Sunday, September 03, 2006

ATVs and Trains Do Not Mix

While at McAdam yesterday, I witnessed a near miss between an ATV and a train car. Here it is, on video.

The ATV driver had driven across one crossing around the end of a freight car, only to find the second crossing blocked by an engine. So he sat there, unaware that a three-engine set was about to couple up to the freight car he just passed (and was uncomfortably close to).

I was too far away to warn him, and I couldn't yell at him because he wouldn't have heard anyway with his helmet on, and the ATV and engine both idling away. I'm glad noone was injured and I hope he learned a bit of a lesson.

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