CSX Train Wreck at Baltimore Tunnel

This happened about 1 mile from my house.  If this happened an hour later there would have been a line of traffic under the bridge with people coming home from work. This is the 4th CSX derailment in and around Baltimore in recent memory.  Three of those derailments were caused by a broken rail.  I'm betting they'll find the same here.

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That is the Baltimore Streetcar museum under the bridge.  Their power station took a direct hit and the over head wire was pulled down.  There could be track damage as part of the clean up.  No damage to the rolling stock, car barn and visitors center.  Local reports are the train was 151 cars long.  This is a pretty sharp curve on an upgrade.

Bob

poppyl posted:

Track could have been the problem but so could string lining on the grade, particularly given the midtrain DPU and heavy loads (out of the picture) behind the light cars that derailed.   The final report will answer the question.

Poppyl 

That's exactly what my 1st thought was.

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bbunge posted:

That is the Baltimore Streetcar museum under the bridge.  Their power station took a direct hit and the over head wire was pulled down.  There could be track damage as part of the clean up.  No damage to the rolling stock, car barn and visitors center.  Local reports are the train was 151 cars long.  This is a pretty sharp curve on an upgrade.

Bob

Well, there goes their summer and fall program unless they can rebuild the power station or get a temporary power supply going before season opens.  Of course there is rebuilding the overhead  and damaged rails infrastructure to deal with.  Maybe CSX will pay to have a commercial RR contractor come in and repair everything more quickly than volunteers could (one can hope I guess).

 

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Any updates for the power? I just got back in town and was wondering what has happened since the derailment. According to the Baltimore Sun article the "equipment" is ok but the lines are down. I would imagine the equipment would be hard to replace given its age.  OF course they will need a new building. 

According to a Facebook posting, yesterday, volunteers were able to remove the equipment, which, amazingly, was not damaged, from the damaged building for safe keeping.  The museum is working with CSX regarding next moves.  One photo shows the wrecked cars are currently on the museum's ROW, along the road.  Hoping CSX, or CSX's insurance will cover a new building and re-installation as well as other damages.  

Bob

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