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    SF Mayor Tours Plant Where New Muni Light Rail Cars Are Manufactured
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    SF Mayor Tours Plant Where New Muni Light Rail Cars Are Manufactured

    September 15, 2019


    BEING BUILT HERE IN CALIFORNIA. KPIX 5 REPORTER DON FORD TAGGED ALONG WITH MAYOR ED LEE TO TOUR THE PLANT. Nats (Welder) ITS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. BRAND NEW SAN FRANCISCO MUNI RAIL CARS ARE BEING BUILT RIGHT HERE IN CALIFORNIA AT THE SEMENS MANUFACTURING PLANT IN SACRAMENTO. THIS MORNING, MAYOR ED LEE TOURED THE PLANT TO SEE THE NEWS CARS TAKING SHAPE. HE GOT A GOOD LOOK AT CAR #1 WHICH IS ALMOST FINISHED Mayor Ed Lee – San Francisco, “It’s just good to be in the first car! It smells clean, it’s nice, it’s graffiti free and we’re gonna keep it that way is right!” Nats SAN FRANCISCO IS ORDERING 215 OF THESE NEWS CARSâTHAT WILL REPLACE ALL OF THE EXISTING MUNI LIGHT RAIL CARS AND GROW THE FLEET BY AN ADDITIONAL 64 CARS. John Haley – Director of Transit SFMTA, “[Couple hundred? That’s a lot!] Yeah it is but, again, we’re in almost a revolution in the explosion of demand for transit in the Bay Area.” EACH CAR IS HAND BUILT TO SPECIAL SAN FRANCISCO SPECIFICATIONS. Michael Cahill – President Siemens Mobility Division Rolling Stock, “in the Central Downtown tunnel there is what we call high floor boarding, So basically boarding directly from a platform and then in the suburbs to make it easier, rather than putting in a lot of infracture, you have low floor boarding where you walk up steps to the car.” SAN FRANCISCO ALSO HAS TIGHTER RADIUS TURNS THAN MOST REGIONSâANOTHER CUSTOM FACTORâTHEN THERE THISâ Nats Plant noise THESE CARS ARE HIGHLY AUTOMAT¢ EDâCOMPUTER CONTROLLED AND HAVE SPECIAL LIGHTING THAT WILL ADJUST ITSELF TO BOTH BRIGHTNESS AND COLORâDEPENDING ON THE NEEDâTHE COST FOR ALL 215 TRAINS IS 650 MILLION AND THAY WILL BE DELIVERED OVER THE NEXT 12 YEARSâ Stand up close, Don Ford – Sacramento, “Car #1 will be finished in ah few more months and could be on the streets be the middle of next year. In Sacramento DF KPIX 5”. SIEMENS BUILDS VEHICLES FOR CITIES ALL ACROSS THE U-S AND EVEN CANADA AT THE SACRAMENTO PLANT. COMING UP IN OUR NEXT HALF-HOUR:

    CAR vs BIKE vs TRAIN – We found the FASTEST way through LA Traffic
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    CAR vs BIKE vs TRAIN – We found the FASTEST way through LA Traffic

