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Old 01-05-2015, 02:33 PM   #41
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Yeah I know that feeling - one day about 20 years ago I was crossing tracks that didn't have the arms that come down. Bright sunny day. Red lights were flashing but I was wearing green tinted sunglasses .... if you didn't know, green lenses prevent red light from being seen. I was in the middle of the tracks when I saw the train less than 20' feet from my door. I have literally never been so scared in my life, or ever since.

Nor have I ever worn green tinted sunglasses ever again.
Wasn't the enginner laying on his horn at the time the train was less than 20' feet from your door?

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Old 01-09-2015, 01:48 PM   #42
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20 years ago in the country around where I used to live there was a RR crossing that had no lights at all. I came up on it late one night on my way home and saw the engine's lights bouncing off the trees. I pulled onto a farm access road to turn around about 20 feet from the tracks. When I looked over my shoulder to back out I saw headlights down the road. I started pumping my brakes to warn the driver but no luck. The guy slammed into the side of a freight train at near 60 mph in a Ford Festiva. I was immediately out of my truck, told my friend to call 911 and ran to the car. The train was still going by and I was standing between it and the crumpled remains of the car with my arms shoved into the now 3 inch tall windows trying to find the guy's neck to get a pulse. No luck. He didn't have a head anymore. The car had flipped up and caved in the roof on the guy's face. When the firemen cut the roof off it was a really horrible mess. My friend went through two years of psychiatric therapy but still hasn't gotten over it. Needless to say very soon that crossing had gates and lights installed. I always stop and look at any RR crossing. You never know what's coming.

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Old 01-13-2015, 10:10 AM   #43
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I was reading this article this morning where a couple of our local citizens tried to beat a train yesterday. Luckily for them, it wasn't moving fast.

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Old 01-13-2015, 11:17 AM   #44
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There was one just north of here. Luckily no serious injuries.
Jacksonville man walks away after truck collides with train in Havelock - Local - The Daily News, Jacksonville

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Old 01-13-2015, 12:30 PM   #45
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Perhaps these very lucky drivers were blondes looking for Deer Crossing signs and got confused.

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