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Sun Jan 29, 2012, 07:32 PM

You think MFM was a bad pilot? Look at his engineering.

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Reply You think MFM was a bad pilot? Look at his engineering. (Original post)
Ptah Jan 2012 OP
Capn Sunshine Jan 2012 #1
hunter Jan 2012 #2
taterguy Jan 2012 #3
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #4
Ikonoklast Jan 2012 #5
frogmarch Jan 2012 #6
siligut Jan 2012 #11
frogmarch Feb 2012 #19
Ptah Jan 2012 #17
frogmarch Feb 2012 #18
BiggJawn Jan 2012 #7
Ptah Jan 2012 #16
BiggJawn Feb 2012 #20
pokerfan Jan 2012 #8
Tyrs WolfDaemon Jan 2012 #14
Renew Deal Jan 2012 #9
MiddleFingerMom Jan 2012 #10
tinymontgomery Jan 2012 #12
EvolveOrConvolve Jan 2012 #13
krispos42 Jan 2012 #15

Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 07:34 PM

1. Note to MFM: do not turn the train left unless the tracks go that way.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 08:27 PM

2. Not the engineer's fault.

That track looks twisted.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 08:33 PM

3. Who said anything about MFM being a bad pilot?

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 08:33 PM

4. Um...

 



Maybe he was going too straight on straight track out in the middle of East Bumfuck. That's just weird.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 08:41 PM

5. He can't help it if the locomotive they gave him was sleepy.

How are you supposed to know he was out all night chasing some sweet little caboose?

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 08:52 PM

6. flangeless wheels, maybe?

It might not have been MFM's fault, ( ) since there are many causes of derailments. Flangeless wheels make it easier for the train to follow curves in the track, but they also make it easier for the train to come off the track.

Mr. froggy was a BNSF locomotive engineer for many years. Here's a picture of one of his derailments in Wyoming. The train was going about 30 mph. A rockslide was the culprit...or should I say, a big boulder from the slide that struck the locomotive. No serious injuries. (The only time Mr. froggy was ever injured at work was when he was flagging traffic at a crossing and a guy in a sportscar decided to ignore him - and ran over him. He had tire marks on his legs for weeks and limped for a while, but he had no broken bones.)

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:39 PM

11. Wow, from the looks of it, I am surprised no one was hurt.

What a wreck, glad everyone was OK. Interesting story and pic. I am also surprised that Mr. froggy survived getting run over with just some tire marks to show for it. Stupid sports car.

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Response to siligut (Reply #11)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:58 AM

19. The driver of the car

was never found. None of the train crew got the car's license number.

Nowadays I think someone might have thought to photograph the tread marks and use the patterns to try to ID the car, but no suspect was developed, so it probably wouldn't have helped anyway.

Yes, stupid sports car.

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Response to frogmarch (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:53 PM

17. rockslide!

I'm glad Mr. froggy made it home.


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Response to Ptah (Reply #17)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:50 AM

18. Thank you!

So am I. Whew!

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 08:52 PM

7. 9244 in happier days



September 2011

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Response to BiggJawn (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:35 PM

16. Thank you for tracking this engine, 9244

I meant no disrespect.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 07:42 AM

20. I was surprised to find how much trainspotting goes on

here on Teh Intertubes. I'll see an interesting engine on the CSX line across the street or track down where the AMTRAK engine had been before it came through.
Some of those numbers get reported several times a week.

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:06 PM

8. MFM's grandfather wasn't any better

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 10:40 PM

14. Isn't that the toy train Mitt got for Christmas as a kid?

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:09 PM

9. Oops

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:34 PM

10. I go to sleep for 2 hours and I get railroaded.

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:39 PM

12. LOL

Best post of the day for me.

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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 29, 2012, 09:43 PM

13. LOL, Duzy!

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 11:33 PM

15. The worst part of that was...

...when the cops showed up, he said "Wait, the train really is tilting to the left? I thought that was the gin!"

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