sean377
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Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:01 am

It never ceases to amaze me what risks some people will take just to save a few minutes or even seconds...



Click picture for video, watch the shoes of the lad crossing the track!
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:11 am

These idiots should be hunted down and charged with something related to endangering the lives of the passengers on board the trains. Unbelievable stuff, particularly the first and last incidents shown.
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:46 am

That's sick, totally sick..  expressionless   thumbsdown 
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:21 pm

We were so close to having these people eliminated from the gene pool. Just a fraction of a second and we would have succeeded.
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:01 pm

The actual clip is even more dramatic!

Can be seen in this article, along with others...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7878109.stm
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:33 pm



Quoting Sean377 (Thread starter):
It never ceases to amaze me what risks some people will take just to save a few minutes or even seconds...

I think what the guy in that photo was trying to do was rid the world of a Class 153. Stupid little single car things that they are! Big grin
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:06 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 5):
I think what the guy in that photo was trying to do was rid the world of a Class 153. Stupid little single car things that they are!

Maybe so! If so then I commend him for ridding us of the train and himself out of the gene pool.

We have those one-car train here through Blackburn and Accrington a lot. I grew up in the South East where Electrostars (I think they were called) were everywhere, so the first time I encountered NorthernRail's rolling stock they send through Accrington I thought it was a bit of a piss take. Glorified buses on tracks.

I even really miss those ancient old slam door trains we had a lot down in Kent too.
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:14 pm

This is just sick. Take a look at the first and last one. They are so close to get killed. Amazingly stupid behavior.
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:18 pm

People that think its alright to try to beat a train should watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7xD397_K5Y
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:01 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 5):
I think what the guy in that photo was trying to do was rid the world of a Class 153. Stupid little single car things that they are!

I've spent too many hours of my life on those things - after three hours you start to lose the will to live!  grumpy 

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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:01 pm



Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 6):
We have those one-car train here through Blackburn and Accrington a lot. I grew up in the South East where Electrostars (I think they were called) were everywhere, so the first time I encountered NorthernRail's rolling stock they send through Accrington I thought it was a bit of a piss take. Glorified buses on tracks.


Electrostars is the correct name yep, nice train too. Northern Rail are actually a pile of pants and have awful, horrid trains. Sadly you can't avoid them up in Blackburn! The bus things you are talking about are known by the name 'railbus' and were literally made from Leyland National bus parts in the 1980's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_142 << This is what Northern use.

The original was the Class 141 but they were even too shit for us so we sold them to Iran by 1997 where they still bounce around today! Big grin

Here's one:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7b/Class141Swanwick.JPG

And here's the bus type is was based on:

http://www.oxford-chiltern-bus-page.co.uk/upload%20041007/Amersham%202007%20%20LCBS%20SNB312%20High%20Wycombe%2030Sep07%20Paul%20Davis.jpg

But enough about that, I sound like a trainspotter when I'm actually just a commuter in the know.
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:41 pm



Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 6):
I even really miss those ancient old slam door trains we had a lot down in Kent too.

I used to go to school on one of those, the class 101s taken over by "Regional Railways" from the old BR. In any level crossing collision, the car wouldn't stand a chance...

One of my friends on one occasion opened the door as the trains was still moving at quite some speed, jumped out, ran alongside the train and jumped back on. Did he get a telling off from the guard!

And as bad as the 153s are, they don't come close to the rubbish 150/2s that Anglia Railways had after they lost their 156s to Central, and before they got the same 156s back!

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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:00 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):
Electrostars is the correct name yep, nice train too

£3,500 season ticket.

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0 working toilets.

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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:05 pm



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 12):
Welcome to Southeastern's Electrostar fleet.

