Franklin, NJ stack train derailment - 1987

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Re: Franklin, NJ stack train derailment - 1987

Postby Steve F45 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:39 pm

wow, that is was twisted heap of metal. What are those other tracks in the background i see in some pics? Also, did they determine the cause of this wreck?
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Re: Franklin, NJ stack train derailment - 1987

Postby lhrfan » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:39 pm

Those tracks you see led to the Sterling Hill (NJ Zinc) mine in Ogdensburg NJ. They were once the NYS&W Hanford Branch, and the original mainline of the New Jersey Midland RR.
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