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|carne68||27 May 2014 5:35 a.m. PST|
On the Fresno Subdivision: YouTube link
Language on the video (and in the locomotive cab) is NSFW.
Local News report with more video: abc30.com/77742
| Saber6 ||27 May 2014 8:25 a.m. PST|
As I heard it Semis have "issues" with the route. WHY do the keep taking it?
|Streitax ||27 May 2014 10:55 a.m. PST|
No doubt it's the classic 'Oh, everyone around here knows you gotta take that crossing at a dead run if you don't want to get hung up on the tracks
.you're not from around here,eh? Well NEXT time you'll know. Now pick up your mess.'
|Cold Steel ||27 May 2014 2:11 p.m. PST|
There may not be another route the trucks can take. There are thousands of such marginal or substandard railroad crossings around the country. A single variable can make the difference in getting hung up or not. Trucks are built to a Federal specification for ground clearance. If they keep getting stuck there, then ask the highway department why they haven't fixed the crossing.
| Parzival ||28 May 2014 12:07 p.m. PST|
There's a crossing near our old neighborhood in Nashville that is a sharp rise and descent to and from the track level. I saw a moving van semi get stuck when the tool box mounted under the trailer's floor hit the tracks. Had it just been a standard trailer, it would have cleared the tracks. Fortunately (AFAIK) no train hit it before they managed to lift it off. Guess they know now to remind the drivers that with the tool box underneath, they don't have the same ground clearance of a standard semi