Don’t Be This Kid

The train doesn’t care that you are an honor student.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4278254/Teen-hit-train-Georgia-loses-feet.html

Apparently being an honor student means that you get to do stupid stuff on railroad tracks. Or not. So I’m doing another, people do stupid stuff on RR tracks post.

So here’s some pics of people walking along, and doing stupid stuff on RR tracks.

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Now is that line active? Judge for yourself.

This is getting stupid. Saving the planer will not save you from 19,000 tons of steel at 40 mph.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/the-new-defense-for-criminal-activity-we-did-it-to-save-the-planet/

The railroad is not a photo backdrop.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/dont-play-on-the-track/

Or a movie set, trail, gym or playground.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/train-tracks-are-not-a-trail-or-playground/

A railroad is a road and traffic can be very heavy, even on a single track, trains can come from either direction on any track, they can be moving very fast, they are very long and heavy and they cannot stop until they are long past where you are. So don’t be on the track.  Here’s a short video from Larry the Cable Guy on how to avoid being hit by a train.  It’s simple, don’t be on the track.

 

If you want to be sure what the rules are, you can go to Operation Lifesaver here.

https://oli.org/

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2 comments

  1. Clayton Bigsby · 21 Days Ago

    Also, like watching a 747 land into the wind, the size of trains throws off your ability to calculate how quickly they’re closing….
    And basically, you are trespassing when on RR Right of Way, thus should have a reasonable expectation of the better than even potential to end up ” “Up Shit Creek Without a Paddel”.

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  2. Pingback: How Many People Have To Die Before People Stay Off The Tracks | The Arts Mechanical

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