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Train/Van collision at the Welsh Highland Railway

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Axe, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. Axe

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    A WHR train has been in collision with a van on an open crossing in Gwynedd, say police.

    The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway train was travelling from Pont Croesor to Caernarfon when the incident occurred at Ynysfor.

    See: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-11576803

    Chris
     
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    Doubtless the road obsessed media will make out that it is a rail accident, and not criticise the driver of the road vehicle.
     
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    The police might take a different view as the van driver left the scene before they arrived...
     
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    Either way I'm glad no one was injured and damage was slight. Hopefully the coverage of this will make drivers think twice about trying to beat the train on a level crossing.

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    Duncan
     

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