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Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:39 pm
by SOO2719
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?"

Re: Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:01 pm
by Mark D
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.
Mark D.

Re: Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:13 pm
by Al_Seever
Saw this a few weeks ago! Damn. I feel for the crew.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN

Re: Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:36 pm
by Mark D
OF TOPIC
Al, Check your messages on the Chaski Railfan on the private messages. You wanted my phone number. There it is.

Re: Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:50 pm
by Al_Seever
Got it! Thanks, Mark. Just sent you a DM.

Al Seever
Minneapolis, MN

Re: Why You Do Not Drive Around Crossing Gates

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:43 pm
by Mark D
You called me, I couldn't talk at that time - I had something going on. I can tell you what it was, but not here.
You can still call back just about any day. Best time would be when the sun goes down because I'll be outside before that. Sun goes down these days is about 5:00 or just a bit toward 6:00.
I want to talk with you, I want to know what you want to talk about.

Mark D.