Railfanning saves life, no film at 11...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Zug, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. Zug

    Zug Member

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    Ever happen to be in the right place at the right time? Usually stuff just goes wrong for me, but today a was going to Purlator to ship some returns for my mother, just as I parked my truck I heard a rumbling.

    So I looked and seen a CP SD90 & SD40-2 (I think) pair coming down the CP main line, I'd never seen a train when I've gone there before, til then I didn't even realize the track was right there. So I stopped for about 3 minutes and watched it go by, as I was coming out another CP SD-2 was parking some boxcars for loading on a spur by a paper factory, so I watch that for a couple minutes.

    So I drive off and headed to walmart, as I got to the a big intersect on the way, I had to stop for fire trucks and ambulances, as there was a 3 car crunch that'd happened a few minutes before...

    If I had stopped to watched the trains, it might have been me in there....

    I've had stuff like this happen to me before. A delay of some sort, or changed plans that kept me out of something bad that happened where I would have been if I'd not been delayed...
  2. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Zug asks:Ever happen to be in the right place at the right time?
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    I have had my fair share of close calls and very close misses.Seems that God has smile on me more then then a few times over my life time..
  3. jim currie

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  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Wow - you're keeping your Guardian Angle prett busyt.. :) Good thing too :)
  5. Brunob1

    Brunob1 New Member

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    It probably happens more than we realize.
  6. rcwatkins

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    Now aren't you glad you went railfanning?;)
  7. Zug

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    One of the times I remember most was about 15 to 20 years ago, I'd planned to go on a shopping trip to a big mall in Detroit (Southfeild) with my father on a Sunday, well the plans got changed and we went on the Saturday before instead.

    For some reason I happened to look at my watch at 12:45 pm just outside the Husdons store.
    Sunday evening I was watching the Detroit news on TV, at 12:45PM on Sunday there was a shooting in that mall, just outside the Hudsons.

    Now that's something that sticks in you mind!
  8. Clerk

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    I have had multiple times when I was delayed or changed plans that could have had disatrous results if I handn't changed.