A tragedy struck this Tuesday when a New Zealand tourist tried to take a selfie. The man was leaning out of a moving train in Thailand, trying to take a photo of himself. He sadly lost his balance, plunging 33 feet (10m) to his death.
Ride on a model train and observe realistic mini world in this fun GoPro video
My favorite thing to do when riding on a train is looking out the window and fantasizing while listening to music. I haven’t ridden on a train in ages, so this Jason Shron’s video brought back the memories. It shows you the world from inside a train as it slowly glides along the tracks. But there’s a fun twist: that’s not a real train, and neither is the world around it. Jason built a miniature version of everything and put a GoPro inside the model train to film its journey through the mini-world.
Commuter train hilariously photobombs Hogwarts Express for dozens of Harry Potter fans
Has it ever happened to you to eagerly wait for the perfect moment to capture only to have it photobombed? This is exactly what happened to dozens of Harry Potter fans this Monday. They were anxiously waiting for the Hogwarts Express steam train to pass through a station, having their cameras prepared – only to have their shots photobombed by a local commuter train. Hilarious for some and disappointing for others, the moment was captured in a video by one of the observers.
Train nearly wipes out photographer and family of 7 during a photo shoot on active tracks
When will people ever learn that this is not only dangerous and stupid but also highly illegal in most parts of the world? Yet again, we hear another story of not just one somebody, but 8 somebodies almost being hit by a train for a photo shoot on active train tracks.
Shot by Virtual Railfan, the video shows a family made up of the mother, father, two girls and three boys, along with a photographer doing a shoot on the tracks in Greencastle, PA, barely being missed by a huge train with only seconds to spare.
Influencer almost loses legs to train for a selfie
Anyone in their right mind knows that standing on train tracks or too close to them is extremely dangerous. But it seems that people keep inventing new dangerous stunts they pull around trains just to get likes on social media. A video that recently popped up on my feed shows a man who nearly lost a leg as a train passed under his feet. Yes, under.
Watch as photographer narrowly avoids death after being clipped by a moving train
As I hope we all know, taking photos too close to the train tracks is very dangerous and can lead to a tragedy. A few days ago, a photographer avoided death in a split second when a passing train hit her and tore her coat. The incident was caught on camera and it shows the chilling moment when the photographer narrowly escaped getting killed.
Hanoi’s Long Bien Bridge is a new dangerous hotspot for selfie-takers
It’s not even unusual anymore to see people risking their lives and health for Insta-worthy photos. But in the light of a recent tragedy, when a teenage boy got killed by a train, it’s saddening and alarming to see people still taking photos on train tracks.
The place that got under the spotlight lately is Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi, Vietnam. Tourists have swarmed the bridge lately, many of them taking photos on train tracks. They also weave through heavy traffic to get the perfect photo, putting the lives of themselves and others in danger.
Teenager killed by a train while taking his senior photos
A 17-year-old boy was killed by a train in Troutdale, Oregon on Saturday evening. According to multiple reports, the tragedy happened while he was taking his senior photos near the Troutdale Bridge.
National Geographic posts photo on train tracks, photographers react with outrage
It seems that lately there’s been an entire movement aimed at getting photographers and models off the train tracks. No wonder, considering how many people die as train hits them while taking photos. TODAY recently investigated how long it takes for you to hear the train. It turns out that, once you do – it may be too late.
In the midst of it all, National Geographic posted a photo on their Instagram account with a girl standing on train tracks. According to the users, this image encourages both dangerous behavior and breaking the law. Therefore, there were fierce reactions of many photographers, who flooded the photo with comments of disapproval.
You really can’t hear trains until they’re almost right on top of you
It’s that time of year again. It’s warming up, the sun’s coming back, and people are going outside to shoot more portraits. And as often happens when we reach this time of year, some of those portrait sessions happen on train tracks. And occasionally, people get killed by trains while shooting on those tracks.
TODAY investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen wanted to find out just how difficult it was to hear a train coming up behind you. So, he went and did exactly that. This report shows that even with huge freight trains, you can’t hear them until they’re almost on top of you. By the time you’d turned realised what it was and turned your head round to see it, it would probably already be too late.
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