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(Russia Today)   Mother drags son onto subway rail with oncoming train. Fortunately, two people that were not complete dumbasses were there to save them   (rt.com) divider line 73
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2012-08-25 09:07:18 PM
This is ridiculous, people really need to leave this stuff to trained professionals. What would have happened had they bumped the mother or the child onto the third rail while trying their unauthorized 'rescue'? Somehow I doubt they were properly insured for such an activity. They certainly weren't thinking through the consquences properly. I hope they were at least cited. Some people really are nuts and have no perspective.
 
2012-08-25 09:44:51 PM
"I thought the train was right on this platform but it was on the other platform,"

How do you make a mistake like that? Either the farking train is right in front of you with its doors open or it's not.

And why did we have to go all the way to Russia for a story that happened in Boston?
 
2012-08-25 09:50:09 PM

fusillade762: And why did we have to go all the way to Russia for a story that happened in Boston?


Unfortunately I read about it on the Daily Fail an hour or two ago.

Wish I had stumbled upon it from a Russian site.
 
2012-08-25 09:51:06 PM
Wow..

People are stupid...

Poor kid, I weep for his/her future.

GOOD ONYA rescuers though.
 
2012-08-25 09:51:25 PM

Alunan: This is ridiculous, people really need to leave this stuff to trained professionals. What would have happened had they bumped the mother or the child onto the third rail while trying their unauthorized 'rescue'? Somehow I doubt they were properly insured for such an activity. They certainly weren't thinking through the consquences properly. I hope they were at least cited. Some people really are nuts and have no perspective.


*not Pocket Ninja*
*not spentmiles*

3/10
Go home, amateur.
 
2012-08-25 09:53:57 PM

Alunan: This is ridiculous, people really need to leave this stuff to trained professionals. What would have happened had they bumped the mother or the child onto the third rail while trying their unauthorized 'rescue'? Somehow I doubt they were properly insured for such an activity. They certainly weren't thinking through the consquences properly. I hope they were at least cited. Some people really are nuts and have no perspective.


2/10
 
2012-08-25 09:54:36 PM
Saw a young boy step on the third rail once, wearing sneakers, got away with it, startling.
 
2012-08-25 09:54:47 PM

fusillade762: How do you make a mistake like that? Either the farking train is right in front of you with its doors open or it's not.


Boston subways have weird intersections where different train lines run at different levels inside the same tunnel.
 
2012-08-25 09:55:23 PM
Here's the story from the Boston Globe

Something doesn't add up here; the train was on the opposite platform, on the other side of a wall, with all the doors closed on that side, and she thought she could just walk onto the train? And also this quote about her son: "He's still too young to express pain"; he's four years old - that's more than old enough to say "Ouch, that hurt, Mom!"
 
2012-08-25 09:56:26 PM

signaljammer: Saw a young boy step on the third rail once, wearing sneakers, got away with it, startling.


I saw a worker tightrope walk the third rail in Chicago once, I almost had an aneurysm just from watching. Did not like.
 
2012-08-25 09:57:14 PM
I don't get the third rail, all our trains here are overhead powered... Are they too cheap?
 
2012-08-25 09:58:04 PM

fusillade762: How do you make a mistake like that? Either the farking train is right in front of you with its doors open or it's not.


You sound Russian.
 
2012-08-25 09:58:18 PM

Alunan: This is ridiculous, people really need to leave this stuff to trained professionals. What would have happened had they bumped the mother or the child onto the third rail while trying their unauthorized 'rescue'? Somehow I doubt they were properly insured for such an activity. They certainly weren't thinking through the consquences properly. I hope they were at least cited. Some people really are nuts and have no perspective.


How's this for perspective: they could have just let the woman and her kid die.
 
2012-08-25 09:58:58 PM

puckrock2000: Here's the story from the Boston Globe

Something doesn't add up here; the train was on the opposite platform, on the other side of a wall, with all the doors closed on that side, and she thought she could just walk onto the train? And also this quote about her son: "He's still too young to express pain"; he's four years old - that's more than old enough to say "Ouch, that hurt, Mom!"


