A Tragedy On The Rails Today...

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  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    30 head of cattle and one brakeman asleep in a caboose were killed during a major derailment and collision on the Crazy Eight Railroad earlier this evening. The train actually collided with it's self while coming into the crospiece where half it's cars had derailed momments earlier. News choppers and a camera car were on the scene to bring these photos.

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  2. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

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    Did they do a sobriety test on the engineer????

    Rick
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Sadly, the engineer is in a coma at this time. No one is sure if it was from the wreck or the empty 5th of Jack Daniel's found behind the throttle. ;)
  4. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

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    I beleive Catzilla may have been involvedsign1
  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    More like Dora the Amazing Doofus Dog at our house. :D
    Pets. :rolleyes: ;)
  6. Amrap1

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    Dewey, Cheatem and Howe here, I think you may have a wrongfull death case here!

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  7. LoudMusic

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    Oh the humanity!
  8. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Dang.... My railroad goes bankrupt after one night in business..... :curse:

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  9. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

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    Oops...you mentioned cattle...now Greenpeace, PETA, ALCU, and congress will need to investigate along with OSHA, EPA, NTSB, state and local authorities. Better hire a damage control PR firm, lots of lawyers for the cattle wrongful-death lawsuits that are coming (the remaining family of the cattle will seek damages for pain and suffering, lost wages etc of course). I'd suggest hiring the Addams Family Law Firm - they're really good at staging/recreating train wrecks and might see an angle out of this mess.
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Ah, man! :mad:
    I'm going back to passenger rails! :mad:
    *fills out application for Amtrack*
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  11. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Never mind the engineer - how about the track planner? ;) :D sign1

    Andrew
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Looks like "Murphy" visited!!! Those cars came uncoupled at the worst possible moment.... :)

    Time to re-name the railroad "Crazy O's" :D :D :D
  13. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    He was sober. However, he was only functioning on about 2 hours of sleep in the previous 36 hours. :D
  14. oldtanker

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    And you expect us to believe that?????sign1

    Rick