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(07-12-2017, 03:04 PM)SammyOES2 Wrote: I think there's research that preventing specific and easy suicide opportunities still reduces the number of suicides (so its not like everybody would just go find an alternative).  So maybe in some places there's something that should be done.

But, I still agree that the better use of money is focused on root causes and support.

Yes, I didn’t mean to suggest that no action would be reasonable, just that many possible actions would not be reasonable.

Same applies to non-suicide deaths, for that matter. At some point people are responsible for their own safety, and a property owner should not have liability for everything bad that happens near their property.
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(07-12-2017, 02:27 PM)ijmorlan Wrote:
(07-12-2017, 01:03 PM)Canard Wrote: I see people walking on the tracks all the time near my house - it's disgusting.

Where? If you’re talking about the Spur Line, especially during the day, then it’s frankly a bit silly to claim that there is a safety problem with this.

If you’re talking about the mainline then I agree.

Once I took the kids to the old Cambridge station for photos. Before we got out of the car I told them very strictly that “this line is not like the one that goes past our house” and explained about speed and that we were all going to stay way back from the tracks. We were lucky enough to witness a quite long freight train moving at substantial speed with many different kinds of cars. Both fun to see for itself, and also a nice demonstration to the kids that their dad actually knows what he’s talking about, at least some of the time!

I am talking about the main line.

I've even seen impatient pedestrians cut through a train, between cars, while shunting. Death wish.
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(07-12-2017, 04:21 PM)Canard Wrote:
(07-12-2017, 02:27 PM)ijmorlan Wrote: Where? If you’re talking about the Spur Line, especially during the day, then it’s frankly a bit silly to claim that there is a safety problem with this.

If you’re talking about the mainline then I agree.

Once I took the kids to the old Cambridge station for photos. Before we got out of the car I told them very strictly that “this line is not like the one that goes past our house” and explained about speed and that we were all going to stay way back from the tracks. We were lucky enough to witness a quite long freight train moving at substantial speed with many different kinds of cars. Both fun to see for itself, and also a nice demonstration to the kids that their dad actually knows what he’s talking about, at least some of the time!

I am talking about the main line.

I've even seen impatient pedestrians cut through a train, between cars, while shunting. Death wish.

Wow. Don’t these people know that shunting is unpredictable? There is a reason they changed car coupler design to eliminate the buffers. And there are two tracks! You can’t always see what is happening on the other track. I can see why you have a low opinion of railway trespassing…
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