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(CNN)   If train A leaves the station at 7:45 AM traveling east at 45 mph and train B leaves a different station at 8:00 AM traveling west, at what time will they crash injuring seven people in MO?   (cnn.com) divider line 12
    More: Scary, Missouri, bridge collapses, trains  
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2013-05-25 12:12:39 PM
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incomplete data to determine solution subby. need to know distance between a and b points of departure and speed of train b
2013-05-25 03:54:54 PM
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umad: Rabid Badger Beaver Weasel: The overpass collapsed when one of the trains struck a pillar, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walters said.

Vehicle sticking bridge plus collapse trifecta in play?

I'm ashamed to live in a country where our infrastructure can't withstand being hit by a derailed train. Our politicians should be ashamed of themselves.


Trains can impart a huge amount of kinetic energy into things they hit, so I can accept a small overpass not being able to withstand a train. Based on the overpass in question (article with picture) it doesn't look substantial enough to absorb the impact from a freight train.

A road vehicle being able to trigger a complete structural failure on a much more substantial bridge spanning a river, on the other hand, is shameful.
2013-05-25 02:39:06 PM
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The overpass collapsed when one of the trains struck a pillar, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walters said.

Vehicle sticking bridge plus collapse trifecta in play?
2013-05-25 02:18:11 PM
1 votes:
Where will they bury the survivors?
2013-05-25 02:13:14 PM
1 votes:
CNN REPORTS: A SECOND TRAIN HAS HIT THE OVERPASS
2013-05-25 01:31:43 PM
1 votes:
Answer: early Saturday morning, according to TFA.
2013-05-25 01:25:44 PM
1 votes:
Not enough information.  We need to know how fast train B was traveling, and the distance between the stations.
2013-05-25 01:19:20 PM
1 votes:
Lindsay Lohan leaves Rehab at 11:30am

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Amanda Bynes leaves the psych ward at 12:12 pm texting

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So, how many comments would an epic train wreck of this proportion generate in a Fark thread?
2013-05-25 01:10:59 PM
1 votes:

MFAWG: remus: [www.enemyplanet.com image 600x480]

That can't possibly be real.


http://xkcd.com/verizon/
2013-05-25 12:40:22 PM
1 votes:
Sheesh, already this thread has turned into a complete train wr.... oh.
2013-05-25 12:13:44 PM
1 votes:
www.enemyplanet.com
2013-05-25 11:32:46 AM
1 votes:
I was told there would be no math
 
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