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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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Posted 15 July 2017 - 04:28 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.

Not locked, but disabled so only those authorized to open the door can do so.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:39 PM

I hope it's not locked.... That's an emergency exit!

I do hope it's disabled so no one can just press the "push" button and open the door.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:53 PM

Good grief, Henry.

 

If we are ever on the same train, remind me to not ask you for directions if I get lost. ("How do I get to the dining car?" "Right this way, lady--just remove the bar put up there to keep you from falling out and we'll drop a picnic onto the tracks for you.....") :giggle:

 

Quite seriously, though--please don't put yourself in positions where you can be hurt, or go where no one knows where you are or if you are in trouble, on a train or elsewhere. We want you around for a long time! :)


Edited by Mystic River Dragon, 09 August 2017 - 01:15 PM.





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