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View Diary: More Mystery Surrounds Canadian Ghost Train: Where are the locomotives? (160 comments)

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  •  that's my understanding of how gravity works (0+ / 0-)

    things want to roll downhill. Engines being heavier than cars (even loaded oil tank cars) if the brakes went at the end of the train away from the engines first, momentum from the load would have pulled the train down the hill toward the town; if the cars didn't destroy the tracks derailing (ie if there was track left at all) the engines are enough heavier to stay on the rails -- and then it's a matter of the engines rolling to the end of their momentum.

    Watch a pendulum wind down sometime.

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    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 01:45:42 PM PDT

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