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» GE ES44AC (more..)
» BNSF San Bernardino Subdivision (more..)
» Fullerton, California, USA (more..)
» March 17, 2021
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Following a fairly minor derailment on the morning of March 17 the BNSF Railway contracted with Hulcher Services to rerail three diesels that hit the ties in Fullerton. The trailing engine, BNSF 5323, has already been rerailed, and the second engine, BNSF 8236, has also just been placed back on the rails. Now it is lead engine BNSF 5807’s turn. A pair of Hulcher lifts have raised the ES44AC’s back end in order to align the rear truck, and before lowering it onto the rails, the crew members take the time to ensure that all six wheels are in alignment with the rails. This team has clearly cleaned up other derailments before, as the process was performed smoothly and quickly, taking about an hour per locomotive to position the equipment, connect the lifting cranes to the engines, lift, adjust, gently lower and remove the two massive screw-pin D-ring shackles connected to the engine’s pilots, and reposition everything at the other end and repeat. Everything is big, heavy and dangerous, and the crew worked flawlessly to get all 36 wheels back where they belong, stopping only long enough to allow other rail traffic to pass by. (Fullerton, California – March 17, 2021)
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