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#1 norfolkwesternhenry


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:08 PM

So when I was on the EB last year, going through the cascade tunnel, I was standing at the rear window, with a powerful flashlight to light uo the tunnel. There was a bar across the diaphragm, so I couldn't walk off the end of the train. I was tempted to try and open the door and stand of the rear, between the bar and the door, because it looked like there was enough space. Could I have done this, or would the door have been locked. Amtrak doesn't have rules about this (that I know of) for obvious reasons.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:07 PM

Not a good idea! The crew would frown on that.

The door may be locked anyway.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 04:30 AM

I'm pretty sure that under normal circumstances that door will be locked.


If you look at cars such as inspection cars that actually have a rear viewing platform that you can officially stand on while the train is moving, there is much more than a simple bar to prevent you falling off.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:50 AM

Not to mention the fumes in the tunnel in question are very irritating at best, deadly at worst...

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:20 AM

And you wonder why Amtrak doesn't want you traveling without supervision.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:55 AM

He also has an exceptional sense of balance. If Amtrak would test that, they would recognize his extraordinary abilities and give him a "you can go places other people can't" pass.
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