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Train Crash?
« on: October 26, 2022, 07:15:55 PM »
I am hearing a report that the Silver Dollar City train derailed today and that many people have ben injured and are being transported to Springfield for emergency care. One of my friends who was on park this evening hard many sirens as they were leaving the park.

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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2022, 07:21:12 PM »
It did go to temp closed at 6:30 this evening.

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2022, 07:26:52 PM »
Saw some posts on Facebook. Initial reports are that everyone was able to walk away with minor injuries except for 2 that were more serious. Not extent I’d the serious ones is known.

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2022, 07:54:15 PM »
From the video I saw on Facebook, it looks like engine 504 was running. The tender looked partially derailed with car 1 off the rails at a 45 degrees. Cars 2 and 3 completely off at 90 degrees. Car 4 didn’t derail. The location looked like it was back over in the “Pottersville, Missouri” area. Ironically, that would be close to where the “old wreck of 82” is said. My father in law listens to the scanners and has heard many injuries, approximately 68 “green” and 3 “yellow” with 1 being transported to Springfield.

Praying for those hurt and injured!

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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2022, 08:00:34 PM »

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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2022, 08:42:06 PM »
Pretty bad stuff. https://www.facebook.com/100062527059929/videos/1469541250223467/

EDIT: Makes me wonder in the wake of this, they may nix Ichabod and the Ol' wreck of '82 from the script since this is roughly where this happened.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2022, 08:50:09 PM by sdcfan88 »

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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2022, 08:59:25 PM »
Pretty bad stuff. https://www.facebook.com/100062527059929/videos/1469541250223467/

EDIT: Makes me wonder in the wake of this, they may nix Ichabod and the Ol' wreck of '82 from the script since this is roughly where this happened.

Definitely seems appropriate to nix that bit for a while if not permanently.

Prayers that everyone is able to recover quickly and that no one suffers long term injuries.


Geeze this has been a rough year for SDC…. Fire, death of the citizen,  and now this.

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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2022, 09:06:26 PM »
It should be interesting to find out the cause.  Can anyone answer why the cars would come unattached from the wheels?
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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2022, 09:11:57 PM »
Pretty bad stuff. https://www.facebook.com/100062527059929/videos/1469541250223467/

EDIT: Makes me wonder in the wake of this, they may nix Ichabod and the Ol' wreck of '82 from the script since this is roughly where this happened.

Definitely seems appropriate to nix that bit for a while if not permanently.

Prayers that everyone is able to recover quickly and that no one suffers long term injuries.


Geeze this has been a rough year for SDC…. Fire, death of the citizen,  and now this.

Oh yeah and the brakes comment, that definitely didn't age well on this ride today.

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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2022, 09:15:00 PM »
It should be interesting to find out the cause.  Can anyone answer why the cars would come unattached from the wheels?

That’s how all bogies are attached to the car with any train. They rest on top of the bogies and the bogies test on top of the wheels

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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2022, 10:21:00 PM »
https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/local-news-local-news/heavy-emergency-responder-presence-at-silver-dollar-city/
Here's a link to Ozarks First with a picture

"...and passengers had to smash the windows to climb out."

Windows? What windows?

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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2022, 10:27:40 PM »
Another article: https://www.koamnewsnow.com/silver-dollar-city-trail-derails-cars-topple/pic/4817885/

This incident also showed up on all the local TV news all the way down here in NW Arkansas.
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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2022, 10:29:55 PM »
https://www.ozarksfirst.com/local-news/local-news-local-news/heavy-emergency-responder-presence-at-silver-dollar-city/
Here's a link to Ozarks First with a picture

"...and passengers had to smash the windows to climb out."

Windows? What windows?

Probably the ones on the front and back of the passenger cars, but they also said the wheels were made of rubber so I don’t really know what they’re smoking.

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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2022, 05:57:28 AM »
Hoping to hear that all who were injured will make a complete recovery. 


The train can be - and no doubt will be - repaired, and back to operations, hopefully soon for all of us who love SDC so.




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Re: Train Crash?
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2022, 07:09:28 AM »
The train probably will be closed for a while until an investigation for the cause is done. They also have to remove the train and repair it. It could be down the rest of the year.  :'(