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Danish train accident

Postby David Benton » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:44 pm

Can't figure out how to link on my phone, but it is on the front page of BBC.com.
It seems unclear at this stage what the passenger train has actually hit. Definitely some beer and tarpulins, but other reports say a whole container came off the freight train. This seems more likely to me.
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Re: Danish train accident

Postby David Benton » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:56 pm

CNN.com has a more detailed report, where a passenger reports a container came off the freight train.these would actually be swap body type containers, I would think.
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Re: Danish train accident 6 dead 16 injured

Postby CarterB » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:02 pm

Bring back the Slumbercoaches!!
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Re: Danish train accident

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:11 pm

the train has trailers, not containers, it seems that one of trailers may have come unhitched from railcar and shifted .
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Re: Danish train accident

Postby David Benton » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:26 pm

Correct Dutchrailnut.I didn't see the wheels in a previous photo on my phone,and thought they were swapbody containers. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swap_body
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Re: Danish train accident

Postby David Benton » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:11 am

Death toll rises to eight, confirmation it was a truck trailer the passenger train hit.
https://guardian.ng/news/world/death-to ... -accident/
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Re: Danish train accident

Postby george matthews » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:03 am

I have travelled on a train crossing that bridge. But in the Summer when high winds are unlikely. It seems that kind of freight train should at least be restricted during high winds and probably the rules on loading freight should be tightened up.
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Re: Danish train accident

Postby DutchRailnut » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:49 pm

don't think wind was real problem, real problem was the trailer not being locked in stand and having shifted.
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Re: Danish train accident

Postby ExCon90 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:39 pm

True--maybe what they need to tighten up on is rigorous inspection of securement devices before leaving the origin and at intermediate points. That accident didn't need to be on a bridge to happen.
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