Could have been horrendous

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Could have been horrendous


Post by Mr Bones » Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:02 pm

Distracted London-bound train driver went 100mph over limit. BBC News
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Re: Could have been horrendous


Post by Chops » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:35 am

Wow, that was a close one. Distracted by a health issue??? So, no Positive Train Control in a
busy hub like London and train drivers are not restricted by health issues that are so much
as to be overwhelming. Interesting. Disturbing.

My friend, "Crusty," a veteran train driver recently blew an automobile carrier to
smithereens; the lorry with its low trailer undercarriage hung up on the gradient
beyond the rails: sticking it fast.

Loaded with one remaining brand new Prius, the automobile was spun into the
atmosphere and landed upside down on a signal crossing box. Prius: 1, Signal Box: 0.

The owner of the lorry, who was out of the truck, vainly trying to flag down Crusty's
on coming train, was quite annoyed by the inconvenience, and informed Crusty and
the conductor that they could have stopped in time!

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