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Posted by BaltACD on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 1:11 PM

Danish incident kills six

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46734728

 

a lot of statements don't add up.

         

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, January 02, 2019 9:30 PM

Balt is correct.  Some items do not add up .  Note the attached link pictures.  TOFC trailers usually do not blow off and no picture shows any trailer off of a carrier.  However there is a wheel showing between tracks that came off one trailer.  Where did it come from ?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6546741/Several-people-killed-train-crash-bridge-linking-islands-Denmark.html 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, January 03, 2019 6:34 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:29 PM

UK has modified some EMUs to carry mail and express packages.  Not quite clear diesels have been added so they can run in non electrified territory.  Picture does seem to show 3rd rail pick up shoe ? So we have a dual mode EMU - Diesel ?

https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/traction-rolling-stock/single-view/view/electro-diesel-multiple-units-ordered-for-postal-services.html

 

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Posted by MidlandMike on Friday, January 11, 2019 8:54 PM

There have been cases where diesels operating in electric territory have electric pick-ups for signal rasons.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Saturday, January 12, 2019 6:44 AM

MidlandMike

There have been cases where diesels operating in electric territory have electric pick-ups for signal rasons.

 
Pacific Electric is the prime example of such an arrangement, with EMD and Baldwin switchers equipped with trolley poles to activate signals.
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