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xd357
05-16-2007, 09:32
i work for the rail road. any of ya'll been to a derailment\train wrecks?

pulaskipusher
05-16-2007, 14:29
No derailments but when those engines burn they put on a pretty good show! Huge flames! When we got to the train the LT. ordered to put the wet stuff on the red stuff, of course he was pretty embearassed at the train class 2 weeks later when the instructor said to never put water on the train because of the batteries... In the district to the south of mine (soon to be my district due to a move) train vs. people or train vs. motorvehicles are pretty common, they've have 5 or 6, off of the top of my head, in the last year.

xd357
05-16-2007, 17:23
yea its a diesel motor running a generator. lots of electricity

nsb22
05-20-2007, 17:25
I'm a haz-mat guy, so I've been to a few. The saddest one had was hauling brand new GTO's.


Another wasn't a derailment, but rather 2 fuel tank ripped open. An area we cover had some hellacious rains, which knocked some boulders loose. The boulder that hit the tanks was the size of a vw bug.

I'm honestly surprised I haven't been to more of them!

obxemt
05-31-2007, 19:09
One of my favorite photos ever:

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=187551

The whole section on derailments:

http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php?category=2

bucky_925
05-31-2007, 19:24
I've worked for the railroad going on 26 years now, and have personally derailed two locomotives :upeyes: . Nothing like the links posted above, just little yard derailments. The worst of it is when I put a locomotive on the ground they make me get it up.

xd357
05-31-2007, 19:55
yea i've rerailed myself none of mine so far [knock on wood]:banana: :banana: