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I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« on: May 21, 2013, 11:00:54 PM »
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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 11:56:43 PM »
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I thought this was going to be about the crash on Tehachapi yesterday...

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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 09:38:46 AM »
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I don't know about the 1960s/70s, but from what I understand today, any automobiles that were in a derailment will be scrapped and covered by insurance, even if they're not visibly damaged. They won't/can't sell cars as new that have been in an accident.

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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 05:40:20 PM »
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I thought this was going to be about the crash on Tehachapi yesterday...

I hadn't heard about this.  It could have been a whole lot worse, fortunately no injuries:

http://www.tehachapinews.com/news/local/x480781692/Frieght-trains-collide-and-derail-near-Tehachapi

There will be a lot of junker vehicles resulting from this though.

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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 08:45:19 PM »
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I only heard about it because a friend happened to be railfanning Tehachapi and sent pictures.  Not sure I can share them though.

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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 09:05:11 PM »
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Detailers, take note of the contents of the gons in the image posted by Peteski...
“Everyone leaves unfinished business. That's what dying is.” —Amos, The Expanse

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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 09:08:04 PM »
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Detailers, take note of the contents of the gons in the image posted by Peteski...

Oilers, cables and McHenry N scale couplers.  ;)
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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 09:17:41 PM »
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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 10:04:11 PM »
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Nice pix of the Tehachapi incident here:

http://www.westcoastrailforums.com/thread-7525-post-75958.html#pid75958

Hey!  Unless this happened in 1963, start your own thread!  ;)
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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 11:44:11 PM »
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Why can't we have one, big, happy thread about auto-rack wrecks?

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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 12:21:37 AM »
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Why can't we have one, big, happy thread about auto-rack wrecks?

Oh allright.
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Re: I wonder if they were able to save those automobiles...
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 03:15:00 AM »
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David - Are you hinting on your next detail load project?  Cool!  I want one! :D
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