And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
That guy owes the other guy drinks for life.ReplyDelete
Anybody inspecting a paper sack on RR..tracks probably can't afford to buy any kind of drinks for anybody....not even himself!Delete
That required incredible spatial awareness and courage. To willfully run in front of a speeding train with mere inches to spare required immense bravery. If one thing had gone wrong, a slip on loose gravel, a trip over a rail, resistance from the guy on the tracks, even a moments hesitation, the rescuer would have sustained at least serious injury.ReplyDelete
What is that black section on the top of the 3rd car?ReplyDelete
It is the electrical contact for the train had to figure it out from here.Delete
I almost got run over by a train on a wooded track like that one in the early 1960's near North Adams, Mass. I was the rodman on a survey party, and the transit was 100 + feet away. I never heard the train. It was running on batteries and moving slowly. It got close enough I saw the track move, and for some reason I stepped away.ReplyDelete
No doubt the train engineer was goin to give me a horn blast to make me SMP.
Trains can be almost silent.
I grew up 75 feet from the MILWAUKEE ROAD Chicago-Minneapolis main line. When they switched to welded rail in the early 1980's, trains became very, very quiet, until they were right on top of you.Delete
In an over populated world stupid people shouldn't be shielded from Mother Nature's cleansings.ReplyDelete
Waste of effort. I'd have let the train have the worthless POS. Now he's still breathing smart people's air.ReplyDelete
From playing on the tracks as a kid, I can tell you if the wind is in your face you can't hear that train behind you until it hits you on the ass. Never turn your back to the direction the train will travel. Not walking or standing on the track is also a good plan.ReplyDelete
the Doppler Effect can kill you!ReplyDelete
It sure was super fortunate to have happened perfectly situated in front of the camera out there on the tracks somewhere.ReplyDelete
Heroic act. Engineer didn't even try to slow down from what I see.ReplyDelete
Seen this before, it's photo shopped.ReplyDelete
it is a favored suicide method in japan to walk down the bullet train tracks facing away from the approaching trains.in japan, the trains don't stop unless damaged; if you want to die, no one will stop you. different culture...if this is photoshoped, the artist did a damn fine job of it...ReplyDelete