Re: Santa Fe wreck @ Esperanza 19r89
Author: George Andrews
Date: 05-14-2019 - 16:48

Pdxrailtransit Wrote:
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> George Andrews Wrote:
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> > I have still photos of the same wreck. I
> remember
> > thinking at the time that lots of Santa Fe
> > officials ended up with slightly used Ford
> > Thunderbirds -- CHEAP -- but No Warranty.
>
> Wasn't there a big wreck at Martinez spur during
> the very rainy winter of 1969. A fill collapsed
> under the weight of a train carrying autos. Rumor
> was that the damaged autos became part of the new
> fill.
The wreck at Martinez Spur was in the 1980's; there was no Martinez Spur in 1969 as it was part of the original mainlines at that time. Several Santa Fe crewmen died when the new fill ( of the 1972 Summit line change ) gave way under their train.. I doubt the autos were left there to rot & rust away, thereby gradually causing the fill to settle & leak various fluids.



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  Re: Santa Fe wreck @ Esperanza 19r89 George Andrews 05-14-2019 - 16:48
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