Train Gets Hit By Tornado

Did you know trains had dashcams? Yeah, neither did we. This one shows a train chugging along as a tornado hits and derails some of the cars. Then the rest of the cars come crashing into the engine causing a display of wreckage straight out of a movie. No, not The Wizard of Oz, a different one.

The tornado moved across the Chicago and Northwestern railroad where it blew 12 railroad freight cars off the track. The train was moving at the time the tornado hit it…so as the main engine stopped…the remaining cars on the track continued along it and slammed into the front part of the train. This caused a few more cars to derail…including one containing hazardous materials that caused the evacuation of the town of Lawrence.

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