Rules are Rules. Do not let common sense stand in the way of a good disaster.
Subject: rules are rules.
It was a normal day in Sharon Springs , Kansas , when a Union Pacific crew boarded a loaded coal train for the long trek to Michigan.
Just a few miles into the trip a wheel bearing became overheated and melted, letting a metal support drop down and grind on the rail, creating white hot molten metal droppings spewing down to the rail.
A very alert crew noticed smoke about halfway back in the train, and immediately stopped the train in compliance with the rules
The train stopped with the hot wheel over a wooden bridge with creosote ties and trusses.
The crew tried to explain this to Union Pacific higher-ups but were instructed not to move the train!
They were informed that rules prohibited moving the train when a part was found to be defective!
‘REMEMBER, RULES IS RULES!’
(Don’t ever let common sense get in the way of a good disaster! )
From: James DeMeo
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 2012 2:08 PM
I needed that semi-humorous relief.
But who got fired? The train conductor or the higher-up?
Smiles, the train conductor of course.
All is well with the Orgone Box seems to enhance all other treatments.