BNSF derailment south of Omaha metro

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Interesting, not usually do derailments involve a collision between trains
 

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Rear end collision, current iteration of PTC would likely not have prevented this on its own, since the rear end position of a train is NOT tracked by the PTC system. If this is dark territory, and if the correct dispatching procedure is followed, then a PTC system is supposed to stop a train before it exits the currently authorized section of track. If signalized, then there are some edge cases where a red signal is a "Restricting" signal, which is supposed to be followed as "Proceed at a speed where you can stop in half your viewing distance, not exceeding 15 MPH."
 

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It looks like Gomez Addams was dispatching that one.

The Addams Family (1964) S01E01 - Train Crash Scene - YouTube

Seriously, it's amazing that no one was killed in this crash. The way those locomotives and railcars are tossed about gives one an idea of the tremendous forces generated by a moving train.
Even some of the empty coal cars overrun the derailed locomotives into the mixed freight - - -
Consolation the clean-up will not involve coal messing up the landscape - - -
Fortunately no fatalities - - -
 
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