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Date: 08/24/10 09:26
Big Blow (NOT Turbine)
Author: 03GrandAmGT

Boise, Kuna, Nampa, Id. Had a nice breeze saturday night that caused UP some problems.

http://www.ktvb.com/news/High-wind-derails-train-near-Kuna-101299154.html

jd



Date: 08/24/10 10:15
Re: Big Blow (NOT Turbine)
Author: WichitaJct

Could a straight wind do that or was it a tornado?



Date: 08/24/10 10:17
Re: Big Blow (NOT Turbine)
Author: Amtrakdavis22

I think if it was a Tornado the tracks would have been damaged as well. In those pics it seems like the track is still in good condition. I may be wrong but I think that would make sense.

Jake Miille
Chico, CA
Jake Miille Photography



Date: 08/24/10 19:18
Re: Big Blow (NOT Turbine)
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Oh I thought this was about the Grateful Dead song Casey Jones



Date: 08/24/10 21:16
Re: Big Blow (NOT Turbine)
Author: washybryan

Wow, that answers why the MNPHK was a liitle, (like 20 cars) short coming into Nampa... Had the same problem coming into LaGrande two winters ago, wind blew two centerbeams out of one of the manifest trains, it was dark the conductor thought that they just came apart, went over the detector were 8 axels short, the eastbound they met coming into LaGrande found the cars on they're sides blown off the ROW..



Date: 08/24/10 21:53
Re: Big Blow (NOT Turbine)
Author: pmack

washybryan Wrote:
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> Wow, that answers why the MNPHK was a liitle,
> (like 20 cars) short coming into Nampa... Had the
> same problem coming into LaGrande two winters ago,
> wind blew two centerbeams out of one of the
> manifest trains, it was dark the conductor thought
> that they just came apart, went over the detector
> were 8 axels short, the eastbound they met coming
> into LaGrande found the cars on they're sides
> blown off the ROW..


Does this scenario happen very often? I have heard stories of it happening in the mountains on the Milwaukee and CP. This is the first I've heard of wind blowing the cars out of the train, in previous stories it was slack forces on the curves on grades that popped the cars out.



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