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Old 2020-11-02, 15:14   #1321
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A light suburban rail train ran through the blocks at the end of the line last night in Rotterdam. The track runs high above the roads on pillars, and the train would have crashed down on to the ground - except that there is a sculpture consisting of 2 enormous whale tails there. The driver's cab came to rest on one of the tails and the driver was able to get out (there were no passengers in the train).
Amazing situation. There was a Chicago El train in the past few years on which the driver fell asleep coming into the end of the line under O'Hare airport. The lead car started up an escalator.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O%27Ha...on_train_crash
EDIT: The AI camera mix-up is hilarious!
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Old 2020-11-02, 15:17   #1322
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The lead car started up an escalator.
Looks like it didn't turn out so well for the escalator.
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Old 2020-11-02, 16:14   #1323
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Amazing situation. There was a Chicago El train in the past few years on which the driver fell asleep coming into the end of the line under O'Hare airport. The lead car started up an escalator.
The term "El" means "elevated." The train was obviously determined to live up to its designation.

In contrast, I remember hearing that part of the original light rail transit system was actually raised (elevated) without interrupting service. I think it was on the Howard Street line (as it was then called), and included the highest point on the system.
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Old 2020-11-02, 20:08   #1324
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A light suburban rail train ran through the blocks at the end of the line last night in Rotterdam. The track runs high above the roads on pillars, and the train would have crashed down on to the ground - except that there is a sculpture consisting of 2 enormous whale tails there. The driver's cab came to rest on one of the tails and the driver was able to get out (there were no passengers in the train).

Picture: https://assets.nos.nl/data/image/202.../1280x720a.jpg


Edit: story now in the English press: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54780430
It was a fluke.
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Old 2020-11-03, 00:13   #1325
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It was a fluke.
Now this is a fluke: https://www.testers.ie/wp-content/up...E_NR-21164.jpg
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Close! But let's get real. Here's my own Fluke. 6 digit accuracy!
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It was a fluke.
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Beyond Really Good there, Paul. Great catch!

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Old 2020-11-03, 03:44   #1328
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It was a fluke.


And The Associated Press agrees.
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Old 2020-11-03, 13:14   #1329
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Way better than this kind: https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...-mans-innards/
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Old 2021-01-19, 13:29   #1330
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Man lived inside O'Hare for 3 months before detection, prosecutors say
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Cook County Judge Susana Ortiz reacted incredulously Sunday after a prosecutor detailed the allegations.

"So if I understand you correctly," Ortiz said, "you're telling me that an unauthorized, nonemployee individual was allegedly living within a secure part of the O'Hare airport terminal from Oct. 19, 2020, to Jan. 16, 2021, and was not detected? I want to understand you correctly."
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Old 2021-01-19, 13:40   #1331
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The part where he is deemed a danger to others is laughable. More likely he is being punished for embarrassing the "security" staff.
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