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(Kaiser Family Foundation)   Bridge engineer is one of the coolest job in the world: Amazing views, fresh air, and only occasional showers of human waste   (thisisplymouth.co.uk) divider line 46
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2012-05-04 11:27:46 AM  
Great, tell people that if they flush whilst over the bridge they might shiat on a person... Watch people conscientiously stop... because that's what happens.

Even I'm tempted to get on a train and try shiatting on people, and I'm normally a good person.
 
2012-05-04 01:10:32 PM  
Bridge Engineer is one of the coolest jobs in the world?

/Sure, why not. But can they hang out on Fark while at work?
//EE
 
2012-05-04 01:11:26 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Bridge Engineer is one of the coolest jobs in the world?

/Sure, why not. But can they hang out on Fark while at work?
//EE


High-five!
 
2012-05-04 01:11:35 PM  
Wait, so the toilets just empty out the bottom of the train cars?
 
2012-05-04 01:11:35 PM  
Dave Matthews Band is touring by train now?
 
2012-05-04 01:11:38 PM  
Train toilets just dump straight onto the tracks? That's unspeakably disgusting.
 
2012-05-04 01:11:57 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Bridge Engineer is one of the coolest jobs in the world?

/Sure, why not. But can they hang out on Fark while at work?
//EE


in today's tablet/smartphone era, yes, yes they can.
 
2012-05-04 01:11:59 PM  
why the hell are the trains dumping the waste, and not holding it until they reach a station?

Must stink to live near the train tracks
 
2012-05-04 01:12:53 PM  
Silly enguneers, The Dave Matthews band's tour schedule is posted online.
 
2012-05-04 01:13:26 PM  
The traditional method of disposing human waste from trains is simply to deposit the waste onto the tracks using what is known as a hopper toilet. This ranges from the toilets being a hole in the floor of the train, to a full flush system (possibly with sterilization).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_train_toilet

Gross.
 
2012-05-04 01:14:01 PM  
So in the UK it's okay just to drop human waste all willy-nilly?
 
2012-05-04 01:14:19 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Silly engineers, The Dave Matthews band's tour schedule is posted online.


FIFM
 
2012-05-04 01:16:04 PM  
I ran across a set of Illinois Central tracks when I was i third grade to retrieve a ball at St Andrew's School in Murphysboro, Illinois, and ran into a big pile of human with assorted tissue. Never wore those show again.
 
2012-05-04 01:17:11 PM  

Matthew Keene: I ran across a set of Illinois Central tracks when I was i third grade to retrieve a ball at St Andrew's School in Murphysboro, Illinois, and ran into a big pile of human with assorted tissue. Never wore those show again.


I ran across a set of Illinois Central tracks when I was i third grade to retrieve a ball at St Andrew's School in Murphysboro, Illinois, and ran into a big pile of human with assorted tissue. Never wore those show again.

shoes, sorry
 
2012-05-04 01:22:06 PM  
FTA - "First Great Western is now apparently advising customers not to flush toilets when crossing the bridge." Hahaha! Yeah whatever. If I was in that area, I'd get a buddy to record the engineers working, then he'd tell me when to release the poo filled toilet upon said engineers. He will have the camera on a tripod though, we wouldn't want to miss the look on their faces as they are showered with my human butthole waste.
 
2012-05-04 01:22:50 PM  

Matthew Keene: Matthew Keene: I ran across a set of Illinois Central tracks when I was i third grade to retrieve a ball at St Andrew's School in Murphysboro, Illinois, and ran into a big pile of human with assorted tissue. Never wore those show again.

I ran across a set of Illinois Central tracks when I was i third grade to retrieve a ball at St Andrew's School in Murphysboro, Illinois, and ran into a big pile of human with assorted tissue. Never wore those show again.

shoes, sorry


You ran into a big pile of human?
 
2012-05-04 01:23:56 PM  

loonatic112358: why the hell are the trains dumping the waste, and not holding it until they reach a station?

Must stink to live near the train tracks


I was thinking the same thing.. we can send Rovers to Mars but yet in our public transportation system we are still in the 19th century.
Does that mean that the average train tracks are covered in shiat and piss all over?

Never cease to amaze me how backward we still are in some areas.
 
