Preserved Locomotive Derailment

Submitted by: Nickel2 4 years ago in

Preserved railway driver is now looking for a new job.
There are 16 comments:
Female 2,691
Yeah, the rail looked broken.
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Female 2,415
Yup, I watched for about 10 seconds, took a good look at the tracks and waited for the derailing... how did they not see it coming?
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Male 5,872
A blink lasts for about 0.3 to 0.4 seconds. You blink about five times a minute, every minute, for about 18 hours a day. This adds up to about 30 minutes a day and about 5 years in a lifetime. So you spend five years of our life with your eyes shut from blinking. (Excluding sleep). Surely you don`t begrudge that 1m 18s of nothing happening! (By not blinking for 45 minutes or so, it would be possible to catch up on lost time for looking at more pointless stuff).
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Male 439
Christ, how about a little editing? There is like 20 seconds of anything actually happening in that entire 1:38.
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Male 5,872
The railway minded amongst us will have noticed that the signal is still at `stop`. The driver was not looking in the direction of travel; or at that speed he would have seen it. The signalman may have given a `permission to pass a signal at danger` to the driver via a radio link, but it is the driver`s responsibility to check the road and proceed accordingly.
In this case, the `catch points` did exactly what they are designed to do; that is derail an errant train away from the running road and prevent a potential collision with a train authorised to run on that road.
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Male 183
This was filmed 4 or 5 miles from me. It`s a short stretch of track several miles long, used as a museum / restoration center / tourist attraction. Most people who work there are volunteers.

This is also where the Top Gear train special was filmed.
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Male 13,630
The guy filming it did it
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Male 40,772
Someone`s made a big boo-boo, that`s for sure!

I`d blame... everyone! That way the guilty party would be punished for sure! ;-)
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Male 2,150
Definitely the track. You can see the track splitter open just in front of the train. Why there`s a splitter there I have no idea - since there isn`t a siding coming off at that spot.
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Male 7,123
Not the driver`s fault. Unless he also set the points.
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Male 1,949
Welcome to Connecticut........
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Male 977
Gotta love when the first 50 seconds of a video are nothing, followed by a good 20 seconds of nothing.
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Male 300
I doubt the engineer will have to answer for it. Its a track problem.
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Female 6,381
If you look closely at the track behind the engine, there is a "derail" there. It`s sort of a little switch to nowhere that prevents cars on a siding from rolling onto the main line and causing a major collision, should their brakes be somehow loosened. Of course, it should have been closed before the driver (as they say in Britain) started backing the train.
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Male 1,313
howdafuq
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Male 5,872
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