New Ford Vehicles Heavily Damaged In Arizona Derailment

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Years back when I got my Healy 3000 replaced the stock exhaust, worked at warehouse where you had to cross rr tracks, long train came by daily around quiting time and many tried to beat it, I succeeded but tore my entire exhaust off and the train crushed it, hated trains for many yrs but my co workers were in stiches.
 

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I think it's the global warming. It's expanding the tracks and making them warp out of gauge. 🤣🤣
When I was 16 for a summer I worked replacing rr tracks, was mostly done by manual labor and on a hot day when you pulled spikes out extreme caution was used because of the tension in the rail, was ripped by summers end owing to the labor intensive work involved. Foreman was fanatical about the track gauge, measuring it every few yards. So yes extreme temps do cause derailments.
 


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When I was 16 for a summer I worked replacing rr tracks, was mostly done by manual labor and on a hot day when you pulled spikes out extreme caution was used because of the tension in the rail, was ripped by summers end owing to the labor intensive work involved. Foreman was fanatical about the track gauge, measuring it every few yards. So yes extreme temps do cause derailments.
Yes I am aware also. I worked for UP for a few years. But jesting but could be a issue along with lack of maintenance. Maintenance cost money.
 

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Yes I am aware also. I worked for UP for a few years. But jesting but could be a issue along with lack of maintenance. Maintenance cost money.
Big bucks to maintain tracks properly, all done by machines now but in 70s we would unload new ties, use claw hammers to unspike rails, tongs to put new ties and rails in place, then swing hammers to drive spikes, shovels to tamp the gravel. I routinely could ring the bell at carnivals from spiking experience, so won cigars and stuffed animals and impressed the carnival chicks.
 

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When I was 16 for a summer I worked replacing rr tracks, was mostly done by manual labor and on a hot day when you pulled spikes out extreme caution was used because of the tension in the rail, was ripped by summers end owing to the labor intensive work involved. Foreman was fanatical about the track gauge, measuring it every few yards. So yes extreme temps do cause derailments.
Seems like case of "The tracks worked at 16th century, so we'll use the same design" engineering issue.

Why not make individual beam expansion joints? (I'd guess money)

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lack of maintenance. Maintenance cost money.
half lack of maintenance half over worked burnt out rail workers

I can't recall ever hearing of this many derailments
it has been like this since the invention of trains. it's just the current media buzz word- derailment. don't worry, we'll get back to "school shootings" soon
 

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half lack of maintenance half over worked burnt out rail workers



it has been like this since the invention of trains. it's just the current media buzz word- derailment. don't worry, we'll get back to "school shootings" soon
I am sure that is the unfortunate truth, and that is a sad commentary on us as a species, isn't it?
 

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