There is something mesmerizing about this video. At first it looks staged — like a ‘test dummy’ setup, a truck parked in the path of a train. But, it appears that it was real. You can hear the train coming — whistles blaring. But you don’t hear any brakes. It seems to be going at its normal speed. Says one person was injured — aboard the train. Assume it was the engineer. Shame. Wonder if he ducked. Crazy. This one doesn’t make sense. You would think that somebody would have tried to ‘wave’ the train down. Get it to slow down. That you don’t hear any brakes is scary. But, I think I have heard something about that. They don’t like to slam on the brakes because that could cause derailment. I need to talk to somebody about this.
I had to smile. You have to smile.
You do not have to go all the way back to the Galileo trial. Gregory XVI (1831 — 1846) banned railways from the Papal States calling them calling them chemins d’enfer (road to hell), a play on the French for railroad, chemin de fer (iron road).
Yes, popes have a storied history of being very perturbed by all things new and modern.
So, this should not come as a surprise.
But, it still made me smile.
All taken with my 3 day old with my Fujifilm X-E2s.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
North Conway, New Hampshire
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