NS Heritage Unit Wrecked in Pittsburgh

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NS Heritage Unit Wrecked in Pittsburgh
Posted by mvlandsw on Sunday, December 12, 2021 7:45 PM

The Southern NS hertiage unit and one other unit plus some intermodal cars ended up on their sides after hitting a rock slide on the Mon Line near Becks Run Road on the south side of Pittsburgh. No injuries to the three engineers(as reported by a local tv station) who were on the train.

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Posted by flourish96 on Sunday, December 12, 2021 9:12 PM

News link with pictures of the damaged unit, 2/3 crew members were entrapped but ultimatelty no injuries reported after they were freed

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Posted by kgbw49 on Sunday, December 12, 2021 10:53 PM
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Posted by Leo_Ames on Monday, December 13, 2021 4:40 PM

Doesn't look so bad for the heritage unit, but will be interesting to see if that trailing GE ends up written off. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, December 13, 2021 5:02 PM

Very few engines will make it from manufacturer to the scrap yards without having been involved in some form of accident and having its wheels or other parts of it ending up on the ground.

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Posted by Gramp on Monday, December 13, 2021 8:19 PM

Hope the heritage livery is retained when the engine is repaired. 

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Posted by matthewsaggie on Monday, December 13, 2021 8:23 PM

What line is that on the lower level, next to the road?

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Posted by David1005 on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:37 AM

CSX, probably originally P&LE.



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