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Train safety incidents

Postby Bells201 » Wed May 18, 2016 1:57 pm

Train Safety
This morning I saw a woman who had been walking along the tracks get trapped as she crossed a railroad bridge in North Billerica. She was lucky the train (306 out of Lowell) had stopped to pick up passengers - it took the fire department and police EMT's 45 minutes to extract her from the bridge. Last Friday at the same station a male in his 30's crossed under a train just at the conductor signaled the engineer to go - I blew my horn to get the conductors attention - he made it out from under the train but was not allowed to board

is it me or are people getting stupid ?
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Re: Train safety incedents

Postby BandA » Thu May 19, 2016 9:21 am

How do you cross under a train? Literally walk under one of the coaches where the trucks are? Wow. And why didn't the woman just cross back on the bridge?
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Re: Train safety incidents

Postby 8th Notch » Thu May 19, 2016 9:48 am

Unfortunately it happens quite frequently, W Medford is another spot where I see it done a lot. The area between both trucks towards the center of the coach has a good amount of clerance.
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Re: Train safety incidents

Postby MBTA F40PH-2C 1050 » Thu May 19, 2016 10:44 am

Go to Gillette Stadium, to the train station, and just watch and observe what happens after a game gets out...
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Re: Train safety incidents

Postby rmccown » Thu May 19, 2016 10:47 am

I see people run across the tracks in front of an approaching train at W Concord.
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Re: Train safety incidents

Postby eustis22 » Thu May 19, 2016 1:27 pm

people do it in Haverhill for late Downeasters.
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Re: Train safety incidents

Postby BostonUrbEx » Thu May 19, 2016 6:03 pm

8th Notch wrote:The area between both trucks towards the center of the coach has a good amount of clerance.


This is why I love bi-levels. One day, people won't be able to do this anymore. :wink:
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