Old 02-22-2007, 03:04 AM   #1
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heres a reason-


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1jiI47KAnI

and they look better too...
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:50 AM   #2
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That...was...AWESOME!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2007, 06:30 PM   #3
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Holy cow...thats terrible
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Old 02-22-2007, 09:05 PM   #4
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:13 AM   #5
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That was pretty awesome, thats exactly the reason for long hood.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:39 AM   #6
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WOW!!!!!! I bet that crew was happy it wasn't a tanker
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Old 02-24-2007, 03:27 AM   #7
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That was pretty awesome, thats exactly the reason for long hood.
I don't think it would've mattered either way... a truck trailer is just a few panels of sheet metal with some insulation in between.
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Old 02-24-2007, 08:46 PM   #8
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It truly amazes me that there are people in this world who are capable of such thoughts as this:

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the engineer should have seen the truck well before he got to it and set his brakes sooner. had he done that, this tragedy could have been avoided.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:02 PM   #9
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I agree. That train was fully stopped at teh end of the 30 second clip, and it was moving at the start of it, which means the engineer hit the brakes as hard as he could, as soon as he could.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:04 PM   #10
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I love how everbody was concerned about the two or more guys in the locomotive.

(BTW I still hate running long hood.)
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Old 02-26-2007, 02:29 AM   #11
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As long as it's not a firey explosion or bulk load (log truck), this video is pointless as evidence for reasons to run a locomotive long hood forward. The benefits of visibility BY FAR outrank that of the occasional "chance" of hitting something like this at grade.

Fatheads, as overwhelming they are in today's Class I railroad scene, have reinforced steel beams in the nose to assist in the "safety" aspect. But I'd still rather have a well-maintained SD40-2 or SD50 as power on any given Sunday.

They only look better when the short hood (nose) is ALSO high. When the nose is chopped, it's worthless...blah.


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heres a reason-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1jiI47KAnI

and they look better too...
In reference to the viewer comments, how does the halfwit who made such a remark know anything about the location where this happened? The train could have been on a curve where the trailer wasn't visible. It just goes to show the ignorance of the general public about railroad education. It would be even scarier if that person was a buffie.

The comment about "there's trains around weighing 20,000 tons" was just as stupid. I can't think of the last time I handled a train over 18,200...and that was a 130-car loaded coal drag. Most freights, at their largest, I've seen, are in the neighborhood of 12-15k tons.

FWIW, the FEC handles some of the largest trains on the east coast. Their rock trains weigh in at over 20,000 tons. But it's more the exception than the rule.

By far, the bigger danger would have been to dump the train. I see what looks to be tanks of chlorine & other chemicals in the head 10 cars.

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Old 03-04-2007, 06:08 PM   #12
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good thing they were going long hood forward


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Old 03-04-2007, 06:59 PM   #13
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Neat video. Man, that train slammed on the breaks pretty fast!
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:56 AM   #14
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[yt]o1jiI47KAnI[/yt]


no 'embeding' ?
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Old 03-17-2007, 08:40 PM   #15
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That...was...AWESOME!!!!!

I was Laughing at That.. Was... AWESOME!

Sorry about the person who died.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:42 AM   #16
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:27 AM   #17
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LOL that guy standing on top of that railcar is having one hell of a ride!
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:48 PM   #18
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In our collective agreement here in Canada on CN ... it states we are to only run long hood forward if we RECEIVE a lead unit like that and it WILL be turned or replaced at the first practical place ... IE shop track, wye etc.

Now if you are a road switcher with one unit and have no wye .. well I guess then you have to.
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:48 AM   #19
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Frank here, maker of the "Train vs. Bus" video. I know it's lame but I'd really like to make a realistic one of a semi-trailer built loosly out of balsa. The thing should go to smithereens then. Anyways, check out my new EJ&E Yard Action videos on Youtube. My account is "BoxcarFrank". I'll also be posting some of my pics here for you guys to check out.

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Old 04-14-2007, 09:40 PM   #20
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They run long hood forward just to give railfans something to yap about
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:13 AM   #21
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We are semi used to LHF running down here in ex-Southern territory. Nothing wrong with it, we kind of like it.......even seen steam run tender first on a tourist line down south.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:23 PM   #22
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. I know it's lame

i liked it.


shades of Gomez Addams .


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Old 04-27-2007, 01:40 AM   #23
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Do they always run out when they hear a train? LOL: OH MY GOD!!! WOOWWW!
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Old 05-15-2007, 11:54 PM   #24
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the anouncer's voice is so anoyinng, i been leaving the sound off





the lead locomotive-

http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=170958

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