CSX - We brake for broken couplers!

A CSX westbound freight (Q-416) goes into an emergency brake application in front of the Gaithersburg, Maryland station blocking the Summit Ave. crossing for more than three hours.

The conductor rides on three other passing trains as he and the engineer make the necessary repairs on two broken couplers on this long and heavy freight.


    • fox on AWVR 777
      fox on AWVR 777

      Carry a coupler??!! I'd rather carry an artillery shell. And why is the officer telling them to hurry up. THEY'RE REPAIRING A TRAIN NOT A NERF GUN

      about 4 days ago
    • fox on AWVR 777
      fox on AWVR 777

      This is why I'm a Union Pacific person. CSX doesn't even run through California

      about 4 days ago
    • mike dee
      mike dee

      lotsa overtime

      about 1 month ago
    • richard wilkes
      richard wilkes

      Amtrak stopping to pickup CSX crew member to keep him from walking so far, amazing.

      about 9 months ago
    • sockpuppetbitme

      No explosion means no incident.
      When will you rookies learn?

      about 9 months ago
    • volcanic dayzz
      volcanic dayzz

      I like the channels name

      about 9 months ago
    • Bengals444T

      Was the MARC train delayed that day? Terrific catches!

      about 9 months ago
    • Jammin Clemmons
      Jammin Clemmons

      Now I'm really confused~~! This concept of 'quantum entanglement,' or to teleport humans, it resembles murder/cloning to me. However using quantum entanglement to send information such as voice calls or videos can be very useful especially from astronomical distances (such as from earth to mars, which would normally have a time delay, right? Wouldn't ya think? It would be done with electromagnetic signals through space)

      about 9 months ago
    • malcolm Burns
      malcolm Burns

      Thats what happens when you take cabooses off and cut down to two man crews..What if they had been out in the middle of nowhere with no other trains to help carry the conductor and knuckles..If you think a knuckle is heavy try carrying a drawhead that far...they also break.

      about 9 months ago
    • John J Cox III
      John J Cox III

      Congratulations to the Videographer, Photographer and Editor for an excellent presentation. Perhaps some of the entitled and clueless fellow citizens out there learned a little something about the real world.......but, since I am 81 years old, I doubt that very much.     the Old Coastie

      about 9 months ago
    • Victor Cruz
      Victor Cruz

      No entendí ni madre

      about 9 months ago
    • Fan of Lake Speed
      Fan of Lake Speed

      Railroads buy their purchasing agents New Trucks every 3 years and 100000 in riding lawnmowers , tires, lumber, transmissions , rakes power washer, fans, air conditioning , air compressor ,nail guns, petrol for the entire family.......etc.

      about 9 months ago
    • John Halstead
      John Halstead

      Great story on how CSX will help another CSX. 😀

      about 9 months ago
    • Ronald  Ronca
      Ronald Ronca

      Wtf, you idiots need to get a life

      about 10 months ago
    • Harold Reardon
      Harold Reardon

      Is this in an area some railfans can help with transportation or will CSX guys accept that, are they allowed to accept help? I have carried crewmen and/or parts in my pickup if they asked. I realize we have to be careful in offering.

      about 10 months ago
    • Diesel Power
      Diesel Power

      You the guy always standing outside the cafe with the dodge hat?

      about 10 months ago
    • First Last
      First Last

      At 3:26 is the American flag 'facing' the wrong way or does it not apply to trains because they can travel in both directions?

      about 10 months ago
    • Bryan Doyle
      Bryan Doyle

      What a long wait for the cross traffic.

      about 10 months ago
    • Metalmachine467

      Should have unhooked the cars before the crossing and pulled ahead to open the crossing to traffic . If it was going to be down for hrs
      Not right to make people late for work

      about 10 months ago
    • Leon Allan Davis
      Leon Allan Davis

      I don't get it...must be a "foamer" thing...

      about 10 months ago
    • Daniel Kennedy
      Daniel Kennedy

      cool catch!

      about 10 months ago
    • rrkreutz2

      Never put three power units together that end in six!!!

      about 10 months ago
    • Bobbie Addison
      Bobbie Addison

      You have cool trains 😆

      about 10 months ago
    • DC Cavalier
      DC Cavalier

      Rail experts.....in a situation like this, where its known its going to take time to make the fix, why isn't it a good idea to have uncoupled the train at the point it would clear the roadway. Make the fix the knuckle fix, then recouple and pull away?

      about 10 months ago
    • Fan of Lake Speed
      Fan of Lake Speed

      I live it everyday especially when I go grocery shopping and buy frozen food or ice I've spent well over a 100 hours waiting on the train. Needed an ambulance for my wife ,I had to threaten to shoot the conductor if he didn't move. They have over a hundred cars and will stop the last two cars blocking Fire and rescue , school buses , ambulances

      about 10 months ago
    • Forrest Creek
      Forrest Creek

      Wow, good catch! Never heard of a train losing two knuckles on the same train in two different locations. Thanks for the video!

      about 11 months ago
    • NaYawkr

      Steam Locomotives were far more interesting. I'd love to see them reproduce the Niagara Locomotives that were built for the New York Central, truly awesome beasts, and TRUMP would finally have a place to go and put Coal Miners back to work.

      about 11 months ago
    • Mick Carson
      Mick Carson

      Fuck, I want to complain about graffiti. Why not? I hate graffiti, the work of brain dead, waste of oxygen, dole bludging retards.

      about 11 months ago
    • Marshall Schmitz
      Marshall Schmitz

      What a wonderful job, the coordination between the train crews to get the conductor down and back, ect. was done in such a great manner. I would hate to carry a knuckle down to the break site.

      about 11 months ago
    • NortheastDirectServiceRailfan 2018
      NortheastDirectServiceRailfan 2018


      about 11 months ago