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WI train death #6950632
08/01/20 03:16 PM
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I see a 70 year old lady was struck and killed going fishing.

Re: WI train death [Re: Cibarius] #6950723
08/01/20 05:27 PM
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Still boggles mind how any sober person can get hit by a train. Not like they swerve to hit you.

Re: WI train death [Re: Cibarius] #6950754
08/01/20 06:04 PM
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Re: WI train death [Re: Cibarius] #6950755
08/01/20 06:06 PM
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My cousin was 12 years old and some how got her foot caught In the tracks and was killed by a train.


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Re: WI train death [Re: Cibarius] #6950784
08/01/20 06:36 PM
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Lost a older farmer here two years ago crossing the tracks on his tractor, and a young man east of here on his tractor just last week.


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Re: WI train death [Re: Cibarius] #6950834
08/01/20 07:11 PM
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When I was a kid there was a RR crossing a few hundred yards down the road from my house on a country road with no lights. I can remember 4 times when somebody hit the train there with 1 death all were drunk. One guy who lived just on the other side hit it twice and lived. There just happened to be a bar a quarter mile down the road on my side of the crossing.

Re: WI train death [Re: tlguy] #6950850
08/01/20 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by tlguy
Still boggles mind how any sober person can get hit by a train. Not like they swerve to hit you.

Tlguy, Zim has spent many hours over the years doing survey work on railroad tracks (which nowadays they cannot even do without special training). It happens often that you can be facing away from a train with the right wind direction and cannot hear a thing when one approaches. It's pretty unsettling. I know a guy who got his leg chopped off doing just that. Never heard it coming and assumed he would. Getting hit generally happens to people who are walking along the tracks not crossing directly (in which case they would look both ways and go).


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Re: WI train death [Re: Cibarius] #6950861
08/01/20 07:40 PM
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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I had np idea they cpuld sneak up on you. My last house was 200 yards from the tracks and you could feel when the trains went by.

Though ive never spent any time on the tracks, so I guess I can't judge.

Re: WI train death [Re: Cibarius] #6950875
08/01/20 07:53 PM
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Train hit a delivery truck full of whiskey in the small town where I lived. Lot of people helping with the initial cleanup.

Re: WI train death [Re: Cibarius] #6950887
08/01/20 08:09 PM
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Asphalt do you live near the Mississippi river?

Re: WI train death [Re: Cibarius] #6950917
08/01/20 08:34 PM
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I ride the trains and you would be surprised how quiet they move down the rails. And we run freight up to 70 mph. Amtrak even faster. Plus people like to play chicken with us to. Takes as much as a mile to stop after hitting someone. Lots of non gated crossings out there to boot.


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Re: WI train death [Re: Wild_WI] #6951039
08/01/20 09:50 PM
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No I'm in south eastern WI

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