UPRR loco's about to fall into river

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NEAR BURLINGTON, KAN. - A bridge near Wellington, Kan. is starting to collapse after a train got stalled. Sheriff's deputies as well as Union Pacific officials are reporting the bridge is buckling under the train. It's possible the train is carrying hazardous materials.


Everyone has been evacuated from the train, but crews are worried that the bridge will collapse into the Chickaski River. It's unknown why the train had to stop. KSNW contributed to this report.


This area has 6 inches of rain in about two hours yesterday. Apparantly the engineer saw that the bridge was mis-aligned but couldn't get it stopped in time. Not a good situation.


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Just throw it in 4low and off they go, right? That looks like one hell of a mess to figure out.
 
Hey steve.... Yes bob.....Pull over when we get on this bridge... I want to pee off of it. Ok..... And another stupid train engineer looses his job.
 
how about unhook the cars, get them pulled out of there... then hook to the engines and yank them back? Doesn't look like rocket science, and if the cars aren't hooked to it, you're only out an engine if the bridge collapses and no hazmat spill.
 
ohh its so hardto figure out how to fix it?


how bout connect engines to the other side and pull it?


(we posted ideas at the same time)
 
:D


yes, we did.
 
Two nice SD70s (the front one SD70M, the rear looks like a SD70ACe) at a few million a pop, even if they get the train cars pulled off that's an expensive mess if the bridge keeps going. They might be able to get the rear engine off easily, but that front one really looks precarious.


That and the mess that losing a bridge does to a railroad. Yes, I'm a train geek too.
 
This never happened to the Dukes of Hazzard.


I wonder if railroad cops have to write crash reports?


"Wanted" was on HBO the other night, maybe they were acting out the train chase scene.
 
Train Pulled Off Collapsing Bridge
Officials Feared Hazardous Cargo Plunging Into River


POSTED: 1:32 pm CDT June 15, 2010


UPDATED: 9:11 pm CDT June 15, 2010


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WELLINGTON, Kan. -- A Union Pacific train stalled on a buckled bridge over the Chickaski bridge and officials had feared cars carrying hazardous materials will plunge into the river.


The Wellington Daily News reported that the train stopped southwest of Wellington Tuesday morning. The newspaper said everyone is off the train safely.


The train, which has 66 cars, was safely towed off the bridge late Tuesday. Nothing is believed to have collapsed into the floodwaters below.


The bridge remains closed until repairs are made.

http://www.kmbc.com/news/23907421/detail.html
 
good thing it got towed off, however what i would have done is ditched the front engines, they can fall in the river. The important part is to get the hazmat out of the river with out spilling whatever they are carrying.
 
kinnelonfire75 said:
good thing it got towed off, however what i would have done is ditched the front engines, they can fall in the river. The important part is to get the hazmat out of the river with out spilling whatever they are carrying.

How much fuel do you think is in those to locomotives? Some how I don't think UP was thinking it would be OK for them to fall in the river.
 
2,000 gallons of diesel per engine. thats safe to drink :shock:
 
Jarred J. said:
2,000 gallons of diesel per engine. thats safe to drink :shock:

Nothing a Brita Water filter can't fix... :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
ryan said:
Hey steve.... Yes bob.....Pull over when we get on this bridge... I want to pee off of it. Ok..... And another stupid train engineer looses his job.


honestly most RR engineers are not stupid and i take offense to this. i have been around trains my whole life


there could be any number of reasons it stalled
 
Apperently you didnt get my sense of humor in this...
 

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