Stopping for Orange Flags
I was recently advised trains are required to stop immediately for an orange flag along the tracks. In construction areas, large warning signs are placed along the road that have orange flags on top. Sometimes the road runs closely parallel to the tracks. Supposedly, if a train comes by and the engineer sees the orange flags, even though they are clearly on the road but may be within 20 feet or so of the tracks, he is required to immediately stop the train. Obviously, this could result in some awkward situations.
So, is this really a thing? Has anyone actually heard of a train stopping for orange flags on a road sign?
Michael and Sharon
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