Brendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 9677 times:
Seen this a few times, I have to say I'm fairly sure that's probably 1500v DC, Which is what we use here in Melbourne too -- As gruesome as it is, I would be interested to see what would happen on 25,000V AC.
I've actually got this video on my hardrive somewhere and it's kinda gross but you see him smouldering for quite a while after this and a bit before he goes up, You can see all the people around the bottom of the train trying to get him off the train.
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9654 times:
Was he trying to kill himself? Creepy watching him slump over after his hand releases the wire, I guess the only consolation for him is that that must have killed him instantly, so it was relatively painless.
Brendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 9646 times:
Quoting Superfly (Reply 4): The comments are very tasteless.
Why and how did those recording this video know that this was going to happen?
It's kinda inevitable that someone is going to zap themselfs strutting around only inches away from a live overhead... There's many reasons Occ. Health and Safety is so rediculously over the top around Railways and this is one of them.
There's an old safety motto, I don't recall where it's from but it goes "Don't play with trains" -- This would be the testimonial to it.
I am by no means saying this guy deserved this.
In the longer version, You see people trying to get him down, I'm just glad they weren't hurt too.
AverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 9491 times:
I once witnessed a similar event, but fortunately not quite that close. I was travelling in a local electric train when I saw a flash and we braked hard. When we stopped, directly behind my window was a Russian tank wagon (they are a bit higher than the local ones) and three shady looking juveniles, aged 11-13 sitting on top of it, and one of them was evidently in some trouble. I heard the driver call over the radio to shut off the current and call the rescuers. The fire station happened to be just opposite on the wrong side of the yard so they arrived quick and brought the kid down. I heard one of the kids say he had put down the fire in his mate's trousers and explain they were sitting on top of the wagon when one of them lifted his hand up... The kid was alive, but I suppose the hand was turned into hamburger inside... the buttocks perhaps as well ... it's 25 kV AC here...
Danfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1804 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9329 times:
The awful thing is it looks like there is fire coming from his head when he is lay on the train afterwards, with what looks like blood dripping down the train. Dreadful. Feel sorry for this guy. It looks to me he did it subconciously.
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LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 9322 times:
Quoting Luv2cattlecall (Thread starter): An Indian train passenger felt it was wise to touch the electrified overhead line while standing on a train.
We have a winner for this year's Darwin Awards.
Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 2): Seen this a few times, I have to say I'm fairly sure that's probably 1500v DC, Which is what we use here in Melbourne too -- As gruesome as it is, I would be interested to see what would happen on 25,000V AC.
In Germany, most heavy rail lines use 15,000 V AC from overhead powerlines. 1500 V DC is just about a bit more than what is used in Hamburg for the S-Bahn (which uses 1100 V DC, but through a third rail).
Quoting Danfearn77 (Reply 15): The awful thing is it looks like there is fire coming from his head when he is lay on the train afterwards, with what looks like blood dripping down the train. Dreadful. Feel sorry for this guy. It looks to me he did it subconciously.
If I knew before hand that this resulted in death, I wouldn't have watched this clip. Truly sickening!
Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 17): I certainly wouldn't joke about that. Even if I religiously watch a tv show that pokes fun at sick crap half the time (Family Guy), I don't find that stuff to be very amusing...
N867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 9251 times:
Quoting Dc9northwest (Reply 12): It's common to ride on top of trains in India... But I believe most routes aren't electrified.
I've seen about 5 people on the top of a train in India over the last 15 years. I guess I must not go to the parts where trainsurfing is popular!
The guy is (obviously) an idiot. First off, he's on top of a moving train. Secondly, he's walking on top of it and moving VERY dangerously even though there isn't another soul on top. I would bet it's a horrible accident or the person is not particularly educated, but I'm sure smarter people have made dumber mistakes.
A lot of routes in India are electrified, and I believe more routes are electrified each year.
Dreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8645 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9230 times:
My wife (who is Indian) just saw the clip and she says that all the people were telling him to get down, it's dangerous, etc. Guess maybe he was an Indian Redneck (Famous last words:"Hold my beer and watch this".)
IH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1140 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 9212 times:
Quoting LTU932 (Reply 16): In Germany, most heavy rail lines use 15,000 V AC from overhead powerlines. 1500 V DC is just about a bit more than what is used in Hamburg for the S-Bahn (which uses 1100 V DC, but through a third rail).
Electrified heavy rail lines in the UK use 25kV AC overhead wires or a 750V DC third rail system (which is, with a few exceptions, confined to the south-central and south-east regions of the UK). A teenager was killed by the 750V third rail in Sussex earlier this year after running across the tracks.
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