Union Pacific and Colorado state crews walk around the bridge over CO-72, examining the damage after the MNYRO derailed on its way west. As of this posting, the cause is still under investigation. There was very minimal damage to the tracks and no damage (other than superficial) to the bridge. It looks as though it was a stringlined derailment, meaning the cars were pulled off the tracks.
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Posted By Robert Gift On Saturday, July 31, 2010 At 12:32:01 AM (PT)
On my HO layout this has happen but I never imagined it could happen for real.
Who is to blame?
Engineer for trying to accelerate or applying too much power - if he did?
Or whomever assembles the train for placing heavy cars behind empties?
Is this tracked banked?
Would banking also contribute to cars "straightlining"?