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Taken from BBC News:

A railway line between Gloucestershire and Wales is likely to be closed for four days following a derailment.

A freight train carrying containers came off the tracks west of Gloucester station at 20:30 BST on Tuesday.

An empty container came off the wagon and “remains on the railway infrastructure”. Nobody was injured.

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch said it was sending a team to the scene to determine how it happened.

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) said the derailment was “deeply worrying”.

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bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gl … e-24549694

The Fat Controller is going to go mental when he hears about this one.

He certainly will,http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Freight-train-derails-Gloucester-Rail-Station/story-19935499-detail/story.html#! Delays of 4 days!!!

they had to scramble a helicopter to look back up the line for missing container ■■?
is this a repeat of a few years ago near Shap , when high winds blew empty containers off rail wagons. ■■?
due to the fact that they are not secured by twistlocks… only sit on the wagon and held in place by four corner angles…
and they said back then that something needed doing about it…

Insecure load… :grimacing:

wonder if mark Dixon was at the helm?

bertiebus:
wonder if mark Dixon was at the helm?

you really are the point of the ringer :unamused:

:open_mouth: :unamused: :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing:

shuttlespanker:

bertiebus:
wonder if mark Dixon was at the helm?

you really are the point of the ringer :unamused:

bertiebus:
wonder if mark Dixon was at the helm?

The train was speeding as there was a high octane race on between Mark ■■■■-son and a freight train

Who will win, wait and see :smiley:

Phone the crane gang…

So containers by rail do not have twist locks? I suppose if you think about it no one walks up and down the train putting them on and if that’s true I don’t know how they get away with it.

mick.mh2racing:
So containers by rail do not have twist locks? I suppose if you think about it no one walks up and down the train putting them on and if that’s true I don’t know how they get away with it.

vostapo will be up in arms :laughing: no ropes :sunglasses: no dollies :smiley: no they’ll have to strap every box in future. :grimacing: :grimacing: :grimacing:

Trukkertone:
they had to scramble a helicopter to look back up the line for missing container ■■?
is this a repeat of a few years ago near Shap , when high winds blew empty containers off rail wagons. ■■?
due to the fact that they are not secured by twistlocks… only sit on the wagon and held in place by four corner angles…
and they said back then that something needed doing about it…

Really? Thats unbelievable, maybe they slid and buckled the corner pieces causing it to overhang and hit the bridge, it looks pretty tight where that other container came to rest.
Mind you, I still think it’s amazing that only 4 tiny little locks can hold a 40ft container in place on a trailer.

These spigots are on certain rail wagons, and are notched, so if a container was to start to moving any horizontal movement will ensure the container corner casting locks under the notch.
I believe the rail wagon became derailed, the vibration for 4 mile, allowed the container to lift vertically off the spigots and then off the wagon. Later photos show the front bogie of the wagon shattered and without axles.
The report into the Shap incident is here:
raib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cf … ainers.pdf

Quite informative.

Now can I be the first member of Trucknet CSI (Rail subdivision)?

mi13ke:
These spigots are on certain rail wagons, and are notched, so if a container was to start to moving any horizontal movement will ensure the container corner casting locks under the notch.
I believe the rail wagon became derailed, the vibration for 4 mile, allowed the container to lift vertically off the spigots and then off the wagon. Later photos show the front bogie of the wagon shattered and without axles.
The report into the Shap incident is here:
raib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cf … ainers.pdf

Quite informative.

Now can I be the first member of Trucknet CSI (Rail subdivision)?

cheers for the link to the report… looking at the photos, they are just spigots, and not twistlocks , therefore there was nothing to hold them down, only the weight of the empty containers… very lucky there were no passenger trains on the lines at the time…