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Author Topic: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion  (Read 129932 times)
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« Reply #465 on: September 24, 2021, 04:33:57 pm »

It looks like the one used in the Mission Impossible film crash...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-58668155

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« Reply #466 on: September 24, 2021, 07:00:54 pm »

Where?

The coach looks like a write off. Just shows how musch crashworthiness has improved it would be interesting to see how a Mark 3 would have come out of it. Must have been doing a considerable speed.

I think it was already a wreck when it got wrecked.
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« Reply #467 on: September 24, 2021, 07:45:58 pm »

I wonder if, while it was being transported, the carriage sagged a bit more in the centre, causing the front to rise a bit, so that the calculated clearance under the bridge disappeared?
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« Reply #468 on: September 24, 2021, 10:03:11 pm »

I wonder if, while it was being transported, the carriage sagged a bit more in the centre, causing the front to rise a bit, so that the calculated clearance under the bridge disappeared?

That's what I thought. Apparently, an escorting police officer was watching it go through the bridge, suggesting that the normal certainty of height could not be relied upon.
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« Reply #469 on: September 25, 2021, 06:37:02 am »

Apparently, all was not exactly what it seemed.....


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« Reply #470 on: September 29, 2021, 03:57:40 pm »

https://wiltshiretoday.co.uk/great-western-way-van-becomes-wedged-railway-bridge/

Another one today in Swindon
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« Reply #471 on: September 30, 2021, 03:45:24 pm »

Apparently, all was not exactly what it seemed.....

…and a week on from that non-story the tabloids have all just repeated it, quoting the Sun’s version…  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #472 on: October 02, 2021, 11:58:45 am »

https://www.chimewhistle.co.uk/page/blog
Have just come across this site which seems useful in all sorts of ways
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« Reply #473 on: October 02, 2021, 12:59:00 pm »

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Signage requests that users telephone signaller before crossing, but no telephones have ever been provided at crossing. All services are now being cautioned across the crossing while a solution is found.
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« Reply #474 on: October 05, 2021, 11:28:14 am »

OK, not railway, but variation on a theme

Oops!
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« Reply #475 on: October 07, 2021, 04:44:53 pm »

Another variation: not a vehicle striking a bridge, but a beam falling from the bridge at Worcester Foregate Street nearly striking a pedestrian.

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/19632289.beam-falls-foregate-street-railway-bridge-narrowly-missing-man
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« Reply #476 on: October 08, 2021, 12:04:04 pm »

Another variation: not a vehicle striking a bridge, but a beam falling from the bridge at Worcester Foregate Street nearly striking a pedestrian.

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/19632289.beam-falls-foregate-street-railway-bridge-narrowly-missing-man

Whoops.

Doesn't inspire confidence in the inspection and maintenance regime

What a blessing that no one was hurt!
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« Reply #477 on: October 14, 2021, 01:35:39 pm »

Reports of bridge strike Hungerford High St as I type. I'm on the 1236 Paddington to Exeter. We're being held at Hungerford awaiting inspection by a Mobile Operations Manager.
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« Reply #478 on: October 14, 2021, 02:04:32 pm »

We're being held at Hungerford awaiting inspection by a Mobile Operations Manager.

Will he/she be frisking passengers for extra cans of Tribute?
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« Reply #479 on: October 14, 2021, 02:22:22 pm »

We're being held at Hungerford awaiting inspection by a Mobile Operations Manager.

Will he/she be frisking passengers for extra cans of Tribute?

I've had to down grade to a Carlsberg!
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