2012-05-04 01:24:35 PM  

wildcat2011: Matthew Keene: Matthew Keene: I ran across a set of Illinois Central tracks when I was i third grade to retrieve a ball at St Andrew's School in Murphysboro, Illinois, and ran into a big pile of human with assorted tissue. Never wore those show again.

I ran across a set of Illinois Central tracks when I was i third grade to retrieve a ball at St Andrew's School in Murphysboro, Illinois, and ran into a big pile of human with assorted tissue. Never wore those show again.

shoes, sorry

You ran into a big pile of human?


I imagine it looked something like this:

3.bp.blogspot.com

/hot and I imagine stinky
 
2012-05-04 01:25:19 PM  

loonatic112358: why the hell are the trains dumping the waste, and not holding it until they reach a station?


Beeblebrox: Wait, so the toilets just empty out the bottom of the train cars?


Come on, this is Britain! On my train into London Liverpool Street I have to push down the window and open the flippin' door from the outside. Railways in Britain suck arse. Railways on the continent: much, much nicer.
 
2012-05-04 01:26:11 PM  
who craps in a train bathroom? Gross.
 
2012-05-04 01:26:49 PM  

wildcat2011: Matthew Keene: Matthew Keene: I ran across a set of Illinois Central tracks when I was i third grade to retrieve a ball at St Andrew's School in Murphysboro, Illinois, and ran into a big pile of human with assorted tissue. Never wore those show again.

I ran across a set of Illinois Central tracks when I was i third grade to retrieve a ball at St Andrew's School in Murphysboro, Illinois, and ran into a big pile of human with assorted tissue. Never wore those show again.

shoes, sorry

You ran into a big pile of human?


Stand By Me
 
2012-05-04 01:26:52 PM  
Slaxl: Great, tell people that if they flush whilst over the bridge they might shiat on a person... Watch people conscientiously stop... because that's what happens.

Even I'm tempted to get on a train and try shiatting on people, and I'm normally a good person.


Exactly, I'm not sure what it is about this, but I'd have to try releasing my poop on someone from a train. I'm a decent person who wouldn't hurt anyone, but this would be something beyond my control and would have to be done.
 
2012-05-04 01:32:59 PM  
i51.photobucket.com


There's no way that trains just drop waste every time someone flushes.
 
2012-05-04 01:41:38 PM  
Smoe

BigNumber12: [i51.photobucket.com image 500x275]


There's no way that trains just drop waste every time someone flushes.


Some do. I remember being in Switzerland of all places and being bemused by the sight of the track, clearly visible at the bottom of the toilet bowl. No processing or sterilization - same technology as an outdoor privy.
/up until then, I had always thought the Swiss to be ultra-clean.
 
2012-05-04 01:50:59 PM  

tommyl66: Dave Matthews Band is touring by train now?


I knew that was coming but it still made me snort.
well done!
 
2012-05-04 01:51:47 PM  

Tillmaster: SmoeBigNumber12: [i51.photobucket.com image 500x275]


There's no way that trains just drop waste every time someone flushes.

Some do. I remember being in Switzerland of all places and being bemused by the sight of the track, clearly visible at the bottom of the toilet bowl. No processing or sterilization - same technology as an outdoor privy.
/up until then, I had always thought the Swiss to be ultra-clean.


So you are saying the Swiss have a few holes in their cleanliness?
 
2012-05-04 01:52:41 PM  
FTA: Project manager Peter Cook told the magazine: "We haven't had a direct hit but there have been several near misses."

www.thisisnotporn.net

/I'll have the lobster, please
//obscure?
 
2012-05-04 01:56:39 PM  
Here's the culprit

Drop Chute Toilet
 
2012-05-04 01:57:53 PM  

tommyl66: Dave Matthews Band is touring by train now?


Hah! I was right there when the tour boat carrying the victims docked. I had just barely caught the departure of the boat before the unlucky one and was still sitting at a bench dumping pics from my camera onto my laptop when the boat pulled back in early. Lots of shocked-looking, wet, blue people who smelled like poo filing off the boat while paramedics were running blankets to them. Best comment from the lot was from one young couple; he just turns to her as they walked past me and stammers out "That....was....NASTY!"

