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(Billings Gazette)   Nothing derails a train like a Deere   (billingsgazette.com) divider line
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2020-05-29 9:09:38 PM  
That website is a trainwreck. Jesus, Billings, try to get with the 21st century here.
 
2020-05-29 11:57:39 PM  
That's a big ass deere.  Not surprised it would do some damage
 
2020-05-30 1:05:25 AM  
My father was an engineer at John Deere for years. Occasionally he likes to help out our neighbors by mowing their yard. One day when I was a kid playing in the backyard, I heard this terrible splash. My mother and I ran next door to find my father emerging from the neighbor's swimming pool. The riding mower he was using was nowhere in sight.

He had thought the mower was in reverse, the transmission disagreed with him. It took 3 guys to get in the pool and lift this huge John Deere riding mower out of the deep end.

A few days later all the guys in my Dad's engineering team were wearing shirts that read "Nothing Swims Like a Deere" with a cartoon of my father driving the mower into the pool. We still have the shirt.
 
2020-05-30 6:14:40 AM  

vudukungfu: That website is a trainwreck. Jesus, Billings, try to get with the 21st century here.


Just turn off JavaScript.  I need to do that for just about all news sites these days.
 
2020-05-30 9:19:49 AM  

vudukungfu: That website is a trainwreck. Jesus, Billings, try to get with the 21st century here.


How meta.
 
2020-05-30 11:31:59 AM  
It's a self-propelled sprayer. It probably looked like this before the crash. It's likely that his vision was obstructed.
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2020-05-30 11:58:29 AM  
If only there was some kind of track to keep trains from running lose.
 
2020-05-30 6:14:03 PM  

lycanth: It's a self-propelled sprayer. It probably looked like this before the crash. It's likely that his vision was obstructed.
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Also, no signals, or crossing arms.  I would imagine the train blew their horn, but not being able to see up the track, and train going much faster than a freight train, he likely was already too close to the tracks, and not exactly driving something speedy.  I strongly feel, any crossing in the path of an Amtrak should have crossing arms, or any other train capable of those speeds.
 
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