Car haulers just sits on tracks and lets a Amtrak hit them

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  1. Greenbug

    Greenbug Light Load Member

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    IDK if this has been posted but WTF was this guy thinking?

    Are the railway arms in Oklahoma especially stronger then the rest of the country?

    MOVE!!!

     
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  3. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Medium Load Member

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    Appears the tracks are a bit higher than the road (pivot point) therefore Low Riding Trailer design was stuck and could not be moved either way.
    Train successfully cleared "obstruction".
    Another Truck Driver Lesson!!
     
  4. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Quite a few cars wont make their destination
     
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  5. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    That train couldn't slow down, really it was just 2 engines and 2 passenger cars. But maybe engineer thought this driver needs to be taught a lesson
     
  6. Greenbug

    Greenbug Light Load Member

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    That makes sense, so the driver never should of been on this route to begin with?
     
  7. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    Those car hauler trailers are much lower to the ground than regular van or reefer trailers he most likely got caught right there and couldn’t do anything.
     
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  8. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    The driver is either inexperienced or not paying attention. Anyone that has pulled a transport or lowboy knows about low belly clearance on these trailers.
     
  9. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Cool. I wonder if Hollywood had anything to do with this? Obviously, the trailer bottomed out, like a lowboy, an experienced driver would know that. Pretty clear who is driving Americas trucks today. Nice goin', yutz.
     
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  10. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    He was stuck but geez, that crossing looks like it would probably bottom out a stepdeck. Why a car hauler would ever attempt that is beyond me.
     
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