Beloved of Ra
- Aug 24, 2001
My dad worked most of his life on the railways and, as kids, we were brought up crossing the lines on foot on a lot of unmanned crossings. I can verify that you can tell if a train is coming not by putting your ear to the track but by touching the line - there is a vibration if a train is approaching. Although the presence of tonnes of metal can generally be heard from quite a long way away, which tends to render this unnecessary.