Bulls Gap Train DeRailment

Bulls Gap Train DeRailment

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Mark

Columbia, TN

#1 Aug 25, 2007
Anybody else here see the train that jumped the tracks just as you get into Bulls Gap on 66 from Rogersville?
I saw it on my way to work today around 3pm and it must have just happened as only a handful of people were on the scene. It looked like about 15 cars right behind the engine jumped the tracks somehow and were laying all smashed in an accordion type pattern between 66 and the track.
Got off work around 10 pm and they had the whole area lit up and all the clean up machinenary was arriving. I don;t guess anyone got hurt and I heard all that was in the cars was crushed limestone and a couple cars of coal.

Pretty awesome site as I had never seen a train crash in real life like that.
BOB IN WISCONSIN

United States

#2 Aug 25, 2007
they do this all the time.
Cynic

AOL

#3 Aug 25, 2007
They may do it all the time, they just don't do it around here that often. Although with the huge number of trains that still roll through the Bulls Gap area it is a wonder we don't have more of them. Some nice pictures on the Rogersville Review Web site.

This morning they have all the cars laying in a field, like a giant model train set. I am glad it was that kind of train instead of one loaded with chemical cars from Eastman or some of that other stuff the railroad carries that we don't even want to think about.
Hot Tracks

Ringgold, GA

#4 Aug 25, 2007
When temperatures are 100 degrees or hoter, you can only immagine how hot that rail is, much, much hotter. When metal gets hot, things happen, it expans and something has to give, and that is probably what happen in Bulls Gap. Hot weather don't just effect me and you, it has an effect on about everything.

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