Coal Cars Derail

Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: Greyhound On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:31 pm

For those that like to pick up coal by the railroad tracks....3 coal cars derailed in Hazle Township, Luzerne County PA. Not sure what type of coal they were carrying, but officials estimate a 3 day clean-up. Bound to be leftovers, no? ;)
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:43 pm

Clean-Up,Aisle 13 ! They usually do a pretty good job of asset recovery depending on ballast disturbance from the cars leaving the tracks. If the EPA isn't involved due to cargo type,You may find yourself some ! Do bet they'll have some type of Security,plus an ongoing investigation to determine cause. Being on the track right of way rules have tightened up since 911 quite a bit.
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: stingray On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:29 pm

By seeing the cars on the news, I believe it is silt going to a power plant.
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:32 pm

Thanks for the info! I'm on my way! :out:

:D
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: Flyer5 On: Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:43 pm

Thats one thing I love about coal. No messy clean up. If that was oil. Never mind.
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:38 am

Its not just the odor from fuel oil but think about possible nearby waterways that would be contaminated. Never heard of a Coal Nugget killen a fish.
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:30 am

they are going to pay people for a 3 day clean up :eek2: Idiots.... all they need to do is make a post here and POOOOF (it be all cleaned up for free!) :clap:

I heard back in the day in some areas they would place wedges on the tracks (like "Cow Tippin") and then buncha "children of the corn" would come running out with their coal hods toothy
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:37 am

anthony7812 wrote:Its not just the odor from fuel oil but think about possible nearby waterways that would be contaminated. Never heard of a Coal Nugget killen a fish.


Your not throwing it hard enough ! :D

Paul
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:40 am

dcrane wrote:they are going to pay people for a 3 day clean up :eek2: Idiots.... all they need to do is make a post here and POOOOF (it be all cleaned up for free!) :clap:



Ain't that the truth ! :D

Paul
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:53 am

That would be a nice gesture to pick up the coal, BUT I'll wager you can not burn that coal in anything you have piped up. That is NOT 12,000 btu coal.
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Re: Coal Cars Derail

PostBy: Scottaw On: Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:31 pm

Never really thought of how safe a coal accident is, just a pile of spilled rocks.
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