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    • September 15, 2020 12:39 PM EDT
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      Santa Fe Junction, Kansas City, MO derailment

      Happened a couple hours ago, it looks like.

       

      This post was edited by Bob McCown at September 15, 2020 11:31 PM EDT
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    • September 15, 2020 1:09 PM EDT
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      Bob, you will see what some of us have been going thru. when you paste a secure video url into the box, somehow it automatically changes to HTTP: when uploading. I have found that I can edit and add the "S" and it sticks. would be nice to not have to do the additional step.

       

      AL P.

    • September 15, 2020 1:37 PM EDT
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      That would be an unsettling cab ride!

       

      Edit to remove the video I'd posted after I saw that Bob put up the same one.  I think we were posting almost simultaneously about it.  

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at September 15, 2020 5:24 PM EDT
    • September 15, 2020 4:06 PM EDT
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      When I lived in KC that was a great place to watch trains.  That bridge he was about to cross is double decked and double tracked on both decks.   It is strong enough all 4 tracks can have a train on them simultaneously.   The towers you see sticking up raise the bridge to prevent the Kansas River from destroying it when it floods.

       

      This post was edited by Chris Kieffer at September 15, 2020 11:31 PM EDT
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      That's an amazing bridge.

    • September 15, 2020 6:58 PM EDT
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      Al Pomeroy said:

      Bob, you will see what some of us have been going thru. when you paste a secure video url into the box, somehow it automatically changes to HTTP: when uploading. I have found that I can edit and add the "S" and it sticks. would be nice to not have to do the additional step.

       

      AL P.

      If you are logged in on the HTTPS://largescalecentral.com web site there are no problems with embedding video.

      * edited for misspelling

      This post was edited by Joe Zullo at September 15, 2020 7:00 PM EDT
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    • September 15, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

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      Thanks Bob;

       

      I wonder whether there was some weakness that allowed the outside rail to roll out from under the lead unit.  You can see the outside rail beyond the bodies of several of the first autoracks.  It is a good thing the train was running relatively slowly, or the motive power could have flipped off the bridge.

       

      Regards, David Meashey 

    • September 15, 2020 9:37 PM EDT
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      As a VR subscriber have been watching the thing on and off all day. Retrieval work began in earnest about 16:00
      Derailment was around 07:48

      Watching them swing this car between the booms to outboard end of cranes was something,

       

       

    • September 15, 2020 9:41 PM EDT
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      About 10 to 11 o'clock position from red location dot is where it happened, apparently right on the visible crossover,

    • September 15, 2020 10:31 PM EDT
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      Since my defective body is being difficult to get along with today I go 2 laods of laundry done and have otherwise been following this.

      Following the chat all day Ive seen what seems to be a widespread expectation that the entire derailment will be, Should Be, resolved at either videogame speed, or by the end of a single prime time TV episode.

      I'm not sure whether to label those expectations amusing or pathetic.

      Maybe it can be both and instead of either or.

    • September 15, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

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      They have live streaming video of the cleanup that's taking place.

    • September 17, 2020 12:39 PM EDT
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      WOW...    Thanks for the video. 

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    • September 17, 2020 2:18 PM EDT
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      There were two cameras showing what was going on.  There are four cameras to look at.   https://youtu.be/hNvU59Ld8aA    When you are on the site click the white box at the bottom of the page.  The one that looks kind of like a suitcase with arrows in it.  It will bring up four  live railcams in KC.  You can then switch between them.

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    • September 17, 2020 4:51 PM EDT
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