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(WJAC TV Johnstown)   Here is a video reminder on why you stop at rail road crossings. Stop well away from them and not "I'm not touching you" away from them   (wjactv.com) divider line
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2021-11-29 7:38:53 PM  
What is it with car hauler trailers on semi's and train crossings? There are enough other lowboy trailers out there that don't get high centered as frequently.

Is the car hauling industry hiring a greater percentage of dumbasses or what?
 
2021-11-29 8:44:40 PM  
Again?
 
2021-11-29 8:45:48 PM  
MST3K - Last Clear Chance
Youtube Naix-f6KSIg

40% of all accidents account for nearly half of all accidents.
 
2021-11-29 8:52:57 PM  
The train came to a stop but had very little damage.

Police say the driver of the truck is responsible for the crash.


Do either of the sentences need to be in the article, or can they just be assumed unless otherwise stated?
 
2021-11-29 9:08:16 PM  
The driver does have a valid commercial truck license.

Did. Did have.
 
2021-11-29 9:09:08 PM  
The driver was probably distracted by teens doing handstands.
 
2021-11-29 9:09:14 PM  
Stephen Hawkins.
 
2021-11-29 9:09:45 PM  

ArkPanda: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Naix-f6KSIg]
40% of all accidents account for nearly half of all accidents.


"Trains are holy, blameless creatures!"
 
2021-11-29 9:10:20 PM  

roddikinsathome: Again?


Yes, again.

Apparently, there's no shortage of idiot truck drivers.
 
2021-11-29 9:10:30 PM  

Wanebo: What is it with car hauler trailers on semi's and train crossings? There are enough other lowboy trailers out there that don't get high centered as frequently.

Is the car hauling industry hiring a greater percentage of dumbasses or what?


I wonder if trucking companies are having a hard time finding competent drivers. I had a truck driver too afraid to back up to the loading dock platform between the guide markers, so he unloaded his delivery about fifteen feet or so from the platform, then tried to muscle the jack up a small incline on the platform. It seemed like he hadn't made many deliveries.
 
2021-11-29 9:14:02 PM  

Archie Goodwin: The driver does have a valid commercial truck license.

Did. Did have.


Exactly what I was going to say.
 
2021-11-29 9:15:08 PM  
Subby's headline makes no sense.  The truck got stuck on the tracks. That's not "I'm not touching you" away.   That's "I'm touching you damn hard" away.
 
2021-11-29 9:15:50 PM  

skinink: Wanebo: What is it with car hauler trailers on semi's and train crossings? There are enough other lowboy trailers out there that don't get high centered as frequently.

Is the car hauling industry hiring a greater percentage of dumbasses or what?

I wonder if trucking companies are having a hard time finding competent drivers. I had a truck driver too afraid to back up to the loading dock platform between the guide markers, so he unloaded his delivery about fifteen feet or so from the platform, then tried to muscle the jack up a small incline on the platform. It seemed like he hadn't made many deliveries.


I watch a few of the heavy wrecker channels on YouTube and there seem to be quite a number of truck drivers who would appear to be woefully inexperienced.
 
2021-11-29 9:16:49 PM  
Dumb Ways to Die
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2021-11-29 9:17:22 PM  

ArkPanda: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Naix-f6KSIg]
40% of all accidents account for nearly half of all accidents.


Could you identify this bucket full of your brother?
 
Xai
2021-11-29 9:17:42 PM  
What gets me, even if he didn't want to drive the 2.2 miles to the next crossing to safely cross, was that he could just phone the railroad operator (the number is on the crossing arm on a blue sign) and ask for permission to cross with his load that he wasn't sure would clear the crossing and they would tell him when it was safe to do so. 

5 minutes to make a phone call or risk millions of dollars in damages... hmm...
 
2021-11-29 9:18:58 PM  

Bootleg: The train came to a stop but had very little damage.

Police say the driver of the truck is responsible for the crash.

Do either of the sentences need to be in the article, or can they just be assumed unless otherwise stated?


