St Charles Branch runaway 11/18/17

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KevinD
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St Charles Branch runaway 11/18/17

Post by KevinD » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:16 pm

Saturday night, it looks like NS has had another runaway derailment on the 3% downgrade of the St Charles Branch in Wise County, VA. Right at the highway 68 crossing in the Imboden/Exeter area. 38 cars out of 54 are derailed, mostly DEEX loads. Usually full trains come down that hill with 3 on the point and 3 on the rear.

Some excellent drone video

http://www.wcyb.com/news/virginia/wise- ... /658704395" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

From the track chart, speed should be 10 mph. 12 degree curve at the crossing.
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