Train Carrying New Jeep Gladiator and GMC Sierra Pickups Derails Causing Carnage

Chad Kirchner
by Chad Kirchner
train carrying new jeep gladiator and gmc sierra pickups derails causing carnage

If you were waiting for a special-order new GMC Sierra or Jeep Gladiator to show up at a West Coast dealership, you might have to wait a little longer. Unfortunately there was a train derailment in Lincoln County, Nevada, yesterday, and some of the victims were brand-new pickups.

Shared initially on the Facebook page for the county sheriff, you can clearly see that some of the damaged car carriers were carrying some Jeep Gladiators and GMC Sierra pickups. Most likely these were heading towards a California dealership. These high-dollar items, while damaged, seemed to hold up pretty well. If you ever wanted to see what a Gladiator would look like on its roof, you have your answer.

One of the concerns would be if any of the Jeep Gladiators on the train were some of the 4190 Launch Edition trucks that had special badging and unique features exclusive to the truck. We reached out to Jeep earlier today to find out, and a spokesperson told us, “FCA US is committed to supporting our impacted customers and dealers by replacing vehicles in a timely manner. Our team is hard at work to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. We’re also glad to see that there are no reported injuries. As this is a Union Pacific incident with an open investigation under way, we cannot comment further at this time.”

So while it doesn’t say which Jeeps were on the train, it should be reassuring that customers will be taken care of properly. We can also assume the same for the GMC trucks that were on board. This is why insurance exists, and while accidents like this unfortunately do happen, taking care of the customers should be the top priority.

Now, if only we could get one of those totaled Jeeps and put a Hellephant engine in it.

[Images: Lincoln County / Facebook]

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  • La834 La834 on Jul 12, 2019

    Well at least we know for sure now a Jeep Gladiator with removable top and doors can survive a rollover collision quite nicely

    • ToddAtlasF1 ToddAtlasF1 on Jul 12, 2019

      That does look like some impressive structural integrity. I guess there is a return for the roughly doubled mass since the first American Bantam GP.

  • SilverCoupe SilverCoupe on Jul 12, 2019

    So I guess we have to invent the word "Trucknage."

  • Zerofoo The UAW understands that this is their last stand. Their future consists of largely robot assembled EVs that contain far fewer parts. Factories moving to southern "right to work" states and factories moving to the southern-most state of Mexico.I don't think lights-out auto factories are on the horizon, but UAW demands might move those automated manufacturing process timelines up.McDonalds opened a fully automated restaurant in Texas in 2022 in response to a $15/hour minimum wage demand. I'm fairly certain that at $130/hr - fully robotic car factories start to make sense.
  • Redapple2 Cherry 20 yr old Defenders are $100,000 +. Til now.
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  • Redapple2 I guessed they were ~$150,000. Maybe attainable.
  • Redapple2 want one.