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Someone died in a train collision last week. HOW TF DO YOU GET HIT BY A BIG AND LOUD ASS MOFO TRAIN???
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>>1979311
>t. has never lived in a town with trains.
When you walk on the train tracks 5 times a day you get complacent. Sometimes you will put headphones in if you think you know the schedule but there are always unexpected freight trains..
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>walking along tracks with dog
>11pm
>last train is at 8:30
>headphones on but low volume
>just like every night
>wait - why is there light
>oh shit
>HOOONK
time from light to honk is less than 2s. Never wear headphones on train tracks.
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>>1979311
Usually suicide.
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>>1979326
yep quick & painless
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>>1979323
>>1979324
Are North American train tracks just laying there in the middle of towns like we're in India or something and it's not really a problem if stupid people die? Call me a nanny-state socialist but in Europe I don't think I've ever seen a city so terribly designed that the train tracks were accessible with no fence. There's like 9 train stations in Paris running thousands of trains daily and not a single track directly crosses a road where someone could be walking. This is on the level of horse carriages on Russian highways
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>>1979311
Trains can come up on you surprisingly fast at a rural crossing where they are chugging along at full speed. I remember being at a diagonal crossing with the barrier down and completely misjudged how fast the train was approaching.
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>>1979469
In small towns in canada it is frequent to have tracks without fences and without the barriers and frequently without lights as well. People use the corridors all the time for travel.

The town where the above happened was probably over 50,000 residents before they started installing fencing to keep people out.
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>>1979311
>Someone died in a car collision last week. HOW TF DO YOU GET HIT BY A BIG AND LOUD ASS MOFO CAR???
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>>1979469
>Are North American train tracks just laying there in the middle of towns like we're in India or something and it's not really a problem if stupid people die?
https://youtu.be/3ooc5l8Fpn0?si=SWppdH1hW8PQeP60&t=65
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>>1979469
It may be baffling, but here in North America people will argue that installing a rail viaduct would be too big and a detriment to a community but building an elevated 8+ lane highway through the middle of a city is perfectly fine.
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>>1979469
You wouldn't get it...
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>>1979469
>in Europe I don't think I've ever seen a city so terribly designed that the train tracks were accessible with no fence
you know nothing John Snow
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>>1979311
cars are sound insulated and restrict line of sight. that's why they don't realize how loud they are, but if you stand next to a highway you'll lose your hearing and people hate living near major roads because of the constant noise, noise that the drivers themselves don't get subjected to but subject everyone else to, much like their pollution. drivers can't see shit and that's why they're always running over children and crashing into each other. just sitting in a car is like being drunk, high, and blindfolded. cars fundamentally do not work.
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>>1979523
>just sitting in a car is like being drunk, high, and blindfolded. cars fundamentally do not work.

I never get enough of you deranged lunatics describing the horrors of cars. Apparently cars are so insulated with magic material that you cannot hear a fucking train (lol)

You might as well be saying the windshield wipers are designed to go up and down blocking the child you're about to hit.

Never change, unhinged retards.
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>>1979311
>Import a zillion Indians
>Suddenly your country starts having train fatalities
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>>1979324
What's the deal with people walking literally on railroad tracks?
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>>1979546
>Suddenly your country starts having train fatalities
This is in no way a sudden thing, no is it even increasing. Level crossings have always been dangerous and a few people a year die to them - rates are actually far down from a peak in the early 70 - possibly due to fewer crossings rather than increased awareness or driver skill.
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>>1979469
Tracks that run in the middle of the road often existed like that for hundreds of years
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>>1979311
Brightline in Florida has a problem with people driving over the track and getting hit. As far as I understand it the reason is that people are used to long slow freight trains that they can pass after the barriers close, and that cause long delays if they follow the law.
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>>1979554
In the early 1970s most crossings weren't signaled with big gates (maybe with lights but no gates). You hardly ever see an unsignaled crossing anymore except in seldom-used spurs and rural crossings that have no need to be crossed unless you're one of the half-dozen farmers that lives across it.
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>>1979550
>What's the deal with people walking literally on railroad tracks?
Hmmm. Walk on the tracks, walk on the steep gravel dropoff, or walk in the forest. Which is easier?
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>>1979423
>blood spray as his head gets ripped off when he hits the bench support by red mailbox
Damn...
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retards don't want to wait and think they can beat the train
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>>1979311
Biolumiscent alphabet bois. Thats how.
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>>1980070
what. children?
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>>1979771
>Fuck up two other guys just from your ragdoll corpse's kinetic energy
You really never think about just how much energy a train is ready to impart when traveling at speed.
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>>1979469
the age of many american towns means they were built around the tracks when trains were the only efficient land transportation. 95+ percent of the time the tracks were built first and then some developer built a bunch of suburban neighborhoods right next to them.
we don't really have passenger trains here but freight trains still deliver cars inside heavily populated areas. it's better than having more trucks full of gasoline, propane, and various dangerous chemicals on the road, at least.
>>1979311
trains are faster and quieter than people realize
trains can be loud up and down hills, in curves, or when blowing the horn but otherwise they are difficult to hear coming up behind you

>t. trainman
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>>1980119
>Fuck up two other guys just from your ragdoll corpse's kinetic energy

Three actually, there's a guy on the lower right hand corner of the camera who got hit too.
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>>1979469
Improving your country is socialism
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>>1979771
Hopefully this faggot is burning in hell
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>>1979423
I wonder what the clean up procedure is after these things