Maybe the train dude was like, fk this I got freight to deliver.

Could also be the train dudes fault as he could've stopped in time but had personal beef with the asshole and decided to just slice the truck in half instead.

/bored and got nuthin to do
//this was the best I could come up with
///I know it sucks
 
2021-11-29 9:23:47 PM  

princhester: Subby's headline makes no sense.  The truck got stuck on the tracks. That's not "I'm not touching you" away.   That's "I'm touching you damn hard" away.


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2021-11-29 9:25:25 PM  
You know, I always wondered about that whole "never shift gears on a railroad" my dad beat into me when I was learning to drive.

Like, it really doesn't matter to most cars or jeeps. But on a semi hauling a heavy load? I can see where that is an appropriate thing to learn early.
 
2021-11-29 9:25:47 PM  
That was a disappointing video. Filmed from a distance and blurry AF.  And whomever decided that the default video size for a trainwreck should be thumbnail is an idiot. Not satisfying at all.

To wash the bad taste out of my mouth, I watched the gif below.

forgifs.comView Full Size
 
2021-11-29 9:26:36 PM  

Archie Goodwin: The driver does have a valid commercial truck license.

Did. Did have.


Came here to say this... beaten to the punch it appears.
 
2021-11-29 9:27:39 PM  

Grognard: Archie Goodwin: The driver does have a valid commercial truck license.

Did. Did have.

Came here to say this... beaten to the punch it appears.


Literally everybody who has ever worked in transportation had that same thought at the same time!
 
2021-11-29 9:28:54 PM  
The people around here are so stupid, that if you stop before a railroad crossing, someone will go around you and pull into the gap.

At some point, this will be very entertaining.
 
2021-11-29 9:28:55 PM  
Maybe he didn't want to live by their rules any longer....could anyone go for some flapjacks?
 
2021-11-29 9:30:27 PM  

scotzrewl: ArkPanda: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Naix-f6KSIg]
40% of all accidents account for nearly half of all accidents.

"Trains are holy, blameless creatures!"


no, they can be quiet hunters that sneak right up on you !
i had one do that 41 years ago.
sure the sound of the train was covered up by my car not having a muffler. so what.
trains should have baseball cards stuck in its wheels so you can hear them.
or something like that.
yes i got away, but did not walk away from it.
 
2021-11-29 9:30:47 PM  

princhester: Subby's headline makes no sense.


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2021-11-29 9:46:17 PM  

Bootleg: The train came to a stop but had very little damage.

Police say the driver of the truck is responsible for the crash.

Do either of the sentences need to be in the article, or can they just be assumed unless otherwise stated?


Somebody was padding their word count.
 
2021-11-29 10:05:18 PM  
Well Doc, it's destroyed. Just like you wanted.

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2021-11-29 10:05:30 PM  

Wanebo: Is the car hauling industry hiring a greater percentage of dumbasses or what?


The entire trucking industry is.

Whoooole lotta dangerous dumbasses driving huge loads out there every day. Scraping the bottom of the barrel.
 
2021-11-29 10:07:40 PM  

Wanebo: What is it with car hauler trailers on semi's and train crossings? There are enough other lowboy trailers out there that don't get high centered as frequently.

Is the car hauling industry hiring a greater percentage of dumbasses or what?


It's like the more vicious but underneath version of the 11' 8+8 bridge.
 
2021-11-29 10:11:47 PM  
I had a fellow driver who was always in a hurry to get done and made the mistake of trying to cross the tracks in his muffin truck while the crossing bars were down. He got killed instantly and was toast.
 
2021-11-29 10:31:55 PM  

Wanebo: What is it with car hauler trailers on semi's and train crossings? There are enough other lowboy trailers out there that don't get high centered as frequently.

Is the car hauling industry hiring a greater percentage of dumbasses or what?


Shortage of drivers => noobs => don't know which roads to avoid

Or, they've never driven a lowboy, or "But the lowboy cleared that track before I picked up the cars...", etc.
 
