Hope nobody's order is delayed (train carrying new Jeeps derails)

  1. StammesOpfer

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    #1 Jul 10, 2019
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    Bunch of Jeeps destroyed in a derailment in Nevada.

    https://fox13now.com/2019/07/10/dozens-of-brand-new-cars-destroyed-in-spectacular-nevada-train-derailment

    Dozens of brand-new cars destroyed in ‘spectacular’ Nevada train derailment

    POSTED 4:45 PM, JULY 10, 2019

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Nevada — Dozens of brand-new cars and pickup trucks were destroyed after 33 train cars derailed near Caliente, Nevada, on Wednesday.

    Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee confirmed the crash just after 9:00 a.m. and said it happened about 30 miles from the Utah-Nevada border.

    Lee said the crash was the most spectacular mess he has seen, with mostly new Jeep Rubicons and pickup trucks destroyed in the derailment.

    County road 4230 from Elgin, Nevada, to Carp, Nevada, is completely closed until Thursday, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and it will remain partially closed for the next 7-10 days because construction equipment, train cars and debris are blocking the road.

    Lee said the train had cars hauling hazardous material but none of those cars were impacted by the crash. A hazmat tanker was two cars away from the derailed section of the train, according to Lee.

    Lincoln County borders Utah and Arizona and ends just north of Mesquite, Nevada, on the south side.

    Caliente, Nevada, is just over 100 miles from St. George, Utah.

    Union Pacific is investigating the cause of the derailment and will turn the results of that investigation to the Federal Railroad Administration.

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    Looks like I'll be working tomorrow to build some new ones.
     
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    #3 Jul 10, 2019
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    On the bright side.. there will be some extra "slightly-used" Rubicon axles to watch out for on the used market...
     
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    Well that sucks :(
    Hopefully there weren't too many Wranglers on that train, especially ones already sold with owners anxiously waiting.
     
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    Looks like the pickup trucks. So, basically nothing will be missed.
     
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    Well that sucks I would be super disappointed if that happened to my vehicle and had been waiting for it. But crap happens
     
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    It was probably the drifty steering that caused the derailment. :movember:
     
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    This^^^
     
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    LOL

    Death Wobble
     
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    Easy for a lot of us that already have our JL's to make jokes, but I would have been really upset if that had happened to mine and I had to start all over.
     
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    I would have seen it as a sign to include the tow package that was a bitch to install (specifically Aux switches) and gladly reordered LOL
     
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    Some of us ordered that the first time around even though I have yet to tow or wire anything to it :rock: :giggle:
     
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    #13 Jul 10, 2019
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    Well, My Firecracker Red Launch Edition Jeep Gladiator Rubicon is supposed to be in Mira Loma, CA on Friday. It should be passing through Nevada today. What are the chances that it's the one playing opossum in this picture?

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    Oh man, it’s not a zero chance, that’s for sure. Hope nobody on the train or nearby was hurt. Luckily these were all still corporate owned and insured.
     
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    Lol figures!
     
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