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Amtrak wreck at Black Butte, CA
Dec. 7, 2000

 

Tank car

Tank car (to the left of white truck) rolled into cut of cars being shoved by CORP crew and ended up fouling the mainline (adjacent to white truck)

 

Amtrak 116 and Amtrak 114

Lead engine Amtrak 116 and Amtrak 114

 

Amtrak 116

Another view of lead engine Amtrak 116 fouling both mainline and siding

 

UP conductor John Peters

UP conductor John Peters protects rear end of remaining passenger cars as they are shoved around the wye

 

Amtrak cars on north leg of the wye at Black Butte, with Mt. Shasta in background

Amtrak cars on north leg of the wye at Black Butte, with Mt. Shasta in background

 

Amtrak 116 and Amtrak 114

Amtrak 114 and 116 headed north on south siding
Sat. Dec. 9th

 

Tank car

Tank car set off next to mainline

 

Tank car

End of tank car that was struck by Amtrak engine

 

Amtrak 116

Damage to engineer's side of Amtrak 116 (lead unit)

 

Boxcar involved in derailment

Boxcar involved in derailment

 

Amtrak 116 and Amtrak 114

Amtrak 114 and 116 ready to head north behind UP 9200

 

Amtrak units head north

As the Amtrak units head north, a quiet returns to Black Butte