2021-11-29 10:34:26 PM  

WTP 2: scotzrewl: ArkPanda: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Naix-f6KSIg]
40% of all accidents account for nearly half of all accidents.

"Trains are holy, blameless creatures!"

no, they can be quiet hunters that sneak right up on you !
i had one do that 41 years ago.
sure the sound of the train was covered up by my car not having a muffler. so what.
trains should have baseball cards stuck in its wheels so you can hear them.
or something like that.
yes i got away, but did not walk away from it.


You joke but my hometown had a train that would just sneak up on you.  You'd be driving down the road and BAM! There's a train in your rearview mirror. No barriers, no gates. Just a train in the center lane of the street.
i.pinimg.comView Full Size
 
2021-11-29 10:41:36 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: WTP 2: scotzrewl: ArkPanda: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Naix-f6KSIg]
40% of all accidents account for nearly half of all accidents.

"Trains are holy, blameless creatures!"

no, they can be quiet hunters that sneak right up on you !
i had one do that 41 years ago.
sure the sound of the train was covered up by my car not having a muffler. so what.
trains should have baseball cards stuck in its wheels so you can hear them.
or something like that.
yes i got away, but did not walk away from it.

You joke but my hometown had a train that would just sneak up on you.  You'd be driving down the road and BAM! There's a train in your rearview mirror. No barriers, no gates. Just a train in the center lane of the street.
[i.pinimg.com image 850x569]


Holy. Fark.
 
2021-11-29 10:42:18 PM  
TAGT,

What in the blue FARK? Where is that?
 
2021-11-29 10:44:11 PM  

Wanebo: What is it with car hauler trailers on semi's and train crossings? There are enough other lowboy trailers out there that don't get high centered as frequently.

Is the car hauling industry hiring a greater percentage of dumbasses or what?


Not sure, but I would think it might have something to do with a lower center of gravity due to the height of the load.. the bottom of the frame is considerably lower than axle height.  The peak in the lower deck is right over  the rear axle.
 
2021-11-29 10:45:54 PM  
i.pinimg.comView Full Size
 
2021-11-29 10:46:28 PM  

Bootleg: The train came to a stop but had very little damage.

Police say the driver of the truck is responsible for the crash.

Do either of the sentences need to be in the article, or can they just be assumed unless otherwise stated?


Never assume anything.
 
2021-11-29 10:55:35 PM  

Xai: What gets me, even if he didn't want to drive the 2.2 miles to the next crossing to safely cross, was that he could just phone the railroad operator (the number is on the crossing arm on a blue sign) and ask for permission to cross with his load that he wasn't sure would clear the crossing and they would tell him when it was safe to do so. 

5 minutes to make a phone call or risk millions of dollars in damages... hmm...


CSX actual response to that question : " Unless the crossing is perfectly level, or no more than a 1 inch rise, don't do it.  You will get stuck.  You may get hit and your truck destroyed, and pay us damages.  Your call."
 
2021-11-29 10:55:45 PM  

darch: TAGT,

What in the blue FARK? Where is that?


Unsure exactly where that one is from, but it's not as rare as I had thought!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_running_train

Including this gem: "Stations may appear similar in style to a tram stop, but often lack platforms, pedestrian islands, or other amenities. In some cases, passengers may be required to wait on a distant sidewalk, and then board or disembark by crossing the traffic." o.O

GIS got me to https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikedanneman/43061508055 "Trundling south on the old Colorado & Southern street running trackage down Mason Street in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a BNSF freight traversing the Front Range Subdivision on March 25, 2008." ... which is a bit embarrassing, as I used to live there!
 
2021-11-29 11:06:50 PM  

jaivirtualcard: Bootleg: The train came to a stop but had very little damage.

Police say the driver of the truck is responsible for the crash.

Do either of the sentences need to be in the article, or can they just be assumed unless otherwise stated?

Maybe the train dude was like, fk this I got freight to deliver.

Could also be the train dudes fault as he could've stopped in time but had personal beef with the asshole and decided to just slice the truck in half instead.

