[V8] Re: Vintage American Iron vs. Vintage German Iron in Ventura.

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Wed Sep 22 19:36:03 EDT 2004

At 6:49 PM -0400 9/22/04, cobram at juno.com wrote:
>Unfortunately looks like American Iron won.
>(Click "Next" to view more photos) 

That was on the news a couple days ago- I was wondering when photos 
would start popping up.

 From memory- the river crossed the tracks which were raised 
and the trailer caught on the raised tracks.  Despite a police 
officer arriving almost immediately and the train dispatcher being 
called, a train came through shortly after and turned the trailer 
into mincemeat.  Search news.google.com for "Porsche train" and 
you'll get a zillion links to the AP story.

Judging from the fact that an open car carrier was used by "Bullet 
Transport" to transport cars of such value- I'd say there was a minor 
lack of professionalism involved, or budget cutting on the part of 
the owners.  Let's hope the budget cutting doesn't also mean "no 

This kind of accident has  happened at least twice at a crossing 
right near my house.  The crossing is VERY obviously raised.  Even 
after HUGE signs were put up on both sides, another trailer managed 
to get stuck on it.  It's pathetic how stupid some truck drivers are; 
for decades, every year or two some moron would get his truck stuck 
under one of the bridges on the expressways on either side of the 
charles- despite warning signs, lights, chains hanging down to the 
limit height, etc.

Whoever that took those photos was a little trigger-happy, AND 
uploaded the pics from their camera 7 times...I think they got every 
angle covered...

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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