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Author Topic: Mindless Vandalism Tarka Line (ongoing?)  (Read 5948 times)
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« 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 by such wanton behaviour.
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« Reply #1 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 by such wanton behaviour.

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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
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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.

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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?
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 07:11:44 AM »

Not this time - a pair of 143s having a range of technical problems.
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« Reply #5 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?
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 05:23:07 PM »

BTP appeal

http://www.btp.police.uk/latest_news/objects_placed_on_line.aspx
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« Reply #7 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.
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« Reply #8 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
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« Reply #9 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.
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