/csb
 
2012-05-04 02:27:19 PM  
So you can get a ticket for not picking up dog crap, but trains are able to dump shiat anywhere they want?

oh, and

i2.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-04 02:32:12 PM  
Why the hell are trains still allowed to flush their waste directly on to the tracks? A bus is not allowed to dump waste onto roads so why are trains different? This is definitely one area where I would not mind seeing more government regulation.
 
2012-05-04 02:48:08 PM  
Repeat from 1920? No?

What the fark, it's the 21st century! I thought we stopped dumping raw sewage into waterways half a century ago.
 
2012-05-04 02:54:42 PM  
Evidently it's not the same story overseas, but in the US and Canada, trains are required to have retention tanks for the toilets.
 
2012-05-04 02:57:44 PM  
If you ever run the New York Marathon, try to make sure you're in one of the corrals that starts on the TOP level of the Verrezano Narrows bridge. This is important.
 
2012-05-04 03:46:34 PM  
About ten years ago, when I was young and dumber than now, me and my wife took a train from OC to the races at Del Mar in San Diego. We bet on the horses and drank all day. At the end we had to run to the double-decker bus that goes from the race track to the train. Then we ran as fast as we could to catch the last train back to OC so we wouldn't have to wait 2 hours for the next one. By now I was already dying for a cigarette. There'd been no place to smoke for a long time and if you know smokers when they drink...they need that cigarette. So we get on the train, we can't find two seats together so she takes one and I go to the bar downstairs. I take a shot of Crown and now I really need a cigarette. I go into the train bathroom and I take one big drag, throw the cigarette in the toilet and flush it, hold my breath for a minute so that when I exhaled there was absolutely no smoke, none at all in the bathroom. I then ran back up and found a seat in another car. About a minute later a conductor walks by and asks if I smoked in the bathroom. I said I took a drag. He threatens me with arrest and says he should kick me off at the next stop in Oceanside. He then got on the loud speaker and said "There is Absolutely no smoking allowed on the train like the tall guy in the black Hawaiian shirt sitting in seat F2 just did in the bathroom". A minute later my wife (now ex) came up and asked if that was me. I said yes and she slapped me across the face with a rolled up magazine and then walked away. A minute after that two FBI agents came up to me (this was shortly after 9/11) and started drilling me with all the questions the conductor had just done a few minutes earlier. They too threatened to throw me off and said they should arrest me. In the end nothing happened. They let me go all the way back to Irvine.
 
2012-05-04 04:01:24 PM  
I'm going to install one of these in my car, driver's seat.
 
2012-05-04 04:46:26 PM  
I am wondering why this is a problem now and not something that would've been noticed before. I don't know a lot about bridges around the world when it comes to maintenance, but the Mackinac Bridge has constant painting and other work being done throughout the warm seasons every year. This seems like an old story that someone would've found a solution by now. I'll ask my bil if this ever happened to him during his time on the Mack.
 
2012-05-04 05:44:20 PM  
Passengers will please refrain
From flushing toilets while the train
Is standing in the station. I love you.
We encourage constipation
While the train is in the station.
Moonlight always makes me think of you.

If you simply have to go
When other people are too slow,
There is only one thing you can do.
You'll just have to take a chance,
Be brave, and do it in your pants,
But I'll forgive you, darling. I love you.
 
2012-05-04 06:51:44 PM  
In the 1980s, Amtrack had hopper toilets. I remember being able to see through the bottom of the toilet the tracks going by.
 
2012-05-04 10:19:56 PM  
A man can engineer a thousand bridges, but if he farks one goat, he's a goat farker....
 
2012-05-04 10:39:01 PM  
I see the Dave Matthews angle has been covered. Carry on.
 
2012-05-04 11:55:15 PM  
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Pic
 
2012-05-05 06:40:37 AM  
Why is dumping sewage onto the tracks legal?
 
2012-05-05 10:54:37 AM  
Sad times are these when trains dump crap on tracks untreated, and passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies.
 
2012-05-05 11:01:13 AM  

Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf: Why is dumping sewage onto the tracks legal?


Tracks don't have PACs.
/well lobbyists anyway.
 
2012-05-07 05:28:53 PM  
i392.photobucket.com

Well, duh.
 
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