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93Flareside

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Another fatality on the Metra UP Northwest line. Right by me too. Somebody crossed the tracks, and was creamed. My bet since this wasn't near a station or typical areas for pedestrians to cross, it was a suicide. It's sadly pretty common. This happened around 5PM with an inbound to Chicago train. I drive by from my parents house around 1/4 to 8PM and the emergency services and train was still there with passengers still inside.
 

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"...in SPARKS Nevada" Oy vey, the irony... :lol:



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[video=youtube;-5E6lrkpp9Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5E6lrkpp9Q[/video]
 

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Isn't that quite destructive to the tracks?
 

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Tsk... Americans... always doing burnouts, killing material :p

THIS is how a locomotive should accelerate:


Also... traction control FTW, shown here with a 5000 tons ore train:

[video=youtube;-CcbNNsSImc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CcbNNsSImc[/video]
 
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am i glad i never have to wait at the crossing for one of those :lol:
 

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A while back I went on a train video binge on Youtube. This one channel specialized in filming trians in the PA/OH area and uploaded this section of track

Did the new owners of the Maumee & Western really fix all that? I heard it was planned back in like 2014 but, I haven't been able to find photographic proof.
 
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