Saturday, May 23, 2009

Train Derailment in Barton

On the afternoon of Thursday, May 21, 2009, the Green Mountain Railroad train that goes through Barton daily, derailed. The train ended up blocking the intersection of Rt. 5 and Rt 16. I have put some of my favorite photos from this here. The wheel on the third car that derailed exploded dozens of ties as it rolled over them. The asphalt of Rt. 16 (the road on which I live) was also destroyed.

Above: the wheel that jumped the track.

Two engineers discuss what to do about the mess.

The damage to Rt. 16.

The wheel.

The exploded railroad ties.
More photos here.

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  1. I recall my dad going to train derailments and it usual happen when the group thaw and refreeze.
    Or there was a problem with the tracks.

    Coffee is on.

  2. The weight and force of that event is really something. Would make quite a physics lesson. Was anybody hurt? I hope not.


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