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bigcreekcowboy
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VIA derailment
 
« on: Apr 29th, 2013, 11:33pm »
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Ever see a train jump a washout?  
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2013/04/29/sk-derailment-togo-1305.html


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« Reply #1 on: Apr 30th, 2013, 7:32am »
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In every wash-out that I have seen reports on  the ground moved from under the train as it passed over the area.  If the wash-out was already there the equipment would have had a serious problem with likely everything piling up within the new cut.  The weight and vibration of the train is usually what sets it off...
 
Here's a good example...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyVIVHJ5RUA


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« Reply #2 on: Apr 30th, 2013, 10:13am »
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The article says the washout was there first. Besides I counted 5 cars. If the washout happened while the train was on top it would have crossed before anyone would be able to react to stop the train. Also the engines and the baggage car derailed on the front of the train. If the washout happened while the train was passing the derailment would have been on the rear cars.

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