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Date: 05/18/13 09:48 AM

16 Responses to Preserved Locomotive Derailment

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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    May 18, 2013 at 9:49 am
    Link: Preserved Locomotive Derailment - Preserved railway driver is now looking for a new job.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2013 at 10:22 am
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    May 18, 2013 at 10:40 am
    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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    Burgh Male 40-49
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    May 18, 2013 at 10:43 am
    I doubt the engineer will have to answer for it. Its a track problem.
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2013 at 10:51 am
    Gotta love when the first 50 seconds of a video are nothing, followed by a good 20 seconds of nothing.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2013 at 11:09 am
    Welcome to Connecticut........
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 18, 2013 at 11:16 am
    Not the driver`s fault. Unless he also set the points.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
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    May 18, 2013 at 11:16 am
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    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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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    The guy filming it did it
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    fishyboy Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm
    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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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    May 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    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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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
    439 posts
    May 18, 2013 at 2:58 pm
    Christ, how about a little editing? There is like 20 seconds of anything actually happening in that entire 1:38.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    May 19, 2013 at 2:27 am
    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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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    May 21, 2013 at 7:21 am
    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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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    May 21, 2013 at 11:12 am
    Yeah, the rail looked broken.

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