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Post by graymac on Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:13 pm

http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0306/dart.html

Ouch!!
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Post by Dexter on Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:54 pm

THIS is a major ouch, then...
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Post by graymac on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:04 pm

Rail travel is, thankfully, a very safe way to get to your destination. Much safer than the roads, But accidents can happen. It's like airliners, they don't crash frequently, but when they do . . . . . . .

And I'm sure our real train drivers are a more competent lot than the bunch of cowboys we can find on train sims affraid
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Post by joeyfjj on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:09 pm

graymac wrote:the bunch of cowboys we can find on train sims

Someone mentioned me? albino

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Re: With a bang

Post by graymac on Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:55 pm

Old proverb: "If the cap fits, wear it" lol!
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Post by pedned on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:49 pm

graymac wrote:http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0306/dart.html

Ouch!!

Surely they're only set off by pressure, so either he chucked something in his bag on top of them, or dropped / threw his bag...
His own fault then, as he knew they were in there. scratch

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Post by busheyheath on Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:59 pm

Any news about the train incident in Poland?
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Post by pedned on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:16 pm

Derryck wrote:THIS is a major ouch, then...

Second major incident in about as many years... A safety case must be due by now. Shocked
Wasn't it Poland that 2 trains collided a few years ago too? If I remember rightly it was... An ex-girlfriend lost her Grandfather in that one... Sad

Not looking good for Poland/Polish Railways at the minute then!

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Post by graymac on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:32 pm

Wasn't it Poland that 2 trains collided a few years ago too?

google "train crash norway" and there's been more than one.
and Sweden, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343277/Train-crashes-Malmo-station-hitting-buffers.html
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Post by pedned on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:36 pm

I heard about the one in Malmo, as I've been talking to two Swedish people online for a few years now.
One of whom actually lives in Malmo!!
She's pretty nice looking too! Laughing


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Re: With a bang

Post by graymac on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:38 pm



And Joey thought his train looked rough!!! Very Happy



Look! Pivoting bogies lol!
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Post by thehoviskid on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:42 pm

pedned wrote:so either he chucked something in his bag on top of them, or dropped / threw his bag...
I was at Doncaster many years ago on the Annual Festive Outing to see new and exciting things (ever played Guess the 91? You've never lived) and there was an issue with the overhead supply, with a 91 stranded just south of the station. Chap wanders over to the 67 in the sidings by the works to tow it in, opens the cab door from the trackside and lobs his bag into the vestibule behind the cab... and straight out the other side.
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Re: With a bang

Post by mrknowitall on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:45 pm

graymac wrote:

And Joey thought his train looked rough!!! Very Happy



Look! Pivoting bogies lol!

Funny guy Very Happy
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Re: With a bang

Post by thehoviskid on Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:49 pm

"....and that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you change the centre of gravity. None of this train.dat nonsense!"
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