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Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:12:03 AM »
There was a minor derailment yesterday in the yard at the Lafayette Subaru plant. Six loaded auto racks derailed, two turned over on their side. Appears to have been a picked switch.

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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 01:58:56 PM »
Has that new yard been put into service?
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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 08:06:42 PM »
Probably train handling and sharp flanges on the car.

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 01:14:44 PM »
Maybe some ice in the switch or otherwise a failure due to the cold temperatures.
Four of the overturned cars were righted yesterday.
Evidently one did not overturn, but was tipped
There was still one on its side that separated from its trucks.

Reports say the cars were loaded.
Psst, buddy, you want a good deal on a new Subaru?

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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 01:58:29 PM »
Maybe some ice in the switch or otherwise a failure due to the cold temperatures.
Four of the overturned cars were righted yesterday.
Evidently one did not overturn, but was tipped
There was still one on its side that separated from its trucks.

Reports say the cars were loaded.
Psst, buddy, you want a good deal on a new Subaru?
I wonder if they all have to be scrapped?


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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 02:20:56 PM »
Iím going with run through switch, then reversed direction with only part of the cut through the switch.

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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2019, 03:41:09 PM »
Rick--sad as it is, the answer is probably yes.

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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2019, 10:04:03 PM »
Regarding scrapping the cars, I was wondering how much tilt and shock the tiedowns could take. Some of the railcars did not seem tilted that far over. In all my years there, I was never involved in that part of the process. Prepping and loading autos onto rail or trucks was always handled by a contract operation, not SIA employees. The scrapping process has been done by SIA in the past, don't know how it is done now.
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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 07:13:03 AM »
There are no tie downs.  Just blocks they put by the wheels to keep cars from rolling.  Autorack gets jolted hard enough, the autos will jump the chocks.

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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2019, 11:21:20 AM »
Trucks from the plant in Louisville would get knocked through the end of the auto rack during switching in Louisville more often than you'd like to think. 

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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2019, 05:12:40 PM »
Easier to junk and write off than deal with the liability in the scheme of things, no?

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Re: Minor Derailment at the Lafayette Subaru Plant
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2019, 11:16:05 AM »
Has that new yard been put into service?
It appears from the photos, that this wasn't in the new yard. 
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