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Old 05-17-2017, 03:32 PM   #541
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That's it? Having been to India, that sounds shockingly low. I guess that's just one city.
I was thinking the same thing, they probably have a higher number of people trampled by cattle.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:54 PM   #542
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I think it is worth mentioning that we drivers save a lot of people from their own stupidity, otherwise these numbers would be much higher. The best example is people who walk out from behind a train, not thinking another train could be going the other way. This is why we are trained to use our clanger when we are about to pass a train going the other way. I have kept many people from being hit by my train with this technique.

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:05 PM   #543
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I think it is worth mentioning that we drivers save a lot of people from their own stupidity, otherwise these numbers would be much higher. The best example is people who walk out from behind a train, not thinking another train could be going the other way. This is why we are trained to use our clanger when we are about to pass a train going the other way. I have keep many people from being hit by my train with this technique.
I really like the drivers that when leaving the station that block the crossing until the in coming train has arrived. It should be standard practice.

As an aside we had a really hard stop to avoid a jaywalker today at Chinook. I think it must have been close because the train stayed stopped for a few minutes. This is about a year after I was on a train that hit someone in the same spot.
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Old 06-02-2017, 07:30 AM   #544
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Happy to see some peace officers at 1st St station lecturing the jaywalkers and would-be jaywalkers this morning. Hopefully it is a little effective considering somebody still tried to jaywalk across right in front of them.
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:09 PM   #545
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How much will this cost taxpayers this time?

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/driver-and...form-1.3464924

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Old 06-18-2017, 04:28 PM   #546
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How much will this cost taxpayers this time?

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/driver-and...form-1.3464924

Hopefully nothing.

I cant see the specifics but it looks as though that Audi is either travelling or parked perpendicular to the tracks, that tells me that the car is at fault here.
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Old 06-18-2017, 04:29 PM   #547
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I know from experience that the front coupler on a U-2 unit is $75,000...

Let's start there...
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Hopefully nothing.

I cant see the specifics but it looks as though that Audi is either travelling or parked perpendicular to the tracks, that tells me that the car is at fault here.
That was my initial thought, but that front coupler is torqued sideways, so it must have grabbed the car at some point. Maybe the guy was ignoring a red light and got t-bones and tossed to the side, then dragged to the platform...
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:46 PM   #549
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I know from experience that the front coupler on a U-2 unit is $75,000...

Let's start there...
That sounds like the lead in to a good story!
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:36 PM   #550
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so what is more valuable - the coupler or that vehicle that used to be some model of audi?

i'll assume the driver was late to wherever it was he was headed.

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Old 06-19-2017, 01:06 PM   #551
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i'll assume the driver was late to wherever it was he was headed.
She. And at 1 in the morning? Sure, the next bar maybe?
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She. And at 1 in the morning? Sure, the next bar maybe?
Wait....C-Trains dont run that late do they?
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Wait....C-Trains dont run that late do they?
The last ones might be returning to the yard at that time.
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The final trains of the night get to the end of the line after 2:00am. There are trains running in both directions on both lines through downtown at 1:00am.
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