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  • frederick ladd
    Message ... From: Howard Shute To: DC Z Bend Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 8:23 PM
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      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Howard Shute<mailto:howardeshute@...>
      To: DC Z Bend<mailto:DC_Z-Bend_Track@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, May 27, 2005 8:23 PM
      Subject: [DC_Z-Bend_Track] Fw: A Bad Day on the Railroad

      Greetings to the crew,
      This attachment was a well planned event!! Must have been spectacular. How to convert a relatively minor problem into a major disaster. Enjoy.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Dave Clem<mailto:dclem@...>
      To: smartassstevie@...<mailto:smartassstevie@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 7:24 AM
      Subject: FW: A Bad Day on the Railroad

      -----Original Message-----
      From: John Quinn [mailto:quinn-jt@...]
      Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 6:55 PM
      To: Bob Blaschka; Brendon Fitzpatrick; Bret Fledderjohn; Brian Bachman; Cdhunter2@...<mailto:Cdhunter2@...>; Chris Souder; Chuck Swisher; Dan Berry; Dave Miller; David Catterton; Dennis Williams; Dick Hock; Frank Waring; George McGee; Hocker Tom; Jeff Roller; Jim Frentz; Jim Heinbaugh; HixonJoe; JT Quinn; at90mm@...; Judy Gibney; Kathy Quinn; Keith Walborn; Kelly; Larry Baum; Lew Keller; LPaules@...; Mark; McGeehan Jim; Mike Bull; Robert Lemon; Ron Fetrow; Russ Reynolds; Sam Holmes; Schager Mike; Scott; Nancy; Thomas Harvey; Tim Fischer; Wayne Davis
      Subject: FW: A Bad Day on the Railroad

      For those who believe nothing exciting ever happens in Kansas, except tornados and explosions, check this out . .

      The Good news:

      It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, KS when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train to head on the long trek back to Salina.

      The Bad news:

      Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing becomes overheated and melts off letting the truck support drop down and grind on top of the rail creating white hot molten metal droppings to spew downward on the rail.

      The Good news:<news:>

      A very alert crew noticed a small amount of smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the rules.

      The Bad news:

      The train just happened to stop with the hot wheel on top of a wooden bridge built with creosote ties and trusses

      "Ain't this a hell of a way to run a railroad!"

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