Minor loaded coal train derailment in Auburn, WA?

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Last Train to Clarksville
My dad was just telling me that around Noon today he was driving through Auburn and saw 4 or so loaded coal cars off the rails (tipped at an angle, not laying on their sides) in the Auburn yard. The fire department was on the scene and had a couple of the road's lanes blocked.

Anyone know anything about what happened?

MP 6.7

needs to get a life. ;)
Man, I was waiting for that V-CHCTAC to leave Seattle ALL DAY...looks like it finally got through that mess after the light left...:rolleyes:


What is your malfunction?
The cause of the derailment was a rail that had broke or sheared while the train was departing the yard on the north lead onto the siding, luckily the speed limit is only 10 mph, it destroyed a #9 turnout but a new turnout has been ordered and should be at Auburn sometime next week.


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So does that leave the north end of the yard inaccessible, or is it just one track that is out of service? Just curious.



What is your malfunction?
We put in emergency panels for the time being but one track is still OOS due to the fact that the #9 turnout was destroyed, I don't know if they moved the cars that was tied down on the crossover from the lead to the siding.
A #11 was ordered instead of a #9

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