21.10.12

SPARE A MOMENT FOR THE ENGINEER.

A University Diaries post reports on Japanese railroads playing classical music in stations, in the hopes that fewer passengers will choose to depart this life by jumping in front of a train.  Commenters note that the engineer is often the neglected victim of such events.  As a crewman once noted, the engineer has to help the fire department hose away the remains, answer often hostile questions from the police, then get back on the engine and take the train to the division point.

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