/bored and got nuthin to do
//this was the best I could come up with
///I know it sucks


Freights here are usually hauling 5000+ tons...  takes a while to stop that momentum, and they can't lock brakes.. too much brakes also will move the rails, causing them to buckle.. throw major derail into the mix.. also, drivers of stuck trucks, unless they are really stupid, are nowhere near the truck when it gets hit, so NBD..  people / cars full of people are the big deal..  nightmares over that, probable chuckles over the trucks...  be a helluva mess if a load of Teslas got nailed.. take a monsoon to put that fire out.
 
2021-11-29 11:11:10 PM  

phishrace: That was a disappointing video. Filmed from a distance and blurry AF.  And whomever decided that the default video size for a trainwreck should be thumbnail is an idiot. Not satisfying at all.

To wash the bad taste out of my mouth, I watched the gif below.

[forgifs.com image 397x232] [View Full Size image _x_]


Go to Youtube and watch train wreck videos..  on a big screen, not on a phone..
 
2021-11-29 11:12:25 PM  

Bill the unknowing: Maybe he didn't want to live by their rules any longer....could anyone go for some flapjacks?


But id there a particular rule you do happen to agree with?
 
2021-11-29 11:22:53 PM  

tkil: darch: TAGT,

What in the blue FARK? Where is that?

Unsure exactly where that one is from, but it's not as rare as I had thought!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_running_train

Including this gem: "Stations may appear similar in style to a tram stop, but often lack platforms, pedestrian islands, or other amenities. In some cases, passengers may be required to wait on a distant sidewalk, and then board or disembark by crossing the traffic." o.O

GIS got me to https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikedanneman/43061508055 "Trundling south on the old Colorado & Southern street running trackage down Mason Street in Fort Collins, Colorado, is a BNSF freight traversing the Front Range Subdivision on March 25, 2008." ... which is a bit embarrassing, as I used to live there!


The apartment I lived in from '14 to '15 had tracks running up the middle of the street it was directly off of. This featured prominently in the CSB I've posted a couple times about the moving truck that brought my stuff getting hit by one of the trains while it was unloading. It had coal trains about every hour. They were slow, 15 to 20mph, but could mangle a car pretty thoroughly if you didn't do a good job parking on the street. They were also a pretty annoying way to get stuck for 10 to 15 minutes waiting for one to pass.
 
2021-11-29 11:34:14 PM  

cakeman: I had a fellow driver who was always in a hurry to get done and made the mistake of trying to cross the tracks in his muffin truck while the crossing bars were down. He got killed instantly and was toast.


Toast AND muffins? That's a lot of carbs.
 
2021-11-30 12:34:52 AM  
Win/Lose for the supply chain.  Those shipping containers were moving along nicely but some car lot is going to be about 6 cars short.
 
2021-11-30 1:17:20 AM  

darch: TAGT,

What in the blue FARK? Where is that?


I'm not sure where that photo is but there are a few street running freight trains in the US. There's one near my grandpa's house in LaGrange Kentucky. There's even a "virtual rail fan" cam on it where you can watch trains drive down the street live.

/ train nerd
 
2021-11-30 1:40:56 AM  
Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs:

You joke but my hometown had a train that would just sneak up on you.  You'd be driving down the road and BAM! There's a train in your rearview mirror. No barriers, no gates. Just a train in the center lane of the street.
[i.pinimg.com image 850x569]


Wow! I'm used to seeing subways cars use the middle of the road, but never a freight train.
 
2021-11-30 1:46:01 AM  

ParadoxDice: Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs:

You joke but my hometown had a train that would just sneak up on you.  You'd be driving down the road and BAM! There's a train in your rearview mirror. No barriers, no gates. Just a train in the center lane of the street.
[i.pinimg.com image 850x569]

Wow! I'm used to seeing subways cars use the middle of the road, but never a freight train.


Watch out when they start using I-5.

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2021-11-30 2:37:03 AM  

darch: TAGT,

What in the blue FARK? Where is that?


Tkil figured it out. That train is in Fort Collins.
 
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