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What it's like to be on the railroad when a train zooms by at 75mph

I'll admit it: I ducked. The combination of the zipping sounds with the light shining in and out twisted my senses all out of whack. I felt the speed of the train even though I was sitting on my chair and I just wanted the video to end because I couldn't handle watching it any more.


The train comes flying by around the 55 second mark. I love how GoPros just give humans views of things they never thought they'd see before.

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Andrew Cox

If this video was taken in The US, the freight train was not going 75mph. Freight locomotives are limited to 72mph and most freight speed limits hover around 50mph for mixed freight and 60-70 mph for intermodal traffic.