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Railroad Equipment The Derail

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Published on Apr 7, 2009

This short educational video is to show a piece of Railroad Equipment called a Derail, or derailer, and explains a little about why you would want to intentionally derail a Train or rail car.

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phillyslasher
Fun fact about the Derail: You can run over it backwards and not derail!
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DaaYay
Thank You, I always thought these where placed to prevent theft of trains by people who know how to run them.
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SD Customs
200 people had their train derailed by that. LOL!
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kickinbackinOC
This video needs a clip of the derail device in action!
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Jernulf
didn't work in the movie with denzel washington lol
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Donna Hankins
Thank you!!
JD Von Mars
cool better than a rerailer...wanted to be 401.
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Trainboy Productions
CP Rail has these on spurs and yard sidings in winnipeg
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CMDR Sweeper
Well the derailers didn't work in Oslo in 2010 when a consist went runaway downhill and smashed into a cargo terminal at the docks before landing in the water.
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Quillbro Durdus
is this ol' timer still with us?
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