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Just a bit off... © 2014 - 2024 Brandon Hu



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Picture Title: Just a bit off...
Photographer: Brandon Hu
Submission Date: 11/1/2014 6:13:52 PM
Comments: Replacing old track on the main.
Gallery Category: Track Construction
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Track Gauge: 7.5
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Critiqued 12/2/2015 3:28:12 AM by Open  Open, 7IIenzLC
Depends on a few things. Clearance from the top of rail to the boottm of car is "supposed to" be 2 1/2 inches, per 49 CFR 215.121(a). The height of the rail itself would be between 5 and 7 inches depending on the type of rail. The rail may sit further above the tie on a tieplate. The tie may have a further depression in the middle (like concrete ties) or the rails may be sinking into the tie. All that's assuming you are thin enough and are able to lie down flat and stay laid down. Not be sucked up by the passing motion. Not panic. Not snag clothes. Not get clipped by something and have an involuntary reaction and raise part of your body. Definitely dangerous any way you slice it, and railroad people are very opposed to danger. There really isn't much call for an ordinary passenger to need to do this. Even if you fall off a subway platform onto the track, you'll usually find there is a big empty area under the platform itself, specifically to give people somewhere to go.References :
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