Head on Collsion in Arkansas 8/17

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Head on Collsion in Arkansas 8/17

Postby Dick H » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:25 pm

Head on collision in Hoxie Arkansas. Two fatalities and two injured.

http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/ar ... -evacuated
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Re: Head on Collsion in Arkansas 8/17

Postby glennk419 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Condolences to the families and coworkers of the crew.
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Re: Head on Collsion in Arkansas 8/17

Postby butts260 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:49 pm

The Wall Street Journal, Aug 18, p. A3, has a story, with aerial photo, on the collision. There appears to be a turnout forming the southern end of a siding (?), at the locus of the derailment. Fnding it on Google Earth, the coordinates are 36 - 1.422 N, 90 - 59.603 W, elevation 256 ft. at the switch points ( with a #20 frog?). Have I got this right?
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Re: Head on Collsion in Arkansas 8/17

Postby Backshophoss » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:01 pm

This is the former Mopac Route from Popular Bluff Mo to Little Rock Ar,and the current route of Amtrak's
Texas Eagle,which is not running at this time.
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