When I left you earlier today I couldn’t contain my curiosity, so I headed back to my old teenage haunt, the Scranton railroad yard, sure enough DL 3642 was still sitting with her front truck derailed, and looking almost lonesome with no one around. I went over to the old girl and told her things would be better today and maybe she would feel fire in her cylinders today later.
I took some pictures of the far side that I couldn’t get to with the MOW gang there yesterday.
Look at the forces involved here to the track structure with the rail rolled over and the alignment pushed to the right.
Traction motor ( electric) sitting on pushed up ballast.
Overall left side view.
After hanging out about an hour a large truck mounted crane, with 3 semi trucks of equipment arrived, the big guns were here.
After the crane lifted the front of the locomotive, the roadbed had to be shifted back where the kink is and then the whole locomotive shifted to the right and the front truck aligned to be lowered back onto the rails.
Finally back on the rails.
And that’s the way it was November 12th Two Thousand and Ten in Scranton PA. Walter Crankcase reporting live.