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.

Comments

    • richard wilkes
      richard wilkes

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

      about 6 months ago
    • sockpuppetbitme
      sockpuppetbitme

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

      about 6 months ago
    • plantim ry guy
      plantim ry guy

      I like the channels name

      about 6 months ago
    • Bengals444T
      Bengals444T

      Was the MARC train delayed that day? Terrific catches!

      about 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
    • Victor Cruz
      Victor Cruz

      No entendí ni madre

      about 6 months ago
    • lake Speed
      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 6 months ago
    • John Halstead
      John Halstead

      Great story on how CSX will help another CSX. 😀

      about 6 months ago
    • Ronald  Ronca
      Ronald Ronca

      Wtf, you idiots need to get a life

      about 7 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 7 months ago
    • Diesel Power
      Diesel Power

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

      about 7 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 7 months ago
    • Bryan Doyle
      Bryan Doyle

      What a long wait for the cross traffic.

      about 7 months ago
    • Metalmachine467
      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 7 months ago
    • Leon Allan Davis
      Leon Allan Davis

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

      about 7 months ago
    • Daniel Kennedy
      Daniel Kennedy

      cool catch!

      about 7 months ago
    • rrkreutz2
      rrkreutz2

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

      about 7 months ago
    • Bobbie Addison
      Bobbie Addison

      You have cool trains 😆

      about 7 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 7 months ago
    • lake Speed
      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 7 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 8 months ago
    • NaYawkr
      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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
    • NortheastDirectServiceRailfan 2018
      NortheastDirectServiceRailfan 2018

      Nice!

      about 8 months ago
    • peterbhill
      peterbhill

      An unfortunate situation, but couldn't they have split the train just enough to clear the road crossing?

      about 8 months ago
    • Viking Power
      Viking Power

      I used to live 5 minutes from that crossing. When you live in a train town it takes some getting used to. All day and night you hear and even feel them passing thru. They stop traffic all the time.

      about 8 months ago
    • анаис теодоровович
      анаис теодоровович

      Так и не понял что он встал?

      about 9 months ago