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National Railway Historical Society

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Railfan Pictures of the Day - 03/16/2005

CSX Lansdale Yard Lansdale PA March 13 2005

CSX B745 had a low speed derailment on Friday night. As the train was traversing the Doylestown Freight Track, either the east rail rolled or the west rail broke, putting two box cars and one wheel of trailing engine CSX 4448 on the ground. CSX, SEPTA and Terra came up Sunday morning to rectify the situation.

Everything looks normal from this angle looking west. Adjacent to the unwired freight track is SEPTA's Track 2 for the Doylestown Branch. The whistle sign is for the grade crossing from the station on the left to the parking lot to the right, which was built on much of the old freight yard.

A broadside view and nothing looks amiss.
Even here it does not look bad, it almost looks like the cars are still on the rail.
But some are not .....
.... while others are on a part of the rail they should not be.
The east rail just rolled over and played dead.

The west rail had broken in at least one spot. The roll date on the rail was 1905.

All pictures March 13 2005 c. 2005 John P. Almeida
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