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Why Don't They Just Blow Their Horn? (vid)

Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd-4JL_L4ro&feature=related

Don't all trains have a powerful horn to warn traffic ??? Why didn't use it? Also, is it possible that the stupid moose jumped out of the way at the last second ?

Funny vid anyways ???
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RE: Why Don't They Just Blow Their Horn? (vid)

Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:21 pm



Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
is it possible that the stupid moose jumped out of the way at the last second ?

IF it wasn't stupid, it wouldn't have gotten run over, don't you think?

Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
Funny vid anyways ???

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RE: Why Don't They Just Blow Their Horn? (vid)

Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:34 pm

I believe you can make out the horn in the video. Two reasons it's not apparent: There's a lot of other noise and it's a crappy recording; and train horns are very directional.

I ride a train to work every day and the horn blasts sound fairly soft from inside the coach.

And no, it didn't jump out of the way at the last second. The crew can be heard saying "Oh, f*#k, we got it."
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RE: Why Don't They Just Blow Their Horn? (vid)

Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:41 pm



Quoting Alberchico (Thread starter):
Don't all trains have a powerful horn to warn traffic ??? Why didn't use it? Also, is it possible that the stupid moose jumped out of the way at the last second ?

It could've scared the moose!!! Can't have that can we now?  Yeah sure
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RE: Why Don't They Just Blow Their Horn? (vid)

Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:04 am



Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 3):

It could've scared the moose!!! Can't have that can we now?

Sometimes scaring the animal will cause it to freeze up. I've seen that myself in my time working for the railroad. Bearing down on a crossing and repeatedly sounding the whistle will often cause motorists to hesitate as well.
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RE: Why Don't They Just Blow Their Horn? (vid)

Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:31 am



Quoting 57AZ (Reply 4):
Sometimes scaring the animal will cause it to freeze up. I've seen that myself in my time working for the railroad. Bearing down on a crossing and repeatedly sounding the whistle will often cause motorists to hesitate as well.

Yes I agree but the moose in this case didn't freeze up.

And I am only commenting here coz I had this weird experience myself. While driving in Oregon at night, a deer just felt like taking its chances against the SUV I was driving. Luckily I was able to come to a full stop as it stood right in the path I would have taken, I didn't blast the horn at all, might have just flicked the headlights. To my amazement it started running exactly on the road ahead of me like the moose in the video, and it just kept going. I actually had to overtake it as it never seemed to have the slighest intention of taking a step aside as it ran and I waited for more than what I thought was reasonable time for it to figure out something other than running on that open road in a straight line as compared to bushes and trees steps away on the side. At that time I thought maybe my headlights in the darkness might have something to do with it, looks like not as much as I thought.
 
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RE: Why Don't They Just Blow Their Horn? (vid)

Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:27 am



Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 1):
Queue the PETA flamethrowers in 3... 2... 1...

Hi, I'm from PETRE (People for the Ethical Treament of Railway Engines) and I am absolutely shocked at the sight of such disregard for our locomotive friends.

Heavy animals should not throw themselves at Engines in such fashion. It could engender slight cosmetic deterioration and discolorations on the face of the train with all the associated emotional damage.

In light of this outrage we at PETRE demand the immediate extermination of all mooses, deers, buffalos, bears and other heavy animals that recklessly commit themselves to those acts of terrorism on our mechanical friends!
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RE: Why Don't They Just Blow Their Horn? (vid)

Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:18 pm

This is the original video, as posted by the engineer on the train:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2oUSJ7R69Y

"A moose is run over by a train in northern BC, Canada. I was the engineer on that train ... blowing the horn makes the moose panic more and they most definitely stay on the track or turn and charge the train. The large amount of snow on the side of the track is another reason the moose stays on the track where it has good footing. The train was about 8000 tons going downhill, no chance to stop in time! It would take at least a 1/2 mile to stop."

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