Author Topic: 26" gap in Chemical alley rail.  (Read 651 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Joetrain59

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1375
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +44
26" gap in Chemical alley rail.
« on: February 07, 2017, 12:07:37 PM »
0

davefoxx

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 8389
  • Gender: Male
  • "I like trains!"
  • Respect: +1809
Re: 26" gap in Chemical alley rail.
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 12:24:47 PM »
0
They obviously haven't seen that WWII-era video showing how hard it is to derail a train with missing rail sections.   ;)

DFF

General Counsel to the Laurel Valley Ry.
Member: ACL/SAL Historical Society
A Proud HOer

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 17875
  • Has a degree in American History & Culture.
  • Respect: +2126
    • Conrail 1285
Re: 26" gap in Chemical alley rail.
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 12:26:51 PM »
+1
Quote
NEW YORK (WABC) -- An Eyewitness News exclusive investigation found that trains carrying dangerous chemicals are passing over a busted rail just miles from Manhattan, and an expect thinks it could result in a disaster.

An expect. Dammit, journalists. This is why people have stopped trusting you. Get it together.

wazzou

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 4285
  • #GoCougs
  • Respect: +406
Re: 26" gap in Chemical alley rail.
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 01:31:07 PM »
0
Fake, fake, fake.   :D
Bryan

Member of NPRHA, Modeling Committee Member
http://www.nprha.org/
Member of MRHA

jagged ben

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 2336
  • Respect: +201
Re: 26" gap in Chemical alley rail.
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 02:24:02 PM »
0
Is it actually Conrail that owns the track this time?

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 17875
  • Has a degree in American History & Culture.
  • Respect: +2126
    • Conrail 1285
Re: 26" gap in Chemical alley rail.
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 03:18:25 PM »
0
Is it actually Conrail that owns the track this time?

I think so.

Joetrain59

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1375
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +44
Re: 26" gap in Chemical alley rail.
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2017, 11:49:29 PM »
0
Ch. 7 mentions Conrail as track owner.
Yes, I saw thay WW2 video with different lengths of rail missing.
 Spelling by journalists is horrible today. No proof reading any more?
 Track is going to be fixed this week, says Conrail. ;)
 
 Joe D

It is now fixed,  http://abc7ny.com/news/exclusive-railroad-fixes-26-inch-rail-gap-hours-after-report/1742317/
« Last Edit: February 08, 2017, 02:49:23 AM by Joetrain59 »

Catt

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1721
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +28
    • Boylerwerx
Re: 26" gap in Chemical alley rail.
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2017, 12:22:06 PM »
0
26" gap and 36" wheels,restricted speeds looks safe to me.Watching the video shows that at no time the wheel is trying to go through the gap.What would be of interest to me is how that gap got there.
Johnathan (Catt) Edwards
Sole owner of the
Grande Valley Railway
100% Michigan made

nkalanaga

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 6517
  • Respect: +273
Re: 26" gap in Chemical alley rail.
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2017, 01:52:46 AM »
0
At that speed, cut a piece of tie to fit.  Hardwood makes an acceptable temporary rail at low speeds.
N Kalanaga
Be well