Mer Rouge, LA Collision / Derailment

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Mer Rouge, LA Collision / Derailment

Postby litz » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:10 pm

Yesterday, 10/5/2014, a Union Pacific freight train collided with a boom crane on a low-boy trailer that low-centered on the crown of the crossing. The collision derailed the locomotives and a good dozen tank cars (carrying compressed Argon gas).

The trucker bailed prior to the collision, and the train crew survived with non life-threatening injuries.

Many articles here :

https://www.google.com/search?q=mer+rou ... derailment

Starting (and chilling) eyewitness video here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuH1Ogdx4cg
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Re: Mer Rouge, LA Collision / Derailment

Postby Backshophoss » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:04 pm

NS 9933 might be a write off,unless the remains are shipped to Altoona.
This happened on former MP trackage,Monroe Sub
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Re: Mer Rouge, LA Collision / Derailment

Postby catfish63755 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:14 pm

Has there been anything released about where the crew was out of?
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