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Old January 27th 20, 05:25 PM posted to uk.transport.london,uk.railway
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Default Excellent picture of a broken rail following a derailment

On 27/01/2020 18:21, wrote:
On 27/01/2020 16:04, Recliner wrote:
wrote:
On Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:48:32 +0000
Basil Jet wrote:
On 27/01/2020 13:49, Recliner wrote:
On Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:34:55 +0000,
wrote:


https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2020/01...-freight-train

-derails-repair-work-starts.html

Yes, that's the latest problem to hit the unfortunate GOBLin.


"Eight bridges were also damaged"

Holy crap!

Whatever if any warning systems there are on the train to warn the
driver
of a possible derailment clearly didn't work if it took him 2 miles to
notice since if the freight on the Goblin runs at the same speed as
the NLL
then it was probably trundling along at under 30mph so could have
stopped
fairly quickly.



Is there any such warning system?


I don't know if there is anything on board, though I would imagine that
line controllers could see that and be able to call a Code Red.


The Alaska Railroad has something in the event of tracks being somehow
compromised.


That is to say, their locomotives are fitted with a warning system if
the track ahead is compromised.