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hobodano

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High Winds Vs. Train
« on: March 14, 2019, 01:17:39 PM »
Wild weather has battered communities across the United States this week, and New Mexico is no exception.

State police shared pictures on Wednesday that revealed one jaw-dropping impact of intense winds lashing the state: The gusts contributed to a train derailment near Logan, which left 26 cars in a pile of wreckage at the bottom of a deep ravine, photos show.

ďNo injuries reported,Ē police wrote on Twitter.

Photos show that the green and blue cars tumbled into the ravine at a spot where a trestle carried the train tracks over a riverbed. State police said officers on the scene captured the pictures.
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Re: High Winds Vs. Train
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 02:17:38 PM »
I shared those pictures on my Facebook page yesterday ,pretty wild stuff!
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Re: High Winds Vs. Train
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 04:47:01 PM »
Reminds of when the winds knocked a stack train off the approach to the Huey Long bridge in New Orleans and a dash cam caught it happening

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Re: High Winds Vs. Train
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 08:00:38 PM »
Trains where stopped going into Chicago this afternoon and going west out of Chicago as well from what I was told because of winds


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Re: High Winds Vs. Train
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 01:56:38 AM »
Reminds of when the winds knocked a stack train off the approach to the Huey Long bridge in New Orleans and a dash cam caught it happening

Here it is....


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Re: High Winds Vs. Train
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 08:34:00 AM »
Here it is....


Absolutely dumb as to why the rr didnít hold that train out. I donít know the exact wind speed but ns will put up a blocker train on Sandusky bridge and one track it to help keep the winds from blowing trains off that bridge. 


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Re: High Winds Vs. Train
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 03:08:32 PM »
NOPB/SP had been running trains across the Huey P. Long bridge since about 1935.
As far as I know this has never happened before this incident of several years ago.
During hurricanes, of course, the bridge is embargoed.
Thunderstorms and high winds pop up there all the time.
Profile on the stack trains is getting taller every year though, so bound to happen from time to time.
And when you have a 2 mile long drag, the weather at the front end can be very different from the middle or the back end.