Bad passenger train crash in Scotland

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Bad passenger train crash in Scotland
Posted by Lithonia Operator on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 1:06 PM
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Posted by CMStPnP on Friday, August 14, 2020 10:51 PM

They are saying now that a landslide blocked the tracks and the train hit it.   Heavy rains in the area.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, August 17, 2020 10:25 PM
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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12:07 AM

I wonder what speed was involved. The preceeding train knew the normal track was blocked and so this train was running on the reverse direction track. Looks like speed was not too great.  

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 9:31 PM

Thankfully a wash out the same day did not cause another accident .  Washout is causing major delays Edinburgh - Glasgow probably due to detour routes.  At least the UK is able to detour whereas in the US  ? ? ?

Repairs are going to take some tim according to NR.

https://www.railjournal.com/passenger/main-line/flooding-closes-edinburgh-glasgow-main-line/ 

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