We live close to a freight train line that runs past the house a few times per week. Like clock work, Sunday afternoons mean the sounds of their growling engines and distinct horn will be heard at our house. There are a lot of “vs a train” videos out there. Generally speaking, you don’t want to go toe-to-toe with one of these beasts.
Trains will always hold a bit of nostalgia for me, but they’ll also always appeal to the kid in me as well. They’re huge, lumbering beasts that make the ground shake as they pass and warn us of their approach. Trains shouldn’t be feared, but they should be respected.#Trains shouldn't be feared, but they should be respected. Click To Tweet
How the Video Went Down
My son and I were taking a bike ride when I heard the rumble of the train in the distance. I knew it was going to be coming by our crossing in just a few minutes, to we rushed to the tracks. Being a “Dadtographer”, I am almost always carrying some kind of camera around with me. Well, it just so happened that I had my CUBE with me on our bike ride (I still need to get the bike attachment accessory for sure!).
I placed my Polaroid CUBE down in with the granite rocks and rail road ties just beyond the crossing. I always wanted to try this. I wanted to see and “feel” what it’s like to have a multi-ton locomotive barreling down on you. I’m not one for playing chicken with trains, though. So I put the CUBE down in my place.
My CUBE action camera was up for the task. I didn’t use any accessories or attachments. I just placed the camera, set it to record and watched as the train as it lumbered past.