CSX Train Derailed After Going Into Emergency To Avoid A Truck Stuck On The Tracks

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  2. NH Guy

    NH Guy Medium Load Member

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    I wonder if those car racks were loaded
     
  3. 201

    201 Road Train Member

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    Trains getting a bad rap lately. The UP posted a profit of $9.9 BILLION last year, and what was "emergency mode"? Don't trains just plow through the obstruction? I bet there's more to THIS story,,,,
     
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  4. NH Guy

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    They usually try to stop, but momentum makes it impossible, they can take a mile to stop from normal running speeds.

    Probably some sort of equipment/track failure from all the strain caused by the braking force.
     
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  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Wouldn’t be surprised if they were. There’s at least 3 auto plants in Kentucky.
     
  6. kemosabi49

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    Not too many ways a train can "avoid" colliding with something on the tracks. CdlLife and their clickbait headlines again.
     
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  7. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Either way I wouldn’t want to be the trucking company or the driver involved. That’s going to be an expensive cleanup job,not to mention the personal vehicles and the building that was hit when the derailment occurred!
     
  8. Opus

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    Right......like he's gonna swerve?
     
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  9. mjd4277

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    Surveillance cameras caught the derailment. Note the DPU(locomotive) passing by. This was a heavy long train. Power pole was also taken out!!
     
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