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Runaway train
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:41:51 pm »
I just saw that the Aussies had a runaway train, and they dont do things by halves!  :no:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-46105280

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Re: Runaway train
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 05:30:23 pm »
That'll be the end of their chances for 'Employee of The Month' I'm guessing!

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Re: Runaway train
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 09:02:35 pm »
What a beast, 268 wagons!! :o

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Re: Runaway train
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 10:34:40 pm »
Must be runaway week here. On Monday in my home town, a huge truck lost it's brakes coming down the very steep hill into Wollongong. It took out a roundabout, a fence, three cars and narrowly missed MacDonalds.

That's the third time it's happened in ten years.
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Re: Runaway train
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 11:45:50 pm »

 narrowly missed MacDonalds.

That's the third time it's happened in ten years.

How do they keep missing just put a sign up saying if they lose breaks use MacDonalds as a stopping point!

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Re: Runaway train
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 01:00:02 am »
Actually it's amazing no one was seriously hurt. One guy was trapped in a car, but if it had ploughed into McDonald's, it would have been a different story.
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Re: Runaway train
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2018, 11:52:11 pm »
Actually it's amazing no one was seriously hurt. One guy was trapped in a car, but if it had ploughed into McDonald's, it would have been a different story.

That's good although still a dodgy place, my MacDonalds comment was purely flatten building not the people inside! I know I am a sod but not that bad!

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Re: Runaway train
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2018, 12:34:23 am »
One guy was trapped in a car,
Was that in a personal transport automobile type car or someone 'taking a lift' in one of the railroad cars ( continents divided by a language )

Sorry I have not studied the incident in detail, but seems to me he outta have applied a parking device before he got out, and anyway what of the old fashioned dead-man-handle ??

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Re: Runaway train
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2018, 12:36:28 am »
Maccas isn't just the only business in that location. They should never have been built there. Back in 1996 it was vacant land, and a runaway truck crashed there, killing the driver even back then.
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Re: Runaway train
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 02:09:19 am »
Front page of local paper today.....



Referring to the OP, the wreckage of that train is huge. It was fully loaded with iron ore, but some parties are saying it'll probably just be left there!
« Last Edit: November 10, 2018, 02:55:57 am by Bealman »
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