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Train vs. Rolls Royce (on trailer) in Houston
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ehbowen
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Train vs. Rolls Royce (on trailer) in Houston
 
« on: Jan 8th, 2013, 9:20am »
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Train wins.
 
Nobody injured, so we can chuckle about it...although, of course, a lot of inconvenience and expense. According to the comments, this crossing is one of many along that railroad line which are marked with signs warning that low trailers are likely to get hung up. Apparently this trucker breezed past one such sign, and his trailer, sure enough, got hung up. He was on the phone with 911 when the train broadsided him; 911 was not able to get the word out to the railroad in time to stop the train.


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Re: Train vs. Rolls Royce (on trailer) in Houston
 
« Reply #1 on: Jan 8th, 2013, 11:05pm »
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Not really an antique R-R, though not current production (which is very luxurious and astoundingly ugly). Looks to be a custom limo, though. May be repairable. Truckers need to be able to read signs, and smart enough to understand them, seems to me.
 
Train obviously wasn't moving that fast when it made contact.


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Re: Train vs. Rolls Royce (on trailer) in Houston
 
« Reply #2 on: Jan 9th, 2013, 11:16am »
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Yes sir, Clyde. So many drivers fail to either pay attention to the signs or be aware of the height of their vehicles......or BOTH!  
 
Not to mention how the media spins the headlines and stories that the BIG BAD train hit the truck. Just once would I love to see a head-line that reads: " Idiot driver gets in the way of train of (X-name) Company Train and is hit as a result!"
 
That just drives me bananas!
 
Charlie


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Re: Train vs. Rolls Royce (on trailer) in Houston
 
« Reply #3 on: Jan 9th, 2013, 6:11pm »
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on Jan 9th, 2013, 11:16am, charlie6017 wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Yes sir, Clyde. So many drivers fail to either pay attention to the signs or be aware of the height of their vehicles......or BOTH!  
 
Not to mention how the media spins the headlines and stories that the BIG BAD train hit the truck. Just once would I love to see a head-line that reads: " Idiot driver gets in the way of train of (X-name) Company Train and is hit as a result!"
 
That just drives me bananas!
 
Charlie

 
Hardly alone in that, sir. Seems as if there are a number of "High center" crossings around Houston and there have been a number of wrecks as a result.


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