Train GraphicClick on the map to explore geographics
 
I need help
FAQ
Emergency
About
Waterloo Campaign
Stay at home or local if you can
No recent travel & transport from BBC stories as at 02:55 24 Jan 2022
Read about the forum [here].
Register [here] - it's free.
What do I gain from registering? [here]
 28/01/22 - FOSBR AGM - ONLINE
29/01/22 - National Bus Meetings
04/02/22 - Call for Evidence GBR closes
04/02/22 - SMK award entries close

On this day
24th Jan (2008)
More Train Less Strain call on Ruth Kelly to remove franchise from FGW (link)

Train RunningCancelled
07:24 Worcester Shrub Hill to London Paddington
Short Run
05:25 Maidenhead to Marlow
08:56 Marlow to Maidenhead
09:34 Maidenhead to Marlow
10:00 Marlow to Maidenhead
10:34 Maidenhead to Marlow
11:00 Marlow to Maidenhead
PollsThere are no open or recent polls
Abbreviation pageAcronymns and abbreviations
Stn ComparatorStation Comparator
Rail newsNews Now - live rail news feed
Site Style 1 2 3 4
Next departures • Bristol Temple MeadsBath SpaChippenhamSwindonDidcot ParkwayReadingLondon PaddingtonMelksham
Exeter St DavidsTauntonWestburyTrowbridgeBristol ParkwayCardiff CentralOxfordCheltenham SpaBirmingham New Street
January 24, 2022, 03:08:32 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forgotten your username or password? - get a reminder
Most recently liked subjects
[121] Red and white- tax changes on fossil fuel - Agriculture, road ...
[67] Infrastructure problems in Thames Valley causing disruption el...
[64] OTD - 23rd January (1947) - Start of the big freeze
[50] Trains told to get rid of torrent of 'Tannoy spam'
[46] Night Riviera to be reduced for eight weeks due to engineering...
[41] Brighton Belle - rebirth thread
News: the Great Western Coffee Shop ... keeping you up to date with travel around the South West
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Train v Tree - 03 Aug 21  (Read 1204 times)
bobm
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 8929



View Profile
« on: August 03, 2021, 09:25:01 am »

Last night's 22:48 from London Paddington to Swansea came to a rapid halt around two o'clock this morning after hitting "a large tree" shortly after leaving Neath.  It was one of several trees which had fallen in the area with others ending up lying across the roof of the train.

No serious injuries reported but it took a while to free the IET (Intercity Express Train) and clear the line with the train eventually reaching Swansea just after 6.30am.

Several early morning services to London were cancelled as a result.
Logged
TonyK
Global Moderator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5908


The artist formerly known as Four Track, Now!


View Profile
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2021, 10:19:12 pm »

Ouch!
Logged

Now, please!
stuving
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 6038


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2021, 10:31:07 pm »

In case you're wondering why so many trees fell over when there wasn't any wind to speak of, this was a landslip with a higher than usual tree content.
Logged
patch38
Transport Scholar
Hero Member
******
Posts: 641


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2021, 12:39:34 pm »

Where was Roberta with her red petticoat when we need her?
Logged
grahame
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 35462



View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2021, 12:42:41 pm »

Where was Roberta with her red petticoat when we need her?

When I last spoke to her (about FGW (First Great Western) and trains, of course), she was on the set of War Horse in final rehearsals.
Logged

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
Do you have something you would like to add to this thread, or would you like to raise a new question at the Coffee Shop? Please [register] (it is free) if you have not done so before, or login (at the top of this page) if you already have an account - we would love to read what you have to say!

You can find out more about how this forum works [here] - that will link you to a copy of the forum agreement that you can read before you join, and tell you very much more about how we operate. We are an independent forum, provided and run by customers of Great Western Railway, for customers of Great Western Railway and we welcome railway professionals as members too, in either a personal or official capacity. Views expressed in posts are not necessarily the views of the operators of the forum.

As well as posting messages onto existing threads, and starting new subjects, members can communicate with each other through personal messages if they wish. And once members have made a certain number of posts, they will automatically be admitted to the "frequent posters club", where subjects not-for-public-domain are discussed; anything from the occasional rant to meetups we may be having ...

 
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
This forum is provided by a customer of Great Western Railway (formerly First Great Western), and the views expressed are those of the individual posters concerned. Visit www.gwr.com for the official Great Western Railway website. Please contact the administrators of this site if you feel that the content provided by one of our posters contravenes our posting rules (email link). Forum hosted by Well House Consultants

Jump to top of pageJump to Forum Home Page