View Full Version : Arizona derail and fire collapses bridge

July 29th, 2020, 06:47 PM
https://us.glbnews.com/07-2020/52780962095691/ Haven't read yet what caused the derail, but cars on just about the whole bridge were burning and part of the bridge collapsed in Temp Arizona

August 1st, 2020, 02:49 AM
I'm not far from Tempe. Glad to see that no one was hurt. Wonder what will happen to that 108 year old trestle?

August 1st, 2020, 05:37 AM
It even made the news way over here in Australia. Just about the only break in the constant coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 1st, 2020, 05:54 PM
Likewise it got coverage on the BBC yesterday, again only thing not related to this flipping Pandemic.

August 2nd, 2020, 07:53 AM
An interesting fact from the local newspaper:

About a month ago, on June 26, a Union Pacific train derailed 12 cars along the same bridge, damaging the bridge and rail ties. The line re-opened the following morning, according to Union Pacific. Tempe's Ruiz said fire and medical personnel responded to that incident and "put out the fire that occurred with the rail ties. No rail cars were on fire during that event," he said. Tempe Fire Assistant Chief Andrea Glass described the June 26 incident as “very minor,” with a few rail ties on fire and slight damage to the rail itself.

They don't seem to know what caused that derailment on the bridge either.

August 2nd, 2020, 09:02 AM
So it’s a reproducible fault then. They should send a bug report to the Helpdesk.

August 4th, 2020, 12:13 PM
Would have been nice if everything just froze with yellow Xs :hehe: