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Low Bridge/Tall Car - Rut-Row

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Low Bridge/Tall Car - Rut-Row
Posted by maxman on Friday, September 18, 2020 2:44 PM
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Posted by Overmod on Friday, September 18, 2020 3:25 PM

Exhaustively discussed ... in more than one thread ... on the Trains Magazine forum.

This was a local move, probably out of the ex-IC yard in southwest Memphis via East Junction, that was shoving up a dedicated lead under Riverport Road into an oil refinery.  We think the racks were involved with a transload facility in the old Cotton Belt intermodal yard east of the accident point; yet to be seen if they were pickups or setouts.  Bridge well known not to be suitable for overheight cars.

What you can't see in the video is that there are gasoline transfer pipelines on the opposite side of the pictured bridge (which has the line going from West Junction up to the Missisippi bridges via Broadway and the bluff line past Central Station) and this could have been very, very much worse if any of the debris had gone a very slightly different way...

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Posted by maxman on Friday, September 18, 2020 4:08 PM

Overmod
Exhaustively discussed ... in more than one thread ... on the Trains Magazine forum

Maybe so.  But some of us don't participate in that forum.  Since it was new to me, I thought I'd share.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, September 18, 2020 8:44 PM

maxman
Since it was new to me, I thought I'd share.

Not a problem,although when I read the title I thought I was in the Trains forum and started writing a 'we don't need THREE threads' rejoinder until I saw where it was.

I mentioned the Trains thread(s) because they are a source of information beyond any of the press coverage I have seen so far, if anyone wants a quick fill-in.  Saves typing!

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Posted by BigDaddy on Friday, September 18, 2020 8:48 PM

Mr B posted that in the Diner on Tuesday.  Stop on in.

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Posted by gmpullman on Friday, September 18, 2020 9:52 PM

BigDaddy
Mr B posted that in the Diner on Tuesday.

Or was it that Pullman guy?

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Posted by richhotrain on Saturday, September 19, 2020 5:19 PM

Saw that video the day it happened. Incredible.

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Posted by Enzoamps on Saturday, September 19, 2020 11:28 PM

Did we not have a recent thread someone asked if anyone was modelling unusual scenes on their pike?  Well, there you go, a project for next winter.

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