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CHESSIEMIKE
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« on: Apr 30th, 2014, 8:16pm »
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One of the newer oil trains on CSX has derailed. I'm hearing 12 cars down with 4 on fire. Happened 4/30/14 around 1400Hrs. Here is a link:
 
http://www.wset.com/story/25392359/train-has-derailed-in-lynchburg?clienttype=generic&smartdevicecgbypass
 
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« Reply #1 on: May 1st, 2014, 5:26pm »
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Heard it on the radio news, but not much more than there was a derailment with some cars on fire. This is what - the third or fourth derailment and fire involving tank cars of crude in the past few months? Not great publicity for the railroads.
 
Familiar town - Anybody recognize "It's a mighty rough road from Lynchburg to Danville..."?


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« Reply #2 on: May 2nd, 2014, 8:24am »
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ClydeDET - Chessie Mike - All -  
 
Oh, your cultural references! Yes, to my mind, Lynchburg first reminds of a local SOUTHERN RR point. At about the turn of the  
century (1900, here) possibly then known as RICHMOND & DANVILLE. The earlier line alluded to in song, "The Night They Burned  
Old Dixie Down
"! A lot of history attaches to Lynchburg...
 
In the current event, however, it alludes to former C & O track (now CSX)? BTW: CSX with some bad days this week. See, also,  
the Baltimore washout, thread here...
 
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on May 2nd, 2014, 8:24am, HwyHaulier wrote:       (Click here for original message)
ClydeDET - Chessie Mike - All -  
 
Oh, your cultural references! Yes, to my mind, Lynchburg first reminds of a local SOUTHERN RR point. At about the turn of the  
century (1900, here) possibly then known as RICHMOND & DANVILLE. The earlier line alluded to in song, "The Night They Burned  
Old Dixie Down
"! A lot of history attaches to Lynchburg...
 
In the current event, however, it alludes to former C & O track (now CSX)? BTW: CSX with some bad days this week. See, also,  
the Baltimore washout, thread here...
 
.........................Vern......................

 
 
Yes, i know it wasn't on the (ex) Southern trackage that came down from Monroe and led to Danville and Spencer. Still - i couldn't resist.
 
At one time or another, I've been to, or perhaps through, all four of those towns, and have a picture of the hysterical marker where Steve made his jump into the Dan River Valley at Danville.


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