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On 10/7/2021 at 2:26 PM, Grouse said:

OMG, you can expect a ton of complaints from the folks who protested the picture of the Col Sanders statue.  The forum actually took it down because of them.

I guess the "offense crew" is selectively offended and willing to let this one pass.  Hypocrites.

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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 Salina.
 
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 Governmental Regulations.
 
The Bad news:
The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses. When crew tried to explain to higher-ups that they needed to move the train, they were instructed not to move the train because Federal Regulations prohibit moving the train when a part is defective.
 
Well, okee-dokey then, and the pictures tell the rest.
 
As always the Government knows what is best for us.
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1 hour ago, Grouse said:

No photo description available.

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 Salina.
 
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 Governmental Regulations.
 
The Bad news:
The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses. When crew tried to explain to higher-ups that they needed to move the train, they were instructed not to move the train because Federal Regulations prohibit moving the train when a part is defective.
 
Well, okee-dokey then, and the pictures tell the rest.
 
As always the Government knows what is best for us.

Well, I do enjoy a story pointing out the idiocy of our government. Resorting to and continually posting lies is bs..One of societies many problems 

And this is what really happened. 

"The crew stopped the train and got out to investigate; but by the time they traversed the approximately half-mile distance from the front of the train to the problem car, the wooden bridge on which the latter was stopped had already caught fire. The crew unhooked the rest of the train from the cars stopped on the bridge, leaving six 280,000-pound coal cars to tumble into the creek as the conflagration engulfed the bridge"

 

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5 hours ago, Grouse said:

Site your source.  There's always two sides to a story.  Either one could be true, depending on who has interest in it's outcome.  Personally, I never believe anything the govt says, because I have caught it lying too many times.

Oh come on.. you rarely sight any reliable sources.  I just quickly googled and didn't find an article from 2002 that said it was due to government rules that the train stopped and didn't move from the bridge .

 

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