Holland, MI Feb 25, 2016 -- Good thing CSX Y121 only had a tank and caboose!

While cruising back down the Dock Track industrial lead towards home base at Waverly Yard, Y121 has to deal with a number of relatively unprotected grade crossings. With only two trips down this segment a week, there simply hasn't been much reason to spend hundreds of thousands to install advanced crossing technology.

At Pine Ave, a busy 1-way street crosses the spur at an intersection, which will setup this young driver for some epic fail. Watch as the red car pulls up at the train is approaching - the driver looking left for his opening to turn right, but no opening is available.

Then the engineer opens up the valve on his airhorn - that gets his attention. He panics, then decides to reverse off the crossing -- oops! He back right into the car behind him, and he's still not clear. The engineer is able to begin stopping the train without dumping the emergency brake due to the short and light status of his consist.

The driver is then able to find a hole and make his turn - as more drivers continue to cross. With many a blast from the horn, the engineer is able to halt traffic and cross the road, thankfully without real incident.

No damage, no injuries, but probably a PO'd driver whole just got rammed and a very flustered driver on the balance.

Perhaps it might be time, in light of the busy status of these roads, that the railroad and city look into installing automated crossing protections. While it is no excuse for occupying a track, but this is a blind corner on a road with multiple lanes, currently only signed with crossbucks.

Consist:
- CSX 2684 [GP38-2]
- CSX 904091 [Operation Redblock Caboose]
- 1 tank [from Heinz]
Location/Time:
- CSX Holland Dock Track, Pine Ave xing, at 17:00 EST

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Comments

    • Joe Bien
      Joe Bien

      America is a country of idiots. It must be painful to be a productive/intelligent member of society.

      about 2 days ago
    • hS
      hS

      I missed the stop

      about 8 days ago
    • EhmannJason
      EhmannJason

      Engineer should have been on horn way before then.

      about 15 days ago
    • sportster1988
      sportster1988

      STOP LOOK and WHAT????

      about 29 days ago
    • Thornapple River Rail Series
      Thornapple River Rail Series In reply to sportster1988

      GO ANYWAY!!

      about 29 days ago
    • Hiram Lofton
      Hiram Lofton

      Idiot drivers. We have them here in Georgia also. Sorry, Mr. Train engineer. A friend I grew up with is a retired CSX engineer. The stories he tells...

      about 1 month ago
    • CA Peninsula Railfan Productions
      CA Peninsula Railfan Productions

      Tbh, I wish the car was damaged instead.

      about 1 month ago
    • Elna Bjelland-Hughes
      Elna Bjelland-Hughes

      Wow idiot people! You don’t cross in front of a train that’s moving or otherwise!

      about 1 month ago
    • Michael Condelli
      Michael Condelli

      Terrible driver. Waiting on the tracks when that CSX was right there, backing into the rear car then fleeing the scene. Awful! Really good video though.

      about 1 month ago
    • Planet Mojo
      Planet Mojo

      I can just imagine what the Engineer was saying right there...

      about 1 month ago
    • Rumred
      Rumred

      0:55 that is a train horn full of displeasure.

      about 1 month ago
    • Kaleb Lippert
      Kaleb Lippert

      That must of been Congresswoman Occasio Cortez in that pink car!

      about 1 month ago
    • Wisconsin Rail Productions
      Wisconsin Rail Productions

      The ironic part was the Caboose

      about 1 month ago
    • Advocatus Diaboli
      Advocatus Diaboli

      Yes, it's woman.
      But women are better drivers, right?
      My ass.

      about 2 months ago
    • amy macgregor
      amy macgregor

      the car backs into the one behind

      about 2 months ago
    • romantic340
      romantic340

      2 years ago woman was killed not far from where i live testing this, You vs Train = You Loose.

      about 2 months ago
    • Xavier Pendleton
      Xavier Pendleton

      in the beginning of that video, there was a car. The train nearly hit that car

      about 2 months ago
    • Steve Rudder
      Steve Rudder

      Yes, there is too much dumbshittedness out there on the road, and as a truck driver, I've seen quite a bit. But I don't understand why the engineer didn't blow the horn while he was approaching the red car idiot ON the tracks? Nevertheless...

      about 2 months ago
    • ade L
      ade L

      IDIOT!!

      about 2 months ago
    • ade L
      ade L

      IDIOT!!

      about 2 months ago
    • DADRAFTSMAN
      DADRAFTSMAN

      I don't understand how you not see them ditch lights in that lil car I know they was reflecting off something in that car. WOW! Beautiful Horn Play! Guess that's the "ignant" blow!

      about 2 months ago
    • Nathan Schmidt
      Nathan Schmidt

      1:20 the irony

      about 2 months ago
    • DoubleDee
      DoubleDee

      What a pity that the train driver was able to stop in time. All that was needed was a little bit of damage to one of those cars.

      about 3 months ago
    • Bret Young
      Bret Young

      That man was an idiot. Backs into the car bejind him then takes iff.

      about 3 months ago
    • vickstar1992
      vickstar1992

      Fkwit of the year award goes to this stupid woman. Congrats

      about 3 months ago
    • Stan Parkin
      Stan Parkin

      I often wonder if we will ever find a cure for idiocy, brain dead, stupidity etc....

      about 3 months ago
    • Cornell Custom Trains
      Cornell Custom Trains

      She's looking the other way instead of at the train that's about to kill her, blindly throws it in reverse and hits the car behind her, then drives off in a hit-n-run panic. Priceless!!!

      about 3 months ago
    • Brett heck jenders
      Brett heck jenders

      she is a total idiot. first she stops on the tracks when a train is coming, then backs into a car and hits it. its called a preventable accident: damage or none. then goes in front of the train and almost gets hit by it.

      about 3 months ago
    • Geoffrey Lee
      Geoffrey Lee

      Why idiots think trains will stop for them.

      about 3 months ago
    • Andrew Wilson
      Andrew Wilson

      smh

      about 3 months ago
    • john erickson
      john erickson

      See, trains do have breaks, they can stop

      about 4 months ago