2001-02-28 Reed Yard Derailment
Derailments Railroad Photographs

Reed Yard Wide Gage Derailment February 2001


This was a minor derailment in a Class 1 Yard. Wide gage happens everywhere, even on the big railroads. This one took place on the lead in Norfolk Southern Reed Yard with an I&O local crew.  After rerailing the cars, it was clear that the tie plates were moving out almost an inch under load. […]


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Truck Stuck on Carrel Street Crossing
Foolish Drivers Railroad Photographs

Truck Stuck on Carrel Street Crossing


Well, not everything the railroad has to put up with is a derailment blocking the track. Sometimes it is an individual not using all of the brain cells they have been provided. Below you see a semi transporting high-end luxury cars high leveled on a crossing. Fortunately train speed on this track was only 10mph, […]


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Reading Ohio Derailment
Derailments Railroad Photographs

Reading Ohio Derailment January 2001


Here is an example of what happens when a tank car goes down two different tracks at the same time in a customer’s facility. This happened to an I&O local crew working the Oasis Line customers in Reading, Ohio. Even a minor derailment like this is a concern due to the cars containing hazardous materials […]


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Winton Place Derailment Picture
Derailments Railroad Photographs

Labor Day 2000 Winton Place Derailment


Well, this was a day that I was supposed to be off and I was actually going to get to sleep in! Well, the phone rang early that morning because our crew was involved in a derailment just outside of CSX Queensgate Yard in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this area there are 3 main line. CSX […]


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Celebrate the Century Express
Locomotive Railroad Photographs

Celebrate The Century Express


The United States Post Office promoted its Celebrate the Century series of stamps commemorating highlights of the past 100 years, with a rolling history display. This rolling display was sent on a two-year tour of the nation. Powered by Amtrak 100 — this unique train was comprised of four cars and a P-42 Genesis locomotive […]


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