She's just proving her motherly wisdom because she feels insecure.
 
2012-08-25 09:59:42 PM
B*tch be crazy yo.
 
2012-08-25 10:00:28 PM
her walking skills are on par with most boston drivers driving skills.
 
2012-08-25 10:01:36 PM
lame troll, lame thread
 
2012-08-25 10:06:08 PM

puckrock2000: Here's the story from the Boston Globe

Something doesn't add up here; the train was on the opposite platform, on the other side of a wall, with all the doors closed on that side, and she thought she could just walk onto the train? And also this quote about her son: "He's still too young to express pain"; he's four years old - that's more than old enough to say "Ouch, that hurt, Mom!"


She's dumber than sh_t.
 
2012-08-25 10:06:36 PM
She and her son land dangerously close to the third rail, pulsing with 600 volts of electricity.

I wonder how many beats per minute...
 
2012-08-25 10:07:46 PM
F*cking Boston.
 
2012-08-25 10:08:17 PM

puckrock2000: Here's the story from the Boston Globe

Something doesn't add up here; the train was on the opposite platform, on the other side of a wall, with all the doors closed on that side, and she thought she could just walk onto the train? And also this quote about her son: "He's still too young to express pain"; he's four years old - that's more than old enough to say "Ouch, that hurt, Mom!"


From the Boston Globe article: Thakrar still hopes to return to the city with her son to go on the swan boats and to visit the jumping water fountain near Faneuil Hall, but plans on taking her car. "I will not be traveling anymore in trains or subways," she said.



For her child's sake, I hope she drivers better than she walks.
 
2012-08-25 10:09:08 PM

Phoenix87ta: Alunan: This is ridiculous, people really need to leave this stuff to trained professionals. What would have happened had they bumped the mother or the child onto the third rail while trying their unauthorized 'rescue'? Somehow I doubt they were properly insured for such an activity. They certainly weren't thinking through the consquences properly. I hope they were at least cited. Some people really are nuts and have no perspective.

How's this for perspective: they could have just let the woman and her kid die.


Waving a light colored shirt or bag in front of the platform may have been a good idea. The video shows the train was quite a bit out. Now, moving the dumbass victim of a fall onto the tracks is questionable until you know they have no broken bones or other trauma. Pulling them onto the platform by their fractured wrist would be a no-no. Finding out you just pulled their splintered collarbone into an artery would be a day-ruiner.

Hint: there's a good 20 seconds of video after they fall on the tracks, and still no train in sight. A hero's job need not be done in a blind panic.
 
2012-08-25 10:09:35 PM

smadge1: I don't get the third rail, all our trains here are overhead powered... Are they too cheap?


3rd rail is vastly easier to maintain and arguably safer, particularly in colder climates (because it is not likely to get broken in an ice storm and swing around). Overhead is safer where you have trains running at surface and little or no segregation from other pedestrian and vehicular traffic, such as a typical streetcar situation. I suspect that third rail is cheaper to install too, since you don't need to build all of the support structures, hang the main cable, and then hang the electrical cable from the main cable with those different-length brackets to keep the electrical cable level while the main cable naturally sags.

You can walk around all day on the 3rd rail, as long as you don't also contact the running rails or other grounded material. In fact, when dry, the third rail is not all that conductive. It's not unusual to see workers sit on them -- then jump the hell away at the first drop of rain.
 
2012-08-25 10:10:00 PM

jaytkay: fusillade762: How do you make a mistake like that? Either the farking train is right in front of you with its doors open or it's not.

Boston subways have weird intersections where different train lines run at different levels inside the same tunnel.


I've only been living here for two weeks, but I was in that station last week. There is nothing confusing in that station.
 
2012-08-25 10:11:03 PM

Phoenix87ta: Alunan: This is ridiculous, people really need to leave this stuff to trained professionals. What would have happened had they bumped the mother or the child onto the third rail while trying their unauthorized 'rescue'? Somehow I doubt they were properly insured for such an activity. They certainly weren't thinking through the consquences properly. I hope they were at least cited. Some people really are nuts and have no perspective.

