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Old 04-19-2017, 5:57 AM
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Why is it that so many people donít make sure that their vehicle will clear the other side of the railroad tracks before crossing them? Then they have the nerve to blow their horn at the car in front of them if they get caught on the tracks to move up even though that may be impossible. The only thing scarier is that they might be playing some monster hunting game on their phone when crossing the tracks.
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Old 04-21-2017, 3:39 PM
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Grade crossings are put in by the railroad as a method of population control. Darwin rules.
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Old 04-21-2017, 4:40 PM
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Where is that "LIKE" button when you need it?! "...population control." is a killer! lol
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:14 PM
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what i`ve seen is cars that are so close to the gates that the front is actually under the gate (seen this a few times on my runs to Dayton, usually when i`m heading outta MKE or into CHI during the evening rush), or the other one, folks trying to beat the train to the crossing, or the even scarier one that i almost wittenessed the first time i rode the train, the "suicide by train" (that was in SW WI the first time i rode, on the Empire Builder, the "sister" train to the one i was on hit the guy, not good). Don`t folks know better than to try to beat a train? Think on it for a moment, a train is not a car, and therefore cannot just stop on a dime like a car can, anyone that`s ever rode a train knows what i mean, it takes a while to stop under normal conditions (like comming into a station), imagine the hard stop that happens when they gotta do an emergency stop, that dosen`t sound like it would be much fun for the riders, and if they get it wrong they could even derail the train. N9NRA
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