Pine Creek bridge with derailed boxcars.
Photo taken by Kyle Jarvis in May 2005
BH Photo #338879
Nic,whoever was cutting the metal had to be very creative to get back to where the rail cars are located being a remote location from what I see on the map.
Hiked along this stretch yesterday (4/13/2020) and box cars are still there. Very neat! The wheels and some of the metal has been cut off and removed at some point. Hope they're not removed as they are an interesting sight for visitors!
Thanks luke.Picture #1 looks like an empty rail car so i assume the lumber was removed from this car and the other one.I talked to a good friend of mine and he said that these rail cars can be removed.Of course due to the remote location most people would say no way.But like i say,where there's a will there's a way.
According to a railfan video on YouTube, the derailment occurred in February, 1980. The boxcars were both loaded with lumber.
Nathan,does anyone know the history of this bridge and when and how the boxcars ended up where they are?
That's one of the more unique things I have seen!
The photos posted of this bridge show that derailed boxcars were left in place! Google imagery shows they still remain on this bridge, which is now a rail-trail! Rather unusual to be sure.