Not quite on a road but....

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Not quite on a road but....

Postby [XAP]Bob » 24 Jan 2017, 2:56pm

Apologies about the FB link...
https://www.facebook.com/NTDTelevision/ ... 804157760/

Video of clearly drunk person trying to cross a railway line with a flat barred bike (not riding) with several orange plastic bags (presumably Sainsbury's shopping bags).
Railway workers in the background clearly start to shout -and then start to run to the man.
By this time he has thrown the bike clear of the lines, but spilt the contents of one of the bags.
Railway worker takes a quick look over his shoulder before rugby tackling the man clean off the track with very little time to spare*...

The caption I saw was that it was a drunk cyclist - I'd suggest it was a pedestrian with a bike (as in Crank vs Brooks) but still it's terrifying...


* I estimate that the train was less than three feet away when they cleared it's width. It was slowing, but still going very fast!
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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby Bmblbzzz » 24 Jan 2017, 3:51pm

That's scary! It would be quite enough without the dramatic background music. Any idea when and where it happened? Incredibly brave and altruistic action by the "orange soldier".
[XAP]Bob wrote:Apologies about the FB link...
* I estimate that the train was less than three feet away when they cleared it's width. It was slowing, but still going very fast!

Even with emergency braking a train would not be able to stop in that time.

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby [XAP]Bob » 24 Jan 2017, 3:59pm

Absolutely NO chance of the train stopping...

It's probably come to a stop a mile or so down the track...
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby Si » 24 Jan 2017, 5:25pm

At the point the vid stops it looks like the other railwayman is about to land one on him.....which is understandable! Hope thefirst railwayman gets recognised for his bravery and quick reactions.

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby reohn2 » 24 Jan 2017, 7:32pm

Si wrote:At the point the vid stops it looks like the other railwayman is about to land one on him.....which is understandable!

Reasonable under the circumstances :?

Hope the first railwayman gets recognised for his bravery and quick reactions.

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby Wemmick » 24 Jan 2017, 8:35pm

Hmm, I'm inclined to agree with the comments calling 'fake'. If you re-run it several times and concentrate on the train, it literally has an 'aura' around it suggesting it has been added later.

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby blinkered » 24 Jan 2017, 8:40pm

Wemmick wrote:Hmm, I'm inclined to agree with the comments calling 'fake'. If you re-run it several times and concentrate on the train, it literally has an 'aura' around it suggesting it has been added later.


also leaves on the trees not moving as the train passes

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 24 Jan 2017, 8:45pm

Hi,
you could stunt that, but the margin was way to close to be able to time it accurately.
If real the runner would of started earlier or leave them to their fate.
so probable its fake.
Just read the last post.
The lack of wind wave in the trees does it for sure.

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby Roadster » 25 Jan 2017, 1:43am

More "fake news", eh? If this continues, no news will be believed!

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby reohn2 » 25 Jan 2017, 8:33am

If it is fake I can't see the idea behind it :?
It would need some organising to stage even with the train dubbed in later.
So what is it,railway workers having fun? :?
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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby reohn2 » 25 Jan 2017, 8:35am

If it is fake I can't see the idea behind it :?
It would need some organising to stage even with the train dubbed in later.
So what is it,railway workers having fun and risking their jobs if found out? :?
Or perhaps amateur film makers thinking it'd be a cool film?
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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby Bmblbzzz » 25 Jan 2017, 11:27am

Amateur film makers messing around on a railway? I hope not. The railway workers behaviour when first noticing the bloke with bike seems odd in that they don't take any notice of him, just glance at him. Also, the trees look quite green for October. Of course being posted in October doesn't mean it happened then, but that's one of the problems: we have no idea when and where it is, and the news drama music doesn't help judgement either. And where was it shot from? I suppose it's possible that a group of amateur film makers sent one down to cross the lines while the others filmed, and then shopped the train in. Very irresponsible if so. Still quite dramatic though!

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby The utility cyclist » 25 Jan 2017, 3:20pm

it's fake and obvious signs it'ss fake.
Speed of train near workmen - fake
no shadow from train - fake

people in motors do more damage more often, anyway this needs putting in the Tea shop so people can discuss why people fake scenarios like this - hint, clicks=money

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

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Re: Not quite on a road but....

Postby [XAP]Bob » 25 Jan 2017, 3:58pm

Despite the fact that that link is to an evil site (the daily wail doesn't deserve any clicks) it also fails to produce any source for the video - just claims that it's proved.

I'm not hugely fussed either way - but it's common to cite sources when you are reporting that something has been proved false.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.