NS Derailment North Of Picayune 5/10/19

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  1. May 12, 2019 #1

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    Flooding is being eyed as the cause of this derailment. The link has pictures of the scene. They estimate restoration in a day or two. In the meantime, the Crescent is terminating/originating at BHM until the track open.

    https://www.wspa.com/news/flooding-causes-train-to-derail-in-mississippi/1996646837

     
  2. May 12, 2019 #2

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    I’m Surprised they are turning in Birmingham vs. Atlanta. Would turning in Atlanta be extra difficult right now? Or should I give Amtrak credit for going the extra few miles?
     
  3. May 12, 2019 #3

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    Saw a short video of the scene, that is some twisted up junk.
     
  4. May 12, 2019 #4

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    It was likely already too late to accomplish much at ATL. 20(12) is originating at BHM.
     
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    Sounds like the are planning on running 19 and 20 all the way through today.
     
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    #20 only lost less than 30 minutes going through the site of the wreck.
     

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