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07-11-2013, 10:23 PM
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Yeah, the crazy 8's train is the first thing I thought about when I heard about this MMA disaster. You should watch the movie, it's pretty good. They (the movie, not the original 888) blame that one on a fat lazy engineer who jumped out of a moving train to throw a switch instead of stopping and then couldn't get back on the train which was still under power
I'm not really sure if it's good idea to watch this movie after this tragedy...

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After all this, they are still parking 70+ car oil-trains with the loco running, no crew on hand, and the operator door UNLOCKED:




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Is that on a siding?

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of course the locomotive is running... or would rather they turn it off and leave a train with no brakes ?

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of course the locomotive is running... or would rather they turn it off and leave a train with no brakes ?
well firstly, there should be someone attending the train. If there's no one, it should not be running where it could catch fire and all the hand brakes should be applied to enough cars. And lastly, maybe it's not such a good idea to leave the locomotive cabin unlocked. Just sayin...

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RIP to all the victims.

Anyone saw the video taken minutes after the explosion ?

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NHL players contribute to Lac-Megantic benefit

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well firstly, there should be someone attending the train. If there's no one, it should not be running where it could catch fire and all the hand brakes should be applied to enough cars. And lastly, maybe it's not such a good idea to leave the locomotive cabin unlocked. Just sayin...
Trains always run. In my small town they leave trains idling in town when we had an actual railway. Wasn't anything like oil (or at least I think not) They left them as close to my mom's house I could hear them at night. No one was around.

I guess leaving them running is standarded to keep them in place.

My mom told me a story of a girl who was hanging around some older kids who were crawling under the idling train when my mom was young. When my mom's friend went to, the train started up, or moved on it's own and cut her leg off.

Personally, they should have people stay with trains and not hope for the best with them. They're dangerous in moving down the track like in Lac Megantic, or just kids being curious and doing idiotic things

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