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Not a Fair Fight

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Steve@Advance

06-13-2019 04:51:36




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Wasn't much left of this one...

Happened yesterday, wife said it had traffic snarled all over town.




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jddrawbar

06-13-2019 14:05:27




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
I remember in the 60's a local farmer got hung up on the railroad tracks pulling a large land plane. It got high centered.....had a winch truck pick up the back end & inched it over the hump. Thankfully no train collision.



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Brown swiss

06-13-2019 13:09:53




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
I was hauling corn yesterday and had to cross tracks in town, houses right next to tracks so couldn't see down the tracks till crossing. Crossing the tracks i happened to look north and there was a train sitting right there, i have never seen a train just sitting in that spot, scared the bejesus out of me!



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1948CaseVAI

06-13-2019 12:36:11




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

The others are not news - you do not hear of them.



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ss55

06-13-2019 12:05:42




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
The article said there were no injuries. Hopefully the operator got out of the cab before the train hit the tractor. It looks like the ROPS cab was torn off the tractor but stayed intact. That would have been a wild ride if someone had been in the cab.

15,000 ton coal trains have a lot of momentum. A 15,000 pound tractor against a 15,000 ton coal train would be like a cottontail rabbit against an SUV.

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Roger Tomfohrde

06-13-2019 08:33:42




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
The last town we lived in any work on or near a rail road track was done by the rail road even plowing the snow down.Hard to get hurt then if the railroad is doing the work. I does happens and in the past(30yrs) a backhoe was trying to clear ice along side and brushed the train as it went by causing damage to a lot of cars and the operator was banged up badly but lived.



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rrman61

06-13-2019 08:21:55




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
Itís hard to stop a train



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rrman61

06-13-2019 08:25:35




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to rrman61, 06-13-2019 08:21:55  
But seriously it takes them at least a couple hundred yards at best to stop and thatís at 40 plus mph



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grizz02

06-13-2019 08:05:40




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
did you notice the guy sitting next to what's left



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Tx Jim

06-13-2019 05:11:25




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
I didn't notice any account of accident on local TV news on channel 4.



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Russ from MN

06-13-2019 05:11:11




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
We were fishing up in Canada a couple of weeks ago, a guy drove an empty logging truck in front to a train. A little used track, only about 3 trains a day, and he gets hit by one! Didn't look like it hurt the driver or tractor, but the trailer was mangled.



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coshoo

06-13-2019 06:38:45




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Russ from MN, 06-13-2019 05:11:11  
Local farmer's pickup got hit by a train on a track near his farm- he was indignant- "That track hasn't had a train in years- what are they doing sending one down now?" Not much damage- the tracks are so bad the train was only going about 5 miles an hour. Only train that normally uses it is the historic steam train, and it makes plenty of noise to delight the passengers.



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JohnV2000

06-13-2019 05:04:26




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to Steve@Advance, 06-13-2019 04:51:36  
It amazes me how often vehicles get stuck on train tracks. If all places to break down or run out of gas, it seems like it disproportionately happens on train tracks. I guess maybe the extra effort needed to get up and over the tracks is what stops the vehicle right on the tracks.



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markct

06-13-2019 17:16:19




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to JohnV2000, 06-13-2019 05:04:26  
Vehicles break down all over, but they don't make the news like they do when a train hits them obviously



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Steve@Advance

06-13-2019 05:20:04




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to JohnV2000, 06-13-2019 05:04:26  
I think this happened away from a street crossing.

Probably trying to drive over the tracks to mow the other side.



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FastFarmall

06-13-2019 05:15:00




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 Re: Not a Fair Fight in reply to JohnV2000, 06-13-2019 05:04:26  
How about the big Bull Racks, there only about 8-10 inches off the ground, the railroad tracks are always a little higher than the road!



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