Skip to comments.Watch: Women Survive Being Run Over By Train
Posted on 07/30/2014 2:22:13 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Two women were caught in the middle of a railway bridge in Monroe County as a train was coming their way earlier this month on July 10.
It was an 80-foot drop down into the water.
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Like a scene from Stand By Me.
Uh, the women survived. Why is that sad?
Wow, terrifying to watch even when you know the idiots survived it.
I wonder if anybody ever asked what they were doing laying on the tracks?
Dodging the train. Otherwise they were walking down the tracks.
I have always wondered, what is the clearance under a modern locomotive?
I wonder why laying down between the tracks isn’t a standard plan.
Although I’m sure a hanging chain or bar could do a lot of damage, I never see anything on a train that doesn’t have at least 18” of clearance over the center ties.
Within the last month or so, a boy, his sister and father were fishing off a trestle when the train passed. The father and sister were pushed off but the boy survived when the train ran over him.
Federal Law dictates:
§229.71 Clearance above top of rail.
No part or appliance of a locomotive except the wheels, flexible nonmetallic sand pipe extension tips, and trip cock arms may be less than 2 1⁄2 inches above the top of rail.
So... 9-1/2 inches... on 115RE rail.
That photo is taken in North Creek, NY. I helped start up that railroad 3 summers ago... know the guy sitting on the short hood wiping the cab windows.
“..then he lost his leg in Dallas, he was dancing with a train..”
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