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Date: 03/04/13 14:46
UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: kd0086




Date: 03/04/13 14:51
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: CarolVoss

I think a similar incident occurred in Oregon or Washington a few years ago.
C.

Carol Voss
Salinas, CA



Date: 03/04/13 15:20
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: msdgbar

Houston we have a problem.I am sorry Mr Johnson but your house is going to be just a tad bit late getting there.



Date: 03/04/13 16:30
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: wa4umr

Home wrecker!!



Date: 03/04/13 16:31
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: sptno

Boss, you know that the house that we were moving, well a train hit it.



Date: 03/04/13 16:36
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: DNRY122

Here in Southern California, trainwatchers still talk about the time a house-moving project in Highland Park (LA neighborhood northeast of downtown) ran late. The house was still fouling the Santa Fe 2nd District main when either the Super Chief or the local freight came through and turned the house into kindling wood. This was back in the 1950s or 60s.



Date: 03/04/13 16:47
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: djansson

I hope the train crew had time to duck under the console in case of flying debris (or glass!).



Date: 03/04/13 16:50
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: 6088

Too bad Cell Phone Girl didn't get out of the car for a better video! That and have a phone that takes GOOD video!



Date: 03/04/13 17:41
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: Out_Of_Service

Mr & Mrs ??? ... that 2 story house we were transporting for you is now a rancher ... we'll give you a discount on the moving fees

CarolVoss Wrote:
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> I think a similar incident occurred in Oregon or
> Washington a few years ago.
> C.

in that incident the house movers were lifting low wires so the house will clear while fouling the crossing



Date: 03/04/13 18:12
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: trainjunkie

That article says it was a "$2 million piece of oilfield equipment", not a house. Hope the crew fared well and the trucking company get a reaming.



Date: 03/04/13 18:14
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: jtwlunch

Happened in the 80's, nice group of new SD-40-2's and train plowed through a 2 story house being moved. No cell phones then...............made a lot of kindling, fire wood, and shorter 2X4's than when they started.



Date: 03/04/13 18:17
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: lowwater




Date: 03/04/13 18:35
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: Rathole

I've seen that happen twice in my railroad career!



Date: 03/04/13 18:51
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: FrensicPic

Did I see that correctly? The crossing gate arm appeared to be still on its way down when the train entered the crossing.



Date: 03/04/13 19:23
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: Railfool03

Gate was hung up on the trailer (look right at the beginning of the vid) which is probably why it was stopped.

I'd agree it was oil field (or nat gas) drilling equipment - we see those types of trailers all the time when they're sinking a new fracking well here in N. TX.



Date: 03/04/13 19:24
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: pmack

FrensicPic Wrote:
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> Did I see that correctly? The crossing gate arm
> appeared to be still on its way down when the
> train entered the crossing.


It is up against the obstructing load so not even all the way down.



Date: 03/04/13 19:24
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: brighteyes

FrensicPic Wrote:
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> Did I see that correctly? The crossing gate arm
> appeared to be still on its way down when the
> train entered the crossing.

No, you didn't see it correctly. The crossing gate was resting on top of the piece of equipment, then floated the rest of the way down when said equipment was violently removed.



Date: 03/04/13 19:42
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: 6088

Not hearing the brakes go into emergency and not hearing the horn, I wonder if the crew was already hauling ass back to the rear unit or in some other way protecting themselves.



Date: 03/04/13 19:49
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: FrensicPic

brighteyes Wrote:
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> FrensicPic Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Did I see that correctly? The crossing gate arm
> > appeared to be still on its way down when the
> > train entered the crossing.
>
> No, you didn't see it correctly. The crossing
> gate was resting on top of the piece of equipment,
> then floated the rest of the way down when said
> equipment was violently removed.


Got it ...thanks!



Date: 03/04/13 20:19
Re: UP train hits a house being pull by a truck.
Author: funnelfan

6088 Wrote:
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> Not hearing the brakes go into emergency and not
> hearing the horn, I wonder if the crew was already
> hauling ass back to the rear unit or in some other
> way protecting themselves.

The brakes were already in emergency before the video ever started and the crew was on the floor of the first unit riding it out. Photos show the engineers side of the trailing unit was torn up badly. No photos of the lead unit.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA



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