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 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: Clean UP at Santa Fe Junction in Kansas City after derail

Posted: 24 Sep 2020, 13:54 

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Footage of the moment of derailment here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oyMx-ta_sY Time lapse of the derailment and clean up (and some very nifty tandem lifting) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkui84o6rNA I notice that not only were trains running nearby, but trains were actually running u...

 Forum: Breakdown Cranes and Recovery Operations on Film   Topic: Clean UP at Santa Fe Junction in Kansas City after derail

Posted: 24 Sep 2020, 09:45 

Replies: 2
Views: 776


That is a very tricky location! I imagine that it must have been an anxious moment for the engineer and any other head-end crew as it happened at that elevation. I am intrigued that the very widespread US practice of using sideboom crawlers for derailment clean-up doesn't seem to get any considerati...

 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Cravens 1902 25 tons Plate

Posted: 14 Sep 2020, 20:43 

Replies: 5
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That is looking lovely, an outstanding job!

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Stonehaven derailment recovery works

Posted: 11 Sep 2020, 09:39 

Replies: 6
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The Network rail Media centre website (https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/resources) presently has a number of photographs of the Stonehaven site and the extensive recovery works: https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/resources/stonehaven-8-sept-no7 https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Stonehaven derailment recovery works

Posted: 07 Sep 2020, 23:33 

Replies: 6
Views: 1387


Link to the NR Media Centre article on the subject, with a good aerial view of the site and site works. https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/work-to-reopen-the-railway-at-stonehaven-begins Comparison with earlier aerial photos suggests that the road was extant before but has been significan...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Llangennech derailment recovery cranes

Posted: 06 Sep 2020, 22:35 

Replies: 7
Views: 1745


Rail magazine, 26 August 2020, according to Wikipedia.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Llangennech derailment recovery cranes

Posted: 05 Sep 2020, 18:47 

Replies: 7
Views: 1745


What a strange video - the cameraman panned through on the locomotive, not the crane. What was he thinking? :lol:

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Stonehaven derailment recovery works

Posted: 05 Sep 2020, 18:45 

Replies: 6
Views: 1387


My local informant tells me that the access road was in fact already there, and had been constructed to allow vehicular access to works taking place to the bridge over which the derailed train mostly passed. I think it may have been upgraded to suit its new use. His information regarding the road/cr...

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Llangennech derailment recovery cranes

Posted: 04 Sep 2020, 20:02 

Replies: 7
Views: 1745


Good spot.

Interesting that a CRARRV is to be used (by now possibly is being/has been used) at Stonehaven. I think this is a "first" in the UK, the used of an armoured recovery vehicle at a railway accident.

 Forum: News and Sightings   Topic: Cowans Sheldon 75 tonne D-H Breakdown Cranes for disposal

Posted: 30 Aug 2020, 09:56 

Replies: 7
Views: 1831


Extended by one week, to 16.00 on the 9th September, apparently.

Perhaps nobody's submitted a tender yet.
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