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(WRAL)   So, you think YOU'RE having a bad commute: Amtrak delayed three hours after hitting and killing pedestrian, proceeds half an hour to the next town, where it hits and kills ANOTHER pedestrian   (wral.com) divider line 84
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2014-01-12 09:22:24 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-12 09:52:29 PM
It's not like the train is jumping off the tracks and going after them is it?
 
2014-01-12 10:31:00 PM
If only there were some way of knowing what path the trains are going to take

/if they only left tracks...
 
2014-01-12 11:11:27 PM
From here on in I think they should publish, at least a day in advance, the route these trains are going to take. How many innocents need to die before we're moved to action?
 
2014-01-13 12:33:54 AM

Hector Remarkable: [i.imgur.com image 468x377]


img.fark.net
 
2014-01-13 12:35:05 AM

cryinoutloud: It's not like the train is jumping off the tracks and going after them is it?


Candygram...
 
2014-01-13 01:33:20 AM
Stealthy Ninja locomotive. Happens all the time.
 
2014-01-13 02:00:59 AM
Double Kill!
 
2014-01-13 02:02:16 AM
This train is cursed.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-13 02:03:47 AM
The accident is the second in the Triangle this month involving an Amtrak train.

I guess the hocus pocus that allegedly used to go on near Bermuda changed it's name to Amtrak and moved inland,
 
2014-01-13 02:03:54 AM
Knowing Amtrak , I am sure passengers will be charged an entertainment fee for this.
 
2014-01-13 02:04:21 AM
I don't mean to be That Guy, but the train didn't kill the second one.

/The second one was already pining for the fjords.
 
2014-01-13 02:04:27 AM
its
ITS
!!!

/gah
 
2014-01-13 02:07:13 AM
I know this is Fark, but if it's the same crew driving the train on both hits, you gotta feel for them.
 
2014-01-13 02:09:46 AM
Damn it, I should not laugh at the death of two people, but damn is that funny.

/I should feel bad, but I really don't.
 
2014-01-13 02:11:39 AM
That's the "Lightning Express" isn't it?
 
2014-01-13 02:12:25 AM
Great the whole time I'm reading this story, I have this running through my head....

http://youtu.be/IJNR2EpS0jw
 
2014-01-13 02:19:44 AM
Here in my city we had 2 women suicide by train within a couple years of each other in the exact same spot.
In both cases I believe they were driving down the road parallel to the tracks, saw the train coming, pulled over, got out, and met with it as it passed.

Regarding the article, even if the person on the tracks the 2nd time was already dead it probably means the train before this one happened to be the one that did him in.
 
2014-01-13 02:20:41 AM
www.scificincinnati.com
 
2014-01-13 02:28:34 AM

cryinoutloud: It's not like the train is jumping off the tracks and going after them is it?


It could've been this one:
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-13 02:30:25 AM
They really have to STOP stopping trains just because someone got hit by one.

That's the primary cause of train delays in Japan. It's only suicides, passenger medical emergencies, and gojira attacks. That's about it. Nothing else stops the trains.

Some times I want them to simply hose down the front, push the "body" (it's really more like 300 yards of hamburger) off to the side, and keep on truckin'. Those bastards jump in front of the train at rush hour to hurt as many people as possible. Best course of action? Ignore their gesture and just kinda clean up between arrivals. 10 minute delay, tops. Maybe 20 if they ate a particularly sticky last meal.
 
2014-01-13 02:35:48 AM

C18H27NO3: Here in my city we had 2 women suicide by train within a couple years of each other in the exact same spot.
In both cases I believe they were driving down the road parallel to the tracks, saw the train coming, pulled over, got out, and met with it as it passed.

Regarding the article, even if the person on the tracks the 2nd time was already dead it probably means the train before this one happened to be the one that did him in.


Try living in Japan. It happens so often people barely bat an eye. You can pretty much assume that if someone is late for work, there was a suicide by train.
 
2014-01-13 02:37:26 AM

hung_waelo: cryinoutloud: It's not like the train is jumping off the tracks and going after them is it?

