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Old 08-18-2020, 3:53pm   #1
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Default Once again...the train wins.

Nasty crash about an hour or so south of here.

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/...ef=exit-recirc
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Surprised everyone lived, but the only thing good about being air lifted is you haven't died.
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My brother retired with 45 years as a engineer for the railroad. He has always said you can't believe how stupid people are when it comes to trying to beat a train at a crossing.
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Do stupid things, win stupid prizes.
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Old 08-18-2020, 6:06pm   #5
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I spent most of my working career in the rail industry. A lot of people out there have no concept of basic physics when it comes down to a very large mass traveling at even relatively slow speeds. It takes a long time to stop.
My FIL was a locomotive engineer for Conrail and then Amtrak. One of his greatest fears was hitting someone doing something stupid at an at grade crossing (or someone deciding to suicide by train)
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I spent most of my working career in the rail industry. A lot of people out there have no concept of basic physics when it comes down to a very large mass traveling at even relatively slow speeds. It takes a long time to stop.
My FIL was a locomotive engineer for Conrail and then Amtrak. One of his greatest fears was hitting someone doing something stupid at an at grade crossing (or someone deciding to suicide by train)

We have something in common.
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We have something in common.
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Surprised everyone lived, but the only thing good about being air lifted is you haven't died.




Plus you get to go in a helicopter.
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Old 08-18-2020, 8:18pm   #9
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Plus you get to go in a helicopter.
Spent enough time in PHI helicopters, repainted Vietnam busses used for offshore oil rigs...

Really donít want to do it by choice anymore
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Old 08-19-2020, 6:04pm   #10
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Idiots. The train always wins.
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Old 08-19-2020, 6:57pm   #11
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Who knew when crossing train tracks, you should stop and proceed when there's not a big ass train going through.
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Old 08-20-2020, 10:21am   #12
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Who knew when crossing train tracks, you should stop and proceed when there's not a big ass train going through.
Not the guy driving this rig, apparently.
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Old 08-20-2020, 11:51am   #13
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How do you know a train has been by?



He left his tracks.....




sorry...Ö old dad joke....
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Old 08-20-2020, 12:19pm   #14
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This guy gets clobbered by a train.

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Old 08-20-2020, 12:21pm   #15
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This guy gets clobbered by a train.

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An trains just don't sneak up on you either.
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