Train vs bridge

at the end of that train car in the picture, you can see the rolled up roof of the train. this is after the train passed under the bridge, so it must have been sucked down under the bridge and scrapped the top of the cars

even in the video, there’s not nearly enough material at the edge of the bridge to account for multiple train cars worth of roofing. it’s just collecting a certain amount and the rest is passing, probably rolled upside down and under.

i wouldn’t have been brave enough to stand up on that bridge to film. idve expected some bits of metal exploding off with the force, or a weak bridge to collapse.

yikes!

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I’m going to go with “The roof buckled down as far or farther than it buckled up.”

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Somebody screwed up here.

Trains have to run on a schedule. The route is scheduled far in advance, and they know the route it’s going to take. They should also know the clearance of all the bridges on that route, so that they know not to send something too large that way.

So either they didn’t check the height of those cars, or they didn’t check the bridge clearance on that route.

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Video link for the BBS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpf-xw9FNU
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The person who filmed this should have hung over the left side of the bridge as the railcars emerged, filming down inside the cars to show us just how the automobiles were getting damaged. Because risking your life for that one shot is worth it!

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They still are! Well, unused anyway…

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“FORD” stands for F**ked Over Rebuilt Dodge.

The really awful part is, the first few seconds of the video clearly show the train several feet from the bridge, but moving forward with the roof of one rail car already ripped up. That means the engineer knew he had hit the bridge, stopped, backed up, and then took another run at it. He knowingly plowed into the bridge a second time. Please tell me the person or the people who decided that was a good idea are no longer in charge of moving trains.

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It would be even better analogy if the train stubbornly continued to try force its way under the bridge, ignoring damage already done.

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Also it looks like at that speed the person who recorded the video could have easily warned the driver. Something is extremely fishy here.

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i would have loved to have been standing on that bridge right then

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Train with crushed cars hits train bridge crushing train cars.

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Next time around, the train will fit the bridge perfectly.

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Well, half of it will…

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I mean, it pretty much did there for a while.

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Likely a long train with shorter cars in the lead. That would likely be a deceptively long haul over uneven ballast to catch up with the cab and hail the engineer.

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New cars? Not any more.

Dammit! Now my BS detector is inflamed.

Something seemed fishy when I first saw this elsewhere. The driver stopped, backed up a few meters, then staring forward again. Happily just as the footage starts. Then we see all the crushed cars. But:

  • the level of crushing is too deep for the lack of damage done to the sides of the train cars. The sides of the train cars are uncrumpled… if so, what damaged the cars, some of which are at least 1m below the level of the shearing. Without damaging the “walls” of the train car.

  • how do you crush that many cars with gathering up a lot of roof material at the shearing point.

  • in the first 2 seconds, there is a white car with a sunroof; it’s damaged at the rear, likely from the gathering up of the roof material. But the glass sunroof is a) clearly undamaged AND b) is at least 150mm below where the roof is shearing off. BUT the roof of that car has been “through the ringer” already.

And it’s filmed too well, reasonably steady, and not in portrait mode.
Something’s fishy here, folks.

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Nah, not really. Chaos is just chaotic like that.

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