Last Thursday morning, May 1st, a south bound CSX coal drag on its way to a power plant in Southern Maryland hit a washout near US Rt 50 in Bowie, MD. All three locomotives and ten cars were derailed. This is about a mile from the house, so when I heard the news, I arranged for the afternoon off and after some investigation, found the wreck site and spent the weekend watching from a distance and looking over the resulting damage. So just a couple of photos to share. The crew was not injured, although it looks like the engineer got lucky.
The wreck location wasn't very accessible. I didn't venture closer at the request of some workers.
The trailing unit after it was back on the rails and moved to a location where it was worked on.
The lead unit, with a rail impaled into the cab. A local train crew working locomotives brought up to move these units around said the rail penetrated to the real cab bulkhead.