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#1 KevinKorell


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:29 PM

Fort Worth, TX Star-Telegram, 6/17/17:




‘Off-roading’ SUV gets stuck on tracks, hit by commuter train in Fort Worth



A Jeep Cherokee that was apparently “off-roading” on train tracks Saturday afternoon was struck by a Trinity Railway Express train.




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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:42 PM

Some snowmobilers also, either naively or arrogantly, look upon railroad rights-of-way as a convenient "freeway" through woodland.


One winter, a Seashore Trolley Museum volunteer was at the controls of Quebec Railway Light & Power  # 454.  The interurban is 62.5 feet long and weighs 67,000 lbs, so it has the intimidating presence similar to a Budd car.  This 1930-built single end electric has a snowplow on the front end and was tossing considerable quantities of Maine snow off the main line.  A snowmobiler got quite a surprise coming face-to-face with this behemoth, and he wisely escaped certain collision by driving off the the right-of-way and tumbling down an embankment.



Picture of QRL&P # 454:      tn00454IQC.gif

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