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I have no idea where I got this, but I heard somewhere that if you stood on the train tracks, you would not be able to hear the train coming. It still scares me to cross the train tracks, though I'll do it just to prove myself wrong. (I'm 21!)

Anon
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My grandparents used to live in the north side of the country so every time they visited they would take the train. My brother believed that EVERY train was "grandpa's train". He would seriously make my dad stop at the train station every day after school so that we could look at grandpa's train for hours!!!

Penn State 02
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I used to believe that trains had no brakes or anything, so they couldn't stop. I don't know how people got on and off the trains, but they just went by fast so I figured they couldn't stop.

cool cat
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Smithk964
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When I was a little kid I had to cross a railroad track when walking to and from school. My mom told me that I would be sucked underneath the train if I got too close to the tracks. Probably her way of trying to protect me from the fast moving freight trains. But to this day I freak if we're driving in a car and I hear the train whistle and the red lights go off and we're about to cross the tracks!!

Babs
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i thought that the train running behind my house would come off the track and run into the house if i didn't wake up and stand on the couch looking out the window screaming at the top of my lungs... mom and dad were glad we moved from that house

trainphobic
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I used to believe when I was young, if I walked across the rail road tracks I would be killed by the electricity.

Michael.
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Next to the Tamar road bridge between Plymouth and Cornwall is the railway bridge, built by I.K. Brunel, and it has an unusual tube-like structure along the top. I used to think that the trains went inside this tube, and had to jump down onto the track at thend.

Dr. Boggis
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When I was young I liked those flattened penies. So I would put pennies on the railroad tracks and let the trains flatten them, but one time my mom caught me doing this and see told me that if I did that I might derail a train. It scared me so much that I never put a pennie on a track again.

Matt
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I used to think trains were really high above the ground and moved at lightning speed. I had nightmares before my first train ride, thinking it would be more like a roller coaster.

Anon
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When i was young i lived close to traintracks... I use to believe that the train would crash into my house and would actually have nightmares about it. Since then the sound of trains give me the creeps

Marty
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when i was a child i used to belive while the train crossed the bridge on the river it would collapse, if i looked down from the window coz the train would be so heavy and would loose its balance

Anon
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We could hear a train loud and clear (a couple miles away) at my aunt's house and I would stand along the back fence and look both ways across it to see where the train would come steaming through the yard.

Sarah
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When I first rode the train at about 6 years old, my aunt told me they were each named for how much noise they made. For example, the "Q" train stood for "quiet" and the "R" train stood for "rambunctious"

Anon
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my gran used to have a rail line at the bottom of her garden and i used to beleive that trains were wolves, my sister would tell me this then run and lock herself in the shed and leave me outside until the last moment, this added to the fear as i never saw that they weren't wolves.

neil
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I live in house just opposite to turn-out for streetcars. As a very little child, looking through the window at two railways, I was sure there are THREE tracks for streetcars - the middle was for me between two real tracks. I argued with my grandma all the time how many tracks there were, and I understood grandmother was right when had realized the streetcar driving "middle" track should have stopped when two real tracks come together.

Polish wolf
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I grew up in south London, and there was a London Underground line and a main line railway near us. Both were electrified with live rails, so I thought all railway lines were live, until one day we went to a preserved railway. As we were walking around the depot yard I said to my Mum "It's dangerous to step on these tracks. Aren't they live?" To which she answered that that was only on the Underground and the Southern Region (and a few other places such as Merseyside). My Mum tells me that as a child she had likewise thought that all railway lines were live. It didn't occur to her that steam trains didn't need live rails! Still, I suppose it is safe to think that, as it deters you from trespassing on railway lines!

Alan, Sheffield
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A wicked co-traveller once told me when i was 3 years old that a stopped train would start again if you put your hand out and waved. I tried it then and it worked. 10 years later, i realized what a sucker he was..

Bala
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Up until my late 20's I thought Amtrak was owned by Amway. I grew up in Amwaylandia, you see, and everything was owned by them. I mean, the big hotel in town was the Amway Grand Plaza, so why not Amtrak?

lastewie
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I used to think the Underground Railroad was literally a railroad, much like an expansive subway system, ferrying people from the South to Ohio and Canada in large trains. I would wonder for hours how they kept the trains so silent that no one would notice them running underneath their houses.

Chris Needles
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