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« on: November 02, 2020, 01:20:42 pm »

Ran through stop blocks at end of the line, and rather than falling a considerable distance to the ground or water below, the front vehicle was left suspended on a whale sculpture !

Driver taken to hospital for checks but reported to be unhurt.
No passengers on board.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54780430
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 06:03:38 pm »

Saved by the whale!
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2020, 06:40:27 pm »

Ah but the accident may not have occurred had the whale been properly displaying a red tail lamp!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 09:01:33 pm »

Ah but the accident may not have occurred had the whale been properly displaying a red tail lamp!

Lit by whale oil?
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2020, 10:34:29 am »


Lit by whale oil?

Whale oil be darned. (Pre-watershed version.)
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2020, 11:49:45 am »

Saved by the whale!

Possibly the most ironic named statue ever
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