• Saved by a Whale -- Dutch subway train derails... caught by 20 yr old whale tail sculpture

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  by STrRedWolf
 
https://www.npr.org/2020/11/02/93040946 ... tatues-tai
A Dutch train burst past the end of its elevated tracks Monday in the Netherlands.

But instead of crashing to the ground 30 feet below, the metro train was caught — held aloft by an artist's massive sculpture of a whale's tail. Despite some damage, no injuries or deaths were reported.
I'd rather not be flippant about this whale of a tail, but I will say this isn't as fishy as it seems. :-D
  by SRich
 
Yeah, it was a funny sight. When i was there. The cause is probably slippery tracks.
The train safety system of the RET enforce absolute stop is cab signal is "red"(o km/h).
The signal on that specific track is red limit (max 10 km/h) with only a few meter before the ramp is red.
The distance the metro travels thru the air is to fast for 10 km/u.
So the only logical conclusion is that the tracks was slippery
  by scratchyX1
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:40 pm https://www.npr.org/2020/11/02/93040946 ... tatues-tai
A Dutch train burst past the end of its elevated tracks Monday in the Netherlands.

But instead of crashing to the ground 30 feet below, the metro train was caught — held aloft by an artist's massive sculpture of a whale's tail. Despite some damage, no injuries or deaths were reported.
I'd rather not be flippant about this whale of a tail, but I will say this isn't as fishy as it seems. :-D

And who says there is no value in art?