Caseyjim wrote:IN CASE OF DOUBT OR UNCERTAINTY, FOLLOW THE SAFE COURSE.Rule 108!
Moderator: Jeff Smith
litz wrote:I'll add one ...Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha, this made me crack up.
Please don't STAND IN THE TRACKS to take pictures of the oncoming train.
Yes you plan to step out of way. The crew in the locomotive, however, cannot read your mind.
If they flinch and dump the train before you step out, you're going to look and feel really stupid.
And they'll probably come after your hide for scaring the daylights out of them.
(and yes, I've personally seen people do this)
hazmatmess wrote:DO NOT yell at kids (unless their life is in danger) to be quiet because you don't want their voices in your video. Deal with it, young children get excited to see trains (especially my son). I try to keep him quiet when someone is filming but he's 3, he gets excited easily.I'd much rather hear the happy sounds of kids excited to see the choo-choo than hear a bunch of adult railnerds yacking in the background, trying to out-do each other with how much rail knowledge they have.
beanbag wrote:I'll add one, if trying to get an acknowledgement from an engineer (aka horn show) for your video.. Or are merely trying to exchange a pleasantry, a simple wave (or hat tip) is sufficient, if the engineer doesn't respond, deal with it, don't start frantically waving your arms and hat madly, it not only massively decreases your chances of getting the acknowledgement you want by irritating the engineer, it is a distraction and may cause him or her to miss something important up ahead (perhaps blowing the horn to warn a distracted individual with their headphones in their ears that walking out onto the pedestrian crossing at that exact moment may not be a good idea, in Ho-Ho-Kus with the pedestrian crossing and Port Jervis expresses this can be a big one). I have personally seen foamers do this trying to get a horn for their video (from a PL42 on the RVL no less..) at Bound Brook and it quite frankly is not only distracting but annoying and immature, I ended up leaving after the second time they did that, despite the fact that I had stayed there for less time than it took to drive down there (I had been there 15 minutes and its about a 20-25 minute drive from me).It gets worse. I've seen railfans wearing reflective vests and hard hats, apparently in an attempt to appear as if they work for the railroad, in hopes that they'll get some "horn action" from passing trains. I've even seen railfans set up fake whistleposts along the tracks.
charlie6017 wrote:In other words.........DON'T DO THIS!Holy... That's just dumb. I couldn't even watch past the 30 second mark it was that terrible.
**Warning**......this is over the edge.
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Backshophoss wrote:We were all young and dumb at 1 time,BUT not this BADD! Charlie,had to kill the audio on that videoOne of the comments "you were on Tosh.O. I hope you know." That's how you know he's a.. Well it would be violating rr.net policy to finish that sentence.
Following comments were not any better
Can't even shoot straight as well