WATCH: Tanker Car Makes A Break, Travels 16 Miles SOLO!
Normally a train is a mile or so long.
But then there is that one car that got away.
The videos below have been popping up all over social media.
A tanker car of some sort got free and decided to make a run for it.
Where it thinks it's going, who knows.
Not like it can go anywhere that doesn't have tracks.
So exactly what is the plan here?
It turns out that this is not a new video. It was shot on January 25, 2022 / College Place, Washington, USA
Let's take a look at this from another point of view.
Here's a driver sitting at the tracks, waiting to cross.
But rather than an entire train rolling by... just this one car rolls down the track.
Well, that's something you don't see every day.
You'll hear a police siren in the background.
They weren't trying to pull the car over. They were just trying to warn anyone who might want to try and cross the tracks at some intersection.
A runaway train car was eventually stopped after traveling nearly 16 miles under its own steam in Washington state. (Video: Undersheriff Joe Klundt)
That's not to say that this has never happened before.
One YouTube caught a runaway car of the same type and posted the following:
This is one of the craziest things I have ever witnessed, a runaway train! The tank car somehow got into the Reading line and kept rolling all the way through the Lehigh valley until it eventually came to a stop in Richards, about 15 miles east of where it started. The car was six to have reached speeds of up to 50MPH! It was loaded with Paraffin Wax, and luckily no one was hurt.
To this day nobody knows why these cars decided to make a run for it.
Perhaps they are just tired of corporate life.