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socalrailfan
04-03-2006, 10:32 PM
The derailment is on main #1 at the curve into Cajon Station over the creek and down about a 1/4 mile west. Eleven cars derailed, one engine off the tracks. It's a mess. The train was going from main #1 to #2 when the derailment occured so everything is at a stand still. There's about a 1/4 mile of track that needs replacing at a minimum. I did see damage all the way up to the bridge and possibly up past it towards Sullivan's Curve. I'm guessing the whole pass wil be down until at least midnight from the looks of things. There also didn't seem to be a hurry to move the rest of the train as the conductor was still setting the hand brakes for every car on the train. They did have a set of helpers hooked into the head end.

I should say this was a westbound train with DPU's on the end, the derailment was at the end of the train.

Photos at this link: http://www.socalrailfan.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1039

NicTrain35
04-04-2006, 01:41 AM
Ouch. I hope that everyone is alright.

socalrailfan
04-04-2006, 01:51 AM
Everyone except the poor guys working in the rain to fix this mess.

Ouch. I hope that everyone is alright.

fuente1
04-04-2006, 02:58 AM
Looks like BNSF needs some of Southern/Norfolk Southerns Saluda crews to run on Cajon...... 8)

J
04-04-2006, 03:10 AM
Looks like BNSF needs some of Southern/Norfolk Southerns Saluda crews to run on Cajon...... 8)
A little early to conclude that this is a man failure ax. Derailment began at the rear portion of the train.

jaanfo
04-04-2006, 08:43 PM
http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_3669600

Apparently a railfan witnessed it.

busyEMT
04-04-2006, 09:58 PM
That almost became a profile on Roland.

Sounds like John prevented a similar derailment in StLo ([photoid=139427]).