for Mack Trucks, Inc., I heard of cases where an interstate highway got resurfaced and the underpass clearances were not checked afterwards.  After several van bodied trailers had their roofs removed, the height warnings had to be changed, AND the DOT had to pay for the damages.

       

      Regrettably, it is not unique to railroads.  Can even happen with canals, but that is more the cause of high water volume.

       

      Best, David Meashey

    • September 15, 2020 7:08 PM EDT
    • Some engineer is having a really, REALLY bad day:

       

      https://youtu.be/pcqfa_uj2hA

       

       

    • September 15, 2020 10:12 AM EDT
    • Dave, can I get an original copy of that first video and the second? We're putting the files in our whistle modules. I'll pm my email.

    • September 15, 2020 2:01 AM EDT
    • Awesome! In the first video, what was that weird siren-like sound after the whistle?

       

       

    • September 14, 2020 7:19 PM EDT
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      Ric,

      That's my boy over 10yrs ago grabbing the chain !

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Now Russell built a badass tractor back in the day !

       

       

       

    • September 14, 2020 7:13 PM EDT
    • Rick Marty said:

      Thanks Dave.

      All this from a guy that always claims he doesn't like steam

       

       

      I don't!  

       

       

      However I enjoy it as it's history which I love BUT it's not my prime choice when it comes to modeling it.

    • September 14, 2020 7:00 PM EDT
    • Thanks Dave.

      All this from a guy that always claims he doesn't like steam

    • September 15, 2020 2:12 AM EDT
    • Cool, and yes, it's cute!