Railroad Security

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1. Selfies are dangerous

Never - EVER - stand on or between rail-tracks.

Last selfie - 3 dead teeanagers
Photo © Union Pacific

Last selfie - 3 dead teenagers.

Last moments( http://www.up.com/aboutup/community/inside_track/selfie-tragedy-12-7-2016.htm ) - cache (pdf)

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2. Be carefull when you are train-spotting

These few videos - from YOUTUBE - and © their respektive uploaders - CLEARLY show,
that train-spotters are prone to be caught in the moment - and also caught by another train.

The airblow from a passing train might make part of a wagon catch part of your clothing
or camera gear and suck or pull you away.

There are - alas - too many videos on i.e. youtube that shows human stupidity. Here are a few :

2 videos of the same luckiest guy in UK :
( Not to mention all the other photographers on the edge of the platform

From www.youtube.com :
Trainspotter nearly hit by train in Suffolk - © Cliffbrook1
Man almost gets hit by a train! Really close! - © Luciano Jesus

Lesson learned ( perhaps ) :
NEVER stand close to the rails.
Use the ZOOM instead.

Lucky guy at Harpers Ferry, WV.

From www.youtube.com :
CSX Train nearly hits inattentive guy. Very, very close call ! - © Doug Obert

Lesson learned ( again ) :
NEVER stand close to the rails.

Press conference about train safety.

From www.youtube.com :
Senator Richard Blumenthal Nearly Hit By Train During Press Conference About Commuter Safety - © MediaNews

Lesson learned ( again - again ):
NEVER stand close to the rails.
No matter what you are trying to do.

Dumb - stupid - trainspotter.

From www.youtube.com :
Young trainspotter is nearly flattened by a huge freight train - © TomoNews US

No lesson learned for that guy.
Keeps filming no matter what happens.
I wonder if he is dead or alive today.

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