Union Pacific-Good news/Bad news- beware dialup users

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by zigg72md, Oct 22, 2005.

  1. zigg72md

    zigg72md New Member

    I was just e-mailed this from a usually reliable co-worker:

    For those who believe nothing exciting ever happens in Kansas, except tornados and explosions, check this out .

    The Good news:
    It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, KS when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train to head on the long trek back to Salina.
    The Bad news:
    Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing becomes overheated and melts off letting the truck support drop down and grind on top of the rail creating white hot molten metal droppings to spew downward on the rail.
    The Good news:
    A very alert crew noticed a small amount of smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the rules.
    The Bad news:
    The train just happened to stop with the hot wheel on top of a wooden bridge built with creosote ties and trusses

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  2. zigg72md

    zigg72md New Member

    More Pics

    Here are the rest.

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  3. Union Pacific

    Union Pacific Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: is all i have to say

  4. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    Your reliable source is about two years too late. Those pics have been making their rounds on the world wide web for quite awhile.
  5. zigg72md

    zigg72md New Member

    Sorry my bad
  6. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    And reposting photos that aren't yours is a copyright violation as well.
  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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