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Train Wrecks FX channel

Discussion in 'Metal Heads' started by Smart, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 175
    it's ON RIGHT NOW YO!!!

    well, EST... check your local FX listings... still, it looks to be an hour of Trains vs. Autos
     
  2. NOVAGIRL

    NOVAGIRL Member

    Joined: Jan 12, 2001 Messages: 989 Likes Received: 1
    i'm so happy i watched that...i learned some good facts...

    like it can take up to a mile and a half for a train to stop after breaking...

    a propane explosion can blow a tanker half a mile into the air like a toy...
     
  3. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Nov 23, 2000 Messages: 12,434 Likes Received: 86
    that last clip on there that lady got hit. i have seen the uneditied version on the internet. she get hit and thrown right near the camera man.
     
  4. DankLordz

    DankLordz Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2000 Messages: 1,983 Likes Received: 0
    brutality. i saw two assholes come close to getting hit a couple of days ago. stupid shit
     
  5. pukey1

    pukey1 Elite Member

    Joined: Mar 10, 2001 Messages: 2,996 Likes Received: 0
    where does one obtain this clip?:confused:
     
  6. HAL

    HAL Guest

    I noticed that a couple of those wrecks were due to the line's weight being miscalculated and they didn't have enough braking power to stop the train. I really hope that it didn't have anything to do with them not being able to read the car weights. It's probably a good idea to stay clear of those, just in case. I do anyways, but I know a lot of writers don't. I personally don't want to be responsible for a train wreck and people being hurt or killed. Masking tape or cutting around them.

    The workers could theoretically walk around to the other side of the car to get the weights, but I'm sure they don't always have time to walk around the line, and it's dangerous to hop between cars, so I'd assume they aren't allowed to pop through the line, for safety reasons. In my experience, that's their biggest concern, is safety. Like many many writers said before, respect the workers and what their job is, and graffiti won't be such a problem. A television program such as this reiterates the point that the railroad is a dangerous industry and any writer with half a brain will avoid interfering with car/weight information.
     
  7. asteelhorse

    asteelhorse New Jack

    Joined: Mar 18, 2002 Messages: 53 Likes Received: 0
    i didn't catch the show, but i have several family members who a re conductors, brakemen, & engineers with up and amtrack. the way they tell it, people get bagged by trains with saddening regularity. one acquaintace(sp?) is the man who has investigate all the amtrak run ins w/ civilians in the area; he's a busy, bitter man...
     
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