Kelly&Kelly wrote: ... The Plasser geometry car, which was moving on the out-of-service track side-swiped and struck the third car. This caused the derailment. ...
Head-end View wrote:Naugatroll, I agree with you about the paint splatter. It is puzzling.
And SwingMan, re: the visibility issue, remember this was at night in the rain and maybe whatever part of the equipment was fouling the adjacent track was not yellow like the car itself.
Dutch, does that vibrator/shaker extend out sideways from the work car? If so, that might explain what happened.
Backshophoss wrote:Is the PTS a"string" of tampers? with a power unit at 1 end and a control cab at the other end?
Seems that the machine next to PTS 62 has an extendable unit that could foul the other main line track.
A regular "production tamper" is compact next to that 2nd machine in Dutch's pic!
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