A photo of a baby sitting in the middle of train tracks while its photo was taken has shocked the internet.

An image uploaded to Twitter shows the baby sitting on the tracks while a person more than a metre away took a photo.

Another person is seen standing adjacent to the baby and the photographer, while a third person is standing by a pram, metres away at a crossing.

The image of the incident, which was captured in Fremantle, Western Australia, was posted to The Bell Tower Times Twitter account.

Twitter users were quick to claim the tracks were not in use anymore.

‘Not the point I suppose if they didn’t know, but no train goes through there does it? It’s after the Freo station,’ one said.

Another person said, “Good thing the train doesn’t work anymore!”

However someone else replied, “for those that are saying no trains you better do some research because freight trains still use it carrying shipping containers from the port.”

Silly stunt or totally OK?

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Via twitter

  • Surely that’s just a bad idea, that’s terrible


  • OMG. Doesn’t matter if the trains are running or not, If this baby had fallen forward they would could have been hurt. This was a stupid idea no matter how many people were there.

    • I agree with you Tessie. They are ovbviously irresponsible people who don’t deserve to be allowed to care for a baby…or older child. The baby could so easily have sustained head injuries and others too. In SA it would be child abuse.


  • Very silly and couldn’t they be issued with a fine for this?


  • If there is still trains using the track well then its quite silly. Freight trains can come in quick and wont stop.
    Unused then i dont see a problem with it.


  • Um, not too many words to describe this. Shock! Horror! Stupidity! What were they thinking? All in the name of a good social post! DUMB!


  • Probably not one of their smartest moves.


  • Some people can’t have children and would give anything to be able to and then you have morons pulling a stupid stunt like this! Why the hell would you risk your babies life?? Oh yes, let’s see how many likes and attention we can get on social media.


  • A risky move, and bad behaviour to teach the child. I hope the parents think the photo was worth it.


  • This is ridiculous! Why put your baby at risk like this. I’ve seen freight trains on those tracks & you don’t know when they are scheduled to pass. Could come out of no where. It’s still an active track & it’s pure stupidity to put your child on it just for a photo.


  • This is so crazy. People just don’t think anymore.


  • My only question is to ask why? Why risk anything with your child.


  • Regardless of whether trains go through or not encouraging people to take photos of babies on train tracks is an awful idea it can only lead to heartache.


  • When this is a silly stunt, it’s not a nice one !
    And “for those that are saying no trains you better do some research because freight trains still use it carrying shipping containers from the port” proves only that this was a risky stunt as well.


  • ridiculous, lets teach our kids that it is ok to play on train tracks. You can’t fix stupid


  • Stupid, dangerous and setting a bad example.


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