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Train Vs. 18-Wheel Truck

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Cameraman wins for being at the right place at the right time.

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Date: 11/27/07 02:37 AM

63 Responses to Train Vs. 18-Wheel Truck

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    19250 posts
    November 26, 2007 at 4:39 pm
    Link: Train Vs. 18-Wheel Truck - Cameraman wins for being at the right place at the right time.
  2. Profile photo of Eagle390
    Eagle390 Male 18-29
    109 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 2:40 am
    EPIC FAIL
  3. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 2:41 am
    EPIC SUCCESS.
  4. Profile photo of omgitzmeex3
    omgitzmeex3 Female 18-29
    57 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 2:48 am
    EPIC PROPORTIONS
  5. Profile photo of Nightshifter
    Nightshifter Male 18-29
    513 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 2:50 am
    Reminds me of something I tried one night with a buddy.
  6. Profile photo of Fuchsbrauner
    Fuchsbrauner Female 18-29
    183 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 3:07 am
    EPIC HOTNESS
  7. Profile photo of Lost_In_Time
    Lost_In_Time Male 18-29
    317 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 3:43 am
    Wow that train slowed down a lot faster than I thought it normally could...

    EPIC DESTRUCTION

  8. Profile photo of iJasc
    iJasc Male 13-17
    73 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 4:03 am
    EPIC EPIC
  9. Profile photo of CheeseCar
    CheeseCar Male 13-17
    803 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 4:08 am
    EPIC USE OF OF THE WORD EPIC AS AN ADJECTIVE
  10. Profile photo of lieunym
    lieunym Female 18-29
    458 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 4:57 am
    0.0
  11. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 5:01 am
    iEpic
  12. Profile photo of extreamh
    extreamh Female 13-17
    251 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:27 am
    wow~cool~what ever........
  13. Profile photo of runeguy37
    runeguy37 Male 13-17
    121 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:32 am
    Staged? Wouldn`t the train be blowing its horn if it was about to hit something? Trains by my town blow their horns EVERY TIME they are about to cross a road. So I doubt that that cameraman was "lucky" as the description says.
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    Skythe Male 18-29
    965 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:43 am
    Spectacular!

    oh yeah I guess I hope nobody got hurt..or something.

    anyway, EXPLOSIONS!

  15. Profile photo of T3h-Wraith
    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
    645 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:44 am
    Lol @ semi, Gtfo you fail.
  16. Profile photo of securitywyrm
    securitywyrm Male 18-29
    89 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:49 am
    Yeah, the lack of the train blowing the horn indicates there`s something more to this than we`re being told. Probably something out of a safety video.
  17. Profile photo of shadow50001
    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:55 am
    damn I wanted to get in on the epicness but it seems iepic killed it...
  18. Profile photo of Vanilla_Sky
    Vanilla_Sky Male 18-29
    36 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 7:03 am
    EPIC PHOTOSHOP?
  19. Profile photo of italianoboy2
    italianoboy2 Male 13-17
    27 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 7:28 am
    When DOESNT the train win?
  20. Profile photo of WHOISIT12345
    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
    4393 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 7:33 am
    EPIC FAIL :P
  21. Profile photo of LadyAlathia
    LadyAlathia Female 18-29
    151 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 8:03 am
    EPIC STAGED CLIP!

    The lights and barriers weren`t down. Anyone else notice that? That`s an AUTOMATIC system, folks.

  22. Profile photo of rifter
    rifter Male 30-39
    282 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 10:02 am
    Actually, LadyAlathia, look closely. You can see the barrier being bent forward by the semi. You can also hear the warning bells if you listen hard enough.

    And FYI, some areas do not allow horns to sound across certain crossroads because of noise ordinances. Very stupid laws IMO.

  23. Profile photo of Jowsh
    Jowsh Male 18-29
    1237 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 10:06 am
    stop saying semi
  24. Profile photo of OrdinaryPand
    OrdinaryPand Male 30-39
    3 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 10:10 am
    Meh... that was SEMI-EPIC
  25. Profile photo of Iamnotbored2
    Iamnotbored2 Male 30-39
    93 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 10:30 am
    rifter,

    There are ordinances against unnecessary blowing of air horns certainly. Trains would often blow their horn when approaching a traffic area. However those ordinances do NOT prohibit blowing your horn if you see someone on the tracks, like say a truck. They simply require the train operators NOT blow their horns unless there is a clear and present danger/need, such as when an 18 wheeler is on the track. Noise reduction does NOT trump safety.

  26. Profile photo of Diddie
    Diddie Male 18-29
    217 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 11:07 am
    Ha ha - he said trump
  27. Profile photo of xskullkidx
    xskullkidx Male 13-17
    277 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 12:03 pm
    EPIC DEATH
  28. Profile photo of Roduku
    Roduku Male 50-59
    459 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 12:50 pm
    EPIC OH SH*T!
  29. Profile photo of XxSpeedy
    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
    274 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 1:00 pm
    It`s funny because he`s dead.
  30. Profile photo of rifter
    rifter Male 30-39
    282 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 1:01 pm
    Iamnotbored2: I just went back to look at the video for the 11th time. Unfortunately, the video starts when the train is just about 100 feet from the semi. It`s quite possible that the train driver stopped blowing the horn and braced himself for the impact. It also looks like the train is coming around a curve, so it`s possible (though highly unlikely) he didn`t see the truck in time.

