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« on: February 23, 2024, 12:25:08 »

The railway will close this afternoon perhaps from 2pm while the device is moved by road to a boat for disposal at sea.

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2024, 12:44:03 »

From its length, given as a bit over a metre, an SC250 is a candidate.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SC250_bomb


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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2024, 12:59:05 »

The device is in poor condition and in a heavily built up area so the decision to remove it rather than deal with it in situ does not sound to have been easy. Thoughts with those affected/involved.

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2024, 16:06:12 »

SC 500 they reckon.

One that was previously detonated off Guernsey registered as a magnitude 2.7 earthquake
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2024, 16:08:54 »

............now that could cause a hole that would even dwarf those that HS2 (The next High Speed line(s)) is producing in the Chilterns!  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2024, 19:18:35 »

The early evening news said it was all okay and the bomb was on a boat at sea now..... perhaps not quite okay for the boat crew at the time though.
Apparently it's now in the sea and being blown up.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2024, 19:31:33 »

SC 500 they reckon.

One that was previously detonated off Guernsey registered as a magnitude 2.7 earthquake

Ew. Same size as the one that stopped the job for around three days half a mile up the road from here.

During those three days, the evacuation zone slowly expanded until we had sociable policemen on duty just 200 yards from the house.

Defused in situ (the bomb not the policeman) it was loaded on the back of something from the army and on a fine spring evening given a clear run through the streets and out of the city to a distant quarry.

Shortly before it was moved, I happened to go out on the bike to a fish and chip shop: returning with them and making my way to the head of the queue of suddenly stationary vehicles at a roundabout, I enjoyed a ringside view of the passing procession. Even better, the traffic guys, on hearing what I was carrying, had me on my way pronto which was good of them.

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2024, 23:40:18 »

The bomb has now been safely exploded at sea as planned. BBC» (British Broadcasting Corporation - home page) news reports at about 23-30
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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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