After heavy rains , a washout caught a freight train on a curve . The three engines ended at the bottom of a hill tipped onto their side. Six cars had piled in behind . No trainman was seriously injured- more shake than break . However , it cannot have been anything less than a frightening thing to experience .
|Where an engine goes the train follows|
The photos show the sequence of steps required to get the first engine into an upright position and back up the slope . All the cars had been cleared out by this time leaving two SD751's and a SD40-2 diesel locomotives still to be retrieved . No simple task !
|Side arm dozers , cables and brute strength|
|Dozers positioned and cables tense|
|Heave again !|
|Locomotive 3 has trucks (wheels) but #2 will be 'a real drag' since the trucks are missing.|
|Almost there .|
This aerial shot of the derailment shows the extent of the damage to the track and the area to this point in the recovery.