Train filmed smashing into stricken truck and derailing in Mer Rouge, Louisiana

 
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
A couple has filmed a freight train smashing into a stricken truck as they were waiting at a level crossing in the United States.
Train filmed smashing into stricken truck and derailing in Mer Rouge, Louisiana




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuH1Ogdx4cg&list

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  Bethungra Train Controller

Great catch,  If only she had kept the camera still.

The article says the train derailed. If so it rolled on for a very number of cars,
  RTT_Rules Dr Beeching

Location: Dubai UAE
Great catch, If only she had kept the camera still.

The article says the train derailed. If so it rolled on for a very number of cars,
Bethungra

Takes along time to stop. Considering she was concerned for the truck drivers life, probably feeling she just watched a guy get killed, I think some shakes are acceptable.

For a 1 mile long train with no mid engines and standard westinghouse brakes, how long does it take for the air to get to the end?

You can see the derailment as they drive away, just a few wagons to left of the LX. There is a U-tube video of a long USA container train crash. The video is quite long but if you look in the distance you can see wagons till being thrown in the air towards the end.
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
For a 1 mile long train with no mid engines and standard westinghouse brakes, how long does it take for the air to get to the end?
RTT Rules

Depends on the type of brake equipment fitted, but you'd be looking at around a minute or so for an equalised full service application. A little faster for an emergency application. But given this was in the US, odds are the wagon airbrake equipment would have had an emergency portion so you'd get a near-instantaneous application throughout the train when the driver went for the big hole.
  ANDL36Y Train Controller

Clearly the lead loco rolls on its side as it leaves the frame (left of picture) and more than a few wagons followed.

What a mess. I really get angry at these scenes because it's caused by pure laziness and impatience (which go hand-in-hand) and it's always trucks cobbering trains, causing carnage. And here in Australia of course trucking companies run the place.

Regardless, it's a heaps cool video! It's like watching TV!!! Confused

Cheers!
  JimYarin Chief Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, South Australia
wow!
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Saw this posted elsewhere, lead loco (at least) ended on it's side, Driver and "conductor*" had to be freed from Cab by Fire Department, "conductor*" was air lifted to hospital (suspected Spinal injury)
Area around the derailment evacuated due to  two leaking and damaged tank wagons containing Argon Gas**

*In the USA, Conductor rides in the loco cab with driver - We'd call him a second person.
**Argon Gas is an inert gas used as a contaminate shield in MIG arc welding.
The truck was semi with a "Low Loader" trailer carrying a mobile crane which had become 'stuck' on the level crossing - Driver as out of the truck before the train approached.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Thanks for that very comprehensive update.
  theanimal Chief Commissioner



For a 1 mile long train with no mid engines and standard westinghouse brakes, how long does it take for the air to get to the end?

RTT_Rules

it is not air getting to the end that applies the brakes, it is air leaving that applies the brakes.

the Westinghouse is a positive pressure application, read here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_air_brake
  waynes Junior Train Controller

Location: Victoria
What is the white gas coming from the wagons?

Is this the argon?
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
Clearly the lead loco rolls on its side as it leaves the frame (left of picture) and more than a few wagons followed.
ANDL36Y

  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Updated Video location




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWEME3iJV58
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
4 years later..Question

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