It could've been this one:
[i1.ytimg.com image 850x478]


I think that train has been wrongfully accused of killing anyone.
 
2014-01-13 02:44:24 AM
In Japan a favorite form of suicide is going to a local station and waiting for the express to come barrelling through and jumping on the tracks. It does a pretty good job of spray painting the Herro Kitty wearing junior high schooler onto the surrounding countryside especially if she chooses a bullet train. The trains don't stop for that or else nobody would ever get anywhere.
tokyofashion.com
 
2014-01-13 02:46:12 AM

Likwit: C18H27NO3: Here in my city we had 2 women suicide by train within a couple years of each other in the exact same spot.
In both cases I believe they were driving down the road parallel to the tracks, saw the train coming, pulled over, got out, and met with it as it passed.

Regarding the article, even if the person on the tracks the 2nd time was already dead it probably means the train before this one happened to be the one that did him in.

Try living in Japan. It happens so often people barely bat an eye. You can pretty much assume that if someone is late for work, there was a suicide by train.


They even give you little papers that say the time the train was delayed and the reason.

人身事故 (jinshin jiko) human-death accident

The best reason for a delay I ever saw was from Gunma's bullet train. Train Delay: BEAR IMPACT
 
2014-01-13 02:47:40 AM

OscarTamerz: The trains don't stop for that


Yes they do.
 
2014-01-13 02:48:11 AM
where it hits and kills ANOTHER pedestrian

Why the emphasis, Subby, did you expect the same pedestrian be killed twice?
 
2014-01-13 02:54:01 AM
imagizer.imageshack.us
 
2014-01-13 03:02:57 AM
Considering how goddamned slow they go, just to appease a Populace Of Tards, it's a miracle the thing didn't derail upon touching skin.
 
2014-01-13 03:03:37 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: [www.scificincinnati.com image 600x452]


Thanks for the nightmares, jerk.
 
2014-01-13 03:08:28 AM

doglover: Likwit: C18H27NO3: Here in my city we had 2 women suicide by train within a couple years of each other in the exact same spot.
In both cases I believe they were driving down the road parallel to the tracks, saw the train coming, pulled over, got out, and met with it as it passed.

Regarding the article, even if the person on the tracks the 2nd time was already dead it probably means the train before this one happened to be the one that did him in.

Try living in Japan. It happens so often people barely bat an eye. You can pretty much assume that if someone is late for work, there was a suicide by train.

They even give you little papers that say the time the train was delayed and the reason.

人身事故 (jinshin jiko) human-death accident

The best reason for a delay I ever saw was from Gunma's bullet train. Train Delay: BEAR IMPACT


Hmm, interesting. Means the Japanese islands must have been connected to the mainland during a prior iceage.
 
2014-01-13 03:11:00 AM
Gee, if there were only some way for pedestrians to know a train was coming. Like maybe some bells and lights. Or the thunderous roar of its engine. Or the ear-splitting blare of its horn. Or the fact that it can only run on the tracks that you can see right there in front of you!
 
2014-01-13 03:12:05 AM

wildcardjack: doglover: Likwit: C18H27NO3: Here in my city we had 2 women suicide by train within a couple years of each other in the exact same spot.
In both cases I believe they were driving down the road parallel to the tracks, saw the train coming, pulled over, got out, and met with it as it passed.

Regarding the article, even if the person on the tracks the 2nd time was already dead it probably means the train before this one happened to be the one that did him in.

Try living in Japan. It happens so often people barely bat an eye. You can pretty much assume that if someone is late for work, there was a suicide by train.

They even give you little papers that say the time the train was delayed and the reason.

人身事故 (jinshin jiko) human-death accident

The best reason for a delay I ever saw was from Gunma's bullet train. Train Delay: BEAR IMPACT

Hmm, interesting. Means the Japanese islands must have been connected to the mainland during a prior iceage.


Samurai used to wear bear pelts when they couldn't grow afros.


i276.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-13 03:36:57 AM

Solutare: Forbidden Doughnut: [www.scificincinnati.com image 600x452]

Thanks for the nightmares, jerk.


yeah, that was a bit over the top creepy. nice one.
 
