Late last night, on our way home from AWANA, we went to check out the damage from the train derailment just outside of Bayard. This is super close to our house where these twenty-something loaded coal cars derailed. We passed so many HUGE excavators and large machinery headed to the scene. They had traffic blocked off to one lane and lots of big lights to help the men and women do their work.
We just had our railroad safety meeting last week at work. I had a gentleman come in from the Union Pacific Operation Life Saver come speak with us. This is so sad this has happened. My prayers are being sent for these people to work safely and get to return home each night to their family.
|The site is incredible with mangled steel and coal everywhere.|