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Train's Engine Failure (6 pics)

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This is Canadian National locomotive number 2699. It is a 212 ton machine powered by a 183 liter, 4400 hp V16 4 stroke diesel. Shortly before this picture was taken, while working under load, 2699 experienced what is known in the trade as a "catastrophic uncontained engine failure". The train was passing the town of Independence , LA, at the time. The first picture below shows that the engine exploded and one of the 16 cylinder-packs that form the engine was ejected through the engine bay body side and thrown clear of the locomotive. In addition to this the piston from that cylinder was thrown free by the force of the failure. It was ejected so violently that it traveled through the air and crashed through the roof of a nearby home where it embedded itself in an interior wall.

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№1 Author: 2fuzzy (21 Jan 2011 00:47) Total user comments: 10400


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Wow! That is a hell of a way to blow a piston.
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№2 Author: velio70 (21 Jan 2011 02:02) Total user comments: 1751


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money shot
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№3 Author: DocMcCoy (21 Jan 2011 02:13) Total user comments: 6039


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Lack of maintenence.
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№4 Author: fairmania (21 Jan 2011 02:14) Total user comments: 1441


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You'd look up at the hole for a meteorite, and find a bit of a machine.

Another meaning for Big Bang.
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№5 Author: adzhoe (21 Jan 2011 04:26) Total user comments: 15094


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Wow, lotta power.
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№6 Author: mahedi (21 Jan 2011 08:11) Total user comments: 10772


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Extra energy
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№7 Author: elunicotomas (21 Jan 2011 13:45) Total user comments: 1680


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№8 Author: joffenbaker (21 Jan 2011 16:51) Total user comments: 4968


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More power than I ever expected
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№9 Author: miscellaneous (21 Jan 2011 17:08) Total user comments: 4179


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the stats for the locomotives engine were as impressive as its failure. 15
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№10 Author: compmaster (21 Jan 2011 17:10) Total user comments: 1871


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№11 Author: amerJD (21 Jan 2011 19:35) Total user comments: 1400


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№12 Author: pedro carlos (23 Jan 2011 04:24) Total user comments: 857


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wow it could've hit a person
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№13 Author: salsapopo (23 Jan 2011 11:07) Total user comments: 12723


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damn
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№14 Author: Pablonauta (27 Jan 2011 12:41) Total user comments: 217


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killed by piston...
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№15 Author: aks3167 (29 Jan 2011 19:12) Total user comments: 1674


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