Tank car implosion

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Gandy Dancer

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.


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.

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