2014-01-13 03:42:56 AM
I don't think getting hit by a train even qualifies as an "accident." You pretty much have to be trying, or with your capacities so impaired that you're a sitting duck for Darwin in any form.
 
2014-01-13 04:00:12 AM
We need suicide-booths - delaying shialoads of people just isn't nice.
 
2014-01-13 04:22:10 AM

some_beer_drinker: Solutare: Forbidden Doughnut: [www.scificincinnati.com image 600x452]

Thanks for the nightmares, jerk.

yeah, that was a bit over the top creepy. nice one.


These.
 
2014-01-13 04:35:16 AM
I came for this video and was sad to see it hadn't been posted.

Autistic reporter covers man killed by train story -
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAOhBBEQwE8
 
2014-01-13 05:19:50 AM

doglover: Likwit: C18H27NO3: Here in my city we had 2 women suicide by train within a couple years of each other in the exact same spot.
In both cases I believe they were driving down the road parallel to the tracks, saw the train coming, pulled over, got out, and met with it as it passed.

Regarding the article, even if the person on the tracks the 2nd time was already dead it probably means the train before this one happened to be the one that did him in.

Try living in Japan. It happens so often people barely bat an eye. You can pretty much assume that if someone is late for work, there was a suicide by train.

They even give you little papers that say the time the train was delayed and the reason.

人身事故 (jinshin jiko) human-death accident

The best reason for a delay I ever saw was from Gunma's bullet train. Train Delay: BEAR IMPACT


"Twenty-two minutes late, badger ate a junction box at New Malden."

Obscure?
 
2014-01-13 05:21:17 AM
All aboard the Darwin Express!
 
2014-01-13 05:45:40 AM

mjohnson71: I know this is Fark, but if it's the same crew driving the train on both hits, you gotta feel for them.


Exactly. To put it bluntly, the fault is not the crew. The fault is with the average member of the public who apparently is too stupid to either read signs and/or to realise that several hundred tons of train cannot stop in the same distance as a typical sedan.
 
2014-01-13 05:50:19 AM

doglover: They really have to STOP stopping trains just because someone got hit by one.

That's the primary cause of train delays in Japan. It's only suicides, passenger medical emergencies, and gojira attacks. That's about it. Nothing else stops the trains.

Some times I want them to simply hose down the front, push the "body" (it's really more like 300 yards of hamburger) off to the side, and keep on truckin'. Those bastards jump in front of the train at rush hour to hurt as many people as possible. Best course of action? Ignore their gesture and just kinda clean up between arrivals. 10 minute delay, tops. Maybe 20 if they ate a particularly sticky last meal.



If I were a woman I would want to have your children, sir. Bravo for some frigging common sense.
 
2014-01-13 06:12:08 AM

Hector Remarkable: [i.imgur.com image 468x377]


Later that day..

s29.postimg.org
 
2014-01-13 06:23:10 AM
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-01-13 06:23:27 AM

BadVermin: I came for this video and was sad to see it hadn't been posted.

Autistic reporter covers man killed by train story -
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAOhBBEQwE8


It's one thing to be killed at the head of the train, and another entirely to be killed by the tale.
 
2014-01-13 06:35:12 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: Hector Remarkable: [i.imgur.com image 468x377]

Later that day..

[s29.postimg.org image 630x420]


Came in for this picture.
Good job, Fark.
 
2014-01-13 07:17:28 AM
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED
 
2014-01-13 07:23:42 AM
It's a horrible shame that these trains come off the tracks and rampage unguided through children's playgrounds, killing them.

It seems like maybe there is a simple solution to this problem. I dunno, call me crazy.
 
2014-01-13 07:24:27 AM
If Thomas is sentient, why does he need the little engineer guy?
 
2014-01-13 07:28:33 AM

Nogale: I don't think getting hit by a train even qualifies as an "accident." You pretty much have to be trying, or with your capacities so impaired that you're a sitting duck for Darwin in any form.


They're the human equivalents of roadkill possums.
 
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