Message From This Blog. Trains Have Bigger Muscles Than You

Next season, if you’re late getting home to see the game, I don’t want you to do what this guy did at the tracks. I know, I know, he’s probably all panicky because he’s already missed the first period and may even miss the second. He needs to get that TV fired up and switched to RDS. But chances are, Mike Komisarek, if he’s still a Hab, has already made several bad passes, the team is in penalty trouble, and the crowd sang the Ole song earlier in the game but have stopped after several Komisarek passes. But the Canadiens will win it later on in the game when you’re home safe and sound. So don’t hurry and look both ways.

Maybe you’re in a big rush to get home to read this blog, but please be careful.  Trains tend to do bad things to those who linger or are in a hurry. And studies have shown the number one reason people are hit by trains is because they’re in a hurry to read this blog. Don’t rush and look both ways. The blog’ll be there when you get home.

4 thoughts on “Message From This Blog. Trains Have Bigger Muscles Than You”

  1. How Long Does It Take a Train to Stop?

    Trains can’t stop quickly or swerve. The average freight train is about 1 to 1¼ miles in length (90 to 120 rail cars). When it’s moving at 55 miles an hour, it can take a mile or more to stop after the locomotive engineer fully applies the emergency brake. An 8-car passenger train moving at 80 miles an hour needs about a mile to stop.

    Don’t take chances—it’s easy to misjudge a train’s speed and its distance, especially at night. If you see a train, just wait.

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