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« on: June 08, 2021, 11:52:08 am »

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/police-investigating-suspect-arson-attack-at-swindon-and-cricklade-railway/
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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 12:20:42 pm »


Oh no - not again!

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Wiltshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a suspected arson attack at Swindon and Cricklade Railway.

Fire crews were called to the site in Tadpole Lane, Blunsdon, at around 5.50am yesterday morning (07/06) due to a railway carriage being alight.

The fire was quickly brought under control, but the recently-restored carriage had been completely destroyed.

Investigating officers believe the fire was started deliberately.

Thanks for your post, Hal ... I will probably merge this with previous incidents once we get past the hump of initial discussions.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 02:00:42 pm »

It is my belief that arson whether against railway equipment or otherwise needs to be taken far more seriously by the police and by the courts.
A prison term should be the norm for all but trivial cases.
And life imprisonment should be the norm if life is lost, even if the arsonist claims that killing was not the intention.

 
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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 (Diesel Multiple Unit) is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2021, 06:52:58 pm »

Extension of the line was/is featured on BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) points west on wednesday 11 august towards the end of the programme.

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