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afidel

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Posted: 06/13/18 11:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Glad nobody was hurt, but a graphic reminder that you need to be extra vigilant when crossing tracks when towing a trailer or toad.


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That tow hitch didn't hold on to the car at all.


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Glad nobody was hurt, but a graphic reminder that you need to be extra vigilant when crossing tracks when towing a trailer or toad.


Thats nothing that requires a public service message telling others to be careful. The driver who ended up putting themselves in that position was simply a moron. When you have a railroad crossing with a traffic light just beyond there are two reasons why you would get in that position. One is your a moron, the other is your an impatient in a hurry moron. Now the person will probably sue the railroad lol.

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That thing tows like it's not even back there.


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And then there is this issue, The grade crossings in this area are very hump-backed because the tracks are gradually rising to make it over a bridge across Bay St. Louis. The trailer bottomed out on the grade crossing and a train came along.

I stayed at Buccaneer SP and the trains run every 20 minutes. Not much time to get a tow truck. In addition, the directions to the park take you over this grade crossing, even though a perfectly flat one is available 5 miles west.


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A graphic reminder to BE AWARE of your length when stopped ANYWHERE! DO NOT block the intersection. ANY intersection!


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bucky wrote:

That thing tows like it's not even back there.


Tows like its on rails





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Dad used to manage the paperwork on AT&SF accidents. Easy one...not the RR’s fault.


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Ralph Cramden wrote:

afidel wrote:

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Glad nobody was hurt, but a graphic reminder that you need to be extra vigilant when crossing tracks when towing a trailer or toad.


Thats nothing that requires a public service message telling others to be careful. The driver who ended up putting themselves in that position was simply a moron. When you have a railroad crossing with a traffic light just beyond there are two reasons why you would get in that position. One is your a moron, the other is your an impatient in a hurry moron. Now the person will probably sue the railroad lol.


In as much as BNSF is owned by Warren Buffett and Warren also owns Forest River, that would be interesting. Train wasn't going that fast. Went into emergency and stopped pretty quick.

Obviously the RV driver was a moron. Hope BNSF sues him for damage to the locomotive.


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Posted: 06/14/18 11:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just remember 'morons' like him are out there sharing the road with us all [emoticon]


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