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Larger objects, such as bricks or cinder blocks, have caused trains to jump the tracks, but a penny just isn't big enough to cause damage to the train.
Thunderstorms on Friday dumped nearly four inches of rain in northern New York and weakened the ground around a rail trestle near Port Kent, causing a freight train to jump the tracks and 16 cars to spill their cargo.
The thrill and mystery, shifting with each shot, is intense anticipation, like boarding a rollercoaster that could jump the tracks.