Train blown off bridge

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  1. Renzatic Suspended

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    That guy was a lot calmer about seeing a train blown off a bridge than I would've been. Not a single explicative uttered.
     
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    Saw that on the news last night. Very lucky noone was injured.
     
  3. eko91 macrumors regular

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    what the!!

    So.. the person recording knew that this was going to happen? He/She decided to just park and record this? Glad that no one got hurt, but I'm just curious to how this person got this perfect shot. I doubt this person was just driving and decided to record the train after coming out of the parking lot...
     
  4. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    He was a reporter with his dash cam rolling. He stopped like that because it was a bad storm. So he stopped as close to the restaurants door as possible and had just ran inside when the train happened to fall over. It was just a lucky shot.
     
  5. b06tmm macrumors regular

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    That happened right down the road from me. The State Police Troop B clocked wind speeds at 112MPH at one point during the storm and a tug boat on the river clocked 110MPH.
     
  6. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Some extraordinary shots and that seemed to be a very unpleasant storm.

    Years ago, I recall reading about the 1879 disaster on the bridge over the river Tay in Scotland (near Dundee); both the train and a section of the bridge toppled into the river during a storm.
     
  7. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68020

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    That's a fast tug.
     
  8. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    No, this was a dash cam.

    The person recording it probably didn't even notice what happened until later.

    -t
     
  9. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Dude have you ever heard a truck slide one of those containers off? (Like garbage skips). It's REALLY loud.

    Now imagine the same kind of container, except heavier, falling from 20 feet.

    I'm sure it was really loud.
     
  10. turtle777 macrumors 6502a

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    So ?

    We don't know any details. Maybe the person with the dash cam is deaf.

    But my point still stands: this was recorded by a dash cam by chance.

    -t
     
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    The same thing happened on my model railroad once.
     
  13. mscriv macrumors 601

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    Seriously, nature is incredible. The sheer power that can be generated is amazing. :eek:
     
  14. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Holy *****!!!!!! That was incredible and yeah I would have been freaking out! :eek:
     

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