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RE: [Z_Scale] Re: Train vs. Tornado

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  • Larry Card
    ... Hurricanes don t like trains either. One was hit on the Key West extension of the Florida East Coast railroad on Labor Day in 1935. The rising water put
    Message 1 of 9 , May 1, 2010
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      > There have been several known instances of tornadoes hitting moving trains. The most celebrated was in 1938 when the Great Northern's Empire Builder was struck by a tornado near Minot, ND. The engine and tender, because of their weight, remained on the tracks, but the Pullmans wound up all over the ground. While there were many injuries, only one man was killed, when he fell out of a window and the car fell over on him.

      Hurricanes don't like trains either. One was hit on the Key West extension of the Florida East Coast railroad on Labor Day in 1935. The rising water put the fire out in the locomotive, and while the locomotive stayed on the tracks the rest of the train was thrown off. The track damage was so extensive that the rails were taken up and highway US-1 was built over the bridges (which withstood the hurricane just fine).
      V/R
      Larry P. Card
      Franklinton NC

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    • de Champeaux Dominique
      ... One could add more recently the western part of Ferrocarril Chiapas Mayab in southern Mexico (roughly running from Medias Aguas to the Guatemala border),
      Message 2 of 9 , May 6, 2010
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        >Hurricanes don't like trains either. One was hit on the Key West >extension of the Florida East Coast railroad on Labor Day in 1935. The >rising water put the fire out in the locomotive, and while the locomotive >stayed on the tracks the rest of the train was thrown off. The track >damage was so extensive that the rails were taken up and highway US-1 was >built over the bridges (which withstood the hurricane just fine).
        >V/R
        >Larry P. Card
        >Franklinton NC


        One could add more recently the western part of Ferrocarril Chiapas Mayab in southern Mexico (roughly running from Medias Aguas to the Guatemala border), that was torn off in 2007...

        Dom
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