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Amtrak wreck at Black Butte, CA 12/7/2000

Amtrak wreck - image 1

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)

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Lead engine Amtrak 116 and Amtrak 114

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

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

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

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

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Tank car set off next to mainline

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End of tank car that was struck by Amtrak engine

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

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Boxcar involved in derailment

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Amtrak 114 and 116 ready to head north behind UP 9200

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