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Benedikt
09-06-2010, 10:01
from a news item on the early news today...

on a working line, thieves made off with a piece of track, the line looked deserted and unused, because it was used 2x a month for a delivery of liquified gas. a whole train full of it.
it seemed to be a miracle that the train did done explode and catch fire when it derailed and went off the tracks.
funny enough, what will the thieves do with the pieces of rail, scrap metal dealers will not take it, and is it worth the money,a ton will go for only 6000 rubles ( the weight of the rail).
cleaning up the mess will cost a little bit more and the owners of the sideline will put now a guard there to check on the rails before the next train will arrive. 'to expensive' in the first place, now the clean up cost will be for sure more than the salary of a security guard for 5 years.....

nbogaard
09-06-2010, 10:05
6000 roubles? That will buy some vodka.

aiyamei
11-06-2010, 23:11
This sounds like the work of a latter-day Venedikt Erofeev!

Strider
12-06-2010, 00:36
maybe someone ran out of construction materials building his dacha

ReallyGreatConcerts
12-06-2010, 00:37
maybe someone ran out of construction materials building his dacha

Rails can be used instead of girders, in non-legitimate building projects. Much cheaper. Much worse.