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Impatient Truck Under a Train
Posted by richg1998 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 1:12 AM

No idea if this has been posted here before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWMPyZ0Zn2o

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 9:10 AM

I don't think it's been posted before.  Interesting, I was getting ready to make a remark about the intelligence of the truck driver, but seeing how quickly the train stopped made me wonder, was this staged?  Maybe, maybe not.

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Posted by tree68 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 1:21 PM

It's been making the rounds on FB.  Supposedly of Russian origin.

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Posted by BaltACD on Sunday, August 06, 2017 1:24 PM

tree68
It's been making the rounds on FB.  Supposedly of Russian origin. 

A lot of things happen in Russia - that most likely don't happen anywhere else.

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Posted by richg1998 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 2:45 PM

 

Almost looked staged. Or the driver did not know how far the load extended. He stopped just far enough so the road was cleared by the end of the last car.

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Posted by Paul_D_North_Jr on Sunday, August 06, 2017 3:04 PM

Train looks like a track-laying/ track renewal type.

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Posted by Paul of Covington on Sunday, August 06, 2017 4:13 PM

richg1998

No idea if this has been posted here before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWMPyZ0Zn2o

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   It was.   And if it was staged, why?

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Posted by gregc on Sunday, August 06, 2017 4:54 PM

tree68
It's been making the rounds on FB.  Supposedly of Russian origin.

did you notice the "Stop" sign?

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Posted by RME on Sunday, August 06, 2017 5:10 PM

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tree68
It's been making the rounds on FB.  Supposedly of Russian origin.
 did you notice the "Stop" sign?

 
MUTCD design from 1966, carried over in the UN Vienna Convention (and UNESCO Conference on Road Traffic) in 1968.  Intended to standardize traffic conventions across multiple national borders.
 
Interestingly enough, the United States did not sign this convention.  But the then-USSR did, so it is not surprising to see a non-Cyrillic sign...
 
There are domestic Russian signs that do have the word "stop" in Cyrillic - some of these are white and rectangular, and mark the 'stop line', and others have the MUTCD red octagon with Cyrillic lettering very similar in typeface weight and design to MUTCD.  I am sure there are reasons governing why different kinds of stop signs are used in different places in Russia, but I don't know them.
 
 
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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, August 06, 2017 6:06 PM

Paul of Covington
 
richg1998

No idea if this has been posted here before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWMPyZ0Zn2o

Rich

 

 

 

   It was.   And if it was staged, why?

  http://cs.trains.com/trn/f/111/t/264360.aspx

 

Just guessing, but maybe a part of an up-coming road safety video?

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Posted by tree68 on Monday, August 07, 2017 12:09 AM

gregc
did you notice the "Stop" sign?

I did, and will defer to the provided explanation.

OTOH, the equipment and vehicles did not look to be of US origin.

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Posted by DSchmitt on Monday, August 07, 2017 12:58 AM

http://www.adcidl.com/pdf/Russian-Road-Traffic-Signs.pdf

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Road_signs_of_Russia

 

 

STOP line sign

  

 

The word on the sign is Russian for STOP.  The sign shows where to stop. Depending on the sitiation that may or may not be directly  opposite the light pole.   

This is a so-called stop-line for the driver. This sign is an informational one, and isn't used without the traffic-lights or priority signs. By default, the driver must stop vehicle on road-cross near the traffic-lights, so the vehicle does not cross its imaginary line:

 

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