jim pastorius posted:

I have two engineering books on right of way and roadbed engineering and construction, sort of, an interest of mine. Just speculation.

OK then, when was that "raised roadbed" constructed, i.e. how long has it been "raised roadbed"? More than 100 years?

jim pastorius posted:

It will really be interesting to see how they move the engines out of there.  They are below the tracks and the roads won't handle that weight plus the soft field would be a challenge. Any bets ??

The "Sidewinders" can rerail them, no problem!

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paperboys posted:

In viewing the provided video of the wreck cleanup scene, did anyone note the high speed crossovers, at or near where the 4001 came to rest?
While a rail knick is a possibility, perhaps a picked switch; or incorrectly set point(s); a damaged or broken frog; etc???????????

I thought it has already been made clear that the crew SAW the heat king, prior to running over it.

Also, what do you consider "high speed" for those crossovers?

prrhorseshoecurve posted:

One item that was overlooked was the field the wrecked train is being staged until removal. i assume the farmer owner of that land is being compensated for the destruction of his crops on top of a monthly rental fee?

The Claims Department always generously compensates adjacent landowners for damage and inconvenience.  That is standard practice.

Tom

 

Superintendent, High Plains Division (O Gauge) 

The Panhandle & Santa Fe Railway Co.

Lone Star Hi-Railers

Santa Fe, All the Way

prrhorseshoecurve posted:

One item that was overlooked was the field the wrecked train is being staged until removal. i assume the farmer owner of that land is being compensated for the destruction of his crops on top of a monthly rental fee?

3 posts in reference to the farmer's field on the 1st page...

Number 90 posted:
prrhorseshoecurve posted:

One item that was overlooked was the field the wrecked train is being staged until removal. i assume the farmer owner of that land is being compensated for the destruction of his crops on top of a monthly rental fee?

The Claims Department always generously compensates adjacent landowners for damage and inconvenience.  That is standard practice.

I recently handled something at work where a train wreck occurred adjacent to someone’s yard and he woke up the next morning to a railroad MOW crew setting up their operations behind his patio.

He went outside, with a ‘look of death’ in his eye (his words), storming into a very surprised RR crew who was told by their boss that he’d secured permission (giant “Oops” from said boss later). He was immediately handed over to someone via the phone who gave a figure for his time. It was a VERY generous figure. They also apologized a lot. That meant more to the property owner than any amount.

As the RR people were leaving for good, a guy in a suit came by with a check for the promised amount.

“You can wreck here anytime!” he told them as they left. He said once he got past his initial rage of them in the yard, he said they were decent people.

Originally posted by Hotwater:
I thought it has already been made clear that the crew SAW the heat king, prior to running over it.

And if the Engineer was wearing a "minuteman" , it's understandable why he didn't stop...Although this wasn't the B&M RR

This had to have been on a trailer on the last car of the train in front of it....

Otherwise, I can't see this unit slipping in between the joint of a spine car or slipping in between two TOFC's and staying on the tracks for the following consist.

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NS 4001 recently entered repairs at Juniata shops.

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FYI, NS 4001 was released from Juniata shops last week in fresh new blue bonnet (sonic bonnet) paint! 

Happy times!  Amazing work!

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