Watch as Winds Blow Train off Tall Bridge in New Orleans
Have you ever seen a train blow right off the tracks before? Probably not. I mean, what would be the chances that a camera would be recording alongside a railroad track at precisely the same time that Mother Nature gets all Hulk-strong on the Chattanooga choo-choo?
Well, today is your lucky day. Or your nightmare fuel. Who knows? This is footage that WGNO-TV got during today's (Monday's) severe weather outbreak. Specifically, this is Metairie, La., just outside of New Orleans. A gust of wind wipes the train directly off the Huey P. Long bridge, which crosses the Mississippi River. Amazingly, no injuries were reported. The cars were empty at the time of the crash, which is probably why they blew over, according to New Orleans Public Belt Railroad via WGNO.
As you can see, the train gets blown over and rips down some power lines, too. 'SPLOSIONS! It's pretty awesome. I mean, unless you drive a car near a train track ever in your life. If that's the case, you may want to have a change of pants nearby.