There is something mesmerizing about this video. At first it looks staged — like a ‘test dummy’ setup, a truck parked in the path of a train. But, it appears that it was real. You can hear the train coming — whistles blaring. But you don’t hear any brakes. It seems to be going at its normal speed. Says one person was injured — aboard the train. Assume it was the engineer. Shame. Wonder if he ducked. Crazy. This one doesn’t make sense. You would think that somebody would have tried to ‘wave’ the train down. Get it to slow down. That you don’t hear any brakes is scary. But, I think I have heard something about that. They don’t like to slam on the brakes because that could cause derailment. I need to talk to somebody about this.
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This one is even MORE mystifying. She turns around and heads straight into the tain. Luckily she was NOT run over. And that is what makes all the difference. I guess she was small enough that she was not hurt by the ‘cow catcher’ at the front. After she escaped that it was kind of ‘plain sailing’ though the noise would have been horrendous.
I was in a train in India, in the mid-1960s, that ran over a man! I was like 12 – 13 and terrified. I did NOT go to look. We were ‘there’, i.e., on the train, for hours while they retrieved the body.
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