Saturday, July 5, 2014

Boeing Loses Six 737s in Train Derailment.

Thursday, July 3, a train carrying six Boeing 737 fuselages, and sub-assemblies to 777 and 747s derailed about 20 miles from Superior, Montana.  The photo shows three 737 fuselages nose and tail down in a river, apparently having come from somewhere quite a way up.  The Boeing site shows that new Boeing 737s go for around 76-109 MILLION dollars EACH.  That, right there, is a large chunk of change.  Not that that amount is huge on the scale that Boeing builds, but still, I would not want to be found at fault for the derailment and subsequent loss and damage to the freight!!!!  You can see more here, and here.

(Photo Credit: Jen Johnson)