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9th Aug '16 1:59:43 PM MrNickelodeon
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* Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls at Universal's Islands of Adventures features this briefly -- at one point, the log ride goes through a dark tunnel. Dudley comments that he's "lost his train of thought," only for a train light to appear at the end of the tunnel. Then the ride rockets down the first drop.

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* Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls ''Ride/DudleyDoRightsRipsawFalls'' at [[Ride/UniversalStudios Universal's Islands of Adventures Adventure]] features this briefly -- at one point, the log ride goes through a dark tunnel. Dudley comments that he's "lost his train of thought," only for a train light to appear at the end of the tunnel. Then the ride rockets down the first drop.
20th Jul '16 11:13:54 AM Sonic5421
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* Happens to [[LoanShark Sykes]] at the end of ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''. Done ''literally'' with his pet dobermans, however (they're electrified rails, so when Oliver threw them off Sykes' car, the two are both immediately electrocuted upon hitting those tracks).

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* Happens to [[LoanShark Sykes]] at the end of ''Disney/OliverAndCompany''. Done ''literally'' with his pet dobermans, however (they're electrified rails, subway rails due to the third rail, so when Oliver threw them off Sykes' car, the two are both immediately electrocuted upon hitting those tracks).tracks, and because of the third rail's voltage, the electrocution was fatal).
11th Jul '16 5:55:07 PM KingLyger
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* That Creator/StephenKing novella ''The Body'', later adapted into the film ''Film/StandByMe'', has the kids discover that part of the way to get to their destination is over a rail bridge. The wimpy one lampshades this trope heavily, but in the end they decide to cross it anyway. Guess what happens. TheMovie version plays the scene faithfully.

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* That Creator/StephenKing novella ''The Body'', later adapted into the film ''Film/StandByMe'', has the kids discover that part of the way to get to their destination is to cross over a rail bridge. The wimpy one lampshades this trope heavily, but kid, Vern, tempts fate by wondering would happen if a train comes while they're on the tracks. Of course, Vern is such a [[TheMillstone pain in the end they decide group's side]] that he has to cross it anyway. Guess what happens. TheMovie version plays the scene faithfully.track, plank by plank, out of fear of falling off the bridge. A train inevitably starts coming down the bridge, causing both Vern and Ralphie to panic. They sprint across the boards and make it to the other side with a grand leap of faith, just barely dodging the train in time.
13th May '16 8:05:57 AM Mooncalf
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* Happens in ''JojosBizarreAdventure'' during the fight against Mariah, whose Stand has made Joseph and Avdol magnetic. When they try to cross a railway track in order to get to her, they get stuck on it.
20th Apr '16 8:28:21 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/{{ER}}'' used this several times. A surgical intern leaped to his death on the elevated train tracks, while its landmark 150th episode featured the mass casualty caused by a train derailment, which was itself caused by a suicidal young woman parking her car on the tracks.
20th Apr '16 8:26:08 PM DrOO7
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* In the 1991 version of ''Literature/AKissBeforeDying'', the villain Jonathan is shown as a little boy watching the Carlsson trains going past his house, fueling his obsession with marrying into the family. At the end, in his desperate attempt to kill his wife Ellen after she learns his secret--he's a murderous sociopath who killed her sister in order to get to ''her''--he chases her onto the train tracks. She's able to get out of the way, while he isn't.
16th Apr '16 2:10:34 AM JackG
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* There's a science-fictiony variation in the Creator/RobertAHeinlein juvenile ''Literature/StarmanJones'' in which the title character takes a shortcut through a railroad tunnel. The danger is not that the train will actually ''hit'' him--it's a magnetically levitated supersonic [[CoolTrain "ring train"]]--the danger is that if he's still in the tunnel when a train comes through, the shockwave in the confined space will pulverize his insides and kill him.

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* There's a science-fictiony variation in the Creator/RobertAHeinlein juvenile ''Literature/StarmanJones'' in which the title character takes a shortcut through a railroad tunnel. The danger is not that the train will actually ''hit'' him--it's a magnetically levitated supersonic [[CoolTrain "ring train"]]--the danger is that if he's still in the tunnel when a train comes through, the shockwave in the confined space will pulverize his insides and kill him. He makes it through, but a few minutes later is suddenly knocked unconscious and temporarily deafened by a train going overhead that he never heard coming.
6th Mar '16 12:41:10 PM eroock
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25th Feb '16 12:39:38 PM Bat138
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfSonicTheHedgehog'' episode "Full Tilt Tails" the deuteragonist Tails wants to race a train, but he gets his foot caught in the train tracks as the train is barreling towards him! Luckily, [[spoiler:Sonic the Hedgehog quickly builds a new set of train tracks over Tails so the train avoids him altogether.]]
5th Feb '16 6:40:37 AM Knight20
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* In ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' in the multiplayer map express, there's a bullet train that can kill players.
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