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Train crashes through Chesapeake drawbridge gate, dangling engine
www.myfox8.com ^ | 3/26/2010 | Staff

Posted on 03/26/2010 12:24:11 PM PDT by Red Badger

Chesapeake, Va. - An empty freight train crashed through a safety barrier at a raised drawbridge in Chesapeake this morning and the locomotive remains dangling over the Intercoastal Waterway.

A spokesman from the U.S. Coast Guard said the train spilled an estimated 1,700 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. The Coast Guard has closed the waterway while the spill is cleaned up.

Lt. Cmdr Robert Gore said crews are using about 2,000 feet of containment booms to contain the fuel.

Once the fuel is cleaned up the next problem will be getting the engine back on the tracks. Crews are not sure yet how that will be done and said one option would be to bring in a floating crane to lift the engine back onto the tracks. A final decision may not be made until tomorrow once engineers have finished examined the bridge.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: bridge; diesel; rail; river; train; trainwreck; uscg
BRAKING NEWS!...................
1 posted on 03/26/2010 12:24:11 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

we need pics


2 posted on 03/26/2010 12:24:53 PM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: Red Badger

Obamacare is a trainwreck but the media never reported it that way.


3 posted on 03/26/2010 12:25:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: GeronL

Video at link.............


4 posted on 03/26/2010 12:25:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: GeronL

5 posted on 03/26/2010 12:25:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: GeronL

Oh wait, you meant...


6 posted on 03/26/2010 12:25:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: Red Badger

A texting engineer?


7 posted on 03/26/2010 12:26:24 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: b4its2late

or Toyota brakes?............


8 posted on 03/26/2010 12:27:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: a fool in paradise

lol


9 posted on 03/26/2010 12:27:04 PM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: Red Badger
Was an engineer running the locomotive that's dangling....if so, what happened to him?

Great reporting.

Leni

10 posted on 03/26/2010 12:27:23 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: MinuteGal
LOL.

I wonder what the crew of that train thinks of this report indicating that the train was "empty."

11 posted on 03/26/2010 12:28:29 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark.")
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To: b4its2late

A texting engineer?

Rambling racks for king george’s tax with
an elephant engineer?


12 posted on 03/26/2010 12:28:40 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GeronL

That was a file photo. Always at the ready.


13 posted on 03/26/2010 12:28:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: MinuteGal

If he’s smart, he’s in Canada by now...............


14 posted on 03/26/2010 12:29:21 PM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: GeronL

“we need pics” you say - you really cant’ click on the link all by yourself? ;o)

http://www.myfox8.com/wtkr-train-derailment-dawbridge,0,1255694.story


15 posted on 03/26/2010 12:29:40 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Red Badger

Usually, this is not good.


16 posted on 03/26/2010 12:30:21 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government -- Thomas Payne)
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To: maine-iac7

Whoa - check out that “Faces of meth” thingy there!


17 posted on 03/26/2010 12:37:24 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/ches-train-hanging-from-tracks


18 posted on 03/26/2010 12:42:55 PM PDT by Voter62vb
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To: Alberta's Child
I wonder what the crew of that train thinks of this report indicating that the train was "empty."

Desperately wishing it was true, I'm sure. They're in big trouble, and alternative employment options are few and far between these days, even for people who *didn't* royally screw up at their last job.

19 posted on 03/26/2010 12:46:07 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker
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To: Red Badger

BRAKING NEWS!...................
lol


20 posted on 03/26/2010 12:47:23 PM PDT by far sider
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To: Willie Green

ping


21 posted on 03/26/2010 1:03:55 PM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: Red Badger

oh,..i thought this was story on U.S. economy. Never mind.


22 posted on 03/26/2010 1:06:56 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: Red Badger

Don’t you just HATE it when this happens to you?


23 posted on 03/26/2010 1:08:21 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (The opinions expressed are mine! Mine! MINE! All Mine!)
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To: lack-of-trust

There’s not that much angle to the dangle.


24 posted on 03/26/2010 1:14:27 PM PDT by Hillbillary (I know how to deal with Communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Badger

was the engineer texting or twittering???


25 posted on 03/26/2010 1:19:49 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: elpadre

He was definitely a twit..............


26 posted on 03/26/2010 1:20:49 PM PDT by Red Badger (Education makes people easy to lead, difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The curious part of that picture is why is the coal appears to be still in the coal tender?


27 posted on 03/26/2010 1:23:12 PM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: elpadre
"was the engineer texting or twittering???

Grateful Dead - Casey Jones.mp3

28 posted on 03/26/2010 1:27:04 PM PDT by BobS
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To: Slump Tester
Whoa - check out that “Faces of meth” thingy there!

Holy cow!

I hope that's shown to school kids - early!

that should scare anyone from ever touching the stuff - doesn't look like a lot of fun

29 posted on 03/26/2010 1:38:34 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Red Badger

Start driving a Toyota and you can’t stop. sd


30 posted on 03/26/2010 1:49:13 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
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To: maine-iac7
Not only does the news report fail to mention the existence of any engineer.....the video doesn't breath a word about him either.

As I was walking up the stair
I met a man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
Oh how I wish he'd go away

It's either that the reporters are journalism school flunk-outs, or the mysterious engineer who may have been snoozing is a black muslim homosexual transgender cross-dressing alcoholic illegal immigrant distantly related to Obama.

Leni

31 posted on 03/26/2010 3:39:32 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: Red Badger

LOL


32 posted on 03/26/2010 5:44:43 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: MinuteGal

33 posted on 03/26/2010 7:25:57 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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