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Journey by Journey => London to South Wales => Topic started by: bobm on August 03, 2021, 09:25:01 am



Title: Train v Tree - 03 Aug 21
Post by: bobm on August 03, 2021, 09:25:01 am
Last night's 22:48 from London Paddington to Swansea came to a rapid halt around two o'clock this morning after hitting "a large tree" shortly after leaving Neath.  It was one of several trees which had fallen in the area with others ending up lying across the roof of the train.

No serious injuries reported but it took a while to free the IET and clear the line with the train eventually reaching Swansea just after 6.30am.

Several early morning services to London were cancelled as a result.


Title: Re: Train v Tree - 03 Aug 21
Post by: TonyK on August 04, 2021, 10:19:12 pm
Ouch!


Title: Re: Train v Tree - 03 Aug 21
Post by: stuving on August 04, 2021, 10:31:07 pm
In case you're wondering why so many trees fell over when there wasn't any wind to speak of, this was a landslip with a higher than usual tree content.


Title: Re: Train v Tree - 03 Aug 21
Post by: patch38 on August 05, 2021, 12:39:34 pm
Where was Roberta with her red petticoat when we need her?


Title: Re: Train v Tree - 03 Aug 21
Post by: grahame on August 05, 2021, 12:42:41 pm
Where was Roberta with her red petticoat when we need her?

When I last spoke to her (about FGW and trains, of course), she was on the set of War Horse in final rehearsals.



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