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(Global News (Canada))   Bad: Calgary train bridge in danger of collapse. Far worse: Five fully loaded petroleum tanker cars are stuck on the bridge   (globalnews.ca) divider line 155
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2013-06-27 09:33:36 AM
Oh shiat.
 
2013-06-27 10:08:21 AM
Well..  how do you go about solving a mess like that without risking lives?
 
2013-06-27 10:20:20 AM

nekom: Well..  how do you go about solving a mess like that without risking lives?


I don't think you do. I can't see this situation ending well.
 
2013-06-27 10:22:07 AM
I've seen this movie
 
2013-06-27 10:33:07 AM
Michael Bay seen rushing to the scene with 3D cameras.
 
2013-06-27 10:51:53 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Michael Bay seen rushing to the scene with 3D cameras.


Calvin & Hobbes did it first.
 
2013-06-27 10:54:33 AM

swaniefrmreddeer: nekom: Well..  how do you go about solving a mess like that without risking lives?

I don't think you do. I can't see this situation ending well.


Evac the area and hit it with a missile, then cleanup?  That'd be my only idea.
 
2013-06-27 11:07:11 AM
Evac area, bring in barge crane and men with brass balls and big life insurance policies
 
2013-06-27 11:07:26 AM
i376.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-27 11:07:40 AM
crap /sigh fine i'll fly over there and fix it

damn humans
 
2013-06-27 11:08:36 AM
5 tankers cars of petroleum being lost? That should be enough to bump up gas prices 20 cents a gallon.
 
2013-06-27 11:09:01 AM
Man. Floods. Fires. Losing hockey games.

Canada needs to get right with Jesus. It's probably that universal healthcare.
 
2013-06-27 11:09:52 AM

nekom: Evac the area and hit it with a missile, then cleanup?  That'd be my only idea.


The rail cars are on a bridge that's over a river that feeds drinking water to cities and towns downstream

Current plan from what I've read it to use a big fat cable to string together the cars so that in the event of a collapse, they don't float away. I think I've heard them thinking about getting some sort of crane in as well to lift the cars off the track
 
2013-06-27 11:11:14 AM
Smoke on the waaaaaaaaater!
 
2013-06-27 11:11:58 AM
Here we go


"Uzeloc says their next challenge is to secure the derailed cars. "If the bridge collapses, the cars won't end up floating down the river. Step two - there is a paralell bridge getting inspected right now. If safe, we'll bring in a new train on there and pump the fluid off the damaged train."

Once that's done, he says they'll remove the empty cars with a crane" - CTV News
 
2013-06-27 11:12:06 AM

the_sidewinder: nekom: Evac the area and hit it with a missile, then cleanup?  That'd be my only idea.

The rail cars are on a bridge that's over a river that feeds drinking water to cities and towns downstream

Current plan from what I've read it to use a big fat cable to string together the cars so that in the event of a collapse, they don't float away. I think I've heard them thinking about getting some sort of crane in as well to lift the cars off the track


The article has been updated with a plan stating they will put tankers on the opposite bridge, run lines over to them, and pump the fuel out of the compromised tankers.
 
2013-06-27 11:12:27 AM
The oil industry is like the Hotel California--you can check out but you can never leave.
 
2013-06-27 11:12:27 AM
Oh dear. I hope the oil is safe.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-27 11:13:25 AM
they have a live feed!  I sure hope it isn't on a delay.

I NEED SCHADENFREUDE today!
 
2013-06-27 11:15:19 AM

bsharitt: 5 tankers cars of petroleum being lost? That should be enough to bump up gas prices 20 cents a gallon.


Petroleum tanker lost? Raise gas a nickel a gallon. Oh, wait, we found a tanker! Raise gas a nickel.

And if you complain, it goes up another nickel.
 
2013-06-27 11:15:45 AM

d23: they have a live feed!  I sure hope it isn't on a delay.

I NEED SCHADENFREUDE today!


You want to feel joy at the pain my city has been going through? I'd rather you didn't.

Or, you could come here and see it yourself. Bring rubber boots and a shovel.
 
2013-06-27 11:17:05 AM

the_sidewinder: nekom: Evac the area and hit it with a missile, then cleanup?  That'd be my only idea.

The rail cars are on a bridge that's over a river that feeds drinking water to cities and towns downstream

Current plan from what I've read it to use a big fat cable to string together the cars so that in the event of a collapse, they don't float away. I think I've heard them thinking about getting some sort of crane in as well to lift the cars off the track


That's probably a far better plan, I'd just hate to see someone get killed trying to secure it all.
 
2013-06-27 11:17:30 AM

Snarfangel: Oh dear. I hope the oil is safe.


I hate to say it, but seeing as I'm going to be driving over 1,000 miles over the next week, I was thinking the same thing. Cuz God knows that losing a few tankers of (insert petroleum product here) would be justification enough to drive up gasoline prices 40 cents overnight
 
2013-06-27 11:18:55 AM
This has got to rank as one of the slowest accidents in history. Ahhhhh, the bridge is collapsing. When? Tomorrow.
 
