Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Freight Train Battles Tornado, Loses

An epic battle of superior strength and endurance ensues as Mother Nature's devastatingly windy beast takes on one of man's most unstoppable forces, a freight train.

While this particular tornado wasn't huge, it did its share of damage to local homes and businesses as it traveled along its 13.2 miles of destruction. This rare January tornado did not let this speeding locomotive out of its sights as it bore down on the tracks, taking most of the trains cars with it.

The windy action begins around the 1 minute mark.

As usual I only have one word for this...A W E S O M E ! ! !

Tornado Rating —- EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale

Maximum winds —- 136 to 165 MPH

Path Length —- 13.2 miles

Maximum width —- Around 100 yards

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