Amtrak train - car collision footage - cab view (read description!!)
This is video footage from the cab of an Amtrak train that collided with a car early in the summer of 2009. This event occurred at the Hannan crossing in Canton Township. This is train 353, which travels from Pontiac, MI to Chicago via Detroit on the Michigan line, This segment is owned by Norfolk Southern. It was travelling at 70 mph westbound around 12:10 pm.
This is potentially what can happen when someone doesn't yield for an oncoming train. Please be safe and never disregard the warning lights and gates at a railroad crossing. Trains cannot swerve or stop quickly. Stay safe.
This video was released by the Canton police department.
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Super Size Mack Road Train with 113 trailers
On February 18, 2006, an Australian built Mack truck with 113 semi-trailers, 2,865,980 pounds (1,299,987 kg) and 4,836 ft 11 in (1,474.3 metres) long, pulled the load the longest road train (multiple loaded trailers) ever pulled with a single prime mover. It was on the main road of Clifton, Queensland, that 70-year-old John Atkinson claimed a new record, pulled by a tri-drive Mack Titan.
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Freight Train Goes Into Emergency!
An 'Emergency Application' is when a train comes to an abrupt stop caused by the activation of the emergency brake. In some cases an emergency application is used as a deliberate safety measure, taken by the locomotive engineer to prevent collisons or accidents. However, sometimes a train will spontaneously go into 'emergency' such as in this video. In this video a lenghy Canadian Pacific freight train descends the Hamilton Subdivision and loses it's air. At 1:53, the air release can be heard, this signals the beginning of the train entering an emergency application. In this instance the application was not caused by the engineer, but rather an incident with the train itself. Because the train simply lost it's air and went into emergency the conductor was not required to walk the train in search for defects. Minutes later the train would begin to proceed to its final destination of Hamilton, Ontario.
Truck crash 2
The driver involved in this truck crash gets thrown from his cab but survives with few injuries.
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