Archive for March, 2007

Train Wreck in home town.

March 26, 2007

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Early in the morning of March 18th, former DM&IR diesels 205, 214 and 201 were pulling a string of empty ore cars up to Proctor from the ore docks in West Duluth. Just after they crossed 2nd street there is a curved turn-out they need to go through. The turn-out was not completely set (aligned) or else the rails spread when the engine went over them – result was that the engines went on the ground and stopped very fast – two of the mini-quad (four ore cars locked together without couplers) went every which way as the rest of the train pushed them against the now grounded engines.

Wreck 3-18-2007

Wreck 3-18-2007

Wreck 3-18-2007

Wreck 3-18-2007

Wreck 3-18-2007

Wreck 3-18-2007

Wreck 3-18-2007

Wreck 3-18-2007

By the next day it was all cleaned up.