Mysterious object that hit car confirmed as train part
Original post made on Oct 11, 2012
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on Oct 11, 2012 at 3:33 pm
I live on Park Blvd. The trains go past my backyard. In 14 years, I've found two railroad spikes in my yard. These sprung loose from the railroad ties, flew over, and landed in my yard. They travelled easily 20 yards and over a 12-14 foot hedge. The spikes are big and heavy. Yes, if they had hit someone, it would have killed them.
on Oct 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm
My son is a rail fan, and he said it sounded like the part was something from the housing of a fan on the engine. However, such a loss would have caused the train to stop somewhere farther down the tracks.
on Oct 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm
An hour ago on the original thread, Railroader had interesting input about a failed dynamic brake fan on UP 9989.
Maybe the editor will concatenate this.