Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Good news:It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, Kansas, whena Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina.The Bad news:Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail.
The Good news:
A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train and immediately stopped the train in compliance with theGovernmental Regulations.
The Bad news:

The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses. When crew tried to explain to higher-ups they needed to move the train, they were instructed not to move the train because Federal Regulations prohibit moving the train when a part is defective.

Well okee-dokey then, and the pictures tell the rest.
As always the Government knows what is best for us

Don't ever let common sense get in the way of a Government Regulation.
And now they decide your health care?!?!