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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.

 

 

http://www.times-news.com/news/local_news/the-latest-details-are-few-regarding-bridges-hit-by-csx/article_27668638-7630-11e8-adbc-2b12c4d9f336.html

 

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

 

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

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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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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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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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