2013-06-27 11:20:20 AM
explode the cars from the inside-out to create a huge fuel-air mixture, then detonate the mixture... evacuating the entire surrounding area, first.

why, you ask?

the bridge needs to go and the destruction would be very complete.

sorry, just thinking from a wiped-chalkboard perspective.
 
2013-06-27 11:20:43 AM

Russ1642: This has got to rank as one of the slowest accidents in history. Ahhhhh, the bridge is collapsing. When? Tomorrow.


Everything is polite in Canada, even the disasters. The bridge didn't want to inconvenience anyone too bad.
 
2013-06-27 11:20:45 AM

d23: they have a live feed!  I sure hope it isn't on a delay.

I NEED SCHADENFREUDE today!


How the hell can you feel Schedenfreude for a city flooding??

A Canadian city at that!!

What's WRONG with you?
 
2013-06-27 11:21:47 AM
So a pipeline is not the most disaster prone way to ship oil?
 
2013-06-27 11:22:08 AM
Interesting to see what they do aboot this.
 
2013-06-27 11:22:24 AM
images.teamsugar.com
 
2013-06-27 11:22:30 AM

Russ1642: This has got to rank as one of the slowest accidents in history. Ahhhhh, the bridge is collapsing. When? Tomorrow.


Even the molasses flood was faster than this.
 
2013-06-27 11:22:32 AM

Russ1642: This has got to rank as one of the slowest accidents in history. Ahhhhh, the bridge is collapsing. When? Tomorrow.


Slower than this one?

canadaalive.files.wordpress.com
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-27 11:23:02 AM

what_now: d23: they have a live feed!  I sure hope it isn't on a delay.

I NEED SCHADENFREUDE today!

How the hell can you feel Schedenfreude for a city flooding??

A Canadian city at that!!

What's WRONG with you?


I don't.  A lame joke about Live Feed gawkers.
 
2013-06-27 11:23:38 AM

ytterbium: [i376.photobucket.com image 430x380]


DAMMIT!
Beat me to it.
 
2013-06-27 11:24:25 AM
Worst yetter ..

www.verycoolphotoblog.com
 
2013-06-27 11:24:45 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Evac area, bring in barge crane and men with brass balls and big life insurance policies


www.podwits.com
- or four desperate men (in two old trucks) looking to flee Winnipeg.
 
2013-06-27 11:25:44 AM

ManRay: So a pipeline is not the most disaster prone way to ship oil?


Yes it is still the most disaster prone way to ship oil.
 
2013-06-27 11:26:16 AM
Here's what we've got (image from Calgarypuck):

dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2013-06-27 11:27:31 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-27 11:27:39 AM

rbaron71: Here's what we've got (image from Calgarypuck):


They could hook up some cables and just pull them off the bridge.
 
2013-06-27 11:27:56 AM

rbaron71: Here's what we've got (image from Calgarypuck):

[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 484x647]


Thanks for that, much better photo than I've seen so far.  What a mess.
 
2013-06-27 11:30:17 AM

Russ1642: rbaron71: Here's what we've got (image from Calgarypuck):

They could hook up some cables and just pull them off the bridge.


Assuming the linkage for the cars is workable and able to be detached, and the detaching them doesn't destabilize the area and lead to collapse.
 
2013-06-27 11:31:03 AM

rbaron71: Here's what we've got (image from Calgarypuck):

[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 484x647]


Seems like the sort of thing that would be better photographed with a zoom lens from a few hundred yards away.
 
2013-06-27 11:32:39 AM
Has anyone seen a report where they've confirmed what product is in the cars?
 
2013-06-27 11:33:02 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Russ1642: rbaron71: Here's what we've got (image from Calgarypuck):

They could hook up some cables and just pull them off the bridge.

Assuming the linkage for the cars is workable and able to be detached, and the detaching them doesn't destabilize the area and lead to collapse.


Yeah, depending on exactly what the damage is, dragging a few freight tankers across it could make a bad situation worse.  But on the other hand, waiting around doesn't accomplish anything.  It ain't getting any safer.
 
2013-06-27 11:34:06 AM

utah dude: explode the cars from the inside-out to create a huge fuel-air mixture, then detonate the mixture... evacuating the entire surrounding area, first.


No need to waste good explosives, just externally heat the tanks, sit (a very long way) back and enjoy the ensuing BLEVE.
 
2013-06-27 11:34:39 AM

Oakenshield: Interesting to see what they do aboot this.


I counted 15 aboots.
 
2013-06-27 11:35:24 AM

Russ1642: Has anyone seen a report where they've confirmed what product is in the cars?


Now the Edmonton Journal is saying it's a diesel-like fuel.
 
2013-06-27 11:38:36 AM

Russ1642: Has anyone seen a report where they've confirmed what product is in the cars?


Highly concentrated liquid kablooey
 
2013-06-27 11:38:42 AM

Russ1642: Has anyone seen a report where they've confirmed what product is in the cars?


African killer bees.
 
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