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(610 WIOD)   "Honey, let's not walk around the train; let's just crawl under it"   (610wiod.com) divider line 76
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2013-02-18 10:59:46 AM  
If only you could find a space to crawl that was not located next to the wheels.
 
2013-02-18 11:02:01 AM  
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This book has several chapters on how not to get yourself killed around a train.  It specifically mentioned never doing that.
 
2013-02-18 11:11:46 AM  
Mr. Boyfriend has 99 problems but, a b*tch ain't one of them... anymore.

/cast suspicious eye
 
2013-02-18 11:25:17 AM  
She chose...unwisely.
 
2013-02-18 12:18:14 PM  
The investigation continues.

Why?
 
2013-02-18 12:19:14 PM  
I guess just climbing over the coupling wasn't an option?

/seems marginally safer, anyway
 
2013-02-18 12:22:05 PM  
Sounds like according to the reports, she did not conduct herself properly around the tracks
 
2013-02-18 12:24:11 PM  

Richard Saunders: Mr. Boyfriend has 99 problems but, a b*tch ain't one of them... anymore.

/cast suspicious eye


Yeahhh; the ol' "she just crawled right under the train" scheme

/ I haven't heard that one since that Gandi fellow
 
2013-02-18 12:25:33 PM  
 
2013-02-18 12:26:12 PM  
Her nickname is now The Homeless Dahlia.
 
2013-02-18 12:29:58 PM  

skinink: Her nickname is now The Homeless Dahlia.


Track Dahlia.
 
2013-02-18 12:31:02 PM  
And to prevent this tragedy from happening again. The railroad will be ordered to put up double fencing along all track lines.
 
2013-02-18 12:32:29 PM  
If the hobos aboard the freight train had been heavily armed, this would not have happened.
 
2013-02-18 12:34:00 PM  
I used to work with someone who was wheelchair bound after doing the same thing. Apparently he was dragged along for quite some distance before he was dislodged.

/Oh and don't dive into water without knowing what's down there and how deep it is first. I know one person who is wheelchair bound after doing this and another who suffered some other injuries.
 
2013-02-18 12:38:13 PM  
How does a train start moving suddenly?
 
2013-02-18 12:39:14 PM  
This is why, if you're going to do something this stupid, you do it in the middle of the car. That way you can bail when the thing lurches. They're not precisely stockcars, 30 feet ought to get you through. And even then, if youre not near the engines, you'll hear it long before the motion gets to you.

/he pushed her.
 
2013-02-18 12:39:34 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I guess just climbing over the coupling wasn't an option?

/seems marginally safer, anyway


I see people doing that sometimes.  Haven't been desperate enough to try it myself, but it DOES seem a lot safer than going under.  It's not like trains have great acceleration, and it's a lot easier to jump off a slow-moving train without injury than to crawl between its wheels.
 
2013-02-18 12:43:00 PM  
A guy did this on a commuter train right in front of the conductor.  He went under the stopped train to the platform.

The conductor said, "I'm sorry, sir, I cannot let someone as stupid as you board the train."

As he said, even if the train is not moving there's all kinds of of sharp metal under there to cut you up.
 
2013-02-18 12:43:27 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: How does a train start moving suddenly?


Well first it wasn't moving, and then it was. Nobody said "hey, it's gonna move", the engineer just shoved it into notch 1.
 
2013-02-18 12:44:24 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: How does a train start moving suddenly?


How does one not? To move is sudden for all outside of the object's consciousnesses. It is infinitely faster than not moving.
 
2013-02-18 12:44:36 PM  

Prof. Frink: Random Anonymous Blackmail: How does a train start moving suddenly?

Well first it wasn't moving, and then it was. Nobody said "hey, it's gonna move", the engineer just shoved it into notch 1.


Plus, those sumbiatches have some torque.
 
2013-02-18 12:48:17 PM  

Phony_Soldier: I used to work with someone who was wheelchair bound after doing the same thing. Apparently he was dragged along for quite some distance before he was dislodged.

/Oh and don't dive into water without knowing what's down there and how deep it is first. I know one person who is wheelchair bound after doing this and another who suffered some other injuries.


You hang out with a lot of people who aren't too bright...
 
2013-02-18 12:49:42 PM  
She's half the woman she use to be.
 
2013-02-18 12:50:30 PM  
edmo


Random Anonymous Blackmail: How does a train start moving suddenly?

How does one not? To move is sudden for all outside of the object's consciousnesses. It is infinitely faster than not moving.


Wasn't intended to be a philosophical question, as someone has mentioned trains are not fast.

Being rolled over by something 300 Million Tons at a snails pace....
 
2013-02-18 12:52:19 PM  
They make cabs that are several thousand feet long?  huh...
 
2013-02-18 12:54:11 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: How does a train start moving suddenly?


Trains have slack between the couplings.  When a locomotive starts to move it does so very slowly at the front so to as to slowly take the slack out of the couplings.  The slack is magnified as you move down the train such that the locomotive may be moving at +5mph while the last car is still sitting still.

So a train car can easily lurch forward from a stationary position due to this.  It's called slack action.  You don't notice it on a passenger train because it's so short, but it's very noticeable on a freight train.  Usually you can hear the slack coming down the train as a "bam-bam-bam" sound that approaches faster and faster as it moves down the train.
 
2013-02-18 12:54:35 PM  
Cheap divorce.
 
2013-02-18 01:00:17 PM  
She got runned over by a damned old train ...

Mom?
 
2013-02-18 01:01:52 PM  
When the boyfriend suggested she pull a train I don't think this is what he had in mind.
 
2013-02-18 01:07:06 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Random Anonymous Blackmail: How does a train start moving suddenly?

