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Kirin 01 - portrait

Something for the railroaders (and the rest of you too)

Whoops!

 http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=108407  < View First
 
http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=108409  < View Second

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Now THOSE are interesting!
Woah! I didn't know that could happen!
That looks soooo Photoshopped.
No, not Photoshopped.

The wheels on the "short" end look strange because they are fairly new and clean. There's also some of the white plastic pellets or dust from them on the wheels. That particular railfan board would not allow a photoshopped image.

It happend on the Kansas City Southern on June 3rd in Floyd TX. All the train info is documented on the site.
After I looked at it for a long time and put it into context I saw that it probably was authentic. wow. I have a feeling this will be in an upcoming issue of "Trains."
That was one big Oops.
I take it someone locked the brakes or such on one set and the engine pulled it apart.
My thoughts are, that being the end that pulled free have the new wheels, there was an odd loading/stress put on the car when that truck was changed out.

Those cars are pretty tough and locking just one truck, i.e. the rear one under the remaining car, shouldn't do that.
Yow! That is very Whoops. Slack run-out? Usually, the coupler knuckles are the first to break. This one is pretty choice.