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Train Derails on Bridge II

- EvilGentleman - Tuesday, February 21st, 2006 : goo

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Yesterday I went back to the scene of the that happened during Friday's . (See the first page of this series) There were a lot of people there taking pictures this time, and the were all over the place, as was getting ready to attempt to remove the that were jammed between the two tracks of the .

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A view of the remaining rail cars on the bridge

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A CP Rail work crew measures the distance between the tracks, probably for the purposes of maneoevering the

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The crane that was to be used for the recovery operation. After a long wait, the operation was postponed due to high winds.

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A workcrew preparing before the operation was cancelled

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Some of the media that were present at the scene. These vans belong to CTV and TVA newscrews. in the background were keeping people away from the bridge. The atmosphere was that of a circus, with hundreds of onlookers and media all over the riverfront, all with cameras, most of which were a lot nicer than mine :-(

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A Radio-Canada/CBC film crew that were trying to interview me due to my knowledge of the winter conditions on the bridge, from the many times I had walked across it. I declined, as there are many others who are much more familiar with this bridge than I.

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I managed to get a decent photo out of the deal.

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View of the derailment from the west side, as viewed from the end of the Canal a mile away.

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jeeff: 21st Feb 2006 - 16:44 GMT

cool cool cool, your coverage of this is excellent. my younger brother is a sucker for all things train- and construction-related. he's gonna love looking at this.

EvilGentleman: 23rd Feb 2006 - 00:46 GMT

They have been removing some railcars each day now, but progress is really slow. I went down to take some more pics, but it was getting dark, so the last pic is a bit blurry cuz I used nightshot mode on my point-and-shoot

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View from the park just west of the bridge. they are working on the container cars now.

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View from the riverbank just east of the bridge.

Brian: 21st Mar 2006 - 02:10 GMT

Fabulous! Boy, does this ever bring back memories of a fearsome walk!

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