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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's like a tray-ay-ay-ainnnnnnnn on your wedding day ... it's like a ...

It starts off like a dream — a late summer day, a lush backdrop and a picturesque trestle bridge, where a bride and groom are posing for what will surely be memorable wedding photos, surrounded by friends and family. Then, a foreboding sound pierces the idyll — chug-a-chug-a-chug-a — followed by the sobering realization that this…

3 comments:

Squiggles said...

All I thought when reading this article (besides these could be Darwin Awards candidates) was this: This past summer, an SK couple won some notoriety for having their wedding pics done in front of a (retreating) tornado. They were really cool to see, but everyone was safe. Were these people trying to do something similar, but with a train and not a tornado?

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI, the bridge is not 350m long anymore. The original trestle was, but it was replaced with an long embankment and the current steel, which is about 90 meters long, bridge back in 1900.

Take a look at Goggle earth & see here;
http://www.caledoncommunitymap.org/report.php?ListType=Historic+Sites&ID=201&MenuItemID=9

Compared to the original trestle;
http://cataracthall.blogspot.ca/p/hamlet.html

Point being getting on a 350m bridge, which is the equivalent of a 12 car GO train! is indeed insane.

But a 90m bridge, which is about 3 & 1/2 GO coaches, yeah its kind of dumb but its not as bad as the article makes it sound. Like even if your in the very middle of the bridge just have to run less then 2 GO coaches to get out of the way. And trains do go pretty slow on those tracks, even slower on that bridge, like maybe 20mph/30kph. There's more than enough time to get away.

But I get it they still shouldn't be there it is trespassing.

Anonymous said...

I am a big fan of the site Awkward Family Photos, & this post there made me think of your blog & this story in particular. ;)

http://awkwardfamilyphotos.com/2014/09/29/11-families-who-dont-care-rail-safety/