Train From Buffalo Spills 2 Million Pounds of Coal Near Rochester

Full story: WGRZ Buffalo 16
Crews continue to clean up the estimated 2 million pounds of coal that spilled when a freight train derailed early this morning near Rochester. Full Story
Here we go again

Buffalo, NY

#1 Apr 3, 2008
Channel 2 love to have a Buffalo connection to all of stories. This just in, the parents of a 5 year-old who recently lived in Williamsvilles and just moved to San Franciso score a 100% on his first spelling test.

“My POV”

Since: Feb 08

Rochester area

#2 Apr 3, 2008
Congratulations to them!
It just came across Rochester TV channel 8 about the train derailment and the coal (4:40 p.m.) Don't know if it was on at noon.
Crackhead Bob

Buffalo, NY

#3 Apr 3, 2008
LMAO I thought it was going to be a store about salt being stolen from the Buffalo coffers. WaY to go CSX. How about a little maintenance. Oh that's right... that's all you do.. just a little maintenance...duh!
Anthony Capozzi

United States

#4 Apr 3, 2008
I like choo choo trains
M the Engineer

Tonawanda, NY

#5 Apr 3, 2008
IVE BEEN SITTING ALL DAY WAITING FOR THIS TO BE CLEANED UP
fat ladys husband

Buffalo, NY

#6 Apr 3, 2008
I'm sending my fat wife to Rochester...she can sit on the coal and turn it into diamonds.
Airport jewlery lady

Buffalo, NY

#7 Apr 3, 2008
I'll buy it!
Airport jewlery lady

Buffalo, NY

#8 Apr 4, 2008
fat ladys husband wrote:
I'm sending my fat wife to Rochester...she can sit on the coal and turn it into diamonds.
I buy it!!!
Rose from Lockport

Fredonia, NY

#9 Apr 4, 2008
It is just unbelievable how we can have an accident like that and have nobody getting hurt. What if there had been an explosion, or if the coal had caught on fire? Then somebody could have gotten really hurt. People need to look into these things alot more and alot more carefully.
Whatever

Toano, VA

#10 Apr 4, 2008
Rose from Lockport wrote:
It is just unbelievable how we can have an accident like that and have nobody getting hurt. What if there had been an explosion, or if the coal had caught on fire? Then somebody could have gotten really hurt. People need to look into these things alot more and alot more carefully.
So what. Death and distruction would have made things more exciting.
Someone

Buffalo, NY

#11 Apr 4, 2008
One coal doesnít spontaneously combust, it needs a decent heat source to get going which is why coal burning stoves need starts, and it burns slow, thatís why itís used for heating, and other burning. No one was probably hurt because there is minimal crew on a freight train, and my guess would be the engines staid on the track. Faulty axel that sucks metal fatigue and cracks are hard to detect even with lots of maintenance. You might just have some faulty parts on your vehicle right now that in the future might cause it to fly out of control, why donít you fix it and do some maintenance because you donít know itís there.
M the Engineer

Buffalo, NY

#12 Apr 4, 2008
Someone wrote:
One coal doesnít spontaneously combust, it needs a decent heat source to get going which is why coal burning stoves need starts, and it burns slow, thatís why itís used for heating, and other burning. No one was probably hurt because there is minimal crew on a freight train, and my guess would be the engines staid on the track. Faulty axel that sucks metal fatigue and cracks are hard to detect even with lots of maintenance. You might just have some faulty parts on your vehicle right now that in the future might cause it to fly out of control, why donít you fix it and do some maintenance because you donít know itís there.
The hopper car that started the whole derailment was orginally purchased by the New York Central railroad, a railroad that ceased to exist after 1968. This just shows how the equipment used by CSX is terribly outdated, and on top of that, to maximize profits, CSX doesnt maintain equipment to the same degree as other freight railroads. Personally, I think CSX is an embarassment to the entire railroad industry and should have never been allowed to acquire Conrail.
Dave

Buffalo, NY

#13 Apr 4, 2008
Two million POUNDS of coal? Since when do we deal in coal, or any RR freight for that matter, by the pound?
The media wouldn't use a bit of "creative license" to hype the story, would it? What's bigger a 1,000 ton pile of coal or a 2,000,000 pound pile? Which sounds bigger?
Dave

Buffalo, NY

#14 Apr 4, 2008
M the Engineer wrote:
<quoted text>
The hopper car that started the whole derailment was orginally purchased by the New York Central railroad, a railroad that ceased to exist after 1968. This just shows how the equipment used by CSX is terribly outdated, and on top of that, to maximize profits, CSX doesnt maintain equipment to the same degree as other freight railroads. Personally, I think CSX is an embarassment to the entire railroad industry and should have never been allowed to acquire Conrail.
My understanding is that, historically, most RR rolling stock was retired after a maximum of 40 years of service. I believe that this may have been a federal requirment, but I'm not certain of that. What do you know about this "M"?
Joey Thrombone

Palm Harbor, FL

#15 Apr 4, 2008
Someone wrote:
One coal doesnít spontaneously combust, it needs a decent heat source to get going which is why coal burning stoves need starts, and it burns slow, thatís why itís used for heating, and other burning. No one was probably hurt because there is minimal crew on a freight train, and my guess would be the engines staid on the track. Faulty axel that sucks metal fatigue and cracks are hard to detect even with lots of maintenance. You might just have some faulty parts on your vehicle right now that in the future might cause it to fly out of control, why donít you fix it and do some maintenance because you donít know itís there.
Minimal Crew = 2 Men An Engineer and a Conductor. I'll bet you didn't know that did you? Soon to be operated without any crew at all. Ask about the "Black Box" a new device to eliminate jobs at the costof compromising people's safety.
Timmy Hoes

United States

#16 Apr 4, 2008
I think we should sing "Sixteen Tons"

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