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(CNN)   "Extremely serious" train derailment in Scotland, as opposed to the usual relatively-benign train derailment   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-08-12 8:45:30 AM  
6 votes:

Great_Milenko: Passenger or freight?


0638 service to Glasgow Queen Street, from other links. Passenger, as the number of ambulances suggests.

There was a big storm overnight, woke me up at 0645 absolutely chucking down with rain, and the thunder and lightning was scaring my dogs. Some parts of the city quite near me flooded, there's a good compilation video from the local paper here.

Stonehaven itself is a village ~15 miles south of Aberdeen.

I was wondering if this derailment was just caused by flooding, but it seems there was a landslip caused by the rain.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-08-12 9:06:35 AM  
5 votes:

The Third Man: Xai: The Third Man: I was going to say I hope everyone is ok, but unfortunately from the link Xai posted that's not the case.  Let's hope with the fire things don't get worse.

I hope the train wasn't as crowded as it usually is. With the additional coronavirus restrictions in Aberdeen, there probably aren't as many people commuting to Glasgow as usual.

apparently a total of 12 passengers plus at least 2 staff. It was an early morning service.

12 passengers in three railcars is a sparsely attended service even at that hour.  This accident could have been much worse.


As a driver myself, this is a dark day though. It's always a concern at the back of your mind that something like this could happen.
 
2020-08-12 9:01:18 AM  
5 votes:

Xai: The Third Man: I was going to say I hope everyone is ok, but unfortunately from the link Xai posted that's not the case.  Let's hope with the fire things don't get worse.

I hope the train wasn't as crowded as it usually is. With the additional coronavirus restrictions in Aberdeen, there probably aren't as many people commuting to Glasgow as usual.

apparently a total of 12 passengers plus at least 2 staff. It was an early morning service.


12 passengers in three railcars is a sparsely attended service even at that hour.  This accident could have been much worse.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-08-12 9:00:18 AM  
5 votes:
This is looking like it may be the deadliest rail accident in the UK since 6 November 2004 when a man parked a car on a level crossing and derailed a train, another class 43 HST

This is a bad day.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-08-12 8:47:58 AM  
5 votes:
Info so far;
Location is approximately here - https://goo.gl/maps/SsVshujPFoWsuKj​u6
One person reported dead, reportedly the driver, several injured, something is on fire
Involved was a passenger train, a class 37 with mark 3 coaching stock and reports are that 3 carriages have derailed.
Early reports say it was due to a landslide, there has been extremely heavy rainfall in the area.
 
2020-08-12 9:10:25 AM  
3 votes:

Xai: The Third Man: Xai: The Third Man: I was going to say I hope everyone is ok, but unfortunately from the link Xai posted that's not the case.  Let's hope with the fire things don't get worse.

I hope the train wasn't as crowded as it usually is. With the additional coronavirus restrictions in Aberdeen, there probably aren't as many people commuting to Glasgow as usual.

apparently a total of 12 passengers plus at least 2 staff. It was an early morning service.

12 passengers in three railcars is a sparsely attended service even at that hour.  This accident could have been much worse.

As a driver myself, this is a dark day though. It's always a concern at the back of your mind that something like this could happen.


I can understand.  That must be a scary feeling, knowing that something out of your control like this can happen.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-08-12 9:05:29 AM  
3 votes:

NEDM: Xai: Damn, so they departed and encountered a landslide, they then turned around and headed back to stonehaven and on the way back encountered another new landslide that had happened behind them, which caused the derailment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehav​en_derailment

The train is literally still burning; how the hell can the wikipedia article on it even be written, let alone accurate?


take all that with a pinch of salt, but i linked that because it has several sources linked which can be handy.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-08-12 9:03:06 AM  
3 votes:
Damn, so they departed and encountered a landslide, they then turned around and headed back to stonehaven and on the way back encountered another new landslide that had happened behind them, which caused the derailment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoneha​v​en_derailment
 
2020-08-12 8:54:07 AM  
3 votes:
I was going to say I hope everyone is ok, but unfortunately from the link Xai posted that's not the case.  Let's hope with the fire things don't get worse.

I hope the train wasn't as crowded as it usually is. With the additional coronavirus restrictions in Aberdeen, there probably aren't as many people commuting to Glasgow as usual.
 
2020-08-12 11:38:40 AM  
2 votes:
BBC reporting 3 dead at the scene.
 
2020-08-12 9:55:21 AM  
2 votes:

Xai: Involved was a passenger train, a class 37 with mark 3 coaching stock and reports are that 3 carriages have derailed.


Nobody, as far as I know, used Class 37s on regular passenger services, though DRS can still supply one for the charter market. Beside, nobody runs LHCS up there.

Looks as if it was one of Scotrail's cut-down HSTs, with two Class 43s and three or four coaches.
 
2020-08-12 8:47:10 AM  
2 votes:

jso2897: erll, hopefully everyone involved chose life.


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2020-08-12 8:44:23 AM  
2 votes:
there are hundreds of derailments a day, most of them are mundane and not serious.  toss a few blocks under the wheel and pull the car back onto the tracks.  seen it a dozen times myself.  the an extremely serious derailment is one that involves loss of life typically.
 
2020-08-12 11:49:13 AM  
1 vote:

Xai: orbister: Xai: Involved was a passenger train, a class 37 with mark 3 coaching stock and reports are that 3 carriages have derailed.

Nobody, as far as I know, used Class 37s on regular passenger services, though DRS can still supply one for the charter market. Beside, nobody runs LHCS up there.

Looks as if it was one of Scotrail's cut-down HSTs