While out doing some very exciting train spotting - yawn - this onlooker caught some truly amazing up close footage of a landslide derailing a train.
Nature is a force to be reckoned with and that's clearly evident in this video. The cameraman saw some mud being dislodged from the hill as the train approached, but little did he know what was about to happen.
The vibrations of the train cause a massive amount of mud to slide off the hill, which derails a large section of the freight train. The train was on its way to Seattle from Chicago and was travelling no faster than 20km/h. However, the mudslide was enough to derail a large section of the train's carriages.
Thankfully, no one was hurt in the incident and although a biohazard team was rushed to the scene, no health threats were issued.