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Freight Train Rules

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It's match point at Wimbledon, and it's Andre Agassi rallying a fierce and committed Patrick Rafter. The lob goes up and its Agassi to return - when the 6.15 express to East Croydon comes rocketing through and knocks the ball out of play. Courts or sporting fields could be built around train routes, or re-directed through them to spice up the individual games.

For tennis, the tracks would be laid parallel and in line with the net - an automated system where the net folds into the ground when the train is approaching - and tunnels beneath the spectators stands. Football, baseball, basketball, and golf could all be integrated within the particular city's transport infrastructure to allow for this new sporting craze.

As a passenger on the train, never before can you get so close to the action! If only for a brief moment, there is always the possibility that Andre will read the fan placard you sat up all night designing and face make up in your teams colours as you speed past on your way to work.

benfrost, Dec 13 2001

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       Personally, I've never been a passenger on a freight train.
beauxeault, Dec 13 2001
  

       I don't know about tennis, football, baseball or golf BUT IT WOULD MAKE CRICKET A WEE BIT MORE LIVELY! Lets have a rally cross route intersect the railway in the centre
po, Dec 13 2001
  

       Works for me. Just about anything wandering through would liven up tennis as far as I'm concerned.

This reminds me a bit of playing football in the street when I was a kid. Oh, and...

<pedant> Its Croydon. Believe me, I know. </pedant>
DrBob, Dec 13 2001
  

       City of Croydon?   

       land of the traffic warden - love your trams   

       THAT WAS CRICKET BOB - LIVEN UP CRICKET BOB
po, Dec 13 2001
  

       Croissant as long as you leave the equestrian sports out of this.....no trains through my game of polo, thank you.
Susen, Dec 13 2001
  

       would not dream of frightening the horses Susen, just Bob
po, Dec 13 2001
  

       I noticed. I just treated the comment with the disdain that it deserved! <grin>
DrBob, Dec 13 2001
  

       Dr Bob wrote, surrounded by <pedant> tags: «Its Croydon. Believe me, I know.» What happened to the apostrophe in "it's"?
cp, Dec 14 2001
  

       Probably wandering the wet & windy streets between East & West Croydon. Alone & afraid!
DrBob, Dec 14 2001
  

       Would this not be a little dangerous on the football pitch? Mind you the chance of David Beckham getting squashed..........
kaz, Feb 09 2002
  

       In the film 'Brewsters Millions'. Richard Prior plays a minor league baseball player whose team plays at a ground with a railway running through it. They did stop the game though while the train passed.
rambling_sid, Dec 13 2004
  
      
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