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another flooding, another train de-railment

Postby Huss Buss » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:07 pm

this time near Alton

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Re: another flooding, another train de-railment

Postby Tyler » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:21 pm

Wow, that looks bad. Still pretty flooded up there?
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another flooding, another train de-railment

Postby wags83 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:10 am

I mentioned this to my family. Are train derailments this common elsewhere in the country or is the railroad track infrastructure of NW Iowa just really bad?
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Re: RE: another flooding, another train de-railment

Postby Tyler » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:45 am

wags83 wrote:I mentioned this to my family. Are train derailments this common elsewhere in the country or is the railroad track infrastructure of NW Iowa just really bad?
I thought the same thing. Obviously we aren't in tune of local news around the country, but it sure seems like NW has a lot more than they should. Aka any
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another flooding, another train de-railment

Postby Huss Buss » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:27 pm

wags83 wrote:Source of the post I mentioned this to my family. Are train derailments this common elsewhere in the country or is the railroad track infrastructure of NW Iowa just really bad?


i don't think they are bad, but i heard water was or really close to going over the tracks at the time of the train so the bouncing up and down when the train is on it could cause a bridge failure when so stressed with the amount of water around it.

here's alot more pics from someone doing it everyday. https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.vande ... 190&type=3
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another flooding, another train de-railment

Postby Huss Buss » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:29 pm

i believe they are damming the river up and have culverts underneath, and put rail on top of the dam so they can work on building a new bridge besides the rail. hopefully new bridge is done before end of year.

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