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Train Crash in Belgium

#1 by Voltman , Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:18 am


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RE: Train Crash in Belgium

#2 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:57 pm

This looks like a signalling or switching fault, either mechanical or human. I would say that the modern interior design of the carriages kept the deaths and injuries down. Or maybe it wasn't a very full train.


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RE: Train Crash in Belgium

#3 by Slow Jo , Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:25 pm

Saw something on the news about a train struck by lightening ,didnt get where it was though.


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RE: Train Crash in Belgium

#4 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:32 pm

Don't think it was this one, they look to be on the wrong track.


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RE: Train Crash in Belgium

#5 by Voltman , Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:58 pm

I believe they were both supposed to be on the same track, but the goods train should have been well ahead of the passenger train. Lightning struck a section of track and disrupted the signals that would have held the pasenger train back.


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