Grade Crossings - the real tragedy in railroading

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Re: Grade Crossings - the real tragedy in railroading

Postby spRocket » Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:56 pm

I've seen pop-up barriers like that in videos from Russia. Is there anywhere else (aside from the ex-USSR) that uses them these days?
When it's a tie at the railroad crossing, you lose.
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Re: Grade Crossings - the real tragedy in railroading

Postby GOLDEN-ARM » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:15 am

Tadman wrote:There's been a lot of chatter about the 188 incident recently. I, too, mourn the loss of 8 people and the uncertainty caused by this accident. But let me tell a far more troubling story.

244 people died in 2015. That's about 2 188-style incidents per month.

Why don't they do something about this?

it might be sad, but the fact is, 244 people is a relatively small number. lets do something about swimming pools,instead. did you know an average of 10 people drown each day, in the usa? it's about 3600 per year. surely something can be done about swimming pools, right? 244 seems somewhat paltry, compared to 3600.

play stupid games at the crossing, and you'll win stupid prizes. it sucks for the passengers that are taken out with these drivers, but in reality, that 244 is again, a very small number.
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