Amtrak train takes out 70,000 pounds of cured heaven

amtrak bacon 2

Oh, the porcinity!

In a world seemingly run amok – with militants misusing religion to spread hate; drought, floods and other weather phenomena of catastrophic nature wreaking havoc; and governments increasingly using technology to spy on its own citizens – another tragedy occurred Friday in the Midwestern US.

An Amtrak train headed to Chicago from San Antonio slammed into a tractor-trailer carrying thousands of pounds of bacon at a crossing in Wilmington, Ill.

There were a few injuries, all believed minor, but the overturned truck was split open like a gutted hog and 70,000 pounds of bacon were flung about at the site of impact.

The contents represented hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of the cured meat product, especially prized in North America, Western Europe and at the global headquarters of this blog.

(Top: Demolished tractor-trailer seen Friday in front of Amtrak train in Wilmington, Ill., with thousands of pounds of bacon strewn about.)

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4 thoughts on “Amtrak train takes out 70,000 pounds of cured heaven

  1. You’d think the train driver would have had the consideration to have smashed into a truck full of politicians rather than something useful.

    I take it you weren’t within driving distance….

    • For 70,000 pounds of bacon is any distance too far? Alas, in my case, yes.

      I’m all for train vs. politician-filled truck action. End result, fewer politicians, exciting train crash: a win-win in my book.

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