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Playing Chicken With A Train...  
User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2662 times:

It never ceases to amaze me what risks some people will take just to save a few minutes or even seconds...



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7710 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2651 times:

These idiots should be hunted down and charged with something related to endangering the lives of the passengers on board the trains. Unbelievable stuff, particularly the first and last incidents shown.


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User currently offlineWolverine From Germany, joined Aug 2006, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

That's sick, totally sick..  expressionless   thumbsdown 


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User currently offlineAirTran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3705 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
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We were so close to having these people eliminated from the gene pool. Just a fraction of a second and we would have succeeded.


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User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

The actual clip is even more dramatic!

Can be seen in this article, along with others...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7878109.stm


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2486 times:



Quoting Sean377 (Thread starter):
It never ceases to amaze me what risks some people will take just to save a few minutes or even seconds...

I think what the guy in that photo was trying to do was rid the world of a Class 153. Stupid little single car things that they are! Big grin



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User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2452 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 5):
I think what the guy in that photo was trying to do was rid the world of a Class 153. Stupid little single car things that they are!

Maybe so! If so then I commend him for ridding us of the train and himself out of the gene pool.

We have those one-car train here through Blackburn and Accrington a lot. I grew up in the South East where Electrostars (I think they were called) were everywhere, so the first time I encountered NorthernRail's rolling stock they send through Accrington I thought it was a bit of a piss take. Glorified buses on tracks.

I even really miss those ancient old slam door trains we had a lot down in Kent too.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17079 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

This is just sick. Take a look at the first and last one. They are so close to get killed. Amazingly stupid behavior.


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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2695 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

People that think its alright to try to beat a train should watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7xD397_K5Y



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11668 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2411 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 5):
I think what the guy in that photo was trying to do was rid the world of a Class 153. Stupid little single car things that they are!

I've spent too many hours of my life on those things - after three hours you start to lose the will to live!  grumpy 

People somehow think it's worth the risk, better late than never though.



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2411 times:



Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 6):
We have those one-car train here through Blackburn and Accrington a lot. I grew up in the South East where Electrostars (I think they were called) were everywhere, so the first time I encountered NorthernRail's rolling stock they send through Accrington I thought it was a bit of a piss take. Glorified buses on tracks.


Electrostars is the correct name yep, nice train too. Northern Rail are actually a pile of pants and have awful, horrid trains. Sadly you can't avoid them up in Blackburn! The bus things you are talking about are known by the name 'railbus' and were literally made from Leyland National bus parts in the 1980's.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Rail_Class_142 << This is what Northern use.

The original was the Class 141 but they were even too shit for us so we sold them to Iran by 1997 where they still bounce around today! Big grin

Here's one:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7b/Class141Swanwick.JPG

And here's the bus type is was based on:

http://www.oxford-chiltern-bus-page.co.uk/upload%20041007/Amersham%202007%20%20LCBS%20SNB312%20High%20Wycombe%2030Sep07%20Paul%20Davis.jpg

But enough about that, I sound like a trainspotter when I'm actually just a commuter in the know.



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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3017 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2363 times:



Quoting RicciPettit (Reply 6):
I even really miss those ancient old slam door trains we had a lot down in Kent too.

I used to go to school on one of those, the class 101s taken over by "Regional Railways" from the old BR. In any level crossing collision, the car wouldn't stand a chance...

One of my friends on one occasion opened the door as the trains was still moving at quite some speed, jumped out, ran alongside the train and jumped back on. Did he get a telling off from the guard!

And as bad as the 153s are, they don't come close to the rubbish 150/2s that Anglia Railways had after they lost their 156s to Central, and before they got the same 156s back!

signol



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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2349 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):
Electrostars is the correct name yep, nice train too

£3,500 season ticket.

12 coaches.

0 working toilets.

Welcome to Southeastern's Electrostar fleet.


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 13, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2341 times:



Quoting Swiftski (Reply 12):
Welcome to Southeastern's Electrostar fleet.

