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martin perman29/12/2019 22:54:37
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Me thinks that somebody had his knuckles wrapped,

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Emgee29/12/2019 23:50:22
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That's a shame, more work for the restorers. Were does responsibility lie in such cases ?


Brian Sweeting31/12/2019 00:04:05
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Posted by Emgee on 29/12/2019 23:50:22:

That's a shame, more work for the restorers. Were does responsibility lie in such cases ?


Looks like the didn't check couplings properly.

Jeff Dayman31/12/2019 00:29:04
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In the UK, is the engineer/driver ultimately responsible for the tender to train connections/coupling if he made it? Or is there shared responsibility with engineer/driver and fireman?

If a trainman from the yard or depot made the connections/coupling and engineer / fireman did not, the trainman becomes responsible, I expect.

Repairs are likely not too involved but any damage to restored equipment is a heartbreaker to the volunteers doing the work.

Derek Lane31/12/2019 00:41:55
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I did like the bloke who walked up took off his flat cap and scratches his head as though to say "How the eck did that happen"

Hopper31/12/2019 02:13:23
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It looks like the couplings, brake hoses and safety chains etc were all disconnected and stowed, so possibly done deliberately? Did they just forgot to disconnect the gangway cover between the doors on the two carriages? Or did they manage to ignore all those disconnected and stowed brake system hoses before taking off with disconnected coupling? Surely there would be an SOP to check such before moving out?  If not, I'd bet there will be now.

And is that the Fat Controller stepping into the foreground about three-quarters of the way through? I'm sure he had something suitably stern to say.



Edited By Hopper on 31/12/2019 02:20:30

Nick Clarke 331/12/2019 08:54:43
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One can possibly sympathise a bit with the person who uncoupled the train - They had probably done exactly what they should have done, just as they had been trained and quite likely in the correct order too - but did their training include the corridor connection as that is only found on a Gresley tender?

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