Spectacular train wreck destroys Jeep Gladiators :(

  1. 2020 SCRAMBLER

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    Apparently SoCal based on the train route
     
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    ok though the scenario is not funny because i'd be pissed.. but your quote is pretty funny!
     
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    The roll cage worked.
     
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    All of them did well in the crash test.
     
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    No denying... i would be quite upset myself. I get mad when the delivery of jeep parts are delayed for any reason so I can’t imagine how those waiting feel. Hope FCA makes this right as quickly as possible so those that weren’t affected can enjoy their new toys.
     
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    yeah right! like i monitor all shipments and freak when its not here! nonetheless a dead jeep! damn! hope these people are well compensated for
     
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    Wow. hope no one was hurt, and WHAT A WASTE! New Jeep Rubicons.
     
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    To add further detail for the train route that was used to indicate where it was going, there are two main routes through Nevada going east-west. The northern route follows Interstate 80 from Salt Lake City, the southern route follows Interstate 15. If it was going to, say, Arizona, the normal route would involve going through Texas or Colorado before entering New Mexico. From there it would be on the line that follows Interstate 40 for Flagstaff (which is on another Railroad), and Interstate 10 for Phoenix.

    So the major urban areas in the South-West path of the line where the crash happened only really include Los Vegas, and after that, towards the range of cities I mentioned earlier. As far as the Railroad is concerned, Fresno is part of Norcal, as almost all of the freights going there are routed through Roseville Yard in the greater Sacramento area.

    Here's the map of Union Pacific's (the owner of the line the crash happened on) lines for reference:
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    Launch editions don’t come in soft top
     
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    the red LE that's flipped over, after looking at the larger images, appears to have a body-colored hardtop, the black you are seeing is indeed the tonneau cover.
     
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    I got in touch with FCA and the “don’t anticipate further delays to existing orders due to the derailment”
     
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    LOL with/ @Koala JT

    Thanks, I appreciated the laugh this morning!
     
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    Totally thought mine was on that train since It’s suppose to be here in California on the 15th but thank GOD it’s going out in the 2nd rail line per the dealer. That would have sucked to have had to wait for them to rebuild it especially since it seemed like forever already haha
     
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    Well . . . "B" . . . see what you've done by starting your thread-title with the word "SPECTACULAR"? You've created a comedy show event about a very real tragedy - especially for the possible Owners of these Jeeps (JL's /JT's) . I suspect many of them are saddened at the very least and in LIMBO as to what's next ? :headbang: :computerrage: ! Don't mind me, it's more of that, "I haven't had my usual cup of JOE this morning, and I've been "irregular" all day . . .sorry" .
     
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    My first post on the forum....Been watching and learning, in the background but.......
    Ugh! I got an email from my dealer in Bellevue WA (Seattle area), on 7/9 telling me that my Gladiator (Overland, M/T, White), was on a train heading west and was in Cheyenne WY at that time.
    This "Train Wreck" occurred on the morning of 7/10, just 750-ish miles away from Cheyenne.
    I'd been overseas for work -- just got back to USA -- just checking the forums here and POW! This!
    I believe I'd read somewhere (or dealer mentioned), that Jeeps heading to Seattle area get trained to Phoenix.
    This REALLY does not bode well.
    I ordered on 4/26 and have been RENTING cars for the ~60% of the time I'm home. (Previous veh was deemed a Total Loss in a relatively minor accident........in late MARCH).
    This is really going to put a wrinkle in things for me (and all the other "brothers & sisters" that have been anticipating "eminent" delivery, en fin!).
    I haven't yet gotten confirmation that mine was or was not On-Board.......but I've got a bad, sinking feeling about this : ..(

    "Pardon me boys -- is that the Gladiator Choo-Choo"?
     
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