Good overhead picture here showing how it fouled the NEC mainline:
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ccutler wrote:I am amazed that the catenary beam didn't get hit.I was marveling at that at well, the cars ended up settling down to either side of it.
Backshophoss wrote:Amtrak's track dept is unhappy with CSX, 1 car fouling the 1 of the Hellgate mains.I would imagine it is more than just the track department is unhappy with CSX over this one.
TheBoyFromNewYorkCity wrote:.I remember that there was a similar incident that tied up Amtrak on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in 2001. The derailment knocked out a cat pole and CSX provided a pair of engines to pull the Amtraks thru the deenergized section.
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DogBert wrote:They recently did some trackwork around those switches if I recall right.Momentum - something stops solidly and suddenly, and all the cars behind begin to accordion to dissipate the kinetic energy that the balance of the moving cars have.
What usually causes cars to cars to pile up like that? Did they back into a cut of cars too hard? The photos remind me of what you'd typically see in a head on collision.