A freight train passing through New Orleans was no match for a powerful storm in what was at once a potentially dangerous accident and also a terrific metaphor for a country song.
“Due to the severe weather this morning, four Union Pacific Railroad railcars derailed and dropped off the east bank approach to the Huey P. Long Bridge,” Jeff Davis, New Orleans Public Belt general manager said in a statement. “The rail cars were empty and did not contain any hazardous materials. No leaks and no injuries are reported at this time.”
Just a nice, dependable country freight train who proved no match for the whims of a wild hurricane. Man, this song practically writes itself.
Train fell off tracks on Huey P. Long Bridge- Matthew Hinton pic.twitter.com/QABAemWsbSApril 27, 2015