Spectacular 100mph Train Crash Test

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+20 1. Apocalypse11 commented 9 years ago

so in the 1980's the terrorists were using trains to slam into nuclear power plants eh? time flies... literally
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+11 2. dizwa commented 9 years ago

why don't they try with a TGV or eurostar, see what happens 8-)
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+8 3. pauldmixer commented 9 years ago

India, this is how it's done. Do your crash testing sans passengers!
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-10 4. zaltysss commented 9 years ago

1# If this is for terrorists, then terrorists would have hostages,.. them pussy bastards always do...
I dont think that they would blow it then..
so this is pretty useless...
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+20 5. 01nvr commented 9 years ago

Loco crashed was BR class 49 009 to demonstrate there would be no radioactive leak if a nuclear flask train crashed. This is filmed on the Old Dalby test track in Derby, England.
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+1 6. joka232 commented 9 years ago

WOW there wasnt a explosion in my toy train crash when i was little!
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+9 7. badboy007 commented 9 years ago

Kind of disappointed because I though they would crash 2 trains in to each other.
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+9 8. tunicopp commented 9 years ago

Kind of disappointed because I though they would write in the end: "... and the flask was never found"
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-4 9. YetiGrowl commented 9 years ago

i was going to put this on snotr and didn't. meh.
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+2 10. NotFirst commented 9 years ago

It would have been a more conclusive test if it were mounted in front of slabs of concrete backed by a mound of dirt (a big mound).
It looks like a lot of the shock was absorbed by the movement.

What is the flash at 47-48 sec? a flash for a camera?

Also, is that a crowd of people at 1:04. A little close, aren't they?
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+7 11. Nuntchakou commented 9 years ago

Poor train driver...he died for a good cause O:)
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+6 12. Swany commented 9 years ago

It turns out that this test failed. The flask broke open and everyone within a mile now glows in the dark :P
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+7 13. mwak commented 9 years ago

No crash tests dummies ? :(
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+2 14. DVDave commented 9 years ago

That's an expensive test.
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+2 15. satlipmd commented 9 years ago

see 00:48 some arc between 1st and 2nd box before the crash
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+2 16. 4megetbanjo commented 9 years ago

OK. Point made! I'm in for nuclear power then :D
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+2 17. max2000 commented 9 years ago

so when nuclear test at stake, everyone's got his green ID on the tie, and it has to be green, btw: i bet nothing has changed since then ::(|)
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+2 18. CorpseGrinder commented 9 years ago

I love destructive slow motion :D
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+3 19. c2quad commented 9 years ago

0 killed & 0 injured ...News over
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0 20. cyberdevil commented 8 years ago

So they used an old train, they staged it on plain ground, they put the container at a level approach so it didn't get hit by anything angular. They really did their best to make it seem like that container is super powerful. I'm sure things would go differently if there was a slope, if that train was a bit more powerful, if it hit the container from the side instead of straight on. They're just proving their point without risking it. Really cool explosion though!