He may have been:-

-a warm, loving individual whose unbounded passion and enthusiasm for life and all things related to trains of any kind –’

-‘sorely missed not only by his partner, his family and his friends but also by his many colleagues throughout the rail industry.’

-‘a great friend of ours and a real light in the railway world. He was always smiling, cheerful and would bend over backwards to help anyone.’

But all that happened proves without doubt that he was as thick as pig-shit when it comes to deciding whether to shove your head out of a moving train without the knowledge that 500 tons@70m.p.h  (in momentum terms) of another train is heading in the opposite direction.