>>1980119
I always thought those gmod ragdoll physics were weird and unrealistic, but it looks uncanny IRL
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>>1980168
I think if video game ragdoll physics had any sense of weight to them, they'd be super realistic. As of now ragdolls look like they are light as a feather when they hit the deck.
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>>1980125
sound is just one issue, though. how do motherfuckers not FEEL the fucking train coming up behind them? I live 100yds within line of sight of a daily used rail crossing (pic semi-related, the blue was nicer. their new scheme sucks) and not only can I hear the fucking horns through noise canceling headphones in a concrete building, but the entire building shakes when the diesels go by. my plants in the back room start vibrating. you gotta be completely out of it to not sense something that weighs 150 tons approaching you at cruising speeds.
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>>1980202
shaking is also variable and depends on flat spots, tamping, the head of the rail, etc.
perfectly round wheels and perfect welded track would have no vibrations at all.
i'm not trying to say you can't detect a train coming, but factor in how hard it is to feel gorund vibrations when walking on ballast, the possibility of being in a loud or breezy environment, and having a false sense of security from maybe not seeing trains all the time and it can be difficult to know you are going to get hit.
train crews can also have a hard time seeing the person. we sit so high we are looking at a small object in contrast with the dark rail, light ties, and gravel, often at night. a drunk dude passed out on the tracks looks exactly like a trash bag until just before you hit him and we see things and animals on the tracks all the time so there isn't anything a train crew can do about it

good news is you can't get hit by the train unless you are standing in a very specific ten foot wide lane, so just walk to the side lmao
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One of the more common reasons I see for people "coming into contact with trains" by accident is that there's already ANOTHER train passing on a separate track which covers the noise and vibration of the second approaching train which hits them. There are lots of videos in which this happens or almost happens. The other pretty typical thing that happens is people don't realize that the train extends outside of the rails by some distance, so they stand right next to the rail thinking they're safe. Lots of videos of nasty things happening to people because of this. Of course, there are also cases where no one will ever know for sure if it was suicide or just someone with no situational awareness at all.
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>>1980070
RIP Terry
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>>1979423
kek, the old guy lifting his legs
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>>1980271
>so just walk to the side lmao
prometheus.webm
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>>1979311
Trains are really unpredictable. Even in the middle of a forest two rails can appear out of nowhere, and a 1.5-mile fully loaded coal drag, heading east out of the low-sulfur mines of the PRB, will be right on your ass the next moment.

I was doing laundry in my basement, and I tripped over a metal bar that wasn't there the moment before. I looked down: "Rail? WTF?" and then I saw concrete sleepers underneath and heard the rumbling.

Deafening railroad horn. I dumped my wife's pants, unfolded, and dove behind the water heater. It was a double-stacked Z train, headed east towards the fast single track of the BNSF Emporia Sub (Flint Hills). Majestic as hell: 75 mph, 6 units, distributed power: 4 ES44DC's pulling, and 2 Dash-9's pushing, all in run 8. Whole house smelled like diesel for a couple of hours!

Fact is, there is no way to discern which path a train will take, so you really have to be watchful. If only there were some way of knowing the routes trains travel; maybe some sort of marks on the ground, like twin iron bars running along the paths trains take. You could look for trains when you encounter the iron bars on the ground, and avoid these sorts of collisions. But such a measure would be extremely expensive. And how would one enforce a rule keeping the trains on those paths?

A big hole in homeland security is railway engineer screening and hijacking prevention. There is nothing to stop a rogue engineer, or an ISIS terrorist, from driving a train into the Pentagon, the White House or the Statue of Liberty, and our government has done fuck-all to prevent it.
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>>1979550
I literally run on the tracks/ballast 4-5 time a week. Not a big deal at all.
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>>1985642
mmmm thatsa gooda pasta
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>old people
>not paying attention (headphones, daydreaming, NPCs having a room temp IQ and accompanying level of situational awareness)
>idiots thinking they can beat the train
>suicides (never described as such in media reports, typical hints of it being suicide are things like authorities saying they're 'not treating it as suspicious'
An old woman got hit by a train just down the street from me the other year. I didn't see it or the aftermath but two passersby who did see it were in tears and said it was the worst thing they'd ever seen. I suspect she had stopped to let a train pass that was departing the station about 200m down from the pedestrian crossing and then started walking as soon as it had gone past, not being able to see or hear a second train coming from the opposite direction.

Pic rel, photo I took that day.
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>>1986085
Her family built a small memorial which is still there when I walked past it last week.
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My gf drives truck and I was riding along with her for 3 weeks last September. She was telling me how in urban Utah there are bits of cars along the train tracks because the people are stupid and constantly get hi t by trains. When we got there? A car had been hit by a train and blocked the road.
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>>1980168
Imagine having to work overtime because some goon decided to aerosolize himself by jumping against the nose of a large carriage
I fully understand this way of suicide and wish more people made their bodies into kamikaze jets.
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>>1979423
i wanna kill myself every day and take the subway every day and have to prevent myself from doing this because im afraid of fucking it up.
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>>1989831
>because im afraid of fucking it up.
No, this is the rationalization you tell yourself for why you don't do it. The real reason you don't do it is survival instinct. When it comes right down to the line, you don't actually want to die.
Take steps toward improving your life. Work up the courage live life, rather than working up the courage to end it.
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>>1979311
I met a guy a couple of times who got hit by a train.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxNE6i4sskc
Knowing the 999 rides, he was probably drunk. I know I always got drunk at those.
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>>1979311
>Then—suddenly, and seemingly coming from nowhere—the poo's natural predator, the box car, appears a half a mile in this distance, and hurling itself at the blistering speed of four miles per hour.
>It's over rather quickly for the pajeet.
>His friend can only look on helplessly.



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