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Originally posted by donlashway
reply to post by Montana
Well, there is a photo in the news report showing the tank cars, lead two fine, all behind stacked up. Looks like they were going into that industrial siding. As I said first two fine, no damage strait on siding track, what if there was a track blocker that way that stopped them? Cars not all smashed up, just side ways all stacked up, perpendicular to track, so not going very fast.
News report says last 13 cars were pulled back away from the fire, again it wasn't going fast.
Three or more tracks there; industrial siding, side storage siding (small yard) and main line. The two intact cars on far left rails ( in direction of travel south); the industrial siding.
Originally posted by aboutface
I've heard three people say it was going a lot faster than usual, some guessing at 60 mph.
I'm wondering about the car that's lying on top of the others, whether the force of the explosion did that or what? See this photo.
Scalia plans to come to work for parts of next week, when he is supposed to be vacationing, to ensure that the locomotive rebuilding project stays on schedule. Three of the locomotives will be additions to the company’s stock. They’re not new machines, but new enough: General Electric C 39-8s built in 1986 that the company bought and will have rebuilt with reconditioned engines, generators and other key components, Grindrod said. The rest will be older models that the freight company took out of circulation when they broke down, Grindrod said. Scalia also has to work on finding more workers. The company has rehired all of the people available now who were laid off from MM&A years ago. The rest still in the area work for other rail companies or have left the industry, he said. The training of new workers can take up to three years to complete, and Scalia worries that the company’s workload might leave the company scrambling for experienced help.