Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

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Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Postby SOO2719 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:39 pm

Here is a video of a train vs. car accident in Centralia, Illinois late last month that demonstrates why you do not drive around crossing gates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiOj58D4kek

Amazing to relate, the driver was able to walk away from this--but he was ticketed for ignoring a railroad crossing:

https://www.southernillinoisnow.com/2020/09/24/driver-escapes-injury-when-suv-is-hit-by-train-in-centralia/#:~:text=Centralia%20Police%20say%20a%2040,Street%20crossing%20late%20Wednesday%20afternoon.&text=The%20train%20caught%20the%20rear,it%20off%20to%20the%20side.

As the Doobie Brothers sang, "How do those fools survive?"
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Re: Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Postby Mark D » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:01 pm

You don't want to go around crossing gates because you don't want to die before your time. Those who do so are likely to have a short life span. This is very simple.
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Re: Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Postby Al_Seever » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:13 pm

Saw this a few weeks ago! Damn. I feel for the crew.

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Re: Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Postby Mark D » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:36 pm

OF TOPIC
Al, Check your messages on the Chaski Railfan on the private messages. You wanted my phone number. There it is.
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Re: Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Postby Al_Seever » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:50 pm

Got it! Thanks, Mark. Just sent you a DM.

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Minneapolis, MN


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