Trains have slack between the couplings.  When a locomotive starts to move it does so very slowly at the front so to as to slowly take the slack out of the couplings.  The slack is magnified as you move down the train such that the locomotive may be moving at +5mph while the last car is still sitting still.

So a train car can easily lurch forward from a stationary position due to this.  It's called slack action.  You don't notice it on a passenger train because it's so short, but it's very noticeable on a freight train.  Usually you can hear the slack coming down the train as a "bam-bam-bam" sound that approaches faster and faster as it moves down the train.


I was next to a freight train that was parked in Kansas, one time on vacation. The train was being loaded, so it only had to move one car length every few minutes or so. The sound of the slack going out of a hundred couplings was like thunder.

/csb
 
2013-02-18 01:11:39 PM  

cgraves67: Rapmaster2000: Random Anonymous Blackmail: How does a train start moving suddenly?

Trains have slack between the couplings.  When a locomotive starts to move it does so very slowly at the front so to as to slowly take the slack out of the couplings.  The slack is magnified as you move down the train such that the locomotive may be moving at +5mph while the last car is still sitting still.

So a train car can easily lurch forward from a stationary position due to this.  It's called slack action.  You don't notice it on a passenger train because it's so short, but it's very noticeable on a freight train.  Usually you can hear the slack coming down the train as a "bam-bam-bam" sound that approaches faster and faster as it moves down the train.

I was next to a freight train that was parked in Kansas, one time on vacation. The train was being loaded, so it only had to move one car length every few minutes or so. The sound of the slack going out of a hundred couplings was like thunder.

/csb


Thunder is a better description.  Good call.  I live about 300 yards from a train so I hear the sound quite a bit.
 
2013-02-18 01:14:34 PM  
Is there a Hobo Name Generator on the interwebs somewhere?  I'm guessing she was "Airbrake Susie".
 
2013-02-18 01:21:57 PM  
Standing out in the wind and the rain
That lonesome whistle is a sweet refrain
When you're waiting for an old freight train
That carries an empty car
Never tire of the road
Never tire of the rolling wheel
Never tire of the ways of the world
 
2013-02-18 01:22:42 PM  

FrancoFile: Is there a Hobo Name Generator on the interwebs somewhere?  I'm guessing she was "Airbrake Susie".


I think it's in the vagrant society bylaws that all rail-going hobos have to be nicknamed "Boxcar ___"
 
2013-02-18 01:25:31 PM  
What was the big rush?  Couldn't wait for the train to pass?  Off to a job interview?  Obviously this was just another in a string of bad choices this woman made with her life.
 
2013-02-18 01:26:44 PM  
It's a little off topic but what I've never understood is why, in Inception, Leonardo DiCaprio and his love interest choose decapitation by train as their suicide method. Of all the things. Of all the ways. What a couple of melodramatic weirdos.
 
2013-02-18 01:27:17 PM  
Addressing the homeless issue one tram at a time
 
2013-02-18 01:32:45 PM  

darth_badger: She got runned over by a damned old train ...

Mom?


You don't have to call me darlin', darlin'.

/you never even called me by my name
//not too obscure
 
2013-02-18 01:40:15 PM  

FrancoFile: Is there a Hobo Name Generator on the interwebs somewhere?  I'm guessing she was "Airbrake Susie".


http://www.buzzfeed.com/scott/hobo-name-generator
 
2013-02-18 01:40:54 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Usually you can hear the slack coming down the train as a "bam-bam-bam" sound that approaches faster and faster as it moves down the train.


Sort of like the World Trade Center, except on it's side.
 
2013-02-18 01:42:13 PM  

Rufus Lee King: This is a bit too tragic for me to make a snark about it.

I'm sure my fellow FARKers will fill in for me, though.

Death of the homeless is always funny on FARK.


We are free to make fun of it, as she is no longer homeless. Didn't you get the memo?
 
2013-02-18 01:43:02 PM  
991.com
 
2013-02-18 01:44:51 PM  
it must be hard to get a girlfriend as a hobo, he really lost a lot in this interaction.

Either that or he is the bullet in the chamber.
 
2013-02-18 01:45:19 PM  
Oh. Ugh...what an image.
 
2013-02-18 01:47:45 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Random Anonymous Blackmail: How does a train start moving suddenly?

Trains have slack between the couplings.  When a locomotive starts to move it does so very slowly at the front so to as to slowly take the slack out of the couplings.  The slack is magnified as you move down the train such that the locomotive may be moving at +5mph while the last car is still sitting still.

So a train car can easily lurch forward from a stationary position due to this.  It's called slack action.  You don't notice it on a passenger train because it's so short, but it's very noticeable on a freight train.  Usually you can hear the slack coming down the train as a "bam-bam-bam" sound that approaches faster and faster as it moves down the train.


Oh yes....

Nothing like the sound of a 400+ axle Z dumping the air while doing 70 because some idiot starts going around a gate.

What do you prefer, full service application or emergency?
 
2013-02-18 01:57:03 PM  

Prey4reign: If the hobos aboard the freight train had been heavily armed, this would not have happened.


I normally hate comments like this, but that's a +1.
 
2013-02-18 01:57:08 PM  

Four Horsemen of the Domestic Dispute: What was the big rush?  Couldn't wait for the train to pass?  Off to a job interview?  Obviously this was just another in a string of bad choices this woman made with her life.


RTFA. The train WASN'T passing, it was stopped. They made a stupid assumption that it would stay stopped. So yes... probably another in a long string of bad decisions, but not as blindingly stupid as you make it out to be.
 
2013-02-18 02:01:44 PM  
www.movie-roulette.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-02-18 02:07:56 PM  
Did he want to take the bottom half back to the hob jungle?
 
2013-02-18 02:08:55 PM  
hobo ...

/needed one more "O"
 
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