Jeep Gladiators And Other Models Wrecked In Nevada Train Derailment

Hundreds of vehicles are believed to have been damaged when more than 30 train cars derailed early Wednesday morning in a remote Nevada canyon near the Utah border.

KSL reports that the derailment occurred at approximately 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning in Rainbow Canyon. No injuries were reported but approximately 33 train cars on a southbound Union Pacific train derailed.

Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee said authorities are investigating the derailment but suggested the disaster may have been caused by huge temperature fluctuations between day and night in the area which could have buckled the rails.

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Images shared online by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office offer a glimpse of the carnage that occurred. Some vehicles were thrown from their carriages, including a number of brand new Jeep Gladiators. One particular photo shows a red Gladiator resting on its roof and many others with serious damage. Other vehicles damaged included many GMC pickup trucks and Chevrolet trucks.

Images available don’t show the full extent of the damages suffered to each and every car but it is likely that many of them will soon be sent to scrapyards, forcing owners to wait a little longer before they can take delivery of their new cars.

Things could have been much worse. According to Sheriff Lee, the train was also carrying hazardous materials, including some flammable chemicals but fortunately, these train cars did not derail. Authorities say it will likely be seven to 10 days before the entire area is cleared.

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Images Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department

  • TrevP

    Ouch

  • Porkopolis

    Surprisingly enough, and I may be wrong based on the source, but I’ve been told these can still be repaired and sold as brand new vehicles, even if the damage is such that it’d be considered a loss for you and I.

    • Ken Lyns

      Assuming the repair costs less than selling the vehicles to a parts salvager, yes. Vehicles get damaged in transit and at dealers all the time (scratches on the haul truck, falling off the lift during PDI…).

    • db

      I bet they all end up in the crusher. I recall being in a Ford engine plant that ended its model run and was slated for closure. Apparently a final contract never materialized and the plant still had just under one thousand engines fresh off the line, rather than sell them off they were all sent to a local scrapyard to be melted down.
      No affirmations ever if any of them “slipped out” into the public’s hands.

  • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

    Americans 🤦🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

    • ChrisInIL

      Some of the GMCs may have been made in Mexico.

      Just sayin’

    • AintYerPa

      Yeah.. Cuz.. Y’know…. It just sucks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to live in the best country in the world…

      • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

        Best country? More like the lowest IQ and obese in the world.

        • AintYerPa

          Right… That’s why rich people from all over the world come HERE for medical treatment, technological innovation, etc. Because our people are so stupid… The fact that you would even suggest such an idea means you are wholly incapable of making reasoned arguments OR thoughts…

      • sonofjs

        You’re gonna PAY at least a dime more for your new Jeep because of this carelessness. Quick! To the stores for more Kleenex!

        • AintYerPa

          Nope. Cuz I will never buy ANYTHING from the shiiiiiiitt company that is FCA.

    • AintYerPa

      And I’m sure whatever backwater piss-ant country YOU come from never has accidents, RIGHT?

      • A 🤴🏻 THAT WILL RULE OVER YOU

        Look at your people. Your people can’t get along and be united. Stay at your corner, you filthy scum

        • AintYerPa

          Its called FREEDOM, moron. We have something called a Constitution that guarantees individual liberty. Something that the Socialists among us want to rip apart. Kinda like in China where you live (or at least where your profile mentions). If anyone has a dissenting opinion in that Socialist Authoritarian Regime of yours, they dissapear… Why don’t you people grow a pair and overthrow that tinpot dictator you are so afraid of…???

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Hahhaahahahah you again? I see that you still have no life and have 23k+ posts.

      Yep, keep your Chinese friends coming over here to study at our schools which are the best in the world. One of the best economies in the entire world, best medicine in the world, etc. China can’t do anything on their own without stealing American IP and making copycat products.

      Still hate me because I’m a woman? You can’t call anyone scum.

  • FlameWater
    • sonofjs

      I’ve now learned that ‘thumbs down’ is the sign for LIFE, that the gladiator’s request to ‘finish off’ his victim is being denied, the opposite of what we’ve been told all these years.

  • Thunderbolt

    For some reasons, I feel sorry for the vehicles more than I feel sorry for the whole accident itself.

  • Paul

    A moment of silence and removing of hats for the poor vehicles that got trashed in this.

  • Ken Lyns

    240,000 Wranglers and 220,000 Sierras sold in 2018. This derailment amounts to a few hours of production for Fiat and GM.

  • Victor Chan

    It’s a sad day at the Roman Colosseum.

    • db

      I’m sure bean counters are on suicidal watch today.

  • Mr. EP9

    OOF.

  • sonofjs

    Extreme heat. Cold. Buckled rails. You’d have THOUGHT they’d have LEARNED BY NOW and put a test car up the way ahead…………but, NOOOOOOOoooooooooooOOOOOOOOOoooooooo.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    FCA and GM trash, nothing of value was lost.

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