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Old 11-03-2012, 09:59 PM
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:39 PM
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My father in law was in the hospital in OKC. He had a non-private room. The guy in the same room told my FIL, that he and a friend found a RR crossing with non-functioning lights and arms. They intentionally got hit by a train so they could sue the RR. It put him in the hospital and killed his buddy.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:45 PM
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My father in law was in the hospital in OKC. He had a non-private room. The guy in the same room told my FIL, that he and a friend found a RR crossing with non-functioning lights and arms. They intentionally got hit by a train so they could sue the RR. It put him in the hospital and killed his buddy.
Darwin missed one but got the other!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:31 AM
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Amazing the truck driver is even alive. How the heck can you miss a huge train coming at you?
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:11 AM
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He didn't see the train coming? He sure as hell heard it!!!!!

A switch engine doing less than 5 mph on the tracks that ran by the first company I worked at hit a brand new Chevy II. There was some kind of commotion in the plant so I walked outside. The driver was taken away by an ambulance not hurt bad before I got there, but the Chevy had a crumpled LF fender, hood open and was moved over 1 car width to the edge of the road. I looked into the engine compartment and saw the V8 was turned 90 degrees, crosswise in the compartment.
Later my boss told me that several years earlier a car was hit one street up and rolled down the tracks squirting pieces of the guy out the car windows. Next day a railroad employee walked down the track with a shovel burying pieces of him.
When you argue with a train you ALWAYS lose!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 1911fool View Post
My father in law was in the hospital in OKC. He had a non-private room. The guy in the same room told my FIL, that he and a friend found a RR crossing with non-functioning lights and arms. They intentionally got hit by a train so they could sue the RR. It put him in the hospital and killed his buddy.
Sounds like they caused the lights to fail somehow. Warning lights are supposed to fail in the on position if there is a problem. If this happens civilians are on the phone complaining and the problem gets fixed PDQ. Anything is possible I guess.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:33 AM
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Sounds like they caused the lights to fail somehow. Warning lights are supposed to fail in the on position if there is a problem. If this happens civilians are on the phone complaining and the problem gets fixed PDQ. Anything is possible I guess.
They may have made them fail. I didn't think of that.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:35 AM
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My father in law was in the hospital in OKC. He had a non-private room. The guy in the same room told my FIL, that he and a friend found a RR crossing with non-functioning lights and arms. They intentionally got hit by a train so they could sue the RR. It put him in the hospital and killed his buddy.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:08 AM
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I wish they still had the old rotating (waiving) headlight. There was no way you could mistake those for anything else.
The new headlight system almost fooled me one dark rainy night into thinking it was truck headlights parked under a street light. No cross arms or lights at the crossing either. It was in a warehouse district, so I was going pretty slow anyway; lucky for me, so was the train. The horn blast for the crossing was the only clue that made me look again and stop in time.
I remember out in the country at night, you could see that waiving beam of those headlights for miles before you could see the train. Why in the hell would they do away with something that worked so well and was so readily identifiable?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:12 AM
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I haven't struck a human or vehicle yet in my ten years of being on the R.R. I did hit a Ringling Bros. horse while I was doing track speed (50) though. Almost killed the trainer too, he dove out of the way at the last second. There was a PETA freak filming the whole event from a nearby overpass also.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:17 PM
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Not any more, 44 years was enough! It stays with you though. Especially if you have a bad one. I was fortunate that I DIDN'T have a bad one - the worst injury in any of the ones I was in was some minor cuts to the motorist's head.
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