Major locomotive damage in CSX derailment

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Martin Baumann
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Major locomotive damage in CSX derailment

Post by Martin Baumann » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:26 pm

CSX had a bad derailment in Lilesville, Anson County NC yesterday. The crew are ok but NINE locomotives were damaged including 4 NRE exports. Lead unit 3459 derailed but upright, 370+5411+6092+6001+NREX 125+124+122+123 all derailed and overturned

The NREX units were SD40-3 rebuilds for Guinea in Africa


The derailment is believed to have been caused by hurricane related damage

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Re: Major locomotive damage in CSX derailment

Post by R&DB » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:45 am

Perhaps CSX should have taken a cue from Amtrak and suspended operations until MoW could inspect everything?
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Re: Major locomotive damage in CSX derailment

Post by mmi16 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:06 am

R&DB wrote:Perhaps CSX should have taken a cue from Amtrak and suspended operations until MoW could inspect everything?
Doesn't fit the Hedge Fund safety model.
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Re: Major locomotive damage in CSX derailment

Post by ccutler » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:57 am

knucklehead error by the railroad. record hurricane, then run trains, what could possibly go wrong?

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Re: Major locomotive damage in CSX derailment

Post by Safetee » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:14 pm

On a scheduled railroad the schedule is the one and only consideration. A little loco damage here and there will never affect achieving the desired model of operational excellence.

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Re: Major locomotive damage in CSX derailment

Post by Backshophoss » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:27 pm

That "stupid" Hedge Fund will write off the CSX power,Cargo claims pays off NRE for the wrecked units,some junk yard will get the remains for scrapping.
Should have waited for MW to OK the track for service,this was avoidable wreck. :P
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Re: Major locomotive damage in CSX derailment

Post by Gadfly » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:07 pm

Safetee wrote:On a scheduled railroad the schedule is the one and only consideration. A little loco damage here and there will never affect achieving the desired model of operational excellence.
"Operational Excellence"? That is a far-removed concept for CSX! We used to call 'em, "The Slowboard Clothesline", and "The Derailment Road"! :-D :-D

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Re: Major locomotive damage in CSX derailment

Post by videobruce » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:22 pm

Assuming the crew as ok, couldn't happen in a better part of the country; the confederate south.
CSX is nothing but a continuous joke. No matter who this Capitalist Hedge Fund puts in, it will never be a REAL railroad!

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