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If there are pumps on those water tanks, they HAVE to shoot water more than 30 feet!

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A fire fighting train makes sense. Shooting water 30 feet is not that impressive.
I would have thought at least 100 feet. 30 feet is not that far. Turn up the pressure.
 

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I wonder why they don't add about 5 tankers full of water? Don't tell me that they can't pull it. :)
That would add around 150,000 gallons of water.
And as Mopac said, get some better, more powerful pumps to shoot the water out.
 

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Typo? Maybe it's 300'
BNSF's own site says 30 feet. Hard to imagine that's all the pressure they develop. Heck, a house garden hose squirts farther than that with a decent nozzle. I also wonder why they use flat cars with smaller water tanks instead of the 30,000-gallon tankers that Big Ed refers to, such as a propane tanker.


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