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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. […]
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 […]