There is a bit of the past and the future in this photograph. In the background is the boom of RF&P Acca wreck derrick No. 1 working to clear a derailment at Brooke, VA on Sept. 25, 1976. Wreck ... (more)
Some people may remember yellow and white dots on freight cars, applied in the late 1970's, to identify whether or not the car had a certain type of wheel suspected of causing derailments. Specif... (more)
On the evening of Sept. 24, 1976, as RF&P manifest No. 110 worked its way north, a wheel began of disintegrate on a SCL boxcar. It began around Dahlgren Junction (MP 61.1) and by the time the car... (more)
RF&P 250 ton derrick No. 1 was busying itself with clearing an eight car derailment between Greendale and North Acca as southbound Amtrak No. 81, the "Silver Star," passed. Former SCL E8A No. 582... (more)
Feb. 24, 1972 dawned cold and nasty in Richmond, VA, in more than one way for RF&P. During the night a southbound freight had derailed while running down No. 4 Track between Greendale and Acca Ya... (more)
Reading crane 90906 and Jersey Central crane 5 and accompanying cars are at East Penn Jct. to clean up a derailment of several freight cars.
The 1792 rests at NC DOT Capital yard Raleigh, NC. Slowly she is being parted out, after being involved in a crossing accident at 79mph with a low boy hauling an excavator in Mebane, NC.
Woke up to a loud sound early this morning to find there had been a derailment. Just another average Monday!
RJ Corman crews clean up empty rail train, W014, which derailed earlier in the morning in the CP 17 interlocking on the CSX Short Line. Here they are shown tipping this car off the tracks and all ... (more)
As a sequel to my derailment shot of CNR 1212 at Hamilton Jct. ON, here is the CNR big hook rerailing it.
Hello, NP, this is the CNR. We are returning one of your box cars with a slight dent in one end.
Refer to my photo of the burned off axle as this is what caused the derailment and damage to th... (more)
'Joe, do you think this was the cause of the wreck?'
Union Pacific 6414 with heavy wreck damage in the UP Adams Street yard in Peoria.
STEVE SMEDLEY PHOTO
A derailment from a few nights before gets buried just a little bit deeper as the GMTX 2648 shoves through headed for Grand Rapids.
Siemens motor 822M after overshooting No.2 road and crashing into a Bendigo Bank branch at Sandringham.