Remember to look both ways!

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  1. Swani
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    Most of you probably don't know that my full time job is a locomotive engineer, and the other night at about midnight a guy drove right into the side of my locomotive. I was traveling at about 50 mph. This guy is very lucky to be alive! So please remember to observe railroad crossings and to look both ways! 14959.jpeg
  2. Desk Jockey
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    Yo I AM MIGHT!

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    Wow I bet that was scary. First time or have others hit you before?
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    This was my 3rd. It's a terrible feeling!
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    Yo I AM MIGHT!

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    I bet. You can see it but can't stop it from happening.
    How do they not see a train???

    IDIOTS
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  6. Swani
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    More like 60 give or take.
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    I suspect alcohol had a helping hand.
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    My neighbor just retired from Southern Pacific. Crossing runners were a terrible stressor.

    I hope that guy learned the Law of Gross Tonnage!
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    Every 15 days I get 2 scheduled days off so I usually try to schedule my residential then, otherwise I do my empty vacation homes before and after work.
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    That guy is lucky! I remember coming onto the scene of a train accident a few years back. A semi pulling a lowboy. Tractor just got over the tracks and the train t-boned the lowboy just about in the middle. Dragged it down the tracks for 100 yards before the wreck came to a stop. I remember the rail ties getting busted up like toothpicks from all the inertia...wacky!
    The tractor was just sitting there on the road like nothing happened, it happened so quick it just tore the trailer right off. The driver was standing beside the truck having a smoke, shaking.
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    I actually had the same thing happen to me last year. A lady driving a semi pulled out in front of me and I tore the trailer right off. I was scared that all the gravel from the trailer was going to come through the window! 7134.jpeg 7134.jpeg 7135.jpeg 7136.jpeg
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    I had a situation several years ago at a RR crossing that only had a stop sign. This particular crossing was in a very rural area that had a lot of trees and bushes that hid a lot of the track. This particular line NEVER had any train traffic. I actually thought it was abandoned.

    I always stopped at the stop sign and looked both ways and for years never saw a train nor any activity. One night on my way home, after having a few pops at the local saloon, I decided I was just going to run that silly stop sign. At the last second, I decided I better stop. Good thing because I would have rammed into the side of that engine as it screamed by. I would have ended up just like the truck in Nick's first picture or worse. I never thought about not stopping after that.

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