Railroad Disasters

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CRail
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Railroad Disasters

Post by CRail » Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:01 pm

What ever happened to railroad disasters? It used to be on A&E every once in a while. Is it ever on anymore? Its not the most positive perspective of trains, but theres really not a whole lot more out there. :(
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SRS125

Post by SRS125 » Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:02 pm

every so ofton they have something on train accdents on tv mostley late at night thow or early in the morning.

efin98

Post by efin98 » Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:54 pm

I think the series has been rebranded on The History Channel under other titles using parts of interviews from the show. The most recent incarnation I think is related to that was part of "Wild West Tech" which featured railroad disasters of the 19th and early 20th century. It's worth a look if you get the chance.

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Post by CSX Conductor » Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:32 pm

NetFlix has one or two DVD's on runaways/wrecks. :wink:

(I.E. Chase Md., and Bayou Canot)

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Post by GP40MC 1116 » Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:21 am

I havnt seen any of those shows in a long time either. I used to catch the shows whenever they were on A&E.

AmtrakFan

Post by AmtrakFan » Fri Oct 15, 2004 6:03 pm

Their was one also about an SP wreck in 89 on Cajon.

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SRS125

Post by SRS125 » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:27 am

I think there is a tape that you can buy about that SP Wreck I don't know if you have to go to the learning channel for it.

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Post by CSX Conductor » Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:11 pm

One of the dvd's I rented from Netflix had a section on the Cajon Pass wrecks.

http://www.netflix.com

SRS125

Post by SRS125 » Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:09 pm

thinking about that wreck was that the fly ash train that lost its brakes and went off the curve and into a local nabor hood?? followed by a high presher gas explostion weeks after the mess was cleaned up??

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Post by CSX Conductor » Sun Oct 17, 2004 10:56 pm

Yes, that's the one. :(

SRS125

Post by SRS125 » Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:49 am

seems like I saw that one back this past April at around 9:00 or 10p.m. as a late nite stuffer for anouther program that was suposed to be on.

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