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16th Mar '17 7:10:14 PM nombretomado
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** [[Literature/ThePolarExpress "THE POLAR EXPRESS]] [[NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow IS TRYING TO KILL MEEEEE!"]]

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** [[Literature/ThePolarExpress "THE POLAR EXPRESS]] [[NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow [[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedComedyFandubSpoofSeriesShow IS TRYING TO KILL MEEEEE!"]]
28th Feb '17 10:44:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* ''Series/AreYouAfraidOfTheDark'': In "The Tale of the Dream Girl", the DeadAllAlong protagonist and his love interest met their end this way.
20th Feb '17 4:31:43 PM eroock
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->''"Plot cliche #372: If your characters are walking on train tracks, you can bet your ass there's gonna be a train passing by to endanger their lives."''
-->-- [[https://youtu.be/RJAEVBf5Q_Q?t=1325 GamingSins]] on ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange''
22nd Jan '17 9:30:45 PM ShadowMan3
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* ''F-Zero GX'' Captain Falcon's special movie involves him trying to save Mrs. Arrow's baby trapped in the middle of a railraod crossing. She stares in shock, but Falcon arrives and grabs the baby and jumps out of the crossing to avoid the oncoming train. He gives Mrs. Arrow her child, only to have the back of his pants ripped in the process.
18th Jan '17 8:51:08 AM Briguy52748
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** "Look, Listen, Live," produced by UP in the mid-1940s (circa 1946). One of the dramatizations is of a family of five who, en route to a park for a picnic, are killed when their car collides with a train after the father (who was driving) neglected to look for trains before driving across the tracks, insisting "there are no trains this time of the day" - the moral, of course, being that a train can be expected at any crossing at any time of the day. The story of the ill-fated picnic trip famously also shows a terrier waiting for his masters to return home set to the tune of "Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone" unaware that the wait will be in vain. Film clips of three other crossings where deadly collisions had taken place are also shown, as is a re-enactment of a young, high-strung driver who barely avoids his own car-train collision, and is visibly shaken after managing to stop his car a short distance away from the tracks wondering what might have been and lucky.

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** "Look, Listen, Live," produced by UP in the mid-1940s (circa 1946).1948-1949). One of the dramatizations is of a family of five who, en route to a park for a picnic, are killed when their car collides with a train after the father (who was driving) neglected to look for trains before driving across the tracks, insisting "there are no trains this time of the day" - the moral, of course, being that a train can be expected at any crossing at any time of the day. The story of the ill-fated picnic trip famously also shows a terrier waiting for his masters to return home set to the tune of "Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone" unaware that the wait will be in vain. Film clips of three other crossings where deadly collisions had taken place are also shown, as is a re-enactment of a young, high-strung driver who barely avoids his own car-train collision, and is visibly shaken after managing to stop his car a short distance away from the tracks wondering what might have been and lucky.
25th Dec '16 10:28:10 PM Chabal2
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* ''Manga/TheKurosagiCorpseDeliveryService'' once came across a train crossing where a number of local sounds (the train crossing chime, a passing truck...) combined to give people suicidal feelings. A suggestion to record the sounds to sell them to suicidal people who couldn't quite take the final step was quickly shot down.
** One character lost her mother to a train when she was a kid. The colossal asshole driving gave her her mother's head in a bag as he had to get the train going again.
10th Nov '16 1:11:55 PM WileK209
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* A couple of examples from the original ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou''...
** In "Mine Your Own Business," Fred comes up with a plan to catch and trap the ghostly Miner '49er haunting the AbandonedMine. We then fade to the Miner suddenly seeing and hearing what seems like a train approaching, only it turns out to actually be [[BigShadowLittleCreature Shaggy making train noises into a speaker as Scooby runs down the track with a flashlight]].
** In "Decoy for a Dognapper," Shaggy and Scooby are sent on an old handcar down the tracks, and have to outrun an approaching speeding train (resembling an older Santa Fe passenger train) once they reach a trestle. Fortunately, Fred comes to the rescue by throwing a switch track.



* ''WesternAnimation/SlyFoxAndBirdie'' (pictured above) plays this straight, but this is mostly due to it being a childrens' railway safety video from 1992. Almost any time railroad tracks are present (and Sly Fox is trespassing on them in some way), a freight train always shows up. Sly Fox even gets ''run over'' by the train at one point, to which he comments [[NoFourthWall "If I weren't a cartoon character, I'd be dead as a doornail!"]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/SlyFoxAndBirdie'' (pictured above) ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EZvIpn9uVY Sly Fox And Birdie]]'' plays this straight, but this is mostly due to it being a childrens' railway safety video from 1992. Almost any time railroad tracks are present (and Sly Fox is trespassing on them in some way), a freight train always shows up. Sly Fox even gets ''run over'' by the train at one point, to which he comments [[NoFourthWall "If I weren't a cartoon character, I'd be dead as a doornail!"]]



-->'''Joe''': (''as he's being run over by the second train'') [[LampshadeHanging What an oddly clustered train schedule!]]

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-->'''Joe''': (''as he's being run over by the second train'') [[LampshadeHanging What an oddly odd clustered train schedule!]]
8th Oct '16 9:08:19 PM dmcreif
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* Before it was retooled, "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" at the Disney theme parks ended by having the car turn onto train tracks and stare down a train in the tunnel. Kind of Dark Humor as it was the last thing before the ride ended, implying the riders death. One of the many reasons its now a Winnie The Pooh ride.
** Implying? The last scene before the ride ended and after the oncoming train light was the car riding through ''Hades''.

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* Before it was retooled, "Mr. Toad's Wild Ride" at the Disney theme parks ended by having the car turn onto train tracks and stare down a train in the tunnel. Kind of Dark Humor as it was it's the last thing before the ride ended, implying the riders death. One of the many reasons its now a Winnie The Pooh ride.
** Implying? The last scene before the ride ended
ends, and after the oncoming train light was the car riding this is followed by a trip through ''Hades''.''Hades''.
* Four Words: Ride/BigThunderMountainRailroad.
6th Oct '16 5:33:13 AM Willbyr
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->''"TRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!"''[[note]][[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy ANNNNNOOOOOOOOOTHHHHEEEEERRRRR TRRRRRAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNN!!]][[/note]]
-->-- ''Film/StandByMe''

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\n->''"TRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!"''[[note]][[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy ANNNNNOOOOOOOOOTHHHHEEEEERRRRR TRRRRRAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNN!!]][[/note]]\n-->-- ''Film/StandByMe''\n[-[[caption-width-right:350:''"TRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNN!!"'']]-]
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5th Oct '16 7:41:16 PM Willbyr
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