Derailments

2001-02-28 Reed Yard Derailment

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. […]

Continue Reading
Reading Ohio Derailment

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 […]

Continue Reading
Winton Place Derailment Picture

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 […]

Continue Reading