Train Track Photo Goes Viral Only A Joke (Full Story)

Check out the article that got separated from the photo that was taken. This past week this photo went viral only to find out the train tracks were shut down for a week. This incident originated from the Bornem Fire Department in Belgium.

Tom Bongaerts”

“I’m no train expert…but I don’t think this is going to work.

It’s funny because how could those firefighters be so dumb, right?

Well, that would be the case if they’d actually thought this was going to work if a train passed. But they didn’t.

The source of the photo is firefighter Tom Bongaerts from the little town of Bornem in Belgium. He originally posted it on April 5 saying,



Twenty Words:

“Hey, this past week our funny photo went viral throughout the whole world. Thousands of shares and likes in many different countries!

Once and for all: The picture was taken in Belgium, in a small village called Bornem. After a minor intervention, we had some time left near the railway to make this picture. Since there were no trains running at all for a week due to maintenance works, we can state that our joke was a real success!

Indeed it was. Thanks for the laughs, Bornem Fire Department. And thanks for the reminder never to believe pictures on the internet…

One comment

  1. Well, if it is on world wide internet, it must be true!

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