    September 15, 2019


    – Los Angeles is known for
    its incredible car culture. But is the car really the
    best way to get around? Well today, we’re gonna be racing through rush hour traffic, in
    the city with the worst traffic in the entire country. I’ve got my car, Zach’s got his bike, Raghav is gonna be taking
    public transportation. ‘Cause he doesn’t own a car or a bike and he’s the only one we
    found who would do it. Racing 13.6 miles from downtown LA to our office in Santa Monica, this is car versus bike versus public transportation. (car engine starting) (bike helmet clipping) – Let’s do it.
    – Yeah. – Oh wait, are we going for real? – Alright, I guess this is it. – Alright. – Start us off Nolan,
    give us the countdown. – Okay, three, two, one. (car roaring) – Raghav, have a great day at school. – Oh camera’s rolling, oh
    geeze, Zach just passed me. Zach just passed me. – We’re here at the office
    and we’re gonna track the guy’s progress with
    this state of the art lap top computer and
    global positioning systems that each of them have
    on their cellphones. – This guy just walkin’ through. – Nolan has moved two
    feet, looks like he hit some traffic right away. – It’s called a cross walk. – Yesterday I was like, I
    don’t really care if I win, right now I really wanna beat Nolan. – My car 2006 Mustang GT,
    save your crowd jokes, I don’t wanna hear ’em,
    I’ve heard ’em all before. (upbeat music) – I’m just tryna time the lights right now as best as I can. – I’m using Google Maps which is giving me the fastest route. (upbeat music) It’s not hard to see why
    people like driving their car to work, you know,
    you got your own music you can listen to, you got
    your climate control, and you can kinda just
    have your own space. Totally forgot dude, I got pizza. – Ridin’ a bike, you get
    immersed with the locals, see your neighbors. What’s up? – Hell yeah, pineapple
    and ham, again, save your jokes, I love pineapple and ham. – What’s up man? What’s up? – It’s like hating on
    Bruno Mars, you know, he’s a great musician. (train passing) (crowd chattering) – Or maybe we lost Raghav
    ’cause he’s underground. Ooh, Nolan and Zach, neck and neck. That’s not, that doesn’t
    bode well for Zach. That doesn’t. – I have no clue where I am. – I’m excited, this is really fun, this is the most fun I’ve
    had sitting in traffic. – Unless something happens, I
    think Nolan just passed Zach. – Let’s give Zach a call. – I think I’m gonna call Nolan soon. (phone ringing) What’s up Nolan. – Zach, how are ya? – Good dude, where you at? – Probably east of Culver I think. I’m pretty comfortable, got the AC on, I’m feelin’ good man. Yeah I think that the
    final stretch is gonna be key I think. I realize I was using my
    phone while I’m driving. Not supposed to do that. It’s dangerous. – I like when people are
    like, ah man, I’d move to LA but how do you guys deal with the traffic? That’s where Nolan is right now. – C’mon. – Zach didn’t have to make any turns. Zach is just like whew. – Wonder how Raghav’s doin’. (upbeat techno music) (upbeat music) – Why is everyone on the road? What are you doing, going to work? With your jobs. (super fast zooming) – No, no, no. I’m legit like stressing
    out (laughing) over this. – Five minutes away. – Err, oh my-are you kidding me? That would’ve been Raghav’s train. No dude, no. – [Train Announcer] Now
    arriving Expo Sepulveda Station. – Five minutes, goin’ crazy. (upbeat music) – Did I win? – Yeah. – Ahh. – You just smoked him. – Dude I’m exhausted, like I
    need to go home and shower. (laughing) Yeah I need drive back. – Agh, well done, well done. 10 is just like you change lanes, ’cause one’s faster and then it just becomes slow immediately. – Yeah. (applause) – We actually clap for
    Raghav, everyday when he comes into work, I dunno how the joke started. (laughing) – The takeaway is I think
    the bike is probably I won’t say the best.
    – Fastest. – The fastest way to get around LA. – During rush hour.
    – During rush hour. But you get really sweaty. Public transit is really
    cheap, but it takes a while. – Cars, you gotta spend
    a lot of money on gas, but it is comfortable. – [Crewman] And insurance. – And insurance and
    everything else, but I think the best way to get around
    LA, is on a motorcycle. (laughing) – So Zach forgot his helmet
    and we knew we couldn’t make a video of him, with
    him not wearing a helmet so Eddie did this commute twice. – [Nolan] Yeah. – To go get Zach’s helmet from his house. – Especially in La, it
    never rains and you can split lane so, it’s basically the best. Thanks for watchin’
    please like this video, tell us in the comments
    about your commute, we’d love to hear about
    it, maybe we should make more motorcycle videos. – I guess we have to go to work now. – Yeah (laughing) yeah dang.

