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(SLR Lounge)   Four reasons you shouldn't take pictures on train tracks. Uh, make that five reasons   ( ) divider line
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2014-06-21 02:56:57 AM  
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This About That: This is why railroads are so protective of their right-of-way and sometimes hostile to photographers. Because stupid people.

I feel so sorry for the conductors. NOTHING that they can do to stop in time.
Selfish bastards using someone else to commit suicide.
2014-06-21 02:21:03 PM  
1 vote:
I am a railfan, and have taken hundreds of photographs of trains from just about every conceivable angle. In the process I have been close to moving locomotives and rollling stock but never put myself in any danger because once I get near tracks, I have a very high situational awareness and I plan every shot with an eye towards when and how to get to a safer spot, if I am close (but never between the rails) . This guy didn't have that, and anybody like him should never be close to a moving train. That having been said, under certain conditions, like drifting down a hill around a corner without dynamic braking on, a train can be surprisingly quiet.
That's why UP says " Always expect a train" - modern locomotives are also quieter. The HE crew can't do a thing to stop in time for people like this, and they have to live with the memory of watching someone disappear under the pilot for the rest of their lives.

When I was a kid one of my schoolmates was hit by a train and I happened by shortly after and it took me a second to realize why there were a half dozen sheets spread out near the tracks over about 50 yards. That and the look an the deputy's face has stuck with me ever since.
2014-06-21 12:23:39 PM  
1 vote:
Lets not forget this guy.
2014-06-21 10:27:44 AM  
1 vote:

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
2014-06-21 08:07:25 AM  
1 vote:
So how's city life treating you?

It's kind of like saying "roads are dangerous, you should never set foot on a road" as if there were no difference between walking down the Autobahn and strolling down a dusty country road.
2014-06-21 07:01:10 AM  
1 vote:
2014-06-21 06:34:17 AM  
1 vote:

Cubansaltyballs: What in the blue f*ck was he trying to photograph?
2014-06-21 06:32:05 AM  
1 vote:

strangeluck: Darwin heard yelling Goooooooaaaaalllllllllllll  Alllllllll Aboarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd!

2014-06-21 05:37:45 AM  
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2014-06-21 04:49:20 AM  
1 vote:
Im sure the person was Tebowing or Taylor Swifting or what ever the kida are doing these days.

/memeing is dangerous
//oh long Johnson.
2014-06-21 04:44:42 AM  
1 vote:
Let the cleansing be.
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