Riding the train can be a romantic experience. You can snuggle up to big windows that give you a luxurious view of the outside world as you pass through different towns and regions. If the cafe car is open you can order yourself a drink and make friends with a fellow traveler, and no matter where you're headed, there is a brief sense of purgatory that can be empowering.
The train tracks, however, are a completely different story. Train tracks often serve as gathering spaces for drunk teens, indisposed friend groups, runaway animals, and criminals hoping to litter their crime evidence. Anyone who works as a railroad engineer long enough is bound to have some stories under their belt - good, bad, and ugly.
In a popular Reddit thread, people who work as conductors or for the railroads shared the weirdest things they've seen on the tracks, and it ranges from hilarious to heartbreaking.