Norfolk Southern Train Derailed After Hitting Truck Carrying Concrete Beam

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  1. mjd4277

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  3. Grumppy

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    Jim Bob was slowly moving across the tracks. I guess he didn't look down the tracks for a train when he crossed. I'm assuming that if he seen a train coming down the track, he'd have stepped on it a little bit.

    What a mess!
     
  4. Kshaw0960

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    All the videos I’ve seen of trucks being hit, the train just goes through them like butter. Even seen an excavator hit by a train and it just cartwheeled away. Think this is the first one where a train gets messed up.
     
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    That is easily a multi million dollar wreck. Factor in the cleanup costs, damage to the train itself, damage to the tracks, using equipment to clean up that wreck, heavy cranes, just to move the train itself, never mind the truck or what’s left of it. Also, the hazmat response because of the diesel fuel from both the truck and the train. By the end of the day that heavy haul company is going to be finished!
     
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    Quick google check said anywhere from $2-3 million per locomotive. He totaled 3. Article also doesn’t mention injuries. I would say loss of equipment alone will be over $20 mill. This is probably one of the most expensive truck wrecks without fatalities I could imagine.
     
  7. haz-matguru

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    My aunt was an engineer at Norfolk Southern. And she told me when I was 17 that if a car, semi, or what ever type of vehicle is on the tracks. That they are supposed to speed up to prevent the impact from derailing the engine, and possibly other cars.

    The only slow down after they ram through the vehicle. However these concrete beams had to have alot of re-bar in them to cause this.
     
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    Another tragedy is the idiot filming in portrait view!!
     
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  9. Kshaw0960

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    Yeah but at least he wasn’t shaking the phone like a vibrator, screaming real loud, or having an annoying commentary added. I give him 4/5.
     
  10. mjd4277

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    $2-3 million per locomotive sounds about right.
    Back in 2005 when I was living in Chicagoland Metra had an accident involving one of its commuter train on the Rock Island District Line between Joliet and LaSalle St Station. Idiot of an engineer took a switch too fast and ended wrecking the train (68 mph when the switch was rated for 10 mph). The accident killed 2 passengers on the train. The train was in push mode using 2 (then brand new at the time) Motive Power MP36PH-3S locomotives, which at the time costed Metra $14-$17 million dollars each. Both were rebuilt and repaired and returned to service,but one of them was in the repair shop for at least 6 months due to the extensive damage (it caught fire after the derailment)!
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