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    • June 9, 2019 4:35 PM EDT
      • Mount Vernon, Missouri
         
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      a Train sounded like a Tornado, that is funny. 

    • June 9, 2019 5:24 PM EDT
      • Highland, Maryland
         
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      Ray Dunakin said:

      I had to laugh when the guy from the house said they thought it was a tornado. That's a switch -- usually it's tornado victims saying it sounded like a train!

       

      HahaahHAhaaaHaW!!

       

      Someone should put in a rim shot GIF, haahaa!

    • June 9, 2019 5:24 PM EDT
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      oops, dupe post
      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at June 9, 2019 5:35 PM EDT
    • June 10, 2019 11:30 AM EDT
      • Saint Johns, Florida
         
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      Cliff Jennings said:
      Ray Dunakin said:

      I had to laugh when the guy from the house said they thought it was a tornado. That's a switch -- usually it's tornado victims saying it sounded like a train!

       

      HahaahHAhaaaHaW!!

       

      Someone should put in a rim shot GIF, haahaa!

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    • June 10, 2019 11:30 AM EDT
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      Hey it is train related!

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    • June 10, 2019 7:53 PM EDT
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      Looks perfect Joe, I knew I could count on you, haha!

      But... is there a way to hear it?

    • June 10, 2019 8:46 PM EDT
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      Cliff Jennings said:

      Looks perfect Joe, I knew I could count on you, haha!

      But... is there a way to hear it?

      Sorry Cliff. Animated GIFs don't have any audio.

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    • June 10, 2019 8:56 PM EDT
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      Well, ya learn something new every day. And that explains explains a lot. 

    • June 10, 2019 8:58 PM EDT
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      Ok...

       

    • June 10, 2019 10:12 PM EDT
      • Missouri, It's like Floodsburg, man
         
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      Eric Warhol said:

      Good find Forrest!

      See the power flash and then no more electricity in town. Those small fires under the stack cars, that from the switch heaters?

      That's what I'm thinking until different documentation shows up.

    • June 12, 2019 6:38 PM EDT
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      A bit of news from Railway Age magazine, "This freight train wreck involving a motor vehicle and a Norfolk Southern intermodal train created havoc for passengers on four Amtrak trains, 48/49 and 29/30."

      The Longest Day, Amtrak style (a.k.a. “Bus Bridge Over Troubled Train Tracks”)
      Written by David Peter Alan, Contributing Editor
      June 08, 2019

      ...

      This episode demonstrates clearly, once again, that Amtrak’s preparedness is dreadfully deficient. The incident that caused the disruption occurred at 10:15 pm, before 30 and 48 left Chicago. Could Amtrak have detoured the trains over another route to Toledo, thereby avoiding the bus bridge? Why did it take more than five hours to get buses out of Bryan and on the way to Toledo? Why weren’t there enough westbound buses originating in Toledo? Why were eastbound passengers forced to wait almost three hours at Toledo to continue their trip? Why did the combined Chicago-bound train leave Bryan so late? Why, why, why …?

      We do not know the answers to those questions. Longtime Chicago advocate and Railway Age contributor F.K. Plous told this writer that Amtrak should have a service recovery plan to deal with emergencies like this one. He suggested that Amtrak have contracts in place with local bus providers, perhaps even school buses, that could be activated without delay to transport affected passengers to shelter and food until rail service can be restored or other arrangements can be made.

      These recommendations make sense. If Amtrak had such a plan, buses would have been available sooner, at both locations, and Amtrak might have had a plan for dealing with the situation at Toledo and Bryan. Amtrak might have given the stranded passengers in their charge some food, which they did not (except for the “emergency snack packs” they keep on the trains, which are small and not exactly nutritious).

      ...

      https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/intercity/the-longest-day-amtrak-style-a-k-a-bus-bridge-over-troubled-train-tracks/

    • June 12, 2019 8:27 PM EDT
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      Congress has never fully funded Amtrak, don't blame the agency for trying.

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      John

       

      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • June 13, 2019 5:43 AM EDT
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      Personally I wouldn't put this in the same field as NEWS, more along the line of scandal sheet trash. Surprised he didn't recommend the passengers sue the company for long term suffering.

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