Anonymous asked: Not TES related but trains related, what do you think of dumb fucks like this guy? youtu(.)be/Dy8Yt-P614w
He’s lucky to be alive, the idiot.The conductor hitting him in the head like that probably stumbled him forward, saving him getting mauled by something sticking out.
Okay folks, railroad safety time. Trains have a thing called a “fouling point”. Basically, the size of a train extends past the width of the rails. On track switches, the fouling point indicates how close two trains can get on a switch before they collide.
This applies to non-switch things as well. Even if you’re not actually on the tracks, you can still get hit by the train, because it is often wider than the actual tracks. Things, like stepping points for the train’s crew, can also stick out, and while thankfully I’ve not seen it myself, there have been incidents of being dying when these parts hit them at a high speed.
So in other words, get the fuck off my railroad.