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Stack Train derailment south of Harrisburg PA
« on: September 12, 2013, 03:39:33 PM »
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NS Stack Train hit a tractor-trailer and derailed some cars, but everything stayed upright.  This is the ex-RDG Lurgan Line between Grantham and Boiling Springs PA

http://www.wgal.com/news/susquehanna-valley/cumberland/train-derails-after-colliding-with-tractortrailer/-/9704098/21905224/-/h0b42/-/index.html

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/09/one_person_suffers_minor_injur.html
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Re: Stack Train derailment south of Harrisburg PA
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 03:41:58 PM »
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And in other news, NS has just processed a request for an oversized load to cross its tracks in Cumberland County.  Wonder who forgot to call whom?   :facepalm:
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Re: Stack Train derailment south of Harrisburg PA
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 05:32:13 PM »
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Read the news story in the second link provided.  It will give you an idea of how seriously uneducated the public is about railroads.

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Re: Stack Train derailment south of Harrisburg PA
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 05:32:38 PM »
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From comments made by someone in the traffic waiting near crossing, the truck was having an issue making the turn and had to back up to try again.  It was at that time the lights came on, gates down and one blow of the horn.  BAM !  Had the truck made the turn, we wouldn't be wondering why the general public doesn't understand out trains operate.  I am surprised why they didn't ask why they didn't swerve to miss the truck
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Re: Stack Train derailment south of Harrisburg PA
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2013, 09:27:23 PM »
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""The train was going too fast," for the truck to react, she said".  :facepalm:

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Re: Stack Train derailment south of Harrisburg PA
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 06:49:44 AM »
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How dare that train travel on its own property. Oh, the insanity!
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