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Yampa Bob

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« on: July 03, 2009, 08:50:41 PM »

"In your face" action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azV5bC2br-Q
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 08:54:45 PM »

Hmmmm... At about 1:22, That's the "Oh Crap" Moment.
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 09:53:54 PM »

Holy cow! That looks like something from a movie!

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 10:20:58 PM »

RichG sent me the link. I don't know if it was "staged" or what, but it's pretty awesome. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 10:59:53 PM »

I would have had to shovel out my dawers after seeing that tank car headed my way.

Good job, thank RichG.

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 12:53:00 AM »

I just received the following related news link from Rich:

http://www.pantagraph.com/news/article_5c29b200-ea08-5c84-922c-e62fb2bb6d28.html

No information about the on board camera, perhaps this is a standard procedure.  Luckily no one was injured and we get to see a remarkable view of a pile up.

Did you notice the tank car bouncing and sparks underneath? I watched the video about 20 times.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009, 01:53:31 PM »

No one saw that tank car coming.  That was the trailing unit.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2009, 03:44:08 PM »

Whoa, Boone and McHenry? That's right by Union, or better known as the Illinois Railway Musuem!

Scary, that tanker really scares you, looks like something out of a movie...

Joshua

EDIT: Bob, that's UP's track, right? That sucks. Those things are huge, imagine it looked like a toy when the huge tanker bounced around before striking the locomotive!
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2009, 04:03:12 PM »

What impressed me was how well the loco took the hits.
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2009, 05:25:15 PM »

Bob, Those the on board camera are becoming standard procedure on most class 1s.  It is mainly for crossing accidence's.  A picture is better than "He said, She said"
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2009, 01:15:41 PM »

I received the video from a friend, so it seems to be making the rounds. I was going to share it with you all, but Bob beat me to it. None the less, it is a great video and well worth watching.

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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2009, 02:41:14 PM »

Holy cow that was nuts. I would have to agree with the soveling my dawers out. Good thing is no one was hurt.
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2009, 11:50:01 PM »

I was impressed also, the tanker seemed to appear out of nowhere then whammo.  Bounced off like a fly hitting an elephant.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2009, 09:52:51 PM »

I was impressed also, the tanker seemed to appear out of nowhere then whammo.  Bounced off like a fly hitting an elephant.  Cheesy


According to the news link above one of the tankers was filled with "shock fluid."  Maybe that's why it bounced around so much.  Shocked

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« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2009, 06:47:08 AM »

A couple of things bother me about this.  Why is the camera pointed toward the rear of the consist rather than a "Dashcam" to record grade crossings etc.?  When the car rolled it would appear that they lost the "air" and the brakes should set and stop or at least slow the remaining cars.
Just wondering.
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