Train derailment in North Baltimore, Ohio

There was a large train derailment in North Baltimore, Ohio this afternoon around 12.15pm. This is on the main east-west CSX line.

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--------------------------- Dan Merkel

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Dan Merkel
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Saw it on CNN. Car trying to race the train to a crossing. I thought that train crews were told not to try and stop because it would cause what happen? I thought tossing the vehicle aside by hitting it at speed was safer?

Reply to
Jon Miller

I guess it depends on what network you listen to. Some of the other networks stated that all cars were stopped at the crossing and the train that derailed hit them.

Chris

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ChrisGW

According to the story at:

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"At least 15 cars of a train carrying steel and other items derailed when rail cars started to go onto a side track used to get to a nearby grain elevator, North Baltimore police chief Gerald Perry said."

Reply to
Ken Rice

Since this is rec.models.SCALE, the important question in this thread is wether someone will build a diorama of this wreck and in which scale? H0 (1:87.1 or 3.5mm/ft), N or another?

Will it be true scale-size or selectively compressed?

:-) Peteski

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Peter W.

On 30 Nov 2006 22:24:30 -0800, I said, "Pick a card, any card" and "Peter W." instead replied:

It is? What have I missed here?

True scale wouldn't even fit in the door, mate. But I'd love a passenger car for my layout.

-- Ray

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Ray Haddad

That is correct, one train derailed, and it derailed the one on the other track. The people in the cars were stopped.

BDK

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BDK

The automobiles will be compressed, that's for sure.

Reply to
Mark Mathu

actually, what happened was a chain hanging off a car snagged the switchstand and pulled something loose.

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me

Almost. The chain snagged the switchstand and it turned the switch to the siding.

I understand there's going to be a rule forthcoming to have the switchstands turned so that if this happens again, it will line to the main. If the train is going the other direction, it would only be a misaligned trailing point switch, which the wheels will force the points back to the main.

Kennedy

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Kennedy (no longer not on The Haggis!)

Did you *really* see that?

Reply to
Mark Mathu

That's odd, because the local station that fed the story to CNN reported from the start that the cars were sitting at the crossing just waiting and one train derailed and made the other one derail. The only thing missing was the actual cause, a hanging/dragging chain that tripped the switch as it went by. Maybe you are mixing up two stories?

BDK

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BDK

Or posts to usenet, so it seems.

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Mark Mathu

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