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Author Topic: Liskeard to Looe Derailment 15 Feb 19  (Read 894 times)
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« on: February 15, 2019, 07:03:00 am »

Now it's the turn of another Cornish branch

https://www.journeycheck.com/greatwesternrailway/

Alterations to services between Liskeard and Looe
Due to a low speed derailment between Liskeard and Looe all lines are closed.
Train services running to and from these stations have been suspended. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.
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An update will follow within the next 2 hours.
Last Updated:15/02/2019 06:48
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 07:09:23 am »

5L71 derailed at Liskeard. Looe line blocked
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 07:32:58 am »

PhilWakely has also posted in a more appropriate sections. May the Mods please move this one across, or remove post.

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 08:03:34 am »

Appears to be in the yard at Liskeard.

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 08:07:46 am »

Does anyone have a track layout for, I guess, the station area? Something to show where/which points this happened.  Just curious.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 08:14:01 am »

PhilWakely has also posted in a more appropriate sections. May the Mods please move this one across, or remove post.

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Topics now both in "Cornwall" and merged ... breaking news broke in two places at the same time  Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2019, 08:20:48 am »

Google street view shows the layout quite well.
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 08:41:34 am »

Appears to be in the yard at Liskeard.



Thanks Rich.  I understand it's on the point where the curve joins the branch itself.  One wheel off, evidently.  As Phil indicated earlier, it was the empty stock, only the driver and guard on board and both uninjured.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 11:16:14 am »

Appears to be in the yard at Liskeard.



Thanks Rich.  I understand it's on the point where the curve joins the branch itself.  One wheel off, evidently.  As Phil indicated earlier, it was the empty stock, only the driver and guard on board and both uninjured.

Yes.

As a side note it was very icy here this morning.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2019, 11:34:37 am »

Google street view shows the layout quite well.
D'oh. Never thought of that. Thank you.
Note to chastise myself (in private of course).
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2019, 06:07:17 pm »

One axle derailed on trap points leading from the yard to the Looe branch.  Line reopened for the 1641 service to Looe.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 08:26:08 pm »

Good job it didnít happen with the railtour last week.....loco off at one end and the train rear end still on the mainline. Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2019, 08:37:09 pm »

Suggestons elsewhere that it was the trap point end of the crossover leading from the Up Main to the yard (No.19B).  Strange as thats a trailing connection if the unit was moving empty to the branch...... Huh
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2019, 08:37:55 pm »

Suggestons elsewhere that it was the trap point end of the crossover leading from the Up Main to the yard (No.19B).  Strange as thats a trailing connection if the unit was moving empty to the branch...... Huh

Confirmed elsewhere, that as I posted earlier, that it was infact on the ground frame operated trap points leading from the yard to the Looe single line.  There used to be a shunting neck spur there but due the track condition was so poor it had been shortened by removing a rail, and this is where the unit ended up 'off the road'...... Tongue
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