Posts Tagged ‘Freight Trains’

Comments Off on Union Pacific Disaster: “Rules Are Rules”

Good news: It was a normal day in  Sharon Springs , KS when a 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 […]

Comments Off on Trains are life for avid ‘railfans’

Source: CNN.com By Stephanie Chen – CNN   FOLKSTON, Georgia (CNN) — Rain or shine, 80-year-old Cookie Williams plops himself on the wooden viewing platform perched over double train tracks. On this warm May afternoon, a patient Williams sits slouched, legs crossed and arms relaxed, donning his vintage CSX railroad company cap littered with miniature […]