• couple slammed for 'dangerous' photo shoot outside train

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Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

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  by David Benton
 
"A glamorous travel blogging couple have been slammed for dangling precariously out of a moving train in Sri Lanka for an Instagram photo.

Influencers Raquel and Miguel, from Portugal, posted the daring shot to their 200,000 followers on the social media site — and fans are calling the act “irresponsible.”"https://www.foxnews.com/travel/instagra ... ving-train.
  by johnthefireman
 
Idiots. I feel for any of the train crew who looked out at that moment and saw two of their passengers dangling over a ravine - a heart-stopping moment for those who are responsible for passenger safety. That in itself could have caused the driver to make an emergency brake application which, even at slow speed, could have shaken them loose causing them to fall to their deaths.
  by george matthews
 
I feel no sympathy for those people at all. It may well be that the train was slow but it would have been all too easy for the person outside to fall off, perhaps after a jolt of the carriage. There is a reason for safety regulations, and there is a reason why people caught doing that sort of thing tend to be arrested and at least fined.
  by David Benton
 
Moderators note :Comments on the merits or otherwise of various media outlets have been deleted , thanks for the report.
The only real reason to discuss the various media outlets is if the facts in the article have a questionable source, in this case they are not. We pretty much all know each others views on the politics of it all , no sense in going over it all again.