Kenova WV | Train vs Tractor

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  1. 895 Transit

    895 Transit Bobtail Member

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    Per the poster of the video, "Everyone is fine. I saw the driver run. You see this all the time on Youtube, but to see a train hit a BIG truck and drag it like its a toy put a whole different perspective how big and heavy a train is. Im looking at the truck now, its destroyed, the handrails are bent on the loco."
     
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  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Seems like the engineer is angry. Hauling on the air horn as loong as he has. Glad everyone survived
     
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  4. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

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    Maybe he's thought air horn roar will move semi to the side:eek::eek::eek:
     
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  5. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Cleaned that snow right up though
     
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  6. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    I thought Peterbilts were good trucks?
     
  7. Studebaker Hawk

    Studebaker Hawk Road Train Member

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    The reason for the air horn to the end is that when an emergency brake application is in progress, there is no safe bet that entire train will stay on the tracks. Literally anything can happen.
     
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  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    the train engineer, was just helping the truck driver get down the road.
     
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  9. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Probably standard operating procedure.
     
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  10. GoneButNotForgotten

    GoneButNotForgotten Heavy Load Member

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    I always heard the final mile could be rough, but man-o-man!
     
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  11. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Indeed.
    There have been cases where trucks hit by trains end up causing derailments. Take a look below.
    This accident happened in 2013 along the Metra Milwaukee District West Line in Bartlett,Illinois. Commuter train was already slowing down to arrive at the Bartlett train station when it hit a car hauler stuck across the tracks. The video speaks for itself.

    The car hauler is lucky this wasn’t an express during rush hour (some of the trains skip stops on their runs between Elgin and Chicago Union Station-typically running “highball” at 65-70 m.p.h.,and the train was in “push mode”). Otherwise the damage could’ve been catastrophic!
     
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