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    • March 9, 2018 9:05 PM EST
      • Missouri
         
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      Oh dear.

      That,

      Don Lloyd told WPXI he rushed to the scene to give the truck driver involved in the crash an oxygen mask to protect him from the clouds of acid.

      Brings to mind question of whether locomotive cabs have such things in their emergency supplies. The other day I was having a random imagination, for no discernible reason, asking the question of what happens if a train hits one of those CO2 trucks like some of which go to the fast food joints to fill built-in tanks: could there be a suffocating cloud leaking around locomotive cab?

       

    • March 10, 2018 7:03 AM EST
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
         
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      But, why? Trucks are supposed to stop before crossing tracks, ensure there is no train coming, then proceed across the crossing without shifting gears, so they don't get stuck.

       

      Yea, I know, I didn't always do that when I was driving neither.

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    • March 10, 2018 9:39 AM EST
      • KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE UK. (Just up the road from Stratford-Upon-Avon)
         
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      Heck we get motorists trying to beat a miniature  train in the UK.  Been a few  fatalities including due to idiots  one of them the   rail company managing directors wife who was driving the loco when a guy  tried to beat it across the crossing..... No accounting for stupidity......

       

       

       

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IkM9lolIyk

       

       

      This post was edited by Ross Mansell at March 10, 2018 9:42 AM EST
    • March 13, 2018 12:41 AM EDT
      • YYC, CANADA
         
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      IMHO  it would be more appropriate, 

       

       'Truck hits Train ....'

      or more pointedly,  'Truck driver attempts suicide/domestic terrorism hitting Train ....'

       

      nite

      doug c

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    • March 15, 2018 9:09 PM EDT
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      A northbound empty coal train hit a couple of tractors on a trailer the other day down here. Pretty dramatic.

      https://www.facebook.com/joey.cook.56/videos/pcb.2004059066477881/954538077513/?type=3&theater&ifg=1

    • March 16, 2018 12:44 AM EDT

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      Holy cowcatcher, what an impact!

    • March 16, 2018 1:46 PM EDT
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      Darwin at work.....

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    • March 16, 2018 4:21 PM EDT
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      I'll never understand the stupidity of a truck driver that insists on trying to cross a crossing that he is clearly going to get hung up on

    • March 17, 2018 11:10 PM EDT
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      The truck driver said they were only there a few minutes after getting the trailer stuck on the track before the train showed up.

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