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Watch: Mudslide Derails Train in Washington State

The incident pushed seven rail cars off the tracks; no injuries were reported


A mudslide hit and derailed a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNFS) freight train traveling between Seattle and Everett in Washington State earlier this week. The mudslide pushed seven carriages were off the tracks, but thankfully, no injuries or deaths were reported.

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Magic

SOUNDS LIKE ATLAS SHRUGGED...........IN REAL LIFE COMING TO SPOKANE IN THE NEXT YEAR! IF SHE KNOWS IT, THEY GOV. KNOWS IT & INTENDS ON CAUSING THEM- CREATING KAOS IS THE NAME OF THE GAME NOW AMONGST THE PEOPLE SO AS TO STEER YOUR EYES AWAY FROM THE REAL FRAUD IN TEH BANKSTERS & POLITICIANS ARE PULLING OFF IN NYC & DC! AN OLD "MAGIC TRICK" BAIT & SWITHC, HELGIAN DILECTIC.......

December 28 2012 at 3:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
heldt666

Washington State is considering building a coal export terminal in western Washington. They expect to ship about 100 trains a day, full of coal, to China. The existing rail can barely handle what little traffic uses that route now. What will happen when heavily loaded 100 car trains that stretch more than a mile start beating up the existing rail beds and rail? Now we add "nature" to the mix and can expect miles of trains stuck as they fix slides and derailments due to worn out trackway. Eastern Washington, Spokane, will see all that traffic going through a narrow right of way. Dust, diesel, wrecks? disaster is coming.

December 20 2012 at 11:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bushwhacker42

This is an area that has had slide problems for many years, most of them due to man and building codes. The railroads have been trying to cope with this for many years and have had limited success.

December 20 2012 at 11:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Welcome King

I don't like mudslides,stuff dangerous.

December 19 2012 at 9:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jack Hammer

Sorry ... NOT an "act of nature." Man is the one who artificially altered the topography of this hillside, undermining the stability of it. Happens all the time, but "Nature" always gets the blame.

December 19 2012 at 5:41 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Jesse

Dam... that was freaky as heck!!! :o

December 19 2012 at 4:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lanakii17

that was cool

December 19 2012 at 4:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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