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4 years 24 weeks ago, 2:08 PM

HampsterW

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Rules are rules

The Good news:
It was a normal day in Sharon Springs , KS when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina .

The Bad news:
Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail.

The Good news:
A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the rules.

The Bad news:
The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses
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RULES ARE RULES!
But, don't let common sense get in the way of a good disaster!

Change you can truly believe in comes from the barrel of a gun---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ron Paul 2012----Vote the bastards out!---------------------------------
4 years 24 weeks ago, 2:47 PM

greg az

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Secretary of Homeland Security
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Wonder why..

Guessing there's a few things we don't know here.. Can't imagine that they could pull those last cars off the bridge and didn't.. I'ts pretty amazing they don't have more accidents really, when you consider the age of the old rails.. Yep i know they check them all the time, we see the the maintenance units on the tracks all the time.. but these are still for the most part the tracks that my grandfather put in back in the early part of last century..

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
4 years 24 weeks ago, 2:49 PM

luckybychoice

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Secretary of the Treasury
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May 2009
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United States
now that's

job security in action.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 24 weeks ago, 11:12 AM

Vaquero

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General of the Army
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West Texas
later guys

back to the salt mine.

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4 years 23 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

runawaygun762

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Vice President
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Nov 2008
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Richland, MO, United States

Imagine the potential for wildfire if it had stopped with that prairie grass on the sides

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 19 weeks ago, 7:30 AM

TLtactical

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Major General
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May 2010
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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
Train Fire!

Who stops on a wooden bridge when they are on fire?

Best Regards TL “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ---Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)

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