New Romney train accident

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  1. scousebird

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    All on the New Romney train meet are all accounted for after the train accident this afternoon. Just in case any of you were worried about us. :)
     
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    Train accident ??
     
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    Hadn't heard but glad you are all safe.(y)
    What happened?
    You deserve a big G and T!! Or two!!
     
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    Pleased you are all well could have been a lot more serious if the newspaper reports are accurate
     
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    Not the first time the New Romney train has been involved in an accident - what happened ?

    Was @Anthea M driving ?
     
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    Not heard of the accident, but since all are ok, we are now free to speculate on specious causes of the accident, are we not? :D
     
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    Texting at the time!!
     
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    Loco crashed into a tractor towing a trailer of straw. Driver managed to slow down enough to jump clear and pull passengers out of the derailed carriages. Could have been very bad but looks like the driver did a great job
     
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    Omg glad all safe . Were you on that train Helen?
     
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    They all baled out in time then.

    :)
     
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    Luckily no funsters were on the train :)
     
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    I might take a trip down on my bike tomorrow to count you all just in case.
     
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    Hay ho ..:)
     
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    Look forward to seeing you again (y)
     
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    :groan::groan::groan:
     
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    Gutted we are missing it although brother in laws wedding was awesome. Raise a glass or two to me please

    And glad nobody hurt in the incident.
     
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    The last straw for you then :groan:
     
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    As I drove out on my bike There was a van coming in from the Rail accident investigation Board. They treat it as a real railway and the case will be carried out the same.
     
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    part of the Rail Accident Investigation report 2016

    A report into the crash by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch published this week concluded the tractor driver did not use the level crossing properly.

    The report reveals the tractor driver – employed by a farm contractor to carry out work on the land – was unfamiliar with the crossing and had only started using the crossing the day before the crash on September 10th 2016.

    It said: “The tractor driver neither opened and closed the gates each time he crossed, nor telephoned the railway before using the crossing.
    “Neither this driver nor any other farm worker had contacted the railway for permission to cross while harvesting was in progress during the week leading up to the accident.”

    Investigators added the railway “had not briefed the authorised user” of the crossing “in recent years and had no record of doing so earlier”.

    Their report said: “The method described on the sign had not been briefed to the tractor driver by either his employer or by the farm occupier.

    “The train driver did not realise that the front of the tractor was partly blocking the line until it was too late to stop the train before hitting the tractor.”
     
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