man cut in half

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Switchman73, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Switchman73

    Switchman73 New Member

    An un-named man was ran over in N.W. Portland Or. saturday morning by at least 3 trains before an AMTRAK driver noticed him at around 930 in the morning. From what Ive been told, he was split right up the middle. STAY AWAY FROM TRAIN TRACKS!
  2. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    No doubt!

    Uh, I'm going to guess suicide.

    Right. He's been squished by a train. They're lucky they know it was a guy.
  3. Switchman73

    Switchman73 New Member

    the train was blocking his path and he tried to pass thru. the train then started ahead and he lost his to be him. STAY AWAY FROM TRAINS AND TRACKS!
  4. MadModeler

    MadModeler Member

    Geesh. That's one hell of a mess.

    I feel sorry for the folks who have the job of cleaning up.
    And if it is confirmed which train hit the guy initially, I feel sorry for the engineer of that train. That would be one major sick feeling.
  5. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Guys,I spent the summer railfaning and what I seen done scared the living hell of of me..I watched as school kids climb on stopped trains,seen some craw underneath to get to the other side,seen drivers,pedestrians,bicyclist all disregard the crossing signals and cross the tracks as a NS train was nearing with horns blaring and ditch lights flashing.
    I did call the police about the unsafe acts of the school kids..Their response was they will have a officer to monitor the tracks...I know a stopped NS train is unusual but,it does happen.
  6. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    That's the problem - it could start at any time, without warning, and making almost no noise...!!

  7. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    Andrew,The only train that stops here regularly is the local based out of Marion.However some times a train stops and waits for a train to go around the old Pittsburgh Connector.
    Of course this is a dispatcher error since the stopped train is blocking several streets and should have been stopped outside of town.Of course some times there is a 3 way meet at the Benson siding and the second West bound is stopped at East Benson or at the Col/San signal.Again dispatchers error since the second westbound should have been held out of town.

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