Wind derails more than 100 railcars in Kansas

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Wind derails more than 100 railcars in Kansas

Unread postby Garry K » Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:00 pm

In a story from August 19, https://www.foxnews.com/us/severe-thunderstorm-winds-kansas-100-rail-cars-trains-derail says that more than 100 rail cars were derailed by high winds from a thunderstorm. Ninety cars were derailed from one train, and 50 cars were derailed from a second train. But who writes these stories? There is the line:

"The rail cars were all empty and many were double stacked,"


Couldn't they have re-written that to state that the cars were double-stacked with empty containers?

Then there is this:

Walton resident A.J. Dugan told KWCH he was surprised the storms were powerful enough to topple rail cars.
It's definitely the first time we've seen a train knocked over and seen this much destruction on spot,"


Evidently, he is not a foamer, else he would have previously seen pictures and video of high winds knocking over railcars!

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