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Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

Steve
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Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

On a quiet morning at the rural station of Thurston in Suffolk, a crowd of railway enthusiasts and trainspotters gathered on the platform to see an old steam engine, the Oliver Cromwell, as it chugged through.
But one man was so caught up in the moment he failed to spot an intercity travelling at an estimated 70 miles per hour in the opposite direction.
Footage, posted on YouTube, shows the man standing filming the steam train when he is very nearly clipped by the high speed intercity as it rushes past.
Linky with the video clip.....http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20100514/video/vuk-trainspotter-gets-lucky-escape-49bfa63.html
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Denzil
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

Sheesh, that was close. I am involved with a preserved railway, and it is amazing how many people don't realise that a couple of hundred tons of train can make a mess of them at 20mph, let alone 70.
Steve
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

Yes i know, Crazy isnt it, This guy was looking the wrong way which i found quite funny but with a serious after thought, I think hes lucky to have an after thought aswell Grin
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

What was the diesel engine doing at the back of the steam train then  Grin
avalon
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

What got me though was the guy filming that clip could see what was coming but never thought to warn the other guy/pull him back from the edge!
SRD
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

I couldn't get it on that link so here's the direct youtube link
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The diesel's there to bring them back.
Steve
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

That's strange SRD my link seems fine, Agree with you there me, That's the first thing i would of done, Crazy peeps i tell ya!!
SRD
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

I get a couple of kids watching telly or somesuch.
Steve
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

Weird i get an intel advert first Grin
Edit just saw what you meant, Its a short advert first Grin
SRD
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

My link doesn't have adverts, well, not all over the screen.
Denzil
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

Quote from: Oldjim
What was the diesel engine doing at the back of the steam train then  Grin

Possibly a lack of run-round facilities at the end of the line? With most trains now being multiple units the driver can just get out and walk up to the other end and drive from there. A locomotive has to uncouple and 'run round' i.e. move to the other end. A lot of branches don't have run-round loops any more. Some excursion trains will need a modern loco just to run the air brakes and heating, although these carriages appear to be vacuum braked Mark 1s.
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Re: Trainspotter Get's Lucky Escape

That wasn't a lucky escape,
but this washttp://www.liveleak.com/view?i=9ef_1273852608