Train- a mystery- a puzzle- a debate - Martin Grant contribution
- I have kept on the side lines of your group so far, but the child on the
track is one that I see frequently in the UK.
I live in a former station masters house on the site of a station that was
closed in 1963; but the Intercity Trains still run on the line, frequently
as fast as 125 mph.
That's in excess of 2 miles a minute. The peculiarity is that if you are
away from the track you can hear a train approaching, if you are actually on
the track the sound is not as clear, and with other ambient noise the train
may only be 100 yards away before it can be heard.
We call the police each time, who take the matter seriously, and it saves
my wife and I entering into and argument with regard them being there.
Railtrack who run the track, signals, bridges etc., have had a poor safety
record recently, causing several fatal accidents, and they have just 2
months ago erected substantial steel fencing, so we have yet to see children
on the line since.
However the school summer holidays are about to start, and I quite expect to
see a repetition of children playing on the track.
With regard to the scenario that you have posed, all parties are to a
greater or lesser degree to blame. In the UK a child reaches the age of
criminal responsibility at the age of 10.
I await further postings on this matter,
cheers, Martin Grant.
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