CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

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CSX455
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CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

Post by CSX455 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:51 pm

Per WMAZ television:
A statement released by CSX Tuesday morning states around 3:30 a.m., 10 rail cars going northbound derailed near North Randolph Street in Oglethorpe.

CSX says there were 96 rail cars and two locomotives total on the train, making it just over 6,000 feet long.

That's more than a mile, which is 5,280 feet.

CSX says there are no spills, leaks or injuries reported, and they appreciate the help of the Oglethorpe firefighters who responded to the scene quickly.

The statement says half of the derailed train cars were empty, while the others transported paper products and phosphoric acid, used in fertilizer production.

CSX says they will continue to review the incident.

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Re: CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

Post by MattW » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:39 pm

125, 126, 154 at least are rerouting over the Georgia Road. Maybe some more.

EDIT: Also an X-143.

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Re: CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

Post by mmi16 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:49 pm

CSX455 wrote:Per WMAZ television:
A statement released by CSX Tuesday morning states around 3:30 a.m., 10 rail cars going northbound derailed near North Randolph Street in Oglethorpe.

CSX says there were 96 rail cars and two locomotives total on the train, making it just over 6,000 feet long.

That's more than a mile, which is 5,280 feet.

CSX says there are no spills, leaks or injuries reported, and they appreciate the help of the Oglethorpe firefighters who responded to the scene quickly.

The statement says half of the derailed train cars were empty, while the others transported paper products and phosphoric acid, used in fertilizer production.

CSX says they will continue to review the incident.
6000 feet is a small CSX train.
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ExCon90
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Re: CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

Post by ExCon90 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:29 pm

Trains over 6000 feet long? Is that what they call Procession Scheduled Railroading? :wink:

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Re: CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

Post by treyk119 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:05 am

dang, I ran a 12,000 foot pig train last week along the W&A. Nothing precision about it.....

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Re: CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

Post by litz » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:34 pm

That must have made the folks in Marietta happy as you trundled on past .... ;-)

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Re: CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

Post by mmi16 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:28 pm

ExCon90 wrote:Trains over 6000 feet long? Is that what they call Procession Scheduled Railroading? :wink:
The 'Standard' CSX train in territories where siding lengths didn't dictate otherwise - has been 9000 feet for more than two decades. Since the advent of PSR, I think all footage limits have been removed.
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Re: CSX derailment near Ogelthorpe Ga

Post by ExCon90 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:38 pm

If I had to wait for a train over 1 1/2 miles long to pass a given point I'd consider it a procession. :wink:

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