Shelburne Falls Derailment 12-18-2016

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Shelburne Falls Derailment 12-18-2016

Postby Safetee » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:27 am

Apparently a late night derailment occurred on Freight Main in Shelburne Falls/Buckland. Unsure of status, ie cars off, track related damage, cause etc, but will post as news develop.
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Re: Shelburne Falls Derailment

Postby Safetee » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:03 am

at least two cars are off of what i am assuming is west end of east bound grain train on siding/north track/ 2 by CP 398. potential significant track damage including two road crossings and one turnout from dragging car wheels for at least 1/2 mile west of where cars are on ground. tipped cars are also blocking south/main 1 track.
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Re: Shelburne Falls Derailment

Postby Dick H » Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:50 pm

From "recorder.com". Photos and story. Train was a loaded eastbound approximate
100 car grain train. It was the last four cars involved. Six photos, Click on arrow on a
photo to move slide show.
http://www.recorder.com/train-derailmen ... ls-6962122
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Re: Shelburne Falls Derailment

Postby newpylong » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:51 pm

Safetee wrote:at least two cars are off of what i am assuming is west end of east bound grain train on siding/north track/ 2 by CP 398. potential significant track damage including two road crossings and one turnout from dragging car wheels for at least 1/2 mile west of where cars are on ground. tipped cars are also blocking south/main 1 track.


The derailment was on the #1 not the #2.
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Re: Shelburne Falls Derailment

Postby B&M 1227 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:40 pm

#1 trk is always north trk, at least west of deerfield.
Did we ever hear a music sweeter than the one that thrills, as it floats along the Deerfield, as it echoes o'er the hills.
How we watch that little engine as it stalks across the plain; was there ever music sweeter, was there ever sight completer, than the coming of the train?
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Re: Shelburne Falls Derailment

Postby BostonUrbEx » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:25 am

B&M 1227 wrote:#1 trk is always north trk, at least west of deerfield.


Everywhere except between CPF Vale and CPF 273, where MBTA convention prevails.
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Re: Shelburne Falls Derailment 12-18-2016

Postby johnpbarlow » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:05 am

Article in today (or yesterday) The Recorder of Greenfield, MA: "Buckland derailment may change notification steps"

http://www.recorder.com/Buckland-train-derailment-may-change-notification-protocol-7674679

Looks like in retrospect Pan Am's decision to raise the gates after the derailed train cleared the Elm St crossing wasn't the best idea...

But the idea of calling MEMA every time a train goes into "emergency" and must be stopped for a walked inspection sounds unworkable.

But there is a very nice photo of state Rep. Stephen Kulik!
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