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Wed Mar 10, 2021, 04:28 PM

Train derailment

Happened in Plymouth several days ago. In a middle of residential area, under a major county Rd (61)

Will take several months to clean the site, to remove the cars and, of course, a lot of noise.

Here it is how it looks now



For the life of me I don't know why the city allowed homes, some of them expensive, (Bass) lake side homes to be built so close to the tracks.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 05:04 PM

1. Also to make matters worse

the tanker cars were full of molten sulfur.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:29 PM

2. I'm confused.

Is it okay to build inexpensive homes next to the tracks?

That location is near I-494, which makes more noise? A 24/7/365 six-lane freeway or a single track rail line running 20 trains per day?

Yes, the cars were filled with molten sulphur, but none of them leaked even after derailing and rolling. They can be off loaded at the scene, and damaged cars removed in just a few days, not months.

Accidents happen.

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Response to Mawspam2 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 10, 2021, 09:44 PM

3. Not about a noise

The track is elevated and below it there are many homes - of different values. The street below can be exited from one of two roads - a mile apart. If the train derails on a house the occupants would be in very bad shape, indeed.

Try to look at a map, at Plymouth, 53rd Ave between Larch and Zachary. You can see the track, you can see the homes right north of it. If the train derails there, the only way to escape is to Bass Lake.

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Thu Mar 11, 2021, 04:08 AM

4. Cleanup Of Derailed Train In Plymouth Expected To Last Through Summer, WCCO, 3/9/21

Officials in Plymouth say cleanup of a derailed train will continue into the summer.

The city did not give an exact timeline. It also said in a release the cleanup could “cause ongoing disruption and noise for surrounding neighbors.”

Pineview Lane will remain closed to through traffic north and south of the tracks. A temporary road will be built along the north side of the tracks to allow for removal of the derailed train cars.

Twenty-two Canadian Pacific train cars left the tracks off Northwest Boulevard and Schmidt Lake Road Sunday afternoon.

The train was carrying contents including molten sulfur, asphalt and lumber. City officials say a crack was found on one car, but it has been repaired and there were no leaks.


A bit more: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2021/03/09/cleanup-of-derailed-train-in-plymouth-expected-to-last-through-summer/

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