14 May 2010

It's behind you! Trainspotter inches from death after he fails to notice the 2.45pm Cambridge express hurtling towards him

As this dedicated trainspotter stood alongside a set of tracks with his video camera fixed on the approaching train, he forgot to do one thing - look the other way.

As these astonishing images show, the man came within inches of death as a passenger train hurtled past him.

The enthusiast is seen standing dangerously close to the tracks in order to get a close view of old steam train the Oliver Cromwell at Thurston Station in Suffolk.

Scroll down to see the amazing footage

Close call: This dedicated trainspotter is oblivious as a speeding  passenger train hurtles towards him

Close call: This dedicated trainspotter is oblivious as a speeding passenger train hurtles towards him

A fellow trainspotter, who was filming in the opposite direction, caught the man on camera and yelled to him as he noticed the DMU passenger train rapidly coming up behind him.

But it was too late - and the train rushed past the oblivious man. Remarkably he remained standing as the train sent a rush of wind through his clothes.

Only once the train had gone by did the man realise just how close he came to death. With a dazed look on his face, he lowered his camera and stumbled away from the tracks.

The man keeps hold on his video camera as the train approaches,  above, and then rushes past him, below
The man keeps hold on his video camera as the train approaches, above, and then rushes past him, below

The man keeps hold on his video camera as the train brushes past  him
Shock: Only now does the man realise how close he came to being  hit by a train

Shock: Only now does the man realise how close he came to being hit by a train

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