Southern's bunch of Electrostars is where it's at!  Wink
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:10 pm

If you think the 153s are bad don't forget they used to run in pairs and were known as Class 155s, they were the precursor to the 158s on Regional routes from Cardiff. And here is the unit concerned, 153312:

http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p52588178.html




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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:20 pm



Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 14):
If you think the 153s are bad don't forget they used to run in pairs and were known as Class 155s,

There still are a few knocking about in Yorkshire actually, the ones that didn't get split up. In all honesty the 153's aren't that bad, not compared to a Railbus. Me and LHR380 took a Class 153 from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster back in the day and here she is. Memories! Big grin

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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:48 pm

And I did the whole Carlisle-Barrow-In-Furness on a 142 back in the 1990s, it was a summers evening with a glorious sunset against the hills. I've seen the WYPTE 155s and have some pictures of them but mainly I remember the 155s as being my method of transport for getting to games at Fratton park in years gone by!



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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:01 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 15):
There still are a few knocking about in Yorkshire actually, the ones that didn't get split up.

Yep, occasionally see the odd 155 hanging about in Leeds (the 155, not me - I try not to hang around Leeds for too long). When I was into model railways many years ago (though I keep being tempted to get into it again so that I don't spend all of my very precious leisure time drinking) I actually had a model 155; in fact, I've still got it somewhere...

Despite being a relic from a bygone age, I'm not sure people would be that distraught were Northern Rail to get rid of all their railbuses immediately. I've been on the odd one between Newcastle and Durham (takes an age), but mostly between Newcastle and Metrocentre, and they're actually rubbish.
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:24 pm



Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 16):
And I did the whole Carlisle-Barrow-In-Furness on a 142 back in the 1990s, it was a summers evening with a glorious sunset against the hills.

I've never done that route but the scenery is supposed to be great. Maybe one day....

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 17):
Yep, occasionally see the odd 155 hanging about in Leeds (the 155, not me - I try not to hang around Leeds for too long). When I was into model railways many years ago

Don't lie. I bet you hang around Leeds and all other mainline stations jotting down numbers in your little notebook.  Wink
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:26 pm

This was just on Sky News, some people are totally mental. One car even weaved round the barriers coming down and struck the vertical strips with the roof of the car!
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:50 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 18):
Don't lie. I bet you hang around Leeds and all other mainline stations jotting down numbers in your little notebook. Wink

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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:20 pm



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):

Oh dear god...  Silly

Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 16):
And I did the whole Carlisle-Barrow-In-Furness on a 142 back in the 1990s

Whilst the scenery is good, the trains are piles of crap, bouncing here there and everywhere, especially when it's windy...and don't get me started on the Carlisle-Newcastle run...more bounces than Jordans t*ts!
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:48 am

I have the pleasure of partaking in Northern Rail's lovely service and rolling stock this evening.

Got a lucky dip situation, it's always a 153 or 142. (So not really a lucky dip, just a dip).
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Tue Feb 10, 2009 9:24 am



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):
But enough about that, I sound like a trainspotter when I'm actually just a commuter in the know.

You ARE a trainspotter, spotty youth!! And you know it! And I suspect you are also a Bus Spotter too, lurking around depots writing the numbers down Big grin  duck 

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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:41 am



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 13):
Southern's bunch of Electrostars is where it's at!

Nope, the toilets don't work on those either!

People around here think it's a joke when they announce that the next train is 4 coaches, I can't imagine what would happen if a one coach train pulled up.
 
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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:59 am



Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 24):
People around here think it's a joke when they announce that the next train is 4 coaches, I can't imagine what would happen if a one coach train pulled up.

Could be worse, could be one of these things:

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RE: Playing Chicken With A Train...

Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:14 pm

I notice at a busy, 2 track level crossing with both freight and passanger trains I cross 2X a day, the police for the railroad (NJ Transit) sometimes post themself there and tickets drivers that try to bypass the gates. I believe the summons requires an appearance before the local municipal judge and one can face a license suspension as well as a nasty fine, points on their license and a notice to their car insurer upon conviction. Perhaps if more tickets were given and substantual penalties for such stupidity were given, maybe we would see fewer such fools.

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