UP freight "t-bones" BNSF train, demolishes overpass

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UP freight "t-bones" BNSF train, demolishes overpass

Postby kaitoku » Sat May 25, 2013 11:50 pm

I guess b/c this was not a passenger crash it hasn't been noted much:

(Reuters) - Two freight trains collided at a rail intersection in rural Missouri on Saturday, triggering the collapse of a highway overpass when at least a dozen rail cars derailed and struck a support pillar, authorities said.

None of the seven people hurt in the fiery crash - two train workers and five occupants of two cars on the overpass - suffered life-threatening injuries, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said in a statement.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/ ... 7020130526
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Re: UP freight "t-bones" BNSF train, demolishes overpass

Postby 25Hz » Sun May 26, 2013 12:46 am

It looks like the incident actually took place at the diamond right outside of the small town of Rockville, MO.
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Re: UP freight "t-bones" BNSF train, demolishes overpass

Postby butts260 » Mon May 27, 2013 2:54 pm

Single by single track 61 degree (about) diamond located at about 37 deg - 12.286' N, 89 deg - 38.403' W, under demolished bridge, altitude (by Google Earth) 333 ft. One track runs east - west (geographic) and the other about 029 - 209 degrees true. http://www.ntsb.gov has some nice downloadable pix available.
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Re: UP freight "t-bones" BNSF train, demolishes overpass

Postby catfish63755 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:57 pm

Fourteen months later two wrecked UPRR engines on the right of way and no NTSB report.
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Re: UP freight "t-bones" BNSF train, demolishes overpass

Postby butts260 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:37 pm

NTSB has issued Accident Report NTSB/RAR-14/02 PB2015-102084 "Collision of Union Pacific Railroad Freight Train with BNSF Railway Freight Train Near Chaffee, Missouri May 25, 2013"
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