Ug. Just…seriously. Say these kids are young all you want, but that’s no excuse. Us smart ones had this train shit nailed down at the exact moment mom and dad taught us about looking both ways for cars. The thought process went a little something like this: Oh damn, those things move fast. Ok, I’ll be sure not to fuck with them.
The video was taken on a stretch of CN rail line near 16th Avenue Public School in Richmond Hill, north of Toronto.
The CBC viewer captured two pieces of video, taken moments apart. They show two children, who appear to be no older than 12, playing a dangerous game with passing CN freight trains.
In the first video, one youngster “plays chicken” with an approaching train, stepping off the tracks seconds before it passes at high speed.
In the second piece of video, two children — including one from the first video — touch a slow-moving train as it passes in the opposite direction on an adjacent track.
If you click the link not only can you see the videos, but you can read all sorts of other mind boggling stupidity about how yes this shortcut is unsafe but I save 15 minutes by using it and yeah, let’s keep hacking open the fence the train people keep fixing. surely there’s no reason why they don’t want us there.
If it weren’t for the knowledge that some poor sap will have to clean your guts off the tracks and that it would slow down the days of innocent people when the trains have to stop, I’d wish death upon you all.