Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Big Ole Freight Train Gets Blown Right Over

A freight train passing through New Orleans was no match for a powerful storm in what was at once a potentially dangerous accident and also a terrific metaphor for a country song.

OH BOY. Not where a train should be.


As the train rolled across the Huey P. Long Bridge at a reported 4 mph, strong gusts of wind blew at least four cars off the track, sending them crashing onto the ground.

“Due to the severe weather this morning, four Union Pacific Railroad railcars derailed and dropped off the east bank approach to the Huey P. Long Bridge,” Jeff Davis, New Orleans Public Belt general manager said in a statement. “The rail cars were empty and did not contain any hazardous materials. No leaks and no injuries are reported at this time.”

Just a nice, dependable country freight train who proved no match for the whims of a wild hurricane.




The song practically writes itself

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