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TomNanos
12-05-2006, 01:01 AM
After I helped Jill put the kids to bed, I headed down to Mansfield, CT to check out the carnage where the NECR derailed 5 cars. Well, almost 2 hours, and 150 images later, I got some keepers. RJ Corman is down there working to rerail the cars - two of which are on their sides. Here's a closeup of the worst of the two. All were only containing grain, and nobody was hurt. More to come later tomorrow.

http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/derail/wm__MG_7474.jpg

Orgnoi1
12-05-2006, 06:29 AM
Tom I have to say.. that the shot is incredible!! For about two seconds I thought it was from a model railroad scene... it looks surreal!!!

nvr2low
12-05-2006, 08:00 AM
that is a pretty cool shot

TomNanos
12-05-2006, 08:38 AM
Thanks guys!

You want surreal, you should have seen it in person. What a freaking mess, and it was only 5 cars, three of which were still upright!

I'll try and post a few more in a while - need to send a bunch off to the magazines.

Got a pretty cool sequence of them rolling one of the cars on it's side back onto it's trucks. These guys from RJ Corman are damn impressive - they know what the hell they're doing.

Here's the train's power, tied down at the next crossing with the three cars on the headpin that stayed on the rails. The glow in the background is the work area about 3/4 of a mile away.

http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/derail/wm__MG_7442.jpg

TomNanos
12-06-2006, 12:11 PM
Here's a few more. Head to my site (click here (http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=78)) for all the images - 41 in all.

-Tom

1.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/derail/wm__MG_7476.jpg

2.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/derail/wm__MG_7471.jpg

3.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/derail/wm__MG_7489.jpg

4.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/derail/wm__MG_7511.jpg

5.
http://www.nanosphoto.com/gallery/albums/derail/wm__MG_7524.jpg

asull85
12-06-2006, 04:01 PM
Ouch! Bob & Jim must have been impressed. The real question is "What did Wiley say?"

ATVinBarbie
12-06-2006, 04:55 PM
WOW... what a mess. You took some great pictures. :tup

And thankfully nobody was hurt. :)