Conductor Robert arrested for stealing horns

CHARGER Mar 26, 2013

  1. CHARGER

    CHARGER TrainBoard Member

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    Truly amazed were this thread went. A guy steals 53 horns from the UP and the comments revolve around the reporters lack of railroad knowledge. If this was a graffiti, vandalism or theft from a railroad museum you guys would be screaming to through him in solitary confinement! :eek:. ;) As far as the taking off the tracks comment the reporter clearly mid understood something the UP public relations person said.
     
  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Or could it be that we the public have tired from too many years of too obvious lack of effort, put in front of us by so-called "reporters", via their incomplete so-called "news" stories? These days folks who read and hear such items want, demand accuracy. We are as a whole, decently intelligent. Yet all too often, we do not get such results. It's just a "story" to media types, all too often bordering on being simply made up, just dressed to sound good. Which is instead more toward being downright insulting. :( Long gone are the days of Cronkite, Huntley/Brinkley, Sevareid, Harvey. And Murrow, who complained bitterly about just this type of stuff taking over news, way back in the 1950s- And for which he was fired. :(
     
  3. r_i_straw

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    Speaking of diesel horns, someone here in Sugar Land has one mounted under the hood of his pickup truck. Way too loud for a truck air horn. Must have bought it on ebay. I was out for my morning bike ride on the opposite side of a boulevard when he gave it a few blasts. Woke me up, that is for sure.
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I thought such horns were actually illegal for on road use, USA?
     
  5. r_i_straw

    r_i_straw Staff Member

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    I thought so too. I could not chase him down on my peddle bike to get his plate numbers or I would have reported him.
     
  6. urodoji

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    There's a company called hornblasters.com that sells kits to put airhorns in cars. They have videos of them driving around acting like morons and scaring people.
     

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