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    Anleitung Waschanlage: DINGE DIE DU WISSEN SOLLTEST | 4K UHD

    September 14, 2019


    Hi YouTube community my name is Ralf Streipert. I am from Otto Christ AG and today I’d like to tell you something
    about car washes. What is important? what do you have to look out for? what is
    important from the point of view of operators so that you don’t make mistakes, and your
    washing result will become better in the future. I think the social media team drove across the woods. Ralf… look, we have the super wash tunnel in the Münchner Str. with our Foamwall and so on. It’ll get really clean there.
    We’ll get it right. Okay until tonight. Thank you! See you then! Bye. Bye. Currently I am employed
    in the company Auto Jet. It is a sister company of Otto Christ AG
    with more than 20 car washes distributed throughout Germany and in the adjoining
    abroad. Thus I’d say that I’m pretty good at this area
    and give you a hint or two. So dear Youtube community Welcome to our little
    ultra-modern car wash in Memmingen you saw the car that we were
    having at the moment is extremely dirty. Of course this is a small challenge for every car wash. I would like to briefly show you the most important parts that you can look out for so that the
    operator can clean properly. Now, if you look at this site
    we’ll start with the wheel arches You can imagine that the inside look relatively dirty. The brush does not reach these places, that means this work must be done by the pre-washer. He must do proper preparatory work to keep these areas clean. When we get to the rear end
    there are 2 to 3 places to mention. First there is always the upper rear end.
    The brush does not optimally reach the area under most spoilers In other words, the pre-scrubber must definitely take his pre-washing brush and clean it up properly. Secondly, these are always the areas once around the license plate holders and then these rear sections down here. Always depending on how the car wash is installed
    is set, the brush does not always reach in properly.
    Always check afterwards if it is clean. The third point are the mirror areas. In the car washes, the car mirrors are normally always folded in to avoid damage.
    Here you must pay particular attention to the fact that in this area was also properly pre-washed. So… the next important is always the area where your windshield wipers
    are. You can see it here, with the filthy car has become under the
    windshield wipers accumulated a lot of dirt. Of course, the only way we’ll get that out is by pre-wash it up there.
    The brush alone will not make it. In the car wash you are not allowed to turn on your windshield wipers to avoid any damage.
    In the front area the further focus lies with the license plate holder, so that it is neatly cleaned and afterwards also the lower area at the bumper. Yes, you really have to make sure that the pre-washer with a brush cleans your car properly and then nothing should stand in the way of a good and positive washing result. It’s really cold out here. I have to put on a jacket now or I’ll freeze to death. So people come with me, I would like to show you a sign on which we have briefly summarized the most important washing instructions. Andreas, if you could film the sign for a moment? At all car washes you will usually find signs posted somewhere. Sometimes bigger sometimes smaller. The most important things for you are, which car do you drive? Perhaps one or the other drives with a strange vehicle then you should inform yourselves before briefly how to switch off certain assistance systems. What happens when the rain sensor comes on, for example? And when you are in the carwash… the carwash will surely leave the wiper.
    Make sure that the mirrors are folded in and that the antennas will be retracted.
    Make sure no handbrake is applied. With new-fangled vehicles, you’ll always have to see how to deactivate various systems. otherwise your car will stand diagonally in the
    plant and we want to avoid this as much as possible. So, in a nutshell, please always check in advance before using any technical equipment.system is used. Thank you very much! So that we can test live
    what I have just explained to you, we drive through the plant
    and hope that our pre-washer will get he car clean from our boss. Otherwise the social media team has a really big problem. We see here that he is now brushing the front of the car nice and clean. The magnificent places that always cause difficulties and the mirrors, and in front around the license plate holder. So… and then it goes into the plant. Here you can already see the foam wall from the view of the rear customer. Afterwards, of course, you don’t see anything.
    if the car is complete with foam is covered. When you instruct, you must always pay attention
    to what the instructor gives you for signs, whether you have to go further left or right. Because we are pulled through the plant with a plate conveyor. You can see it…
    and then you have to set the car with automatic transmissions to neutral so we don’t just lose the role. After the foam wall we come
    to our Blaster bow. The Blaster bow is used to clean the paint deep into the pores. In this case it rinses all the little dirt particles from
    the damage to the paintwork that you can´t see with the naked eye Then we come to our Turbo Jetflex high-pressure bar, which has front and rear high-pressure nozzles, which rinses the entire vehicle again. Afterwards… you see it the light goes on red.
    The Protect Shine bow …Protect Shine actually means nothing other than that we apply a kind of protective layer into these filled micro cracks. It fills the gaps and the whole thing has to be massaged in. Here with our nothing else like that.
    into these filled-in microcracks. kind of protective coating.
    It fills virtually the gaps one can always and, of course, the whole thing has to be
    be massaged in, here with our EVO 1 Portal… three brushes, one roof brush
    and two side brushes and after these comes the Alpine Wax bow. Shown here in orange. First the car is rinsed clearly that all the chemical
    and dirt residues are rinsed down again and then the Alpine Wax is applied which then puts this so-called protective film around the paint and then we are already in the drying area. Here you can see an Aeroflex 4 dryer at our place. with two roof nozzles.
    You see “don’t worry I’ll be right on top”. so you don’t have to slow down, just don’t have to do anything, just drive through. and wait for the jets to go up.
    Afterwards we come again to a EVO 1 Station. Here the the remaining microbeads that the Aeroflex doesn’t quite bring down here, dried away again and then after this EVO portal you just have to wait. Each carwash usually has a traffic light or a recognition when you are allowed to leave. wait a long time until the traffic light or the detection tells you to exit now. We have this in the variant with “WAIT” and “GO” – wait at “WAIT” and at “GO” it turns green and you can leave. Then the washing process is finished. Dear Youtuber, our car is washed, we are satisfied, we hope our boss too. I hope you had some fun here and could learn something. If you have any questions about this whole topic, please feel free to tell us in our comments. You are welcome to tell us if you want to see other things, if you want to have a look behind the scenes. Our team will provide a new video. But if the whole thing has convinced you that you want to get active yourself and take a closer look then you can apply on our career page www.christ-karriere.de or if you say after the video you want to buy a carwash or any portal or accessories then you can do so on www.christ-ag.com Now all I have left to say is thank you! It was great fun for me. I hope to see you again. Your Ralf, bye makes it good!

