Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ice and Mud, Part 2

Second part in our 'Ice and Mud' series.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ice and Mud, Part 1

These photos are from the 'Ice and Mud' powerpoint presentation which somebody has compiled.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Engine Failure

From the email: "This is Canadian National locomotive number 2699. It is a 212 ton machine powered by a 183 litre 4400 hp V16 4 stroke diesel. Whilst 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 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 travelled through the air and crashed through the roof of a nearby home where it imbedded itself in an interior wall."

Saturday, April 7, 2012