Oblivious man almost gets hit by a train

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Obliviousness nearly got a man critically injured Thursday morning when a train almost collided with him.
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The man was one of many spectators standing near railroad tracks in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The crowd was waiting for the Union Pacific's No. 4014 "Big Boy," a gigantic 73-year-old steam engine, to pass through.

But the the man was so preoccupied with capturing the train on film, ABC says he didn't seem to notice a second train chugging along.

"Doesn't budge from the tracks. Still standing -- someone had to take him out. I mean you can hear the noise of the train. People were yelling, saying 'get out of the way.'"

Thank goodness for that bystander who got the man out of the way in the nick of time.

A writer for KUNC notes the train just completed "the more than 1,000 mile trip from Colton, California to Cheyenne. It will now undergo an extensive renovation to restore it to full steam powered service."

The Los Angeles Times says the train has actually been kept in the RailGiants Train Museum in Pomona, California, for the past fifty years.

The Big Boy's restoration is expected to take somewhere between three and five years.
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