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Trains over here hit cars all the time, because we have thousands of unprotected grade crossings. (250,000 according to http://www.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/newsletter/04-4/tracks.php)

I got out and looked at the front of our engine after one such crash, and there was a small scratch on it; the car had been pretty much demolished. The size of a train locomotive is difficult to comprehend...

http://www.wickedlocal.com/salem/news/x1772937947/Rail-deaths-take-psychological-toll-on-train-crews

by asdf on Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 at 09:24:41 PM EST
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