Don’t walk on busy train tracks, especially while wearing earphones.
A 17-year old in Barrow County, GA, was struck and killed by a CSX train last weekend. Apparently, he might have been wearing headphones.
I remember playing on the tracks in Manchester, NH when I was a teenager, but I always kept in mind that a train might be along. I tried the coin-flattening trick a few times (and discovered that it’s hard to find the coin afterward; use gum to stick it to the tracks) and pelted box cars with snow balls in the winter.
Hopefully this was an accident, although the AJC makes the veiled suggestion that it might have been suicide.