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Date: 03/06/19 07:48
Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Hi, a video from the security cameras of VLI broad gauge tracks in Imperatriz, MA.

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/19 07:55 by pedrop.

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Date: 03/06/19 08:17
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: tomstp

He should have paid attention to the crossing signals. Hate to see anyone get hurt but, it was his own fault.   Here in the United States some lawyer would still file suit on the railroad hoping to hit it big.  Don't  know about Brazil.



Date: 03/06/19 09:09
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: boejoe

The flasher mast almost looks like it has a bracket for a crossing arm. 



Date: 03/06/19 10:06
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: gaspeamtrak

What and "ASSHOLE" !!! 
Hope he has learned his lesson !!!



Date: 03/06/19 11:45
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: PHall

boejoe Wrote:
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> The flasher mast almost looks like it has a
> bracket for a crossing arm. 

That's because it does have a bracket for a gate. 



Date: 03/06/19 17:17
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Not different here, but these big companies also great teams of laywers.

tomstp Wrote:
-------------------------------  Here in the United States some
> lawyer would still file suit on the railroad
> hoping to hit it big.  Don't  know about Brazil.

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Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 03/06/19 17:21
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

After many accidents like this in crossing levels out there, VLI is instaling these new crossing gates, but they are not operational yet.

boejoe Wrote:
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> The flasher mast almost looks like it has a
> bracket for a crossing arm. 

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Date: 03/06/19 17:34
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: BobP

Definitely a Darwin candidate.



Date: 03/06/19 18:01
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: DKay

Very confronting to watch.
DK



Date: 03/06/19 23:07
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: SP4360

That'll leave a mark.



Date: 03/06/19 23:12
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: SP4360

RR might want to think about turning or bagging the flashers until they are put in service to avoid any confusion to drivers. Not the fact that there was more than enough air flowing through the horn, some drivers totally rely on flashers and or gates, and some totally ignore them anyway. 



Date: 03/07/19 06:04
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: Bob3985

pedrop Wrote:
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> After many accidents like this in crossing levels
> out there, VLI is instaling these new crossing
> gates, but they are not operational yet.

I was wondering as it didn't appear that the lights were flashing unless it was the angle of the video camera.
Irregardless that is why here in the US we have instituted Operation Lifesaver programs in the schools with Drivers Education classes.

Bob Krieger
Cheyenne, WY



Date: 03/08/19 06:13
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: FloridaTrainGuy

Yeah, it appears nothing is working.  Does that big yellow sign warn about that?



Date: 03/08/19 10:50
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes sir, it is written: . Attention. Danger ahead. Be carefull with the trains.


FloridaTrainGuy Wrote:
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> Yeah, it appears nothing is working.  Does that
> big yellow sign warn about that?

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/08/19 11:22 by pedrop.



Date: 03/08/19 11:12
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: kevink

pedrop Wrote:
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> Yes sir, it is written: . Attention. Danger ahead.
> Be xarefull with the trains.

They weren’t kidding apparently.

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Date: 03/10/19 01:25
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: railscenes

The RR crossing lights and gates were not working. In the US they have required that in any case where the lights and/or gates are not working the train crew must stop the train before fouling the crossing and proceed only after a member of the crew is on the ground and flagging the crossing.
Steve Rippeteau



Date: 03/10/19 09:55
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

As said before, the RR lights and gates are new in that area. We perceive that the motorcyclist saw the train and tryed to pass in front of it. It is a common thing here in Brazil: motorcyclists do not like to stop for trains or car at the crossing levels.


railscenes Wrote:
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> The RR crossing lights and gates were not working.
> In the US they have required that in any case
> where the lights and/or gates are not working the
> train crew must stop the train before fouling the
> crossing and proceed only after a member of the
> crew is on the ground and flagging the crossing.
> Steve Rippeteau

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/10/19 15:28 by pedrop.



Date: 03/12/19 01:30
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: SP4360

Sounds like bicyclers in the states. They can't be bothered by road rules.

pedrop Wrote:
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> As said before, the RR lights and gates are new in
> that area. We perceive that the motorcyclist saw
> the train and tryed to pass in front of it. It is
> a common thing here in Brazil: motorcyclists do
> not like to stop for trains or car at the crossing
> levels.
>
>
> railscenes Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The RR crossing lights and gates were not
> working.
> > In the US they have required that in any case
> > where the lights and/or gates are not working
> the
> > train crew must stop the train before fouling
> the
> > crossing and proceed only after a member of the
> > crew is on the ground and flagging the
> crossing.
> > Steve Rippeteau
>
> Posted from Android



Date: 03/14/19 15:43
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: utwazoo

Did the moto rider survive?



Date: 03/14/19 16:05
Re: Train x motorcycle (Brazil)
Author: pedrop

Yes, he did.

utwazoo Wrote:
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> Did the moto rider survive?

Posted from Android

Pedro Rezende
Vespasiano, MG
Minas Gerais Railways



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