    Qu’est-ce que je vois? : Le tramway
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    Qu’est-ce que je vois? : Le tramway

    September 7, 2019


    (musique joyeuse) ♪ Qu’est-ce que je vois ou je ne vois pas Peux-tu deviner c’est quoi ♪ (bruit mécanique) – Est-ce que tu vois ce que je vois? (cloche) Oui! C’est un tramway! Bravo! Sous-titrage: CNST, Montréal

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    10 Future Vehicles | Technology We Wish Was Around Today

    September 7, 2019


    – [Narrator] Number ten, when you hear the term electric car, do you picture one like this? If not, then it’s time to
    start thinking outside the box. The Trezor was revealed at
    the 2016 Paris Motor Show. This work of art is composed
    of a carbon weave bodywork that resembles snakeskin. The contrasting red windows and
    interior add to an aesthetic that lets you know there’s more to this than a typical sports car. There are no conventional doors, instead one has to raise the roof to access the two-seat cabin. The dashboard itself is
    a curved OLED display with most of the vehicles
    functions maintained via touchscreens on the steering wheel. The placement of the two batteries, one in the front and one in the back, helps with weight distribution. The motor puts out 350 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of
    torque to take the Trezor from zero to 62 miles per
    hour in under four seconds. Renault has said this vehicle
    will remain a concept only. The good news is that
    they plan to include some of the design elements
    and future vehicles. One can hope that it still
    looks this good when they do so. Number nine, powering up while you’re parked is the defacto method for charging electric cars. The downside is the
    charging stations take time and sometimes aren’t free to use, but what if you could charge
    your car while driving. Qualcomm’s Halo conceptualizes what the future of
    wireless charging may be. The technology is embedded in roadways and parking spots, making
    it possible to power up without a cable. It uses a high-powered,
    resonant, magnetic, inductive energy transfer. The energy is delivered over an air gap to two pads located under the vehicle, but unlike other inductive chargers, the units don’t need to be touching or even close to one another. In fact, the charging
    unit’s multi-coil design will even charge the vehicle
    if the pads are misaligned. Qualcomm anticipates
    wireless electric charging to become standard on
    most production vehicles in the next two to three years. Considering I won’t have to stop for gas, I should start planning my next road trip. (light electronic music) Number eight, this
    energy-efficient electric vehicle is called, Zbee, but
    unlike the Honey Zbee, it doesn’t make a buzzing noise. Yeah, that was the corniest
    joke you’ll hear, ever. This entry by Swedish
    company, Clean Motion first saw the light in 2010. It’s made strictly for short
    distance transportation, is weather protected and can carry up to two passengers with luggage. The total weight of 600
    pounds makes for a vehicle that is nimble and agile in traffic while the small size allows
    for a total of up to three in a single parking space. The electric motor can go
    up to 28 miles per hour. The battery can recharge in 20 minutes using the included rapid charger. It’s estimated use is
    about four kilowatt hours of electricity for 62 miles with a total range of about 31 miles. This translates to about
    seven percent of the energy that a normal gas-powered car would use. In my opinion, the Zbee is
    one of many small pieces of the eco-friendly
    solution the world needs. Number seven, the taxi
    service industry has been in a not-so-subtle revolution
    since its beginnings with the horse and buggy. so it was only a matter of
    time before it left the ground to pursue loftier goals. A German company named Lilium has developed the world’s
    first electric jet that employs a vertical
    takeoff and landing. They call it, drumroll
    please, the Lilium Jet. The jet consists of a rigid winged body with 12 flaps carrying three
    electric jet engines each. Depending on the flight mode,
    the flaps tilt to allow thrust while the necessary lift
    is provided by the wings. The expected range is 186 miles with the top speed of 186 miles per hour. Lilium hopes to use its Jets
    to provide faster access when traveling within the city by employing a network of landing pads in central places for passenger transfer. For now, you’ll have to keep hailing a cab as the company doesn’t expect to go fully operational until 2025. Hey everyone, be sure to like,
    share and subscribe below and don’t forget to click on the bell icon to receive all the latest
    videos from Minds Eye Design. Number six, the word
    Shaddai actually translates to the omnipotent. Considering the designers main
    concept was extreme power, it seems that the name fits perfectly. This 492 foot long
    behemoth has been called the most outrageous yacht in the world and it hasn’t even been built yet. Unfortunately, no details
    are really known at this time as the layout will be dependent
    on the needs of the buyer, but what we do know is that
    the lower deck will be composed of a 2,700 square foot beach club, complete with a pool and an aquarium. There’s also a starboard terrace
    that opens out of the side. Above that is the aft main
    deck with an infinity pool that has a waterfall feeding
    the pool and the deck below. The master cabin is elevated
    125 feet above the water. It has its own terrace
    with a bar, dining area and an infinity pool. Although it won’t be the
