Trains and train tracks.
They may not look like hellholes, but they definitely are.
The rails themselves seem to always be in the most inconvenience place when you fall on them.
I know, I still have small 'dent' in my rib cage from jogging across a track. My foot barely clipped the first rail and I came down on the second with my arm catching some of my weight and my rib cage catching the rest.
It was an active line. I nearly passed out and was completely incapacitated for at least a minute.
As I tried to breath, I realized a train could be coming around the bend at anytime.
After I was able to draw a few breathes, I hobbled off the tracks in shock.
Cracked a rib and torn the cartilage in between two ribs.
I felt that for a decade latter every time I ate a big meal... I was lucky.
Steel is completely unforgiving. If you fall on a rail, expect to seriously hurt or killed. A friend of mine tripped walking down the same line and hit his head on the rail. He survived.
It's easy to do; only takes the slightest miscalculation. Been so much easier to have lifted my trailing foot by literally a quarter of an inch higher.
●If you run on or near tracks, each step needs to be spot on. It best never to run on tracks but any one who's walked them has ran on them.
Jumping moving trains is another evil pleasure I have partaking in. Getting off can be much harder than getting on unless you ride it to the next stop. ha-ha.
I ended up diving off and landing in snow when the train was going at least 30 mph, probable faster.
Didn't get a scratch. Had something been concealed under that foot thick layer of snow, things might have gotten messy
Getting on a moving train is the next hardest part. If you have to run to do it, a lot can go wrong. A trip on anything can be fatal. Once you grasp the ladder you need to get on fast. Do or die.
Better have excellent upper body strength and be fully committed. You need get your feet high enough so you don't hit anything on the ground and pull yourself up far enough to get a foothold on the ladder without using your feet as may be the case. Jumping for the ladder is not a plan.
If anything goes wrong you have to fall -away- from the train... that doesn't always happen.
Any mistake can be life altering.
Many people do make mistakes. I'm originally from PA...In 2016, 26 people in Pennsylvania died and 19 others were injured when struck by trains while trespassing on tracks or railroad property, according to Federal Railroad Administration data. Pennsylvania ranked fifth in the nation last year for such trespassing incidents.
The one that didn't get away:http://triblive.co...sburghs-south-side ♤
Remember, severe pain or death is the only reward for failure... ♤