CSX / Amtrak Silver Star Collison in SC

Hardcoaler Feb 4, 2018

  1. BnOEngrRick

    BnOEngrRick TrainBoard Member

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    Kinda funny (not haha funny) you worded it that way. There is a section of former Conrail line north of Columbus OH that has a large Scotts (lawn care supply manufacturer) manufacturing complex on both sides of the mainline. This is true "dark" territory, no signals at all. Scotts has a contract switching company handle the work in their plants, and it requires access to either side of the mainline. Twice in a year, the contract crew reported "clear" and released their authority but failed to line a mainline switch back. First time a container train found it at 49 MPH and made a big mess. Second time a track inspector on routine patrol found it.
     
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  2. BoxcabE50

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    No. It was a North Korean padlock! And it was armed with a missile......
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am certain this will be true. :(
     
  4. Hardcoaler

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    It's now over a year later, but I thought I'd just add on to this existing thread regarding a recent minor CSX derailment in South Carolina. The headline reads:

    ABBEVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina 05/30/2019) - Crews are working to clean up coal after several CSX trains derailed Thursday evening in Abbeville.

    Translation: 10 to 15 coal loads derailed. I read the headline thinking how on earth could "several CSX trains derail" on a single track line?
     
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  5. BoxcabE50

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    Written AND edited (if any), once again, by someone completely unqualified to do so. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Point353

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    One might interpret that translation to mean the coal loads themselves somehow derailed, but not the train cars in which the were being transported.
     
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