3:10 To Pittsburgh

Three Pennsylvania girls were caught walking across a railroad bridge as a freight train was bearing down on them.

Three teenagers were walking along a railroad bridge when a train came, causing all of them to instantly react.

The 15-year-old girl was hit and killed. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner identified her as Julianna Gennaro.

A 17-year-old girl reportedly jumped out of the way and hung onto the side of the bridge. Police tell KDKA the girl was pulled to safety by a nearby construction worker doing some paving work. The girl was hospitalized with a leg injury.

Police said a third teen who was on the bridge simply laid down on the tracks as the train rolled over — and remarkably survived unharmed.

True story. In the early 90’s, my friends and I were at a party at Swarthmore College – our friend went there. By midnight most of us were very drunk, and three of my friends decided to go for a walk. It was dark, and the area was wooded, and they found themselves walking on a freight line. They got to a bridge and decided to cross.

Halfway through they saw a bright light. One friend said, “What’s that?” Another said, “TRAIN!” The idiots ran for their lives and made it to the other side just as the train caught up with them.

The morale of the story is humans are stupid.

7 thoughts on “3:10 To Pittsburgh

    1. Yesterday I had to slam on my brakes when a moron walked in front of me staring at her phone. The worst part – even the screeching of tires didn’t cause her to look up. Just kept walking, oblivious to near death or injury.


  1. That’s a sad deal. Nice Silver Streak photo. I guess AmTrak didn’t want to be associated with a comedy film.


  2. A former low-talent actress called Pittsburg “Sh!tsburg” once. She has a substance abuse issue, so she may have been talking out of whatever she was on at the time, but she may have been right in this one instance.


  3. Ingineer – Definitely not after one derailed in Philly a few years ago.

    MelP – Pittsburgh is a leftist city, but some places there are really nice. You take the good with the bad.


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