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A train just derailed down the street from my house.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by JayDawg, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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    JayDawg

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    My wife is an EMT for the town we live in and called and told me she overheard a call drop for a train derailment. I went down the street and took pictures of it. The train derailed only about a mile and a half to two miles down the road from our house. It just happened about 2 hours ago. Pretty epic one too.

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  2. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    Konaborne

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    holy crap, hope nobody was hurt

    that would be the most epic clusterfuck to watch happen
     
  3. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    Damn. Thats a hell of a clean up.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    I never understood how that happens unless the engineer is a dumbass.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    I hope there's no hazardous materials on board.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:49 AM
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    Wow, lucky it wasn't carrying any chemicals or flammables. We had a derailment in my town several years ago just before Christmas. We had to evacuate like 3/4 mile.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:50 AM
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    I don't think anyone was hurt. The Fire Department was called out more for hazardous conditions or any fluids that may have spilled.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    I forgot to add, I think the entire train and cars were empty so no bad hazardous stuff to jeopardize anyone. The roads were open as you can see just feet away from the train and cars.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    look like empty coal cars, or petroleum coke cars. Or possibly corn or grain?good thing they were empty that would have been a hell of a mess.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    WOW! crazy! glad it looks like no one was hurt.
     
  12. Mar 2, 2013 at 12:23 PM
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    Good they were empty, huh? Still a lot of mess to clean though, I'd bet. Wonder how the heck that happened? Engineer misjudge what speed he should be going based on terrain? Something in the way? Bet he'll lost his job for this, though.
     
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    It's amazing how fast the railroad companies clean these accidents up, they lose like a million dollars for every day the rails are closed. It'll probably take them 24 hours or so to move the cars to the side and repair the tracks.
     
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    thought that would be lame, but I stayed, and was pinned to my seat at the end :p
     
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    holy shit

    when they crash..they crash big!
     
  17. Mar 2, 2013 at 4:33 PM
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    We used to put pennies on the track and a cop caught us once and said that we could de-rail a train doing that. I think he just wanted us to stop playing on the track.
     
  18. Mar 2, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    Can't help but think of the song "Vicarious" from TOOL when I see stuff like this...
     
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