Unscheduled track work NEC

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Unscheduled track work NEC
Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:45 AM

There has beed many days of both scheduled and unscheduled track work WASH - Perryville effecting mainly MARC.  Another one today Friday 12th.

 
MARC Service Alert <alert@mtamarylandalerts.com>
To:Maryland MTA Alerts Subscriber
 
Jul 12 at 10:14 AM
 
 
Due to single tracking around unscheduled trackwork, until otherwise announced, all trains will work off of 3 track at Odenton and Bowie State. The schedule will be adjusted to help keep trains moving. Northbound trains 418 and 422 will bypass both Odenton and Bowie State stops. Southbound trains 427 and 431 will also bypass Odenton and Bowie State. All trains are expected to see 25 to 30 minute delays passing through the area.

 

 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, July 12, 2019 9:27 PM

blue streak 1
There has beed many days of both scheduled and unscheduled track work WASH - Perryville effecting mainly MARC.  Another one today Friday 12th.
 
MARC Service Alert <alert@mtamarylandalerts.com>
To:Maryland MTA Alerts Subscriber
 
Jul 12 at 10:14 AM
 
 
Due to single tracking around unscheduled trackwork, until otherwise announced, all trains will work off of 3 track at Odenton and Bowie State. The schedule will be adjusted to help keep trains moving. Northbound trains 418 and 422 will bypass both Odenton and Bowie State stops. Southbound trains 427 and 431 will also bypass Odenton and Bowie State. All trains are expected to see 25 to 30 minute delays passing through the area.

 

Amazing how the derailment of a ballast train creates unscheduled trackwork.

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/07/12/train-derailment-odenton-maryland/

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Posted by zugmann on Friday, July 12, 2019 10:49 PM

BaltACD
Amazing how the derailment of a ballast train creates unscheduled trackwork.

I didn't know Herzog had Difco side dumps.

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, July 12, 2019 11:11 PM

BaltACD
Amazing how the derailment of a ballast train creates unscheduled trackwork.

I'll bite: how did they manage to get the effect of side-dumping with conventional cars.  No stringlining excuse in that location!

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Posted by BaltACD on Saturday, July 13, 2019 6:59 AM

Overmod
 
BaltACD
Amazing how the derailment of a ballast train creates unscheduled trackwork. 

I'll bite: how did they manage to get the effect of side-dumping with conventional cars.  No stringlining excuse in that location!

Without being on the ground and investigating the signs and marks and other clues that derailments leave, I don't have any idea how Amtrak managed to pull this one off.

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Posted by Overmod on Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:10 AM

BaltACD
... I don't have any idea how Amtrak managed to pull this one off.

"Yes but," I heard the member formerly known as Bucyrus say, "if they pulled it off doesn't that imply a string line-type derailment?  As opposed to pushing it off..."

Still ranks as my vote for pun of the year.Thumbs Up

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Posted by charlie hebdo on Saturday, July 13, 2019 8:37 AM

Overmod

 

 
BaltACD
... I don't have any idea how Amtrak managed to pull this one off.

 

"Yes but," I heard the member formerly known as Bucyrus say, "if they pulled it off doesn't that imply a string line-type derailment?  As opposed to pushing it off..."

Still ranks as my vote for pun of the year.Thumbs Up

 

+1 In the unintended humor category. 

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Posted by zugmann on Sunday, July 14, 2019 4:43 PM

BaltACD
I don't have any idea how Amtrak managed to pull this one off.

I've heard of ballast trains that dumped too much ballast (gate stuck open or similar) and it caused a derailment. 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Sunday, July 14, 2019 10:56 PM

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BaltACD
I don't have any idea how Amtrak managed to pull this one off.

I've heard of ballast trains that dumped too much ballast (gate stuck open or similar) and it caused a derailment. 

Or if the doors didn't open on one side of the car, turning it into an unbalanced load.  Just like the little cartoon painted on the ends of centrebeam flats.

Those Difco air dumps are prone to tipping over too, gotta be careful and raise them slowly, and wait until some of the load has poured out before raising it completely.

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:15 AM

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zugmann
BaltACD
I don't have any idea how Amtrak managed to pull this one off.

I've heard of ballast trains that dumped too much ballast (gate stuck open or similar) and it caused a derailment.  

Or if the doors didn't open on one side of the car, turning it into an unbalanced load.  Just like the little cartoon painted on the ends of centrebeam flats.

Those Difco air dumps are prone to tipping over too, gotta be careful and raise them slowly, and wait until some of the load has poured out before raising it completely.

Cars pictured in the article are not Difco side dumps.  They are Herzog bottom dumps.

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Posted by Overmod on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:19 AM

BaltACD
Cars pictured in the article are not Difco side dumps. They are Herzog bottom dumps.

Too many people seem to have missed the wicked humor in Zug's post that said 'I didn't know Herzog used Difcos'...

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Posted by rdamon on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:30 AM

Overmod

 

 
BaltACD
Cars pictured in the article are not Difco side dumps. They are Herzog bottom dumps.

 

Too many people seem to have missed the wicked humor in the post that said 'I didn't know Herzog used Difcos'...

 

I also do not see any string in that photo either. 

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Posted by SD70Dude on Monday, July 15, 2019 10:11 AM

BaltACD

 

 
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zugmann
BaltACD
I don't have any idea how Amtrak managed to pull this one off.

I've heard of ballast trains that dumped too much ballast (gate stuck open or similar) and it caused a derailment.  

Or if the doors didn't open on one side of the car, turning it into an unbalanced load.  Just like the little cartoon painted on the ends of centrebeam flats.

Those Difco air dumps are prone to tipping over too, gotta be careful and raise them slowly, and wait until some of the load has poured out before raising it completely.

Cars pictured in the article are not Difco side dumps.  They are Herzog bottom dumps.

Believe me, I am very familiar with the differences between the different types of ballast cars.  Switched way too many of them on way too many worktrains.  The first part of my post (bolded here) referred to the bottom-dump Herzog cars. 

The bit about air-dumps refers to other incidents I have heard about, but thankfully not taken part in. 

Or perhaps this derailment had nothing to do with the cars, and they found a spot of bad track that should have been made a higher priority on the to-do list.

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