Cause of East Palestine Derailment Likely Revealed in a Video


The media reports that the cause of the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment was an axle that jammed up. The video below would seem to back that up. It looks like two cars were on fire before the derailment.

According to the  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, at 8:12 p.m. on Feb. 3, the southbound freight train passed by Butech Bliss, an industrial equipment manufacturer in Salem. One car, a few dozen behind the first locomotive, glowed brightly on the bottom as it passed.

A minute later and a mile down the track, a camera at a meat processing plant called Fresh Mark captured the same fiery axle.

NTSB officials said the crew did receive an alert indicating a mechanical issue before the derailment, which initiated an emergency brake application. It’s unknown if the alert occurred in Salem or East Palestine.

Hot boxes don’t always work as intended.

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Sick of it All
Sick of it All
3 months ago

The people who authorized the burn should be fired immediately. We demand an investigation. Killing us in masses. It’s so much easier this way. Were any of the food distribution fires ever investigated? The Pennsylvania and Ohio governors are walking back that the air and water are safe. Trying to blame others. People are already getting sick. This could have been avoided.

Last edited 3 months ago by Sick of it All
3 months ago

In today’s world with today’s technology, this should NEVER happen!

Was this a maintenance problem?

3 months ago

I take it there was no hot box detector.