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Old 07-12-2013, 03:35 PM   #22216
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This photo sits above my favorite seat in my local here in London. Not that this really matter for the Dragon Fail Fest, but I just thought I would share since I can't be there
On 22 Octobere 1895, this train crashed through the buffers at Montparnasse Station, Paris, and travelled over 100 feet without rails before crashing through the wall. Only one passerby was killed. The fireman, two conductors and a couple of passengers were injured. The accident was caused by a faulty brake and speeding - so there is a (sort of) relevant lesson to be learned.

I personally saw the damage caused by a freight train which backed off the end of a siding, with several hundred feet of of chemical tank-cars travelling across a parking lot and through the corner of a nearby building. Fortunately it was going slowly and nothing tipped over. The driver, a half-mile away at the other end of the train was completely unaware.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:49 PM   #22217
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Wow!

There's nothing quite like a BLEVE!

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Old 07-12-2013, 04:36 PM   #22218
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just cuz..

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #22219
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This photo sits above my favorite seat in my local here in London. Not that this really matter for the Dragon Fail Fest, but I just thought I would share since I can't be there
Don't be shy, that's what this thread is all about. Just need a few more OT pics from Asia, Oceania, and the Sub-continent and this segment of Killboy failure will be a truly globe-spanning train wreck.

Here we go

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:53 PM   #22220
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This thread has become a train wreck...
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:24 PM   #22221
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...a few more OT pics from Asia, Oceania, and the Sub-continent and this segment of Killboy failure will be a truly globe-spanning train wreck.

[IMG]http://www1.sulekha.com/mstore/friend2003/albums/default/train%20accident.jpg[/snip]
Like from... New Jersey?

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Old 07-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #22222
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ADV chili cook off at the dragon?

No train wreck in Lac Megantic, Qc Canada. Whole load of crude lit up.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lac-M%C...tic_derailment

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Old 07-12-2013, 07:33 PM   #22223
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No laughing matter, that Lac Megantic wreck. There's still many unaccounted for and many dead.

I won't go into the conduct of the American owner of the train.
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Old 07-12-2013, 07:58 PM   #22224
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #22225
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There's nothing quite like a BLEVE!

Would that be:
Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
or
Blast Leveling Everything Very Effectively ?
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #22226
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Would that be:
Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion
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Blast Leveling Everything Very Effectively ?
Yes.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:48 PM   #22227
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Yup,....carving up the twisties on the Dragon,...wit my feets on da highway pegs! Don't need no shifting. Don't need no rear brake. Just set her in 2nd gear an plod along,....carving the twisties.
Wait now, I did most of the dragon in second. Prolly a few k more revs but still..
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:37 AM   #22228
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Arf and arf. One has the Cruiserfrown down pat, the other needs some work..



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Old 07-13-2013, 07:32 AM   #22229
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Pilots of Asiana crash named?????

I know it is not a train wreck but..........this is the KB fail thread.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=7ZR4Em9JJDw

Captain Sum Ting Wong
Wi Tu Lo
Ho Lee Fuk
Bang Ding Ow

Check your sources fail!
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:33 AM   #22230
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FYI Lane Closure !!!

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Beginning Thursday, July 18, 2013, US 129 (State Route 115) at Log Mile 9.5 will be reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews begin this rock slide slope stabilization project. The temporary signal will be installed on Monday, July 15, 2013 and remain on flash until becoming operational on Thursday. This project is located in a section of US 129 known as “The Dragon”. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and use extreme caution in this area. This project is estimated to be complete on or before August 31, 2013.

For more information on travel conditions across Tennessee visit www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway or call 5-1-1 from any land line or cell phone. TDOT is also on Twitter. For up to the minute traffic information in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/knoxville511. For statewide travel information follow www.twitter.com/TN511. TDOT now has SmartWay App for iPhone and Android . The app allows users to receive customized traffic information, including alerts and favorite camera views.


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