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HARV
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Wyoming, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 01:34 PM GMT+7
I don't know anything about this picture but I thought it was cool so I wanted to share it. Somebody had a bad day.



Thanks,
Randy
RussellE
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 02:31 PM GMT+7
nice one Randy!

just what was needed to brighten a long day at work.

Did you know the picture is of the (in)famous Montparnasse derailment in Paris in 1895?

Russ
HARV
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Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:01 AM GMT+7
Glad it helped your day.

Thank you for sharing the link. I didn't know anything about the picture at all. I just saw it in with a bunch of other pictures with a theme of "having a bad day". Thought it was cool and wanted to share it with everyone.

Thanks,
Randy
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 09:25 AM GMT+7
Great find, Randy!

Just a few minutes ago I was at the library reading a book about the wabash. It has a section about Derailments, Washouts, and 'Cornfield Meets' (a.k.a., head-on collisions). Some other pix of bad days!
justsendit
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:59 AM GMT+7
I seem to recall an old before/after sequence of a Shay Locomotive. The first was of the Shay parked on a wooden trestle with its Engineer and Fireman posing in front for the camera; the second was of the Shay at the bottom of the ravine amongst wooden timbers after the bridge failed under its weight! I can't recall if the crew survived or not.

Anybody seen that disaster floating around the inter-web?

Cheers!🍺
—mike
jimb
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 02:15 PM GMT+7
I always wondered about that photo. It was on the cover of one of my textbooks for "Instrumentation & Theory of Experiments" back at Boston University in 1989.

Jim
165thspc
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Kentucky, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017 - 07:30 PM GMT+7
Never will understand why so many train stations were built as dead-end rather than run through. I know, I know - takes up less real estate, cheaper!