Sunday, February 28, 2010

More VIA Derailment Photos

VIA 6400 damaged at derailment site. Photo by Bernard Babin
Bernard Babin took more photos at VIA derailment scene in St-Charles, Quebec (first set here) on Saturday, February 27.

I fear for VIA 6400. Maybe the damage is only to the cowl but it looks bad. In this photo you can see her trucks have been removed and she is sitting on the fuel tank and ends.
VIA 6400 without trucks at derailment site. Photo by Bernard Babin

Bernard's words: "All equipment is still present on site, the 6400 is standing in loco, cars are near the scene of the accident, in the siding. Note that two sleeping cars are there in the subdivision Levis, where the sub leaves Ultratrain Levis to get on Montmagny subdivision. The cars are very close to 0.68 MP not far from the crossing."
VIA 8507 and train at St-Charles, Quebec. Photo by Bernard Babin
It almost looks like a burn mark on the outside of the Skyline car under the "Canada".

By comparison, VIA 6457 looks pristine... but only by comparison. Still, from this photo the damage looks relatively superficial.
VIA 6457 at the accident scene. Photo by Bernard Babin

Thanks again to Bernard for the photos.

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