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NS Greenville District (more..)
Seneca, South Carolina, USA (more..)
March 04, 2012
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All that Stimulus money and now this? At approximately 11:00PM tonight, a white F-150 truck went to cross the tracks in Seneca, when it stalled. The occupants got out to push it off the tracks, but within 30 seconds, the northbound AMTK 20, running 49 minutes late, arrived to career into the stopped truck. About 45 minutes later, a friend of mine, who I knew was on the train, contacted me, informing me that her train was stopped. I didn't think anything of it at first, but soon came to find out a bit about what had happened. She told me it was about 5 miles from the Clemson stop, so I had a few crossings in mind that might host it. I then got myself over there to see what I could see. This is what I saw. As for the train, they backed it up, towed the truck off the tracks. At 1:55 AM, the train crept forward. However, the lead unit, AMTK 816 was disabled and so, the train backed up into the tiny Seneca Yard to pull off 816 before the train could resume its trip. At 3:29 AM, the northbound Crescent finally stopped in Clemson, 5 hours and 13 minutes late, losing 4 hours and 24 minutes in the debacle. The next night's AMTK 20 apparently stopped to pick up the engine to tow in north. In this image, we can get a good survey of the accident itself. As for my little title, the engine was rebuilt by money allocated in the Stimulus bill and, though disabled, will most likely be restored to service pretty soon.
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