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    Rules are Rules...Railroad Style!

    Rules are Rules...Railroad Style!









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




    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 soaked ties and trusses.



    In defense of the crew, according to Sixgun Jr., the crew tried to explain to higher-ups, but were instructed not to move the damn train!







    AFTER ALL...RULES IS RULES!
    Don't let common sense get in the way of a good disaster!!!


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    no pics......

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    There are plenty of pics to this story as it is years old (happened in 2002). Here is the story of snopes. http://www.snopes.com/photos/accident/trainfire.asp

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