Railway man and rail enthusiast Peter C. Higgs recently took a train through scenic railway man, a series of train stations in southern California, and was thrilled to discover how he and his mates would have fared if he’d never been trained in the first place.
Higgins told Vice News that he was very excited to learn how the trains would have operated had they not been designed with a high-speed rail system in mind.
He was not surprised by the findings, saying that they were all part of a larger pattern of trains that have been built by companies with a history of engineering incompetence.
He explained, “I am just thrilled that we can see it and it is something we can take advantage of now.”
Higgings said he had not even considered the possibility of the trains not being able to run in the future.
“It’s a pretty neat example of how an engineer could have messed up the design of an engineering system, if they didn’t think they were capable of doing it,” he said.
He said that he would like to see some kind of compensation, but noted that the railroads would probably never admit any fault.
Hildegard, who also trains with his own personal train, told Vice that he did not think the train would have made it past the first station.
He did not consider the idea that he and others could have gotten in the way of the train going to work, but said that, for some people, that was something they would be able to control.
He noted that in many countries, the train companies have an incentive to make sure that they can keep a train running, even if it’s not always safe to do so.