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Anyone that takes the BNSF probably should plan a different route home today.

Someone at the Brainard stop in LaGrange got hit by a train. I have no idea what happened but I can see it out the window of my office. Not a pleasant site to see.

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Anyone that takes the BNSF probably should plan a different route home today.

Someone at the Brainard stop in LaGrange got hit by a train. I have no idea what happened but I can see it out the window of my office. Not a pleasant site to see.

Figured I'd pass the warning on to any of you train commuters.

friend of mine just gave me a call that works right there. Thinks they might have committed suicide? but i can also see it being an accident with the rush to get home.


she said there is body debry all over the place.
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friend of mine just gave me a call that works right there. Thinks they might have committed suicide? but i can also see it being an accident with the rush to get home.


she said there is body debry all over the place.
From the location of the body parts, I would guess suicide as well, but don't want to speculate.

And yes, it's a mess. Three white sheets out and chunks all over.

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I have been on that rail a few times. It's 70 mph rail through there, some of the fastest rail in North America. They hit the person head on if the body exploded.

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I have been on that rail a few times. It's 70 mph rail through there, some of the fastest rail in North America. They hit the person head on if the body exploded.

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I have been on that rail a few times. It's 70 mph rail through there, some of the fastest rail in North America. They hit the person head on if the body exploded.

Question: What do you call any person hit by a train?

Answer: A tresspasser.
how bumpy is it going that fast?

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Depends on how big the person is...
I lolled at that...

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how bumpy is it going that fast?
It's not bumps, it's the rocking. You can get a train on the perfect frequency and gyrating (technicially called hunting) that they derail themselves. Classic example is a empty or loaded grain train. At 9 mph they are over the rail, and a 50 it's the same thing.
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Hard to see, but when the grain cars pass buy they rock right and left n
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Hard to see, but when the grain cars pass buy they rock right and left n
whyz they rock?

and how do they fix this? do they alternate cars? grain car, corn syrup, grain car?
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whyz they rock?

and how do they fix this? do they alternate cars? grain car, corn syrup, grain car?
because there's something weighing the wheels down but not the top of the car and that causes the top to rock just enough to cause the entire car to rock a tiny bit

at least my opinion... not sure to be exact... just wanted to sound like a smartass
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it was a woman maybe in her 30s, that saw the train coming, stepped onto the tracks and turned around before the train hit her.


fire dept. was picking up all the pieces and putting it in the ambulance
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La Grange, IL — A woman struck and killed by an Amtrak train near the Stone Avenue train station in La Grange Monday, June 7, has been identified as a former La Grange resident now living in Berwyn.


Police said Linda Dulik, 43, stepped off the pedestrian platform and trespassed on to the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe railroad tracks near the station.

Police said Dulik walked into the path of a fast-moving train, inbound from Nebraska in the center set of tracks.

A sister of the victim had arrived at the train station after Dulik had been killed and told authorities the victim may be her sister, police said, adding her sister had been depressed.

Police Chief Michael Holub said some family members “were obviously surprised” by Dulik’s actions. Dulik had called police to get permission to park overnight as a nonresident in La Grange, Holub said.
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hey at least she went in pieces all at once, no pain
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hey at least she went in pieces all at once, no pain
curiosity of death

did she feel it then die?

ack gotta think of other stuff
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did she feel it then die?

ack gotta think of other stuff
Good question, only one way to find out

*this just in, a motorcycle rider jumped infront of a amtrak train headed for Cali*

I dunno, there's different forms of pain I guess... I've heard of people losing limbs and once in a while they almost feel like the limb is still there and/or "feel" pain from it... if it was that sudden I don't think you'd feel anything
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saw the episode of house where he had to amputate the lady's leg. Civil War, they use to hack saw peoples legs off and toss it in the pile. can't image that pain.


and does that lady go to afterlife, or go to hell and jesus says "wtf, you know how hard it is to make you"
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saw the episode of house where he had to amputate the lady's leg. Civil War, they use to hack saw peoples legs off and toss it in the pile. can't image that pain.


and does that lady go to afterlife, or go to hell and jesus says "wtf, you know how hard it is to make you"
Ah, the last episode, where she was stuck under the building. As far as Civil war goes, it wasn't only during civil war, it's still occuring, they just use better saws now.

