RailPictures.Net Photo: 3841 Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad EMD GP38-2 at Chesapeake, VA, Virginia by Chuck Rippel
 
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Chesapeake & Albemarle Railroad (more..)
EMD GP38-2 (more..)
Bascule Bridge over the Inland Waterway (more..)
Chesapeake, VA, Virginia, USA (more..)
February 06, 2010
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
3841 (more..)
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Chuck Rippel (more..)
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At approximately 4AM, the Chesapeake and Albermarle rock job was northbound with approximately 40 empties. It passed 2 signals and approached the open bascule draw span over the Intercoastal Waterway, and did not stop. The lead engine collided with the steel structure of the bridge. The train was able to stop just as the front trucks went over the edge of the bridge approach and it came to rest with 1/3 of the lead engine hanging over the canal, resting on its fuel tank. As of 8/15/2010, the damaged locomotive sits on a siding located in a swamp north of the bridge in Chesapeake, VA
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