One thing you don’t always realize, living in the city, is just how fast trains really go when they’re crossing the countryside. While in Wildwood, Alberta, this train came along while we wandered the townsite. Right after I shot this, I felt an instinctive urge to back away from it, even though I was well outside the barrier arm. See, while the train rushed and rumbled and clanked over the crossing, my subconscious started doing some rough math and physics on the subject of multi-tonne trains travelling east at about 100 km/h. While I don’t know if my subconscious came to any conclusive numbers, they were clearly intimidating enough to make my body react.

Posted by Dave Sutherland Feb - 9 - 2013 Comments Off on Math and Physics Categories:

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