News Wire: Derailment near St Louis results in fire

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:37 PM

DUPO, Ill. – A freight train has derailed in Dupo on Tuesday, resulting in a fire. The incident happened in the southeast suburb of St. Louis, Mo., south of East St. Louis. The line is question is owned by Union Pacific with BNSF Railway tracka...

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Posted by BLS53 on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:52 PM

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DUPO, Ill. – A freight train has derailed in Dupo on Tuesday, resulting in a fire. The incident happened in the southeast suburb of St. Louis, Mo., south of East St. Louis. The line is question is owned by Union Pacific with BNSF Railway tracka...

http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2019/09/10-derailment-near-st-louis-results-in-fire

 

You're confusing lines. This one runs down the IL side to Thebes. BNSF has a line (old Frisco) that runs down the opposite river bank. No need for trackage rights. BNSF does have trackage rights on the UP St. Louis-Poplar Bluff line, which never gets close to Dupo IL 

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Posted by Deggesty on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 3:30 PM

I wonder if the good people at Trains have good atlases of the rail sytem over the years. Even the SPV atlases showed former rpad names along with the current road names.

I noticed when the Silver Star ran into a misaligned switch that the writerof the news did not know where the A Line (former ACL) and the S Line (former SAL) ran. Reading the account, I thought at first that the passenger train had been detoured through Florence until I read more and knew that it was on the S Line, going through Columbia.

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Posted by BLS53 on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 8:35 PM

Deggesty

I wonder if the good people at Trains have good atlases of the rail sytem over the years. Even the SPV atlases showed former rpad names along with the current road names.

I noticed when the Silver Star ran into a misaligned switch that the writerof the news did not know where the A Line (former ACL) and the S Line (former SAL) ran. Reading the account, I thought at first that the passenger train had been detoured through Florence until I read more and knew that it was on the S Line, going through Columbia.

 

I see he updated it to Thebes instead of Poplar Bluff. Glad I'm good for something. Smile

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Posted by tree68 on Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:58 AM

Most troubling to me as a firefighter was the fire that apparently ran underground to a catchment pond and burned there...

At that point there wasn't much to damage, but the possibilities...

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Posted by caldreamer on Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:15 AM

What is most troubling to me why did 19 cars derail?  I have seen cars derail i yard and only one or two went off the tracks.  Was excess speed or movement through a closed the cause?

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Posted by BaltACD on Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:21 AM

Reports I have read in other location have stated that the derailment happened in the process of making up a train.  I suspect in the process of doubling up a train, the and pictures I have seen would suggest that it is a sideswipe kind of impact.  For 19 cars to be involved there was a lot of inertia involved.

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