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Friday, June 27, 2008

UP Train Derailment 06-26-2008

Well, guess who got called to help with re-railing cars for the train derailment along interstate 84 yesterday? This is a picture of the lumber cars on the I-84 over pass. The heavy equipment on the right is being used to stabilize the car while it is being dragged by another piece of equipment with a long cable.

During the first attempt the cable snapped and the crews had to bring in another cable and reattach it to the train car. The process to get this car moved took about 50 minutes but it was finally a success.

Every day is a new day when you work for the railroad.

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