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Sometimes when I'm bored, I create scenarios in my head of what could happen and how to deal with it. I thought it would be a good idea to share them so others might also have an idea to survive certain accidents :dummy:

As I travel by train quite a lot, I imagined some scenarios of all kind of things that could go wrong, and how to possibly survive them. Be warned though, I never had the chance to find out if these will actually work, for obvious reasons.

Accidents while being on a train

Although it happens rarely, it can happen that your train is going to collide with another train which is on the same track, but is riding in straight into the train your in. You know, something like this:

Train Collision in Buizingen, Belgium, in 2010. One of the trains landed on the wrong track due to a faulty signal, although it's still not sure if that's the true reason of the collision

To get a higher chance of surviving these kind of collisions, here are my hypotheses on how to do so:
  • If you're sitting in front of the train, you'll probably hear the train driver honk the horn vigorously if a train is homing in, or see the other train coming to you if you look outside the window. If you hear and/or see that, get up and run as far to the back of the train as possible. if the other train is going to ram your train at high speed, your chances at surviving in the first rail car is very slim. Be careful not to trip though, as the train driver will probably use the emergency brake. Make sure to alert other people as well.
  • If you're siting somewhere in the middle of the train, make sure not to sit on the seats with a table in front of it. The force of the collision can make those tables back-and-rib-breakers.
  • Your safest bet will be to sit at the end of the train, but that spot isn't always safe either...
Sometimes it can also happen that a train behind your train is somehow faster than it should and ram the train from behind...and that sounded wrong.
In that case you should actually do the opposite than what I said before. Luckily, these kind of collisions are extremely rare.

Collisions with cars and trucks on level crossings don't create a lot of damage to the train itself, so you will probably survive that. If you're on that train, that is.

With the security standards of today, train hijacks are also very rare, but if this happens, here's what to do:
  • If they want your money, just give it. Your life is worth so much more than just a few numbers.
  • Hide in the toilet, if possible.
  • Don't anger the hijackers. They probably have weapons.
  • Call the emergency hotline. Here's a list of emergency numbers from every country…
  • If you're brave enough and have some martial art skills, master and disarm the hijackers
  • Trying to escape the train is probably not really an option, you'll probably risk your life even more if you tried to escape
As humans are still animals, fights cannot be excluded from accidents that can happen on a train, more commonly with someone who doesn't have a train ticket and the conductor. The tips are actually useful for small fights on any location
  • If you're not that strong, you should probably stay away from it
  • Try to separate the people in conflict. More people helping you is advised
  • Call an emergency number, make sure to say on which train you are.
Accidents around the train tracks

Fallen on the tracks
Train stations are busy places and some people don't care about what they bump into. Or some people push you from the platform, straight on the rails. It's actually easy to survive this... if you act fast.
  • When no trains are arriving at the station any time soon, try to get back up on the platform. Some platforms have little stairs every few meters to get back up. At both end of the platforms are mostly areas to get back on the platform as well.
  • When there is a train coming, try to do the same thing, but faster. Don't run in the direction of the train, but run away from it.
  • Do not stand still
  • If the train can't stop on time and there is enough room for a person between the rails and the bottom of the train, lay down between the rails. The bottom of the train is usually high enough for a person to hide under it in certain countries. ...Unless, of course, this thing is attached at the front of it

Choo choo, motherfucker
  • If a train is coming but the other track has no incoming train, get to that one and climb to safety on the other platform. Be very careful before you do this.
  • Always make sure the train driver actually sees you. Be aware though, it takes a long time before a train slows down to a full stop.
Level/railroad crossings
I personally don't understand how you can cause an accident on a level crossing, as red flashing lights, loud bells and barriers are an obvious sign that you should stop before the tracks for an incoming train. But if you somehow are stuck on a level crossing, here's what to do:
  • If you're unlucky enough to have a car malfunction right on a level crossing there are two scenarios possible: 
    • If there is no warning of an incoming train, get the car away from the tracks by pushing it. Watch out for the gaps by the tracks though.
    • If there is a train coming, get out of your car and run away from it. Your life is more important than your car.
  • If you walk or bike across a level crossing which is obviously warning you about an incoming train. Rethink your life. You really can wait a few minutes. it may seem that the incoming train is very slow, but that's a very tricky illusion.
  • Make sure no car stops in front of you behind a level crossing. You really don't want to stop on the tracks.
  • If you see something on the tracks, make sure to stay away from the level crossing as far as possible. The larger the object is, the more debris it will shatter across, possible mowing down some signals, electric cables and other cars with it. Like this:

Oh my God indeed.

I have no idea how useful these tips are, but hopefully you can use these tips to avoid any of these near-deaths:

Trains are amazing, but still very dangerous. Don't risk you life to save just a few minutes. Don't walk over rails to get to the other platform, always wait until the level crossing is safe to pass.

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Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than to be absolutely boring.
-Marilyn Monroe

Oh hello there, welcome to my wonderful world*!
*still in construction, might take a few years.

I’m known as Goomuin, a portmanteau of Goomba and penguin. Pretty genius, I know. :eyes:

I’m a student at Howest and studying DAE (Digital Arts & Entertainment) to become a 3D artist for animations. As this takes a lot of my time, uploads are rare, but it will all be worth it in the end. If you’re interested in the progress I’ll be making in the next years, there’s a +watch button for that :dummy:

People know me as a creative punny bastard, making terrible jokes at every possible occasion. You’ve been warned. I also have the tendency to question and overthink everything. I'm also very curious. I'm also known to connect everything, even if it seems that there's no connection at all.

My interests are pretty obvious if you take a look at my drawings :la:

I also have a huge project with working title Mercasya, which is about a fantasy world in a parallel universe a 1000 years in the future. As I want this to become very detailed, this project will take a long time to finish, or it might never get finished at all because it keeps on growing.

My beautiful girlfriend is :iconmerleee: . I love her so much :hug:

With this all being said, have fun! :dummy:

I'm also on here!
I've got Skype as well, but I ain't givin' it to ya (unless I know you more personally)

If you see my username on other sites, it's probably a dead account of mine or a fake one!



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IvypoolForever Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Happy late Birthday!!! :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz:
Goomuin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks :dummy:
IvypoolForever Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist
You're welcome !!
powerkidzforever Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Happy birthday
Goomuin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :dummy:
Hurtlove Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday u nerd hope your day was grand :^)
Goomuin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It surely was you geek :D
Hurtlove Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good :^)
icefirewolfie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have also realized you have the same birthday as my sister o.O
that's really weird...
Goomuin Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am your sister
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