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Old 09-11-2010, 07:17 PM
Status: "crusty" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Hunkering down atop Shasta
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Murder. People often don't remember when they were hit, especially if on the right side of the head. Or they could have had a trankie of some sort slipped into drinks for the purpose of rape or robbery, that will also sometimes erase memory.
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Old 09-12-2010, 07:44 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I'm wondering how many of these incidents have happened so far this year in California? My state is breaking new incident / train suicide records Its at 34 so far.....
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I'm wondering how many of these incidents have happened so far this year in California? My state is breaking new incident / train suicide records Its at 34 so far.....
Wow I've never heard of committing suicide by being run over by a train except an incident in Glendale several years ago. A guy was despondent over a love affair so he parked his truck on a commuter train track. He chickened out and jumped out of his truck which was hit head on by the train killing 11 people on board including the conductor. A pathetic idiot who got 11 life sentences; he probably wishes he died in the attempt but ended up being a murderer.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:08 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Wow I've never heard of committing suicide by being run over by a train except an incident in Glendale several years ago. A guy was despondent over a love affair so he parked his truck on a commuter train track. He chickened out and jumped out of his truck which was hit head on by the train killing 11 people on board including the conductor. A pathetic idiot who got 11 life sentences; he probably wishes he died in the attempt but ended up being a murderer.
They seem to know where the highest speeds of the systems are because they all seem to happen in the 90-140mph zones. I think its the economy , because there mostly middle aged adults.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:53 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Wow I've never heard of committing suicide by being run over by a train except an incident in Glendale several years ago. A guy was despondent over a love affair so he parked his truck on a commuter train track. He chickened out and jumped out of his truck which was hit head on by the train killing 11 people on board including the conductor. A pathetic idiot who got 11 life sentences; he probably wishes he died in the attempt but ended up being a murderer.
Late last month, there was a suicide where someone jumped in front of a train in Anaheim and I believe one occurred in Fullerton earlier this year.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:44 PM
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Location: Coachella Valley, California
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It doesn't matter what the news says ... I believe drugs and/or alcohol WERE involved. I heard the 911 tape of the girl who called abot her two friends who were hit. It was released to the media and played incessantly on TV. She sounded like she was stoned out of her gourd! I don't believe they "fell asleep", nor do I believe they "committed suicide". I think they were all stoned!
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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The accidental deaths and suicides are fairly common on the peninsula near Palo Alto, Redwood City area. I remember reading a story a couple of years ago about a high school kid walking home after school on the tracks. He had his back to the train and didn't hear it coming because he was listing to his ipod apparently. Not the smartest thing to do.
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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The accidental deaths and suicides are fairly common on the peninsula near Palo Alto, Redwood City area. I remember reading a story a couple of years ago about a high school kid walking home after school on the tracks. He had his back to the train and didn't hear it coming because he was listing to his ipod apparently. Not the smartest thing to do.
He might have been listening to this. Boy, do they ever sound like a train. Easily confused with the real thing.


YouTube - Red Foley - Freight Train Boogie
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