Southern's bunch of Electrostars is where it's at!  Wink



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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

If you think the 153s are bad don't forget they used to run in pairs and were known as Class 155s, they were the precursor to the 158s on Regional routes from Cardiff. And here is the unit concerned, 153312:

http://matthew-taylor.fotopic.net/p52588178.html




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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 15, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2311 times:



Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 14):
If you think the 153s are bad don't forget they used to run in pairs and were known as Class 155s,

There still are a few knocking about in Yorkshire actually, the ones that didn't get split up. In all honesty the 153's aren't that bad, not compared to a Railbus. Me and LHR380 took a Class 153 from Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster back in the day and here she is. Memories! Big grin

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User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

And I did the whole Carlisle-Barrow-In-Furness on a 142 back in the 1990s, it was a summers evening with a glorious sunset against the hills. I've seen the WYPTE 155s and have some pictures of them but mainly I remember the 155s as being my method of transport for getting to games at Fratton park in years gone by!



Matt



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User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1142 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2257 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 15):
There still are a few knocking about in Yorkshire actually, the ones that didn't get split up.

Yep, occasionally see the odd 155 hanging about in Leeds (the 155, not me - I try not to hang around Leeds for too long). When I was into model railways many years ago (though I keep being tempted to get into it again so that I don't spend all of my very precious leisure time drinking) I actually had a model 155; in fact, I've still got it somewhere...

Despite being a relic from a bygone age, I'm not sure people would be that distraught were Northern Rail to get rid of all their railbuses immediately. I've been on the odd one between Newcastle and Durham (takes an age), but mostly between Newcastle and Metrocentre, and they're actually rubbish.



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2231 times:



Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 16):
And I did the whole Carlisle-Barrow-In-Furness on a 142 back in the 1990s, it was a summers evening with a glorious sunset against the hills.

I've never done that route but the scenery is supposed to be great. Maybe one day....

Quoting IH8BY (Reply 17):
Yep, occasionally see the odd 155 hanging about in Leeds (the 155, not me - I try not to hang around Leeds for too long). When I was into model railways many years ago

Don't lie. I bet you hang around Leeds and all other mainline stations jotting down numbers in your little notebook.  Wink



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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2231 times:
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This was just on Sky News, some people are totally mental. One car even weaved round the barriers coming down and struck the vertical strips with the roof of the car!


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User currently offlineIH8BY From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1142 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2207 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 18):
Don't lie. I bet you hang around Leeds and all other mainline stations jotting down numbers in your little notebook. Wink

No, because otherwise you'd have met me by now  duck 



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2131 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):

Oh dear god...  Silly

Quoting Qantas744 (Reply 16):
And I did the whole Carlisle-Barrow-In-Furness on a 142 back in the 1990s

Whilst the scenery is good, the trains are piles of crap, bouncing here there and everywhere, especially when it's windy...and don't get me started on the Carlisle-Newcastle run...more bounces than Jordans t*ts!



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User currently offlineRicciPettit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1998 times:

I have the pleasure of partaking in Northern Rail's lovely service and rolling stock this evening.

Got a lucky dip situation, it's always a 153 or 142. (So not really a lucky dip, just a dip).


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1966 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 10):
But enough about that, I sound like a trainspotter when I'm actually just a commuter in the know.

You ARE a trainspotter, spotty youth!! And you know it! And I suspect you are also a Bus Spotter too, lurking around depots writing the numbers down Big grin  duck 

Andy  old 



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User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4124 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1906 times:



Quoting Myt332 (Reply 13):
Southern's bunch of Electrostars is where it's at!

Nope, the toilets don't work on those either!

People around here think it's a joke when they announce that the next train is 4 coaches, I can't imagine what would happen if a one coach train pulled up.


25 Post contains images Gkirk : Could be worse, could be one of these things:
26 LTBEWR : I notice at a busy, 2 track level crossing with both freight and passanger trains I cross 2X a day, the police for the railroad (NJ Transit) sometimes
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