I figured you guys here would get a kick out of these pictures but for the sake of relevancy, I have to figure out how to relate them to trains... After the railroad transports propane to the distribution points, these smaller trucks disperse it to the customers. Not all customers live down nice paved roads and sometimes, these delivery trucks run into unforseen problems. If you've ever wanted to model trucks or a backhoe stuck in the mud, following are some pretty good examples. It was one of the wettest winters in a very long time but when you need propane, you can't wait for things to dry out. As truck #1 was attemtping to back around the house to the tanks, the right rear of the truck sunk down to the frame. Now, I have no idea how much a loaded propane truck weighs but I know they aren't light as all of our efforts to pull this one out failed. So what do you do? ...call in the next nearest truck in the hopes that you can transfer some of the propane making the stuck one lighter. Uhm.... whoops. That didn't work either. ...sunk to the frame. ...and just for clarity sake, the next two pictures show both trucks stuck, one in front of the other... How'd you get 'em out you say? Well, the propane company decided they'd call in a BIG tow truck to get the job done. On the way out, that tow truck got stuck as well. Once he finally arrived, he was not able to pull the propane trucks free. So what do you do? Call a BIGGER tow truck. The bigger truck managaed to make the trip without getting stuck AND he was able to pull both trucks free of the mud. The propane company was still worried about getting both of their trucks back to town (they only had a total of 4) so they called in a third propane truck that was empty to transfer some weight, making the other two lighter. So, you're thinking the adventures are over, right? Nope. The neighbor, decided that since all the trucks had torn up the road so bad, he would call in a full dump truck load of gravel to fix things. I'm guessing you've anticipated the intelligence level of our neighbor. Now it's his turn... how do you get a dump truck loaded full of gravel unstuck? He decides to rent a backhoe and he is certain he can get this dumptruck unstuck that way. Unfortunately, the backhoe has other ideas. Now I always thought it was near impossible to get a backhoe stuck but he managed to easily accomplish that feat. Next morning he came back and had another go at it... He eventually had the front end of that backhoe buried so deep that the radiator fan was spinning in mud. After several days, they did finally manage to get the backhoe unstuck. They then dumped the load of rock right where it was at, somehow pulled the dump truck free, reloaded what rock hadn't disappeared into the muddy depths of the road and cautiously continued on their way.