Posted by Lazarus Fernandez on June 8, 2020 
That's not a pretty sight.
Posted by Alek Jastrzebski on June 8, 2020 
I don't think 9 will go back, unless the frame isn't bent it's done for.
Posted by FSWood on June 8, 2020 
That's a sad thing about farm crossings and the laws of physics about rate, time, and distance; when a train is doing around 75 mph as Billings Gazette reported in this case, in order to have enough time to stop at crossing, look, apply power to drive across the crossing, you need to do that only when the train is at least 5 to 10 miles away, because train is covering 6600 feet every minute and a statute mile is 5280 feet. For our metric friends I'll note that 75mph is about 120kph, or 2km per minute.
Posted by J Moller on June 9, 2020 
These units have a monocoque carbody rather than a standard underframe. The lack of wrinkles along the side skin suggests the damage is confined to the front of the locomotive. In the past such damage could have been economically repaired but the pending delivery of new Siemens locomotives suggests this unit will not be restored to service.
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