Old 02-03-2007, 04:12 AM   #1
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Sometimes I wonder about some of these people.

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Old 02-03-2007, 04:42 AM   #2
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Yeah, i remeber seeing that one on tv, nice of you to bring it up. Its pretty neat.
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:52 PM   #3
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Honestly, I feel sorry for that cop... all that crap he is going to get for his partners.

Makes me wonder though if he would have worked so hard to catch the suspect on the bike if there wasn't a camera crew with him. Not all cops (and actually very few) have knowledge of railroads like we do so he likely thought he could make the jump...wrong.

I'm sure the people of Des Moines are getting a good laugh though.
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Wow, I thought for sure that was some sort of spoof until I saw the FOX symbol in the bottom corner near the end...you couldn't make up something that funny. I wonder what happened to the sandwich when he nailed the diamond?!?
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Old 02-04-2007, 09:05 PM   #5
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I like the police dispatcher (something like this): "...he tells me there is a switch engine, that's what he calls it..."

I like that part especially. Like they have no clue what the hell they are talking about.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:44 AM   #6
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Chris is right many officers do not know the first thing about trains. I know when I got involved in this hobby I didn't know much and I'm still learning. When I give OLI presentations you be surprised how many adults do not know much about trains, crossings or the railroad right of way. Some police officers and other first responders know the bare minimum as well. Think back when you first became involved in this hobby how much did you know?
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:12 PM   #7
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Think back when you first became involved in this hobby how much did you know?
Well, enough to know better than to stop on tracks and trespass like others

FYI, that episode of Cops originally aired on Fox in 2005, iirc. I still see it every now and then on the other channels.

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Old 02-06-2007, 02:12 AM   #8
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I bet the dispatcher and some engineers were getting a good laugh when they heard the news over the radio.

Its ironic that police chase us away from RR areas b/c of trespassing or they're afraid we'll do something dumb. I'm a bit shocked that OLS stuff isn't taught to them in police academy.

A decent sized part of me wanted to see the cop car get hit by the train.
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Old 02-06-2007, 01:03 PM   #9
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man... that brought back some memories....

a long time ago, in a land far, far, away... i was a young hooligan on a dirt bike.
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You know... I still wish I had my camera with me a few years ago, when Thomas The Tank Engine got a official police escort along our right of way at the Northwest Railway Museum in Snoqualmie, Washington, with city owned police dirt bikes... Of course, it helped that the State Governor at the time was on board the train...

Just another day at the railroad....

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I had seen from the part where the "faster train" is approaching till the end. I was mad that my dad didn't tell me that there was train related material in that episode untill I came downstairs. He should know better! Nice to see the begining and how he got stuck on the tracks. I like how the officer is kind of laughing through the entire thing.
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you woulda though, HEY I HAVE FLARES AND LIGHTS AND SIRENS, let use those....... maybe......hmmmm, a little too late on that

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What a dumb@$$!!

How did the perp get away so quickly? He'd have to just about walk that bike over the railhead, no?

Yup, me too. "Yuk, yuk, yuk, well, it's a good thing the taxpayers flit the bill for complete & utter f***-ups like this. Har-har."

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I like how the officer is kind of laughing through the entire thing.
That's just it, the difference is some railbuffs actually go out of their way to learn anything ~ even if it's the dumb stuff, not actual rules or anything. I can count on both hands with fingers left over how many non-RR'er buffies actually knew what the purpose(s) of a marker was. How do you expect often chest-pumped cops to want to learn it, or even have some civilian try to explain it.

Best personal scenario: Having a cop try to mount my train to cite us for blocking a crossing, because he thought he had jurisdiction to do so. We locked the doors & called him in to our dispatcher, while yelling out the window, "Remove yourself from the movement, or you'll be taking a LONG ride to Allentown as soon as we get the signal."

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How did the perp get away so quickly? He'd have to just about walk that bike over the railhead, no?

actually... no!

he probably cleared the railhead with a short blip of the throttle and used the ballast as a jump ramp.

up and over, ya go!

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I heard about that happening when i was working security in Des Moines a few years back.... Thought the West Des Moines cops were full of it.... I guess not
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SO set up. It just so happens he gets stuck on the tracks when a train is coming and he has a CAMERA CREW with him. Why was he even chasing the bike? Its like 1/2 mile ahead of him. Moron
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SO set up. It just so happens he gets stuck on the tracks when a train is coming and he has a CAMERA CREW with him. Why was he even chasing the bike? Its like 1/2 mile ahead of him. Moron

The show is called "COPS" and the police have camera crews with them. It is not set up.
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