    While you are correct on the noise ordinance/safety issue, some people don`t know the difference (or don`t care) and will fine either way. They get scared or worried that they`ll get in trouble, panic, and don`t follow proper procedure.

    No matter who is at fault, I`ll bet the semi driver has lost his license and has to pay for the trailer.

  31. Profile photo of Kougaiji
    Kougaiji Male 18-29
    604 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 1:04 pm
    First Post.
  32. Profile photo of Saturnia107
    Saturnia107 Female 18-29
    367 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 2:50 pm
    ^^EPIC DUMBASS
  33. Profile photo of wowthissucks
    wowthissucks Male 30-39
    305 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 3:01 pm
    "When DOESNT the train win?"
    I guess this time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUc3wd4It...
  34. Profile photo of Novem006
    Novem006 Female 18-29
    700 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 3:30 pm
    ok, whats so great about this??? IAB has started to get pretty lame.
  35. Profile photo of SPrinkZ
    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
    2290 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 4:31 pm
    EPIC TRAIN
  36. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 4:33 pm
    Epic Dullness

    i had to do it mom! i just had to use the epic use of epic today!!

  37. Profile photo of eatspaste
    eatspaste Male 13-17
    64 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 5:12 pm
    YAY! I <3 TEH CRASHEZ!
  38. Profile photo of DudeGuy
    DudeGuy Male 13-17
    211 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    couldnt that have derialed the train?
  39. Profile photo of Clarkie_3
    Clarkie_3 Female 13-17
    198 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    oh my. 0.0
  40. Profile photo of FadeToBlack5
    FadeToBlack5 Male 13-17
    54 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:06 pm
    Driver is lucky the back end got hit and not him.
  41. Profile photo of swtdreams285
    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
    1407 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:14 pm
    Nice THWACK! effect. ^_^
  42. Profile photo of Calibur15
    Calibur15 Male 18-29
    229 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:25 pm
    Train wins -_-
  43. Profile photo of jen00384
    jen00384 Female 18-29
    229 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 6:59 pm
    Will anything ever defeat the train?
  44. Profile photo of matsuri_aka
    matsuri_aka Female 18-29
    252 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 7:11 pm
    Stupid f*k*ng truck...and what is with the epic? Did I miss something on the interweb?
  45. Profile photo of Axium
    Axium Male 18-29
    296 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    EPIC LOCO-MOTIONS!
  46. Profile photo of Isobar
    Isobar Male 18-29
    293 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    EPIC MOVIE! Had to be said.
  47. Profile photo of Chelsea23
    Chelsea23 Female 18-29
    27 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 8:39 pm
    awesome
  48. Profile photo of AndrewST
    AndrewST Male 18-29
    181 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 10:31 pm
    I am pretty sure this video clip is staged. I remember seeing it, or one just like it, as part of a safety video. It was one of the "Don`t try and out run the train" videos for people who like to squeeze past the train to avoid stopping.
  49. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 10:50 pm
    Lost_In_Time, They`re not suppose to slow down that fast because it can damage the brakes, all the wheels and the rails.
  50. Profile photo of omg209
    omg209 Male 18-29
    208 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 11:11 pm
    EPIC WHAT(the freak does epic mean)
  51. Profile photo of Neagle
    Neagle Male 30-39
    1404 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 11:21 pm
    It`s kind of epic that when the engineer hit the "oh-shi_t" button the horn sounded.
  52. Profile photo of Poefan101
    Poefan101 Male 13-17
    315 posts
    November 27, 2007 at 11:22 pm
    EPIC ERECTION!
  53. Profile photo of mcnaial1
    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
    460 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 1:46 am
    Train Wins.
  54. Profile photo of Invalok
    Invalok Male 18-29
    724 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 4:54 am
    Epic Epic-ness
  55. Profile photo of Itsdude56
    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
    888 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 9:54 am
    EPIC CRASH
  56. Profile photo of BurnBurn
    BurnBurn Male 18-29
    223 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 10:43 am
    EPIC BOOM!
  57. Profile photo of jakobe
    jakobe Male 18-29
    57 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 3:32 pm
    EPIC YOUR MOM
  58. Profile photo of gabcab
    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 4:29 pm
    EPIC <insert word here>
  59. Profile photo of Todesauge
    Todesauge Male 18-29
    57 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 5:03 pm
    epoch!... I mean epic... or maybe not... who cares

    P.S. EPIC, question mark, exclamation point, period, period, period

  60. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 6:24 pm
    EPIC-TASTIC.
  61. Profile photo of nicholelibra
    nicholelibra Female 18-29
    663 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 10:02 pm
    EPIC MISCALCULATIONS.

    At the rate that the train was going, shouldn`t the crossing barriers gone down long before the semi crossed the track, not while the semi was crossing the track?

  62. Profile photo of Dragoliz
    Dragoliz Female 13-17
    93 posts
    November 28, 2007 at 11:06 pm
    Perhaps the train slowed quick coz it was already slowing down, it`s hard not to notice an 18 wheel truck on the rail ahead of you.
  63. Profile photo of Jfizzle
    Jfizzle Male 13-17
    184 posts
    January 13, 2008 at 7:00 am
    did anyone else notice that the camera was perfectly still(As if on a tripod), and the picture was pretty clear?

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