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#1 Ryan

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 11:57 AM

We see a lot of vehicles striking train bridges, but I can’t recall seeing a train strike a vehicle bridge. CSX managed to try and fit double stacks under some bridges that were woefully unsuitable.


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 12:04 PM

Wow. That's bad but kind of awesome. Reminds me of the Can Opener bridge in North Carolina.

 

Here's a compilation of some of the vehicle "peelings" that have taken place over the years:


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 01:01 PM

Can't follow the link, but a pretty self explanatory picture!

 

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 01:56 PM

Wow, that’s pretty lame. Small town paper.
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Posted 23 June 2018 - 05:21 PM

On the UP line heading west out of Chicago, there is a bridge that has one track that has been lowered underneath it to accommodate double stacks and auto racks. The other tracks won't clear these cars. Every once in a while a dispatcher mistakenly routes a freight trains with high clearance cars on the wrong track with similar results. 



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Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:08 PM

CSX "How Tomorrow Moves" because it sure isn't moving today.

Actually what happened was a switch move on the mountain sub. It did answer a question I had though. And that was would the mountain sub clear a dome car. Resounding no on that one. Oh well we don't need it.
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:22 PM

Wow, that’s pretty lame. Small town paper.

Lots of quite large papers are doing the same, including (last I checked) the LA Times and many others.


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