Re: 501 crash info.
Author: Max Smart
Date: 12-22-2017 - 22:27

I've been wondering about that curve since this all happened. Photos, to me, indicate that there is quite a bit of right of way to work with to have at least increased the speed some.
Having a tight curve at the end of a long fast stretch has a lot of screw up potential. I also recall the earlier discussion about a 68 mph speed restriction rather than 70 or 65 as railroads usually seem to do and I thought at the time that it was an indication that WSDOT was pushing things to the limit. I've also noticed that the tight curve had wood ties rather than concrete ties--this after UP spent all summer on the S.I. putting concrete ties in curves to better hold gauge. Based on that example, I would think this curve would be a logical choice for concrete. I've been impressed by the lack of track damage this crash caused --- would have expected the outside rail to have rolled over.



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  501 crash info. Dave Wells 12-22-2017 - 22:10
  Re: 501 crash info. Max Smart 12-22-2017 - 22:27
  Re: 501 crash info. ex-BN 12-22-2017 - 22:45
  Re: 501 crash info. Trackman 12-22-2017 - 23:28
  Re: 501 crash info. trackwalker 12-23-2017 - 07:09
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... BOB2 12-23-2017 - 08:13
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... LAS 12-23-2017 - 09:35
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Ed Workman 12-23-2017 - 12:43
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Bob Williams 12-23-2017 - 14:45
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... tundraboomer 12-23-2017 - 15:49
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Bob Williams 12-23-2017 - 22:17
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Graham Buxton 12-24-2017 - 06:40
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Ark 12-24-2017 - 09:12
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Bob Williams 12-24-2017 - 09:30
  Re: 501 crash info.-Bridge Realignment? Thanks, I thought I'd heard or seen that.... Steve Carter 12-23-2017 - 19:27
  Re: 501 crash info.- Is the new round trip still running ??? George Andrews 12-24-2017 - 20:17
  Re: 501 crash info.- Is the new round trip still running ??? Steve Carter 12-26-2017 - 19:13


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