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Unread 02-05-2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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Railroad Crossing

So I wasn't really in a wreck, but things could have turned out kinda bad if things had gone the wrong way. Anyways, here's the story:
So I'm driving to go get some Burger King in this crazy snowy weather we're having here in central Ohio. I'm coming up on a 2 sets of railroad tracks and suddenly the lights start flashing just as I start to drive over the first one and I hit the brakes because a train is coming up on the second set of tracks. It probably wasn't as close as it looked, but for safety's sake I decided to back off the first track (there were no other cars behind me) onto the road. As I go to do this the crossing bar starts coming down and I pulled back far enough just in time. It was literally inches away from smacking my soft top and hood. I know it's not really a big deal, but it all happened so quickly that it kinda startled me. I guess I was just a victim of bad timing lol. Has anybody else experienced this? I thought they had sensors on those things to keep them from coming down onto vehicles!

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Unread 02-05-2010, 05:44 PM   #2
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So I wasn't really in a wreck, but things could have turned out kinda bad if things had gone the wrong way. Anyways, here's the story:
So I'm driving to go get some Burger King in this crazy snowy weather we're having here in central Ohio. I'm coming up on a 2 sets of railroad tracks and suddenly the lights start flashing just as I start to drive over the first one and I hit the brakes because a train is coming up on the second set of tracks. It probably wasn't as close as it looked, but for safety's sake I decided to back off the first track (there were no other cars behind me) onto the road. As I go to do this the crossing bar starts coming down and I pulled back far enough just in time. It was literally inches away from smacking my soft top and hood. I know it's not really a big deal, but it all happened so quickly that it kinda startled me. I guess I was just a victim of bad timing lol. Has anybody else experienced this? I thought they had sensors on those things to keep them from coming down onto vehicles!
Nope, no sensors. I've seen one of my buddies get hit in the head with one when we were stupid kids.
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Unread 02-06-2010, 01:30 PM   #3
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How's this. I was driving my SJ jeep (82 Cherokee.) I was driving alongside a set of train tracks, and heard the train horn. No problem, it's the stopped train next to me. I come up on a unguarded (no lights or arm) crossing on the street I'm driving on. Just as I'm crossing I look to the left and there's a train coming fast, and it's real close. I just barely make it over without being t-boned. Turns out the train horn was from the moving train, and the other train was stopped so it could pass (the two tracks intersect.) So even if you hear a horn and see a train, always check all tracks in the vicinity.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 01:29 PM   #5
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My Dad tells stories of his grandfather, a lifelong train engineer, chastising him for crossing tracks without looking both ways before crossing. Protective gates or not. He would say in his southern drawl "You wanna die Son!!" Since then, I have always stopped and looked. I don't trust mechanical things like that to protect me. Same goes for gun safeties.
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