    largest or the most expensive at an estimated 250 million, it will offer the most unique
    view of the ocean available. Number five, if you ever wondered
    how cities like New York, Chicago and LA we’re going to
    handle their traffic problems in the future, it’s a safe
    assumption it would be like this. The Dahir Insaat corporation has designed this futuristic concept of mass public transport
    in urban settings. It’s called the Gyro Monorail and it is exactly what it looks like. A self-balancing, dome-shaped
    cabin on two wheels. It would still have the option
    of extra wheels if needed as well as being height adjustable. Crowded streets wouldn’t
    be an issue either as the monorail would
    run on lane separators that would work like tracks for a train. As you can see from the video,
    the uses could easily apply to more than just public
    transportation with emergency and medical personnel benefiting as well. Although it’s still just a concept and might never see production, it’s definitely one of
    the more clever approaches to the traffic congestion facing some of the world’s bigger cities. Number four, Uniti Sweden recently paired with industrial giant Siemens to develop its first electric car. It was designed specifically for the city with high performance and agility in mind. The company claims to
    have the world’s largest and most advanced
    interactive heads-up display in the windshield. In addition, the designers digitized almost all the interaction points to make the car as intuitive as possible. In keeping with the
    idea of sustainability, the body is made from a
    recyclable carbon fiber with an interior created
    from organic deposits. The car itself will be available in a two, four or five seat model. The electric motor provides a top speed of up to 81 miles per hour. The auxiliary battery can be
    charged in about 10 minutes for a quick 20-mile trip with a main battery
    that can provide a range of up to 186 miles. Uniti plans a delivery date
    of 2019 with prices ranging from 18,500 to 24,800 dollars. Number three, every time I
    see a car like this I think, it’s a sports car and it’s electric, why did I buy a Prius? But you don’t want to hear that story. Instead, we’re gonna talk
    about the Quantino 48Volt. This car runs on what
    is basically saltwater, but let me clarify, it’s
    still an all-electric car. The liquid is actually called bi-ion. It’s put into a tank like
    a conventional gasoline and the car processes it
    to power the batteries. The motor itself puts out a 108 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of
    torque with a top speed of 122 miles per hour. The car average is about
    28 miles per gallon. The tank will hold roughly 50 gallons so you’re looking at a total
    distance of about 1,400 miles. The manufacturers are guaranteeing at least 50,000 operating
    hours from the technology, that equates to a theoretical distance of about 1.55 million miles. Yeah, a sports car,
    all-electric, billions of miles. Did I mention I bought a Prius? Number two, I’m sure there’s
    not one of us out there who haven’t day dreamed of being able to make ourselves invisible. Apparently, a defense
    firm in Poland has made that dream a reality
    with their newest weapon, the PL-01 Stealth Tank. The tank was designed
    by a company named Obrum who develop and manufacture weapon systems for the Polish Armed Forces and though it’s referred to as invisible, it can’t actually disappear from sight. The term is used loosely
    because of its ability to mask itself from infrared
    and radar detection. The stealth technology comes from special temperature-controlled, hexagon-shaped wafers that cover the tank. They allow it to blend in
    with the infrared signature of the surroundings and
    can even be manipulated to make the tank look like a
    smaller vehicle such as a car. The engine exhaust is cooled to lower the infrared signature. The whole thing is also
    covered with a special material that absorbs radio waves. Mass production is
    expected sometime in 2018. So what’s your favorite gonna be? The yacht, the jet, the
    tank or one of the cars. Let us know in the comments
    which one you’d like sitting in front of your house. (light electronic music) Number one, The Mill, a
    digital effects company in London has created the world’s first, fully adjustable car rig
    that can alter its chassis and match the look of any car. The car is called the Blackbird. It took two years to build and was created in the same hangar as the SR-71 blackbird. It can be lengthened by up to four feet, widen by up to 10 inches and the wheels and suspension can be changed to match the car it’s mimicking, plus the electric motor can be programmed to emulate different
    driving characteristics. It’s then outfitted with 360
    degree cameras that allow it to be filmed while
    impersonating a specific car. CGI is then used to provide an overlay to turn it into that vehicle. The original reason for
    creating the car was so advertisers could
    shoot a car commercial without having to worry
    about securing the real thing on location or the threat of
    damage to an exotic vehicle. If you’re wondering how
    possible this actually is, go check out the Mills gallery of ad shots for major car makers that show just how
    realistic the Blackbird is. (light electronic music) – Hey guys, this is Kathy. I hop you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments
    below what you found to be the most interesting and why. Also, if you haven’t done so yet, make sure to hit the
    bell notification next to the subscribe button stay up to date with all of our latest videos. Thank you for watching,
    I’ll see you guys next time. (upbeat rock music)

