Page:NTSB - Railroad Accident Report - Derailment on May 25, 1989.djvu/33

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Figure 9.—Equipment used to move cars to west side of track.

necessary on many occasions to re-mark the location of the pipeline with yellow paint. As Calnev’s maintenance superintendent testified, "…trona…was a very light, loosely compacted material…once you made a mark on it, it would take a very small amount of activity by heavy equipment to totally erase that mark."

SP’s removal of the wrecked cars, which were spread over a large area and stacked two and three cars high at some locations, continued throughout the day. A Calnev representative was on-site to monitor the operations and to keep SP personnel aware of the location of the pipeline. The incident