Freight train looters

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  1. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Have any of you members seen the video going around on facebook right now showing looters pulling bigscreen tv’s out of double stacked shipping containers on a moving freight train?
    Driver of ours sent it to me in a text but doesn’t know when and where it happened.
     
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    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    A train of double stack containers and they just happened to pick the one with big screen tvs? Sounds like someone had some inside info.
     
  5. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Yes. That’s the one. I don’t do facebook or any of the others so thanks for the post.
    Wasn’t sure if it was even recent with all the regurgitated stuff that keeps cycling around.
     
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    Oor Road Train Member

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    Could be. Looks like they opened several till they found the one they wanted though.

    Also looks like one guy is still in that top container. Wonder where the train was going. They pick up speed faster than you think. Not an easy spot to jump from.
     
  7. SmallPackage

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    That is my first thought too because they went after the top ones and one bottom one. And handing the stuff off to waiting cars like they are in line at costco.
     
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  8. Upinsmoke

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    Who wants tv? Container full of weapons would be smarter.
     
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  9. SmallPackage

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    Sad thing is they’d probably be Chinese firecrackers instead.
     
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    speedyk Road Train Member

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    This has been going on for a long time. Sometimes railroads have slow speed spots and thieves learn where they are. In some places they will roll tires between the cars to disconnect air hoses and put the train in emergency from lost air so it will stop quickly, then they'll storm it and loot.

    It's been going on since before there were containers.

    It's a guessing game on contents, I helped a railroad cop close a piggyback trailer that had been busted into so that train could continue, was full of rubber gloves. Edit: That was back in the mid-90's.

    Those deals at the local flea market might have "fallen off the truck off the train". Railroads are self-insured.
     
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