Train Derailment in the Yard  Contributor's Pick!       
As this manifest pulled in this morning around 4 A.M., an engine split a switch and derailed 2 of it's 3 locomotives and the first 2 cars, both of them tank cars, the rail rolled over under the derailed cars and engines. Hulcher was called in, I saw their lights on the tracks and their trucks in the yard when we came over the viaduct, I knew it couldn't be good. Here, at 6:33 P.M., about 14 hours after it happened, cleanup is almost complete. One sideboom has just begun lifting the tank car hauling "a volatile liquid" according to Union Pacific Railroad Special Agent Steve Ray. The other sideboom is moving down the tracks to assist. The blurred headlights down the road are UP Managers in a Dodge Truck. They have just rerailed both locomotives.
Date: 1/16/2006 Location: Poplar Bluff, MO   Map Show Poplar Bluff on a rail map Views: 429 Collection Of:   Zach Pumphery
Locomotives: CSX 7815(C40-8W) UP 8304(SD9043MAC)   Rolling Stock: APHX 2006 (Tank Car) Author:  Zach Pumphery
Train Derailment in the Yard
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