View Full Version : Train hauling french fries derailed

09-06-2006, 03:38 PM
Several cars of a train hauling french fries derailed in Orange County, Fla., spilling the load and closing nearby roads, according to a Local 6 News report.

Officials said the train derailed near the Florida Mall at Orange Blossom Trail and Landstreet Road early Wednesday.

The conductor was moving the 17-car train through a soft area of the tracks when the tracks apparently buckled under the weight on pressure of the load.

Officials said the recent rainy conditions may have contributed to the incident.

"Fortunately, the area that the derailment occurred, there are no businesses directly affected by it other than the fact that anybody north of it is going to have to go to Sand Lake Road to get back on to the streets and anybody on the other side of it is going to have to go Orange Blossom Trail," Orange County sheriff's Deputy Tom Cockriel said.

"Part of the investigation into why this happened and why this track buckled will be to look at some of the work that was done on this track in previous weeks and see if that comes into play," Local 6's Samantha Knapp said.

CSX engineers were called to assess the scene Wednesday morning and determine the best way to move the cars.

Roads in the area are expected to remain closed until at least Wednesday afternoon.

09-06-2006, 03:49 PM
Those tracks were only rated for standard fries. The actual load was chili cheese fries. There was no way the roadbed could hold up under that kind of stress.

09-07-2006, 12:24 AM
Thats pretty sweet, but nothing beats the train that hit a loaded beer truck.


09-07-2006, 12:25 AM
Police release a photograph of the suspect........


09-07-2006, 01:40 AM
Police release a photograph of the suspect...

:lol: You sure it wasn't one of the fry guys?