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Author Topic: Derailment at Laira Junction 23/03/2019  (Read 1427 times)
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« on: March 23, 2019, 02:25:29 pm »

150221 has gone too far up the Down Loop at Laira Junction and derailed one bogie, on the London End trap points..... Roll Eyes

There are photographs circulating elsewhere:


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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 02:37:26 pm »

It was the unit destined for the Looe branch.
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2019, 03:22:19 pm »

It was the unit destined for the Looe branch.

Crikey.  Two derailments now on seperate trap points involving the empty Looe line stock...... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2019, 03:28:12 pm »

As well as the Falmouth branch one.  I think GWR will be getting very twitchy about the number of incidents they've had in the last few months, even though thankfully no injuries have been caused.
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2019, 06:37:05 pm »

This incident is indeed concerning.
Laira Down Loop is approx 600-650 yards in length between the Limit of Shunt signal (P495) at the Paddington end and Signal P312 at the Penzance end which controls  movements from the loop.

In the last fifty years I can not recall a run through/derailment ever occurring at these trap points.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 06:49:36 pm »

This incident is indeed concerning.
Laira Down Loop is approx 600-650 yards in length between the Limit of Shunt signal (P495) at the Paddington end and Signal P312 at the Penzance end which controls  movements from the loop.

In the last fifty years I can not recall a run through/derailment ever occurring at these trap points.

Yes, I wondered what they were doing that far along the loop. Shopping?
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 08:02:48 pm »

No, I think it was an attempt to clear all the budliea growing over the trap points and hiding them from view...... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2019, 08:50:48 pm »

This incident is indeed concerning.
Laira Down Loop is approx 600-650 yards in length between the Limit of Shunt signal (P495) at the Paddington end and Signal P312 at the Penzance end which controls  movements from the loop.

In the last fifty years I can not recall a run through/derailment ever occurring at these trap points.

Yes, I wondered what they were doing that far along the loop. Shopping?

Nipping to Sainsburys for their packed lunch ingredients
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 08:59:31 pm »

For those that don't understand that joke, there is a Sainsbury's superstore just behind the photographer in the photograph I posted above. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2019, 08:10:51 am »

The rerailment overnight didnít go to plan and itís now closer to the river. The ground was too soft and saturated to support the jacks, the train is now against fence on the boundary.

Requires a crane now.
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2019, 09:22:22 am »

150 221 in happier days

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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2019, 02:34:00 pm »

Went out for a walk round Saltram this morning and saw the train, thought to myself the angle of the rear unit looks odd, almost like its derailed, so took a photo. Came home and did a quick Google and found this forum. Thought I'd share the picture I took.

The zoom is quite far as I was on the other side of the river but you can just make out a man in orange to the right of the photo.
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2019, 02:36:49 pm »

Welcome to the forum and many thanks for taking the time to post your photo.
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2019, 06:01:07 pm »

Crane currently en route from Westbury, hopefully to rerail tonight.
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2019, 06:03:30 pm »

Network Rail staff in the aforementioned Sainsbury's car park say that is the plan as it needs a line closure to accommodate the crane.
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