Well depending on the religion, some condem suicide and you go to "hell"
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One of the guys at my work tripped and had an engine run over one of his legs just above the ankle, and the heel of his other foot. He said he didn't feel a thing, he was confused when he got up and was missing a foot. Very little blood, the wheel from the locomotive sealed the wound, kinda like a zip lock bag.
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A couple of the people I work with said they were outside smoking when they heard a train go by then a "POP" sound, followed by screaming. They asked a couple commuters what happened and they said a lady just walked onto the tracks in front of a train.

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A couple of the people I work with said they were outside smoking when they heard a train go by then a "POP" sound, followed by screaming. They asked a couple commuters what happened and they said a lady just walked onto the tracks in front of a train.
The screaming had to be other people. The pop was the woman exploding. Engineers have a saying. No thump, no dump ( use the emergency brakes)

As for some train cars hunting, check out this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcnJt...=youtube_gdata

You can see the cars slam back and forth. It's happens, on some trains more than others. A single car will do it, so seperating them won't work and is not practical. Track maintenance has to be good on high speed rail to fund and correct wide gauge before it happens.
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that's the curve of the tracks doing that...
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The screaming had to be other people. The pop was the woman exploding. Engineers have a saying. No thump, no dump ( use the emergency brakes)

As for some train cars hunting, check out this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcnJt...=youtube_gdata

You can see the cars slam back and forth. It's happens, on some trains more than others. A single car will do it, so seperating them won't work and is not practical. Track maintenance has to be good on high speed rail to fund and correct wide gauge before it happens.
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I can see that one of the rail drops about an inch. But only some cars rock more than the others.
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Damn does the engineer even know that the cars are doing that? And how come we don't use cement RR ties like Europe, There tracks were smooth.

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I cannot tell if there is a curve in the track or if there is a drop in the rail. But if one rail was off by an inch, you could hear it. And if it was broken rail causing difference, it's a good chance that a trail will derail. No, the engineer has no way of feeling it. I dragged 3 cars that were on the ground over 1000 feet and didn't feel anything. My amp gauge stayed the same, so I didn't have to work the engine any harder. From what I understand, concrete ties are more for longevity than strength. We have both wood and concrete in Proviso yard.
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I cannot tell if there is a curve in the track or if there is a drop in the rail. But if one rail was off by an inch, you could hear it. And if it was broken rail causing difference, it's a good chance that a trail will derail. No, the engineer has no way of feeling it. I dragged 3 cars that were on the ground over 1000 feet and didn't feel anything. My amp gauge stayed the same, so I didn't have to work the engine any harder. From what I understand, concrete ties are more for longevity than strength. We have both wood and concrete in Proviso yard.
I cant even tell you how many times in Des Plaines I saw the railroad ties completely loose, the wood bounces and you can tell the tie it'self out about 2 inches... you see the track seperated from the other one when the train passed it
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Only welded rail is solid. Segmented (non welded) rail is still connected. They use plated of steel to connect the rail. It will move a bit, it's designed to. Same with wooden ties. They get soft over time, the ground underneath sinks, and they move. Heat plays a factor too. It's the interesting part of my job. You can pull the same train over the same rail and it is never the same.
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sure it's welded... I saw them seperated man... they came COMPLETELY apart... when the train rode over it the height difference was an inch or 2 and it popped up when the train was not on it
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Welded rail is literally that. Long pieces of rail (usually 1.5 mile long) and installed, and welded to the next part of the rail. It makes the train considerably quieter, used in residential area and high speed rail (70mph). Segmented rail is different and will move how you are stating. If welded rail would come apart as
you describe, the signal system will not work properly, and there is a very high chance of a derailment.
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