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coal train trouble

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by robertanderson, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. robertanderson

    robertanderson New Jack

    Joined: Oct 14, 2004 Messages: 19 Likes Received: 0
    It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, Kansas when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek back to Salina.

    Just a few kilometers into the trip, a wheel bearing became overheated and melted off letting the truck support drop down and grind on top of the rail creating white hot molten metal droppings that spewed down onto the rails.

    The GOOD NEWS to this is that a very alert crew noticed a small amount of smoke halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the rules.

    The BAD NEWS to this is that the train just happened to stop with its hot weeels on top of a wooden trestle bridge built with creosoted ties, bents and trusses.

    And the photos below show the results:

    sorry dont know how to post actual images if sombdy wants to help me out?

    http://www.rockinghamremembered.com/CoalTrain1.JPG
    http://www.rockinghamremembered.com/CoalTrain2.JPG
    http://www.rockinghamremembered.com/CoalTrain3.JPG
    http://www.rockinghamremembered.com/CoalTrain4.JPG
    http://www.rockinghamremembered.com/CoalTrain5.JPG
    http://www.rockinghamremembered.com/CoalTrain6.JPG[attachmentid=16865][attachmentid=16866]
     

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  2. vptonbing

    vptonbing Member

    Joined: Apr 26, 2004 Messages: 690 Likes Received: 1
    damn, thats awesome! nice work on letting us in on those
     
  3. Definitive Jux One

    Definitive Jux One New Jack

    Joined: May 28, 2005 Messages: 40 Likes Received: 0
    did anyone get hurt??? :shook: :shook: :shook:
     
  4. SterOne

    SterOne Member

    Joined: Dec 20, 2003 Messages: 567 Likes Received: 2
    holy fuckin shit :spin:
     
  5. Mr. Peanut

    Mr. Peanut Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 2, 2002 Messages: 3,033 Likes Received: 10
    i'm really feeling the flow of that first peice. the color choice and letter structures are super nice.
     
  6. NICEKID NICE

    NICEKID NICE Junior Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 233 Likes Received: 0
  7. IHeartFr8s

    IHeartFr8s Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 24, 2004 Messages: 1,219 Likes Received: 0
    yeah it's been posted before
     
  8. swannist the oner

    swannist the oner New Jack

    Joined: Jun 2, 2005 Messages: 46 Likes Received: 0
    some good freghts will be missed

    piece to Fearo and Dove DCV UTI

    Union Train Insignia...WCARTDK! :king:
     
  9. InnerCityRebel

    InnerCityRebel Veteran Member

    Joined: Aug 19, 2002 Messages: 8,297 Likes Received: 117
    I remember seeing those pics before.But still awesome nontheless
     
  10. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,986 Likes Received: 311
    its upsetting, buy mostly cool....
     
  11. Pfffffffffft

    Pfffffffffft Moderator Crew

    Joined: Feb 16, 2004 Messages: 15,344 Likes Received: 671
    wow...too bad,,,thats terrible..

    i bet it took a long time to clean up
     
  12. Mpls7

    Mpls7 Member

    Joined: Oct 28, 2004 Messages: 560 Likes Received: 1
    that may be one of the coolest things ive ever seen.
     
  13. adderall

    adderall Elite Member

    Joined: Jun 10, 2003 Messages: 2,921 Likes Received: 1
     
  14. crack saves

    crack saves Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2004 Messages: 307 Likes Received: 56
    went down down down but the flames went higher and it burned burned burned...
     
  15. Mr. Chad

    Mr. Chad Member

    Joined: Dec 17, 2004 Messages: 480 Likes Received: 0
    this is like the 3rd thread on this
     
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