    Help Shawn The Train teach the car about traffic signs! (Learn Traffic Signs for Children)
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    Help Shawn The Train teach the car about traffic signs! (Learn Traffic Signs for Children)

    August 28, 2019


    Look what I found! It’s the car that ran away from us when we were learning how to count. Wait car! I didn’t mean you go. Let’s learn the traffic signs and teach this car how to drive. You look nice and shiny! Frank the fire truck did a good job washing you. Ok, car, don’t drive fast and listen to what we tell you. The first sign is the stop sign. Make sure you stop in front of each stop sign. Ah, ah, ah! Never try to beat the train! Always stop in front of the railroad crossing signs when the light turns red. You see why… Hi, Donald! Do you hear that, car? It’s a fire truck! Pull over and let emergency vehicles pass you. Look red light! Always stop at the red light. Good job! Don’t speed. It says: “School zone, 15 miles per hour”. Always stop if a school bus is loading or unloading. This is a construction zone. Be very careful! No, car, don’t go there! Not again! Great! And I just washed you not long ago. Ok, car, let’s find the fire truck so we can wash you again. Now you see how important it is to know traffic signs.
    Thank you for learning signs with us!

    Police: Woman disregards railroad crossing signal, hit by train
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    Police: Woman disregards railroad crossing signal, hit by train

    August 28, 2019


    this was the scene earlier today in Agua Dulce a car was headed north on FM 70 when authorities say the driver apparently disregarded a railroad crossing signal she went around the barriers and was hit by the train the impact dragged that car more than a quarter of a mile the woman’s condition is not know