How's this for perspective: they could have just let the woman and her kid die.


Oh come on. Even *I* knew that Alunan was just being festive.
 
2012-08-25 10:11:27 PM

Devolving_Spud: I wonder how many beats per minute...


None, since the third rail is DC (overhead rails are AC).
 
2012-08-25 10:12:29 PM

Devolving_Spud: She and her son land dangerously close to the third rail, pulsing with 600 volts of electricity.

I wonder how many beats per minute...


25 I think, or at least it used to be when they generated their own power rather than pulling from the grid.
 
2012-08-25 10:18:22 PM
Love how quick she is to thank God for sending the two guys to rescue her from her own idiocy.

No, lady, your eyes don't work too well I guess which caused you to fall in. There were like 30 people waiting for the train as usual, and 2 of them jumped down to help you and your kid get out.

I could maybe see God coming into it if the platform was empty and two guys just happened to walk in at just the right moment, or something, but come on. Is she thanking God that the people on the platform weren't so evil they'd just watch and wait for a train to kill her? I don't get it.
 
2012-08-25 10:19:53 PM
Meera Thakrar was hurrying through the MIT/Kendall station during rush hour when she thought she saw her train at the platform.

Did she escape from a Star Trek episode? I refuse to believe that's a real name
 
2012-08-25 10:21:35 PM
And some people would have you believe we don't need a War on Women.
 
2012-08-25 10:23:58 PM
Mother drags son onto subway rail with oncoming train.

WTF does it mean??? Did the mother drag her son on the rail using an oncoming train? I DON'T UNDERSTAND!!

/Grammar, people
/seriously
 
2012-08-25 10:25:30 PM

fusillade762: "I thought the train was right on this platform but it was on the other platform,"

How do you make a mistake like that? Either the farking train is right in front of you with its doors open or it's not.


You are carrying your baby, getting through the crowd, dealing with the baby, there's your train, got to catch it. Whoops.

Having side platforms (instead of an island platform) in a subway with no wall or other visual barrier between the tracks is probably conducive to this problem.

Side platforms allow for less right-of-way width between stations, but the stations themselves are more expensive to build and maintain, especially in the modern, post-ADA world. That's why the Chicago Transit Authority opted to switch to island platforms when rebuilding the rickety Douglas Park Branch (now the Pink Line). The only three CTA subway L stations built with side platforms are the Red Line's Grand, Chicago, and North & Clyborn stations, and it cost a assload extra to improve them and bring them up to ADA compliance, since it meant two elevators between the station and platform instead of one, two escalators, inter alia
 
2012-08-25 10:25:58 PM
For her child's sake, I hope she drivers better than she walks.

Not farking likely...
 
2012-08-25 10:27:23 PM
WE SAID, MIND THE FREAKING GAP.
 
2012-08-25 10:28:39 PM
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2012-08-25 10:28:41 PM
Vision problem? Blind in one eye, no sense of depth?
 
2012-08-25 10:32:57 PM
The instant replay was completely unnecessary. The mother's idiocy was plain to see on the first viewing.
 
2012-08-25 10:33:17 PM

Mega Steve: Meera Thakrar was hurrying through the MIT/Kendall station during rush hour when she thought she saw her train at the platform.

Did she escape from a Star Trek episode Orgrimmar? I refuse to believe that's a real name


FIFM.
 
2012-08-25 10:35:49 PM

t3knomanser: Devolving_Spud: I wonder how many beats per minute...

None, since the third rail is DC (overhead rails are AC).


Overheads can be DC too. The northern portion of the CTA's Yellow Line through Skokie, for example, was overhead until a few years ago. It was the same DC juice as the third rail carried. The train operator would deploy or retract the pantographs on the fly in the transition zone between 3rd rail and overhead cable; it was pretty cool the first time you watch it. The Metra Electric also uses overhead DC.

