BEST VIEWED IN LARGER VERSION!!
A south bound train derailed off the tracks two blocks from my home on February 8, 2011.. Canton,NY.
They are just now cutting up 2 out of the 6 box cars that flipped over because their wheels were ripped right off them. So I went last night 05/18/2011 to take some pics of the cut up metal for some art shots..
This one I found so fascinating and beautiful because we all know there are many artist who love to paint on trains, this is a piece of ply wood with an artist painting, and the wood is charred around the edges, and the torch cutting workers have laid it in the center of all this cut up metal.. I love it,, and I just may go back and take it,, and preserve it.. it is art.. hope you all enjoy what I saw and still see..
“THE CUT UP BOX CAR SCRAP PILE”
ARTICLE IN OUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER ABOUT THE TRAIN DERAILMENT:
CSX train derails in heavy snow
Train in Canton leaves track but no cars overturn
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011
CANTON — Six freight train cars derailed in the village about 6:30 p.m. tonight between Park and Miner streets.
A southbound CSX train was going through the village when the box cars derailed next to the St. Lawrence County highway department building. No cars were overturned, but one box car lost a set of wheels. Several of the box cars were buried in deep snow.
The railroad crossings on Park and Miner streets were down, but vehicles were going through the crossings. A CSX crewman on scene said the cleanup will take some time.
Emergency officials said they were assessing the situation and have closed Park Street until further notice. The snow was deep on and around the tracks.
It wasn’t immediately known whether the train conductor was aware of the derailment.