It was a normal day in Sharon Springs, KS, when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Salina.
Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail.
The Bad news: The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses.
Sort of makes sense does not it?
But like any good boy scout is taught,
Don't let common sense get in the way of a good disaster!
RULES IS RULES!