In terms of pure, unbridled, wanton destruction, this six and half minute video depicting multiple locomotive crash tests is unmatched. Shot at normal speed and in super slow motion, you’ll see trains crash through tractor trailer trucks laden with logs as if they were match sticks, locomotives rear ending other fully loaded trains at speed, off set impacts, crashes so hard that the engine is literally lifted off of its axles, and one involving a steel coil on a flat bed that does some truly ugly stuff to the locomotive itself. Dutch BangShift reader Herman posted this wild video in our forum section and it needed to be on the front page.
We though that the government must have done crash testing studies on trans at some point, but this video was a revelation and proof that such massive and violent experiments existed (and perhaps still happen today?). The forces at work in these crashes are monstrous and make even severe car accidents look child’s play. The overhead views of the “rear end” style crashes that show the engine forcing its way half way through coal, soil, and whatever else is in the freight car really sum up just how heavy duty these crashes are. Watching the truck full of logs explode like popsicle sticks made us smile so hard we kept winding the video back to watch again and again.
Put on your engineer’s cap, press play and watch six minutes of the heaviest duty crashes you’ll ever see!