The maximum juice allowed on AC 3rd rails however is lower than that allowed on AC overhead because of the reduced clearance (1500 V 3rd rail v. 25 kV overhead), so high-voltage AC systems have to use overhead. That may be the source of your misunderstanding.
 
2012-08-25 10:38:22 PM

Alunan: This is ridiculous, people really need to leave this stuff to trained professionals. What would have happened had they bumped the mother or the child onto the third rail while trying their unauthorized 'rescue'? Somehow I doubt they were properly insured for such an activity. They certainly weren't thinking through the consquences properly. I hope they were at least cited. Some people really are nuts and have no perspective.


1/10
 
2012-08-25 10:41:12 PM

Bathia_Mapes: From the Boston Globe article: Thakrar still hopes to return to the city with her son to go on the swan boats and to visit the jumping water fountain near Faneuil Hall, but plans on taking her car. "I will not be traveling anymore in trains or subways," she said.


*starts working on headlines for followup articles about Indian woman and son taking a swim in the public garden lake and, shortly later, the fountain.*

/guaranteed instagreen, baby!
//yeah right
 
2012-08-25 10:41:22 PM
I was going to say screw the mother, save the kid, but then I realized it happened in Boston and I had to change my tune. My official opinion is that the mother, the kid, and the "resuers" should have all died horribly. Screw Boston.
 
2012-08-25 10:45:10 PM

HopScotchNSoda: t3knomanser: Devolving_Spud: I wonder how many beats per minute...

None, since the third rail is DC (overhead rails are AC).

Overheads can be DC too. The northern portion of the CTA's Yellow Line through Skokie, for example, was overhead until a few years ago. It was the same DC juice as the third rail carried. The train operator would deploy or retract the pantographs on the fly in the transition zone between 3rd rail and overhead cable; it was pretty cool the first time you watch it. The Metra Electric also uses overhead DC.

The maximum juice allowed on AC 3rd rails however is lower than that allowed on AC overhead because of the reduced clearance (1500 V 3rd rail v. 25 kV overhead), so high-voltage AC systems have to use overhead. That may be the source of your misunderstanding.


Transit nerd WTF?

/ Looking forward to the widespread use of the CTA 5000-series cars
 
2012-08-25 10:54:58 PM

Bathia_Mapes: puckrock2000: Here's the story from the Boston Globe

Something doesn't add up here; the train was on the opposite platform, on the other side of a wall, with all the doors closed on that side, and she thought she could just walk onto the train? And also this quote about her son: "He's still too young to express pain"; he's four years old - that's more than old enough to say "Ouch, that hurt, Mom!"

From the Boston Globe article: Thakrar still hopes to return to the city with her son to go on the swan boats and to visit the jumping water fountain near Faneuil Hall, but plans on taking her car. "I will not be traveling anymore in trains or subways," she said.



For her child's sake, I hope she drivers better than she walks.


It's an SUV. One of the stupid ones. A Lincoln SUV.
 
2012-08-25 11:00:12 PM
i.qkme.me
 
2012-08-25 11:03:46 PM

Balchinian: I was going to say screw the mother, save the kid, but then I realized it happened in Boston and I had to change my tune. My official opinion is that the mother, the kid, and the "resuers" should have all died horribly. Screw Boston.


Jets fan?
 
2012-08-25 11:03:57 PM
God tries to murder yet again. Two humans save her and the kid. Humanity be praised.

/Stupid farking retards and their diseased shrunken brains saying some god thingy did something
 
2012-08-25 11:04:06 PM
Darn it! I almost had'em!

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2012-08-25 11:10:37 PM

Tywin Lannister: Darn it! I almost had'em!

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Darwin won't have to fret for much longer,as far as this mother is concerned.....
 
2012-08-25 11:14:44 PM

Alunan: This is ridiculous, people really need to leave this stuff to trained professionals. What would have happened had they bumped the mother or the child onto the third rail while trying their unauthorized 'rescue'? Somehow I doubt they were properly insured for such an activity. They certainly weren't thinking through the consquences properly. I hope they were at least cited. Some people really are nuts and have no perspective.


10/10 bro.
 
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