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Train Kills Fair Oaks Woman Taking Pics

Kathryn Mary Carlisle, 52, was reportedly standing on the train tracks while photographing an approaching train on Elvas Avenue near 65th Street about 2:30 p.m., when another train struck and killed her Saturday.

A Fair Oaks woman taking pictures of an approaching train was struck and killed by a train that came upon her from the opposite direction, it was reported Sunday.

Kathryn Mary Carlisle, 52, was reportedly standing on the train tracks while photographing an approaching train on Elvas Avenue near 65th Street about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to CBSlocal.com

Foul play was not suspected, the website reported.

Victor Calderon December 09, 2012 at 09:12 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with the victim's family. She was an art teacher at the nearby St. Francis High School. Acording to St. Francis, she is survived by her husband Steve Jarvis and children Will, Bianca, and Violet, who is a freshman at St. Francis.
Ladams December 10, 2012 at 05:57 AM
My daughter and I were two of the last people to see Kathryn as she was walking up to the trains. We stopped to watch her walking next to the trains and taking pictures just before we walked into St Francis. Our prayers are with the family! Such a very sad tragedy
BP December 10, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Fair Oaks looks completely rail-locked per Google maps so one must assume this lady climbed a 8 foot fence---bagged all the security cameras---hid from the railroad look out towers---and out ran the track security cops to take pictures the reason she was hit by a railroad train that they all have WE ARE SOOOOO SAFE on their web-sites.
jess December 11, 2012 at 02:35 AM
@bp it wasnt in fair oaks, it was near the school, stop being ignorant and have some respect for her .
Phil December 11, 2012 at 02:49 AM
No cameras, no cops, tracks wide open, you just walk up a levee. I've smashed pennies there.
Liz A. December 12, 2012 at 05:21 AM
Used to work for UP railroad, trains are very dangerous and aren't always heard until they're right up on you, more people need to be educated on their danger and that the tracks and surrounding property are private, belong to the RR, and shouldn't be walked on, very sad story, prayers go out to her family
BP December 12, 2012 at 06:30 AM
The ones running the trains completely out of control more than any drunk are the ones that need to be educated.
JK in the hills December 16, 2012 at 01:21 AM
BP you're an idiot, people who get killed by trains are for the most part doing something they should not do. While I feel very sorry for the families loss she still should not have been doing what she was doing. If you want to take a photo of a train find a safe place to take it from, not standing on the tracks.

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