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Title: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (ongoing?)
Post by: plymothian on May 05, 2015, 03:44:31 PM
The 05.50 EXD-BNP ran over 4 concrete troughing lids this morning around Newton St Cyres, which were placed on the rails.  Luckily, the train demolished all 4, but remember what can happen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenock_rail_accident) by such wanton behaviour.


Title: Re: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (05/05/15)
Post by: grahame on May 05, 2015, 03:51:49 PM
The 05.50 EXD-BNP ran over 4 concrete troughing lids this morning around Newton St Cyres, which were placed on the rails.  Luckily, the train demolished all 4, but remember what can happen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenock_rail_accident) by such wanton behaviour.

It's work quoting from that page here

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On 25 June 1994, the 22:45 from Wemyss Bay to Glasgow, in Scotland, derailed and smashed into a bridge after hitting concrete blocks placed deliberately on the railway

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The leading bogie of the EMU derailed and the train immediately collided with the solid structure of the overbridge, crushing the driver's cab, killing driver Arthur McKee, 35, and also killing passenger Alan Nicol, 21

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After a trial by the High Court, the culprits, Gary Dougan and Craig Houston, two 17-year-olds from Greenock were each imprisoned for 15 years for culpable homicide


Title: Re: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (05/05/15)
Post by: plymothian on May 22, 2015, 12:05:45 PM
Once again the 05.50 has run over objects placed on the track.   This time a road sign.


Title: Re: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (05/05/15)
Post by: grahame on May 25, 2015, 06:41:05 AM
Once again the 05.50 has run over objects placed on the track.   This time a road sign.

This morning:

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05:50 Exeter St Davids to Barnstaple due 06:55 This train will be terminated at Crediton.
This train will no longer call at Yeoford, Copplestone, Eggesford, Umberleigh and Barnstaple.
This is due to a train fault. Last Updated :25/05/2015 06:16

Co-incidence?


Title: Re: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (ongoing?)
Post by: bobm on May 25, 2015, 07:11:44 AM
Not this time - a pair of 143s having a range of technical problems.


Title: Re: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (ongoing?)
Post by: Palfers on May 25, 2015, 05:19:17 PM
Just travelled to Barnstaple on a 143 first time for a while. I forgot how smooth the track  is in places! Had to hold on tight to my coffee. Cant be good for those trains to bounce around like that?


Title: Re: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (ongoing?)
Post by: plymothian on June 11, 2015, 05:23:07 PM
BTP appeal

http://www.btp.police.uk/latest_news/objects_placed_on_line.aspx


Title: Re: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (ongoing?)
Post by: plymothian on March 23, 2017, 06:21:09 AM
It's been nearly 2 years since these incidents, and I hope that yesterday's incident is not the problem flaring up again.

2B70 struck a road sign placed on the track near Lapford, disabling the train and causing 3 return trip cancellations.


Title: Re: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (ongoing?)
Post by: plymothian on May 18, 2017, 09:59:24 PM
2B70 has struck road signs YET AGAIN.  This time at Yeoford on Monday 15th May.

http://www.devonlive.com/someone-keeps-putting-road-signs-in-front-of-moving-trains-in-devon/story-30340455-detail/story.html


Title: Re: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (ongoing?)
Post by: bobm on May 18, 2017, 10:15:52 PM
I gather they were not just chucked on the line but whoever was responsible went to the effort to actually stand them up in the four foot.

Totally mindless.