Wow, both stories are craziness. .....looked like ants trying to eat a worm.....he hehehehe.
Valley, NV ( 24 miles east of Elko ), myself and 2 friends were walking through the train tunnel
to get to better fishing spots on the other end. We had each taken a drop under our tongues.
The tunnel is over 1 mile long and has 2-3 miles of staightness on each end.
One of my friends lives out there and said it's OK, he does it all the time.
Well......about halfway through the tunnel, there she comes, you can see the lights.......then the horn starts blaring. Yikes !!!
We dropped our poles and tackle and started running because our "friend" threw his down
and yelled "RUNN!!!" as he was already running back the way he had came.
The train travels at almost full bore (55-70mph) through that area and there are warning signs stating this
at the ends of the tunnel and the tunnel is extremely skinny . The signs are death/fatality signs. I wish I had a pic.
We had walked past a small alcove when walking through, and that was our destination at this point
as the train was already in the tunnel with us, horns BLARING AND SCREAMING at us.
The indention in the wall was barely deep enough to stand on , and it is risen off of the ground about 2 feet also,
and when the train swooshed by us , the initial thud of the air pressure blew all of out hats off and
was immediately followed by a suction that made you feel like you were going to be pulled into it face first.
The train was so close to us you could reach out and touch it.
Freaked all of us out pretty good, and the other friend was crying for a while, and he was in his 40's !! we were about 23- 25 ?
Good times, good times..................
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.