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eyepaddle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-09-07 10:07 AM
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22. This has long been a real problem for the railroads,
it sounds like it was just the engine and maybe a few cars doing some local switching if the same engineer came back ina few moments. This would be a lot quieter than a fully loaded freight blasting by on the mainline.

I drove taxi when I was in college--in a small town with quite a bit of railroad activity--and railroad crews take a LOT of cab rides. It seems that running people over is a tragic, but commonplace part of the job, the engineer who hasn't run somebody over is a rare man.
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  - I live across the street from a train  MissMillie   Jul-09-07 07:47 AM   #1 
  - I run with an ipod...  cobalt1999   Jul-09-07 07:52 AM   #2 
  - loud enough to be deaf w/i 6 months  MissMillie   Jul-09-07 07:52 AM   #3 
  - I haven't done that yet  underpants   Jul-09-07 08:01 AM   #4 
     - A watch?  cobalt1999   Jul-09-07 08:14 AM   #6 
        - eh I got a $10 job from Kmart  underpants   Jul-09-07 08:25 AM   #7 
        - is that the Garmin?  AllegroRondo   Jul-09-07 08:30 AM   #9 
           - yes...I'm a sucker for toys.  cobalt1999   Jul-09-07 08:41 AM   #12 
              - I got the Timex version  AllegroRondo   Jul-09-07 08:48 AM   #13 
  - A good lesson to turn the goddamned things down and stop bothering us with your f-ing noise  Rabrrrrrr   Jul-09-07 08:12 AM   #5 
  - I thought this behavior stopped at around 22  DS1   Jul-09-07 08:29 AM   #8 
  - Wowl I never NEVER  supernova   Jul-09-07 08:31 AM   #10 
  - Didn't the same kind of things happen with Sony Walkmans?  Heidi   Jul-09-07 08:40 AM   #11 
  - when music devices were miniaturized enough to cary around yes  DS1   Jul-09-07 09:20 AM   #15 
     - You'd think people would know better than to go hoofin' it down the railroad tracks  Heidi   Jul-09-07 09:30 AM   #17 
  - She might not have heard it, but how about looking before you cross train tracks?  tandot   Jul-09-07 09:15 AM   #14 
  - I always look and one time I saw a young child alone on the train tracks  undeterred   Jul-09-07 09:46 AM   #20 
     - See my post below,  eyepaddle   Jul-09-07 10:11 AM   #23 
  - She obviously wasn't aware of her surroundings.  raccoon   Jul-09-07 09:23 AM   #16 
  - doop  Dragonbreathp9d   Jul-09-07 09:33 AM   #18 
  - based on 30,000 miles running over twenty years...  triguy46   Jul-09-07 09:40 AM   #19 
  - First off, great accomplishment.  cobalt1999   Jul-09-07 10:05 AM   #21 
  - This has long been a real problem for the railroads,  eyepaddle   Jul-09-07 10:07 AM   #22 
  - You know, at the time  undeterred   Jul-09-07 10:24 AM   #24 
     - Good job, by the way.  eyepaddle   Jul-09-07 10:30 AM   #25 
  - Um.... what ever happened to LOOKING?  skygazer   Jul-09-07 10:32 AM   #26 
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  - As a hard of hearing person that rides the light rail  Roon   Jul-09-07 04:47 PM   #29 
  - Remember the kid that was killed in Ashland  Mrs.Matcom   Jul-09-07 04:50 PM   #30 
  - Just this morning while I was commuting to work I nearly struck a grown woman  grace0418   Jul-09-07 04:53 PM   #31 

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