This About That: This is why railroads are so protective of their right-of-way and sometimes hostile to photographers. Because stupid people.
strangeluck: Darwin heard yelling Goooooooaaaaalllllllllllll Alllllllll Aboarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd!
Cubansaltyballs: What in the blue f*ck was he trying to photograph?
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Cubansaltyballs: What in the blue f*ck was he trying to photograph?[img.fark.net image 600x473]
Bob The Nob: Splat! Just a grease-spot on the L&N.
geoduck42: Bob The Nob: Splat! Just a grease-spot on the L&N.It's the same things your whole life. "Clean up your room!", "Stand up straight!", "Pick up your feet!", "Take it like a man!", "Be nice to your sister!", "Don't mix beer and wine, ever!". Oh yeah - "Don't take photos on the railroad tracks!"
erik-k: A train approached around a "blind" corner and was unable to stop in time to prevent the accident.I will never understand how it's possible to be so situationally unaware that you get hit by a train. I mean, the phrase "subtle as a freight train" exists for a reason. They aren't exactly sneaky ninjas... Nor do you have to take more than a few steps to escape their train-ey wrath.
Lsherm: FFS, I loves trains. At no point in your photography session should you be on the tracks. Ever. Either leave a disposable camera in the middle of the tracks down low where it will just be passed over, or set yourself up on the side at least ten feet from the nearest rail. If you get hit from a train these days it's entirely your fault.
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Active introvert: A couple of years ago, my town had a rash of people getting hit by trains. Morons with headphones on or just not paying attention. One was deaf and apparently never looked up from her feet. The families were up in arms demanding " that something needed done because, you know, the children". They shut up after public support wasn't with them. It's not like trains are silent or don't travel on a pre-designated track.
John Buck 41: sammyk: What exactly constitutes a Blind" corner for RR tracks? Even in the mountains the LOS is at least a 1000 yards in both directions.Yeah, that makes absolutely zero sense.
ransack.: John Buck 41: sammyk: What exactly constitutes a Blind" corner for RR tracks? Even in the mountains the LOS is at least a 1000 yards in both directions.Yeah, that makes absolutely zero sense.It means a corner where the train can't see as far as its own stopping distance
buckler: How in hell do you not hear an approaching train? The mechanical sounds are loud enough, but I'm sure the Engineer was blasting the horn like crazy. Maybe the guy was just stupid-obstinate. I hope the photo was worth it.
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