Atomic Dragoness (alizara) wrote in railfans,
Atomic Dragoness
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Sad Irony

And perhaps a Darwin Award. For grief's sake, people, this is why you stay OFF railroad rights-of-way. ESPECIALLY TRESTLES.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/27/north.carolina.ghost.train/index.html?hpt=T2

I mean, I feel sorry for the family but...wow. Just. Wow.

Well, actually I feel most sorry for the engineer. He's the one who had to lock his brakes, pray that what was going to happen wouldn't happen and then helplessly watch it happen anyway. He's the one who has to live with that image for the rest of his life now.
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