BNSF 5969  Contributor's Pick!       
Workers look on at BNSF 5969 and BNSF 5792 that derailed at the switch for the Ottawa Beach spur. 11/24/06
Date: 11/25/2006 Location: Holland, MI   Map Show Holland on a rail map Views: 4112 Collection Of:   Zack Segur
Locomotives: BNSF 5969(ES44AC)    Author:  Zack Segur
BNSF 5969
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Name Type Comments Date
Charles Bonville General Nice shot! Saw this on the RRPA home page on 12/12/2006. 12/12/2006 2:49:44 PM
John J. Poshepny General Whoops. Was the rail too heavy for the GEVO or what did happen? 12/17/2006 8:13:52 PM
MISSY G General NICE!! what made this train derail? kids put rocks on tracks? 6/14/2007 9:50:27 PM
Jacob Nelson General HOw did this derail? Did it fall over as well? 9/30/2007 12:49:43 AM
Edward Kerns II General Nice photo! I would guess that the switch point or switch itself was deteriorated to the point that the next train that ran over the switch would derail. It has happened to CSX a lot! 12/17/2007 12:50:30 AM
David Stewart General Damd it mannn, Don't geus I'm going on that hot date tonight! ****, **** 1/7/2008 4:35:48 PM
David Cenci General Woops..wrong track! 2/13/2008 1:13:19 PM
Sean Kolker General Dont let these f#$@s have the new 70ACe`s 3/16/2008 10:26:30 PM
Adam Christman General "Oops." 4/13/2008 6:49:59 AM
Mark Herren General D'Oh 6/13/2008 1:28:56 AM
Ted Marshall General Very interesting catch Zack. Real nice quality photo also. 6/22/2008 12:01:11 PM
steven langsford General NICE PHOTO!!! do you know why it derailed? 8/19/2008 4:33:45 PM
Zack Segur General All that I heard was that it picked the switch...switch is manually lined when the need to go left, regularly lined to go right. Engine didn't fall over, Hultchers cleaned it up that night. Thanks a lot for all the comments :) 8/19/2008 4:48:06 PM
Southern Railroad General Darn GE's..... 11/2/2008 1:12:23 PM
Shelley H. General Yikes! Not good! Great Catch! 6/13/2009 12:48:49 PM
Mikey Puttock General A bit of 12x12 off rail action 7/16/2009 1:55:35 AM
Mike Schaefer General Being GE had noyhing to do with it 8/3/2009 2:39:58 AM
Mike Schaefer General Being GE had noyhing to do with it 8/3/2009 2:40:25 AM
Mike Schaefer General Being GE had nothing to do with it, an EMD would have hit the ties the same 8/3/2009 2:41:12 AM
Virgil Fitzpatrick General Another classic case of what happens when you replace the rail, and not the switch points. Look at the new rail that the train was running on prior to the incident 8/18/2009 3:03:57 PM
Mike Schaefer General yep that is new rail on the main, wonder what the points looked like 6/15/2010 4:17:15 AM
George Sillett General Great Shot, the switch might have had something blocking it. 8/19/2010 10:54:59 AM
Jim Dodds General Oops! Bet they didn't see that one coming! Seen on the homepage! 10/5/2011 4:41:48 PM
mikey cruz General this is never a good sign LOL............home page 12-2-11 12/2/2011 10:11:15 AM
Mike Maskel General cool shot 6/12/2012 12:25:21 AM
G Gerard General Good thing they were not going faster, still, a pretty scary ride for a few second. 9/6/2012 10:04:15 AM
Fred Stuckmann General Great homepage shot. 10/30/2012 7:13:36 PM
Glenn Laux General Great catch, seen on the RRPA homepage. 3/14/2013 5:24:45 PM
C.S. Jackson General Bad Luck, eh? 10/3/2013 4:02:17 PM
Matthew Liptak General How fast were they going? 9/1/2014 1:25:36 PM
Jacob Werling General Wow! How did it derail? Nice shot and catch! Homepage 7/10/2015 7/10/2015 3:58:35 PM
C.S. Jackson General Dadburnit! 10/27/2015 2:12:30 PM
Gary Richards jr. General Wow, neat catch!! Seen on homepage!! 1/18/2016 6:25:26 PM
Ben Kranefeld General Cool shot! Seen on homepage 11/4/2016 2:51:36 PM

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