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Old 07-14-2013, 02:23 AM   #22246
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Actually he set the brakes which need an engine running. While he slept the engine caught on fire and the fire department put it out. The brakes lost pressure as a result.
thank you for clarifying that. I heard news reports mentioning an earlier fire, it didn't mention a time line and i thought it was days earlier. NOW, it makes sense. So the engineer/crewmen is not to blame?
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:26 AM   #22247
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I am not even going to touch the helmet thing going on in this pic......
the new autokickstand. just lean the bike to either side and it stays in place. No need to be foot activated!
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:38 AM   #22248
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hell of a job. I can't tell it is photochopped!
No mulch, must be real.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:57 AM   #22249
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I know it is not a train wreck but..........this is the KB fail thread.


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Old 07-14-2013, 07:02 AM   #22250
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This is the part that doesn't make sense so I'm waiting for more info to come out: My understanding is that the brakes are set to fail on and you need the engine running to build up pressure in the system to allow the brakes to release. So precisely this kind of thing can't happen. It's sounding more like the engineer just didn't set the brake which may be evidenced by his firing but we don't know the whole story yet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_air_brake

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The Westinghouse system uses air pressure to charge air reservoirs (tanks) on each car. Full air pressure signals each car to release the brakes. A reduction or loss of air pressure signals each car to apply its brakes, using the compressed air in its reservoirs.
Once the pressure is lost, the brakes release, and the tankers full of crude roll downhill to Lac Megantic.

The engineer was supposed to manually activate the brakes on 11 tanker wagons, as a precaution if brake pressure should be lost.

The system was patented in 1868, and safety standards were completely evolved back then, so you wouldn't find any difference between i.e. a saw mill from then and now.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #22251
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But.........WHY is he braking?
I know this thread is all about being hyper critical of others because we are all superior but your jumping to conclusions. There is nothing to indicate the rider is braking. Bike looks level. The tail light is illuminated, so what, all modern bikes have running tail lights. Can't see his fingers on the right hand so it's anyones guess but somewhere on this site it has all ready been established Harley riders are deathly afraid of the front brake, it's safe to assume he is too. Rear brake, maybe, if he has a heel rocker brake pedal, his right foot is pointing outward on highway pegs. That leaves the option of the rare but highly sought after customized left side brake pedal, oh wait can't see that either....
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #22252
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I know this thread is all about being hyper critical of others because we are all superior but your jumping to conclusions. There is nothing to indicate the rider is braking. Bike looks level. The tail light is illuminated, so what, all modern bikes have running tail lights. Can't see his fingers on the right hand so it's anyones guess but somewhere on this site it has all ready been established Harley riders are deathly afraid of the front brake, it's safe to assume he is too. Rear brake, maybe, if he has a heel rocker brake pedal, his right foot is pointing outward on highway pegs. That leaves the option of the rare but highly sought after customized left side brake pedal, oh wait can't see that either....
I was talking to some guys I was doing a show with, both casual cruiser riders (metric, not Harley). I was in the middle of my MSF course, and we were discussing riding. When I mentioned that the MSF says that 70% of the breaking power comes from the front they both seemed worried for my safety and told me that if I used the front break, I would be tossed right over the handlebars.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:00 PM   #22253
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #22254
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #22255
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the light at the end of the tunnel ???

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Old 07-14-2013, 02:10 PM   #22256
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:18 PM   #22257
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:25 PM   #22258
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the light at the end of the tunnel ???

Ahhh I almost crapped my pants just seeing that picture. Something I hope to never see in person. Watching or otherwise.

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Old 07-14-2013, 02:29 PM   #22259
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Ahhh I almost crapped my pants just seeing that picture. Something I hope to never see in person. Watching or otherwise.

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I've seen the video and it's just tail pipe flames.
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #22260
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Oh OK. I thought it was a headlight!

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