Tank car implosion

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JazzDad

Gandy Dancer
Yikes

Don't you know that must have made some sound.

The guys on the other forum were discussing the repair process. I heard that a rail car repair facility near Hearn, Texas heats tank cars and 're-inflates' them. I assumed that was to repair collision damage.
 

flyboy2610

Loveably weird
If you use a vacuum pump and suck all the air out of a tank car, it will do that due to atmospheric pressure.
 

hamltnblue

Active Member
Looking at it several times it almost looks like the car isn't on the tracks to start with, like they took it off for a demonstration
 

kenw

5th Generation Texian
More normally it is caused by rapid cooling of a sealed and almost empty tank car. Not as uncommon as you might think.
 

CNR Glen

Member
Wow that was a fast implosion. I didn't think it would have happened that fast.
I wonder how far the crowd was away from it.
 




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