OK, this person is INSANE!!!!!!!

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  1. LocoIndy76

    LocoIndy76 Member

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  2. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    :) \Yep once again I am at a loss for words for this one.
  3. COMBAT

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  4. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Robotic Stand.
    There is no way a person could do a 180 like that camera did while that train was running overhead.
  5. zedob

    zedob Member

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    Sure they can. Find a bridge, get underneath it, stick camera (mounted to stick) up between the ties and film. When the train passes twist the stick 180 degrees.

    The give-away is the guardrail.
  6. J. Steffen

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    That was my first guess. That or a maintenance access. Probably just reached up aftarwards and panned the camera.
  7. COMBAT

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    I vote bridge! :)
  8. pooka2hot4u

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    yea definately under a bridge, a person can not fit between the rail and a guardrail like that. also you can tell there was noone there because you would have seen hs legs or something when he turned it....and that camera was turned pretty calmly and smoothly, way too calm for a person lying under a train, it would have been shaking like crazy.
  9. joesho

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    those tracks though looked quite tall thick, for some reason
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    DAMN!! Why didn't "I" ever think of that!! LOL Yes - - Pooka is correct - the first thing I noticed when the camera panned was "NO LEGS" :(

    There area few places around here where I could do this easily... Why won't I???

    A: it's trespassing
    B: it IS insane!!!
    and c: It would be my dumb luck to lose the camera to the train somehow... then all I'd have is a pile of plastic & Glass where my Camera used to be :( :(


    .,.............. But since someone else did it - -it is neat to watch....Just to WATCH
    Don't try this .... ever!!!!!
  11. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    That Is Crazy, Even If It Is Under A Bridge!!!
  12. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    more stuff i will never tell my son about....he would do it too....LOL! honestly,i would just set the cam there and leave it till the train came! i would have had a heart attack under there!--josh
  13. Jim Krause

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    It was obviously done on a bridge or trestle. A small digital camcorder on a monopod would have worked well. I would hope the person was using a cheaper model. Wouldn't want to see a 1200 dollar camcorder go bye bye.
  14. MadModeler

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    No kidding there!
    Much as it is very neat to watch, that has to be one of (if not the) most stupid things anyone can do. And if there were legs visible in the camera before the train, they would not be there after the train.
  15. Dave Flinn

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    Another thought, which occurred to me before I read the theories above (which are probably better) was that the camera was remote controlled. Anyway, as it said, Don't try it!
  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Camera phone, mounted on a stick, under a bridge.
    Just a guess.........
  17. stripes

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    That was a Canada Via Rail train. I have a friend that works for the CN, and does bridge repair work. It would be easy for them to do underneath
    as they are right under the rails while they are still in use.
  18. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    The only thing I've done was put my camera on a sleeper and started recording before the train arrived, once it went by I went and fetched my camera again.

    I agree, that was definately done under a bridge or something, as was stated before, no one can contort like that under a moving train, plus he was mighty close to those flanges.