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Photo ID: 401400

Everyone on RP seems to enjoy the ghoulish shots of derailments, so here's an April Fool's Day view of one from 1972. The photographer is the late Joe Morton, a Cincinnati Division engineer on L&N... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: EMD GP35
Location: Glencoe, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: LN 276
Photo Date: April 01, 1972


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 22, 2012

Views: 8,948
Comments: 9

Favorited: 47

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Photo ID: 401257

Here is another view of the head on wreck at Gilchrist - see photo 401114 for more details.

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 6600
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 12, 1982


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: Jun 21, 2012

Views: 7,691
Comments: 5

Favorited: 33
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Photo ID: 401114

A head on wreck caused by one train overrunning the meet at Gilchrist. I heard on the radio that "2 westbound trains collided head on" (accuracy in the media!) so I highballed across the border (I... (more)

Railroad: Soo Line
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Gilchrist, Michigan, USA
Locomotive #: SOO 4408
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 12, 1982


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: Jun 19, 2012

Views: 15,605
Comments: 6

Favorited: 89
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Photo ID: 401069

Brand new Interstate RS-3 number 34 has split a switch in the east end of the yard at Andover on January 7, 1954. It would appear the lead wheel on the trailing truck picked the point. The orange,... (more)

Railroad: Interstate
Locomotive: Alco RS-3
Location: Andover, Virginia, USA
Locomotive #: INT 34
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 07, 1954


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 19, 2012

Views: 5,791
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Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 400740

This derailment occurred during the infamous 1955 strike on the L&N Railroad. On Saturday, April 23, 1955, engines 306, 238, 117 and 301 (two FA2 Alco cab units spliced by two RS3 road switchers) ... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Alco FA-2
Location: Artemus, Kentucky, USA
Locomotive #: LN 306
Train ID: LN 44
Photo Date: April 23, 1955


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: Jun 16, 2012

Views: 12,253
Comments: 8

Favorited: 65

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Photo ID: 399905

Westbound Kyle plow train hit flangeway ice in a crossing at Kanorado on the Kanas-Colorado border derailing the plow and two of the three locomotives. The locomotives were soon rerailed, but the ... (more)

Railroad: Kyle Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45T-2
Location: Kanorado, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: Kyle 9282
Train ID: Kyle Plow Train
Photo Date: January 02, 2007


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By: Joe McMillan

Added: Jun 06, 2012

Views: 12,480
Comments: 4

Favorited: 45

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Photo ID: 399887

The aftermath of the collision between Amtrak 29 and Marc P286 in 1996. The wreck claimed eleven lives.

Railroad: MARC (Maryland Area Rail Commuter)
Locomotive: EMD GP39-2
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
Locomotive #: MARC 73
Train ID: MARC P286
Photo Date: February 17, 1996


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By: Matt Atkinson

Added: Jun 06, 2012

Views: 10,930
Comments: 3

Favorited: 43
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Photo ID: 399192

Heavily damaged CN SD70M-2 8847 sits quietly in the backtrack at Lempriere, BC awaiting an uncertain fate. It was the lead engine of train Q11251 24 on April 25, 2012 when it hit a washout between... (more)

Railroad: Canadian National Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD70M-2
Location: Lempriere, British Columbia, Canada
Locomotive #: CN 8847
Train ID: Unassigned
Photo Date: May 27, 2012


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By: Tim Stevens

Added: May 30, 2012

Views: 9,174
Comments: 6

Favorited: 32
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Photo ID: 399155

One of the ore cars on No. 12 derailed at the north switch Canyon - I don't remember anymore if it was account a sharp flange picking the points or if account a broken frog. I do remember the Dept... (more)

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: Derailed freight car
Location: Canyon, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: No. 12
Photo Date: March 09, 1981


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: May 29, 2012

Views: 6,830
Comments: 1

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Photo ID: 399154

This was the result of a broken rail - the chip cars were not very rugged and usually did not survive a derailment. For some reason the woodchips caught fire - likely from the torches used to cut... (more)

Railroad: Algoma Central Railway
Locomotive: Derailed freight car
Location: Bucyrus, Ontario, Canada
Locomotive #: ACIS 1414
Train ID: No. 12
Photo Date: March 05, 1980


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By: Ted Ellis

Added: May 29, 2012

Views: 4,945
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Favorited: 14


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Photo ID: 398849

This is another unidentified oldie from my collection. The scene is almost certainly L&Ns eight-stall roundhouse (with 75-foot turntable) at Pensacola, FL. Such a calamity pictured here was actua... (more)

Railroad: Louisville & Nashville
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Locomotive #: LN 1250
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1947


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By: Collection of Ron Flanary

Added: May 26, 2012

Views: 17,860
Comments: 10

Favorited: 77

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Photo ID: 398755

The collision happened in Afidnes station, during the entrance of a passenger train towards Athens, headed by the ADtranz locomotive A477. The switching point was not in straight position for the ... (more)

Railroad: OSE Hellenic Railways
Locomotive: ADTRANZ, DE2000
Location: Afidnes, Greece
Locomotive #: A 477
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 07, 2005


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By: ARTEMIS KLONOS

Added: May 25, 2012

Views: 4,770
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 398703

The Gottwald crane lift up the driving cab of AHK4212. Alsthom-Heschel-Krupp No.4212 Locomotive travelling from Pakchong to Hinlap derailed Pakchong district near Klang Dong Station 23/05/2012, ... (more)

Railroad: State Railway of Thailand
Locomotive: Gottwald
Location: Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Locomotive #: 37
Train ID: unknow
Photo Date: May 24, 2012


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By: Teerawut W.

Added: May 24, 2012

Views: 3,940
Comments: 1

Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 398216

Controlled Cooling With a defect clearly seen at the head of the rail due to the noticeable rust there, this weld had no chance in keeping the rail together as the low temperatures of wint... (more)

Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)
Locomotive: Rail
Location: Loachapoka, Alabama, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 19, 2011


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By: Frank Orona

Added: May 19, 2012

Views: 7,649
Comments: 3

Favorited: 30

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Photo ID: 398118

Two days before this photo was taken an eastbound loaded coal train rear-ended another on BNSFs Sand Hills Subdivision near Lakeside, Nebraska. The collision caused extensive damage to the first ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: EMD SD70MAC
Location: Lakeside, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8814
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 19, 2006


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By: Tom Danneman

Added: May 17, 2012

Views: 11,826
Comments: 2

Favorited: 43
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