In the late 1970's I worked for a company that had a freight rail running past it. There was a woman off the boat from Vietnam who decided to end it all by setting on the track the next time a train came along. I went outside shortly after it and the tail end of the train was well past the impact point. They use two types of brakes, one on the car and the locomotive turns the drive motors into electrical breaking. Even if the brakes were good, there is a limit to how well steel on steel will grip.
Guess you don't know about the more MODERN Electrics.....Tesla a good example of electric traction....0-160 in 3 Seconds.....
That type of Loco is not the old fashion ones' that took 5 minutes to get to 60........that's very possible.....
 May 17, 2015 at 12:46pm
DAT muss be one of them nuisance 5 million dollar ankles.
Grab some popcorn, a cold drink and a comfortable chair.
May 8, 2015 at 5:48pm
Wow, Taxes may be needed, but we need assurances that they are being good stewards of the monies. Which they absolutely are not. Taxing others so we can bring illegals here and give them EIC’s is not making my day. I’d agree to give them more if they agree to reduce the size of their monopoly.
 May 8, 2015 at 5:22pm
You think that’s criminal, come to NJ we have both real estate and inheritance taxes. The criminals here can’t get enough. and it starts at 675K not the 5.5M the feds start at.
and “strike in the foot” does that mean he got a shot off and was intentionally aiming at his foot, or did he use the gun like a hammer?? there’s a difference between striking and shooting. or is it just me?
 May 8, 2015 at 3:27pm
Where’s the Arab discrimination committee when you need one.