When A Train Throws A Piston Run For Your Life

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These photos purport to be from a Canadian National locomotive engine that literally threw a piston into a home near the track in Independence, Louisiana. The piston from a 212-ton V16 diesel-powered train's not small.

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(H/T to Kuang!) [NewAgTalk]

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Im not so sure thats a GE engine, I think its one of these: [www.emdiesels.com] I cant tell though. Looks like the whole head and liner came out too. Flywheel failures on these big boys are another kind of oops you dont want to be around.