Wind blows train off track

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  1. Shithead

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    Train falls 100 feet from bridge near New Orleans; no one hurt
    BY Lee Moran
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Published: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:10 AM
    Updated: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 10:36 AM
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    Terrifying footage shows the moment a train was blown off an elevated track during a violent storm in Louisiana.

    The Union Pacific Train was crawling along the Huey P. Long Bridge in Elmwood, near New Orleans, at 10:30 a.m. Monday when the gust struck.

    Rail cars and almost a dozen shipping containers plummeted 100 feet down to the ground below.

    The alarming incident was caught on camera by WGNO reporter Jabari Thomas.

    WGNO-TV
    A New Orleans-area reporter's GoPro camera left in his car captured footage of a train traveling on the Huey P. Long Bridge (background) and then falling off.
    Incredibly, no injuries were reported.

    A statement from the New Orleans Public Belt revealed that the cars were "empty and did not contain any hazardous materials," reports WREG.

    Thomas, 26, said he captured the astonishing clip with a GoPro he'd left running in his car as he went into a nearby restaurant to escape the torrential rain.

    "The wind was too much. The rain actually hurt when it hit you. So I parked as close to the door as I could and pointed (the camera) toward the railroad tracks," he told The Times-Picayune.

    "There was a loud boom and a flash and the lights went out, and that's when we all rushed to the bathroom in the back. The sound of it was unbelievable," he said.
     
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    Holy crap
     
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    neat
     
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    That is scary.
     
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    I wish that storm had shown up out of nowhere in Baltimore during the riots.

    Or that that storm blew a train all the way over there to land on the rioters.
     
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    The person in the car is incredibly calm and quiet