Undertoad Saturday Jun 28 12:27 PM
6/28/2003: LA derailment
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jun 28 12:36 PM
OMG. Syc's been censored.
elSicomoro Saturday Jun 28 12:43 PM
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jun 28 12:50 PM
Undertoad Saturday Jun 28 12:56 PM
I just clean up my messes.
Tobiasly Saturday Jun 28 01:25 PM
Simply amazing. Notice that some of it landed <I>on top of a two-story building</I>!!
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jun 28 03:28 PM
tw Saturday Jun 28 06:59 PM
When a brake line breaks or when pressure is lost, then brakes on all cars are suppose to apply. The more interesting question will be why those rail car brakes did not automatically engage on all railcars. Picture are important because they demonstate how fast those railcars must have been going. But those speeds are suppose to be not possible without a locomotive to put pressure into those brake lines.
ndetroit Saturday Jun 28 08:44 PM
Looks like the fire dept is there, in the top left..... If they were smart, they'd be hosing that damn thing down ASAP... the only way to make that train wreck worse I think would be to make it into a fiery explosive train wreck.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jun 28 10:36 PM
Griff Sunday Jun 29 09:08 AM
That accident was in the news while I was out there. I wasn't paying much attention but it occured as Bruce describes it. The interesting thing was that they had a chance to catch it but couldn't get permission before it had accelerated too much. The radio news interviewed an old trainman who had successfully caught a runaway back in the day.
bartman Sunday Jun 29 09:10 AM
Crazy-ass mutherfuckers, tryin' to tell me what I can and can't do in the privacy of my own....... ah, nevermind.
That Guy Sunday Jun 29 07:53 PM
I can't even begin to imagine the clean up.
dave Sunday Jun 29 08:38 PM
I can. Lots of poor Mexicans picking up wood for the next two weeks.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Jun 29 09:58 PM
I can remember two truck crashes in the last couple years. One loaded with hams and the other potato chips. Within an hour there was nothing to clean up but the trucks. Isn't it nice the public is willing to lend a hand in emergencies. Oh, and the day after the ham crash, there were cheap hams for sale at work.
Torrere Sunday Jun 29 10:08 PM