Posted by Backyard on August 15, 2010 
Probably fell asleep whilst loading a they have plenty of work to do!
Posted by Tom Trencansky on August 15, 2010 
OK, fans. Everyone grab a shovel and we need to pick up every single pellet. My guess would be that someone caught some flack over this one. Excellent railroad related shot - so unlike so many run shots! Thanks for posting it.
Posted by Kent Rengo on August 15, 2010 
Get out the vacuum trucks!!!!
Posted by Ray Peacock on August 15, 2010 
Those things aren't light either. A few shovels full and you're back is toast.
Posted by Brian Hiscock on August 15, 2010 
" think it'll pass the scale?..."
Posted by Jeff Sell on August 15, 2010 
Ooops....looks like someone forgot to say, "when"! Thanks for sharing this unique photo.
Posted by Joseph Yarbrough on August 16, 2010 
Epic Fail! LOL! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by andy parr on August 16, 2010 
I think that car could be overloaded.
Posted by arcturusmine on August 16, 2010 
I'm going to guess Uni-Tac at Forbes, looking northeast. Sad thing is that appears to be a mini-quad. Nothing like taking four cars out at one time. How many of the set were actually buried?
Posted by JR Leal on August 16, 2010 
Taconite weighs 150-175lbs per cubic foot, that is some load!
Posted by Erik K on August 16, 2010 
Just a tiny bit overloaded, nothing major!
Posted by Todd M. on August 18, 2010 
Thanks for the comments guys! Much appreciated. The pellet bins themselves hold 13,000 tons of pellets when full. This happened due to mechcanical failure, not human error.
Posted by Dave Howarth Jr. on August 18, 2010 
I do believe this car will most likely need some repair work done after this happened. I sure wonder if any parts or equipment were damaged that were owned at the Taconite Plant that also may need repair. I do have a shovel but I too will have to pass on this one because this may take a while. Great Shot!!
Posted by Ken Huard on August 19, 2010 
Hey I'm a little fuzzy about the mining industry but that car looks full.
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Posted by Charles Bonville on August 23, 2010 
DMIR... Dump More In, Repeat ;-)
Posted by Joseph Bishop on November 4, 2010 
That looks like a lot of work to do for the guys who have to clean it up
Posted by Carl on November 25, 2015 
Quote from a scene from the movie Cool Hand Luke. " What's boss John's pellets doing on my train car "
Posted by Dana M. on June 24, 2016 
Uh, I do also believe this will exceed the Load Weight limit for this Ore Car!?! For those of you who are old enough to remember: "ALVIN!" :-) There's is also: "CARL! You only had ONE job to do...ONE! What were you doing or NOT doing to cause THIS?!" Then again there is also the classic Laurel & Hardy line: "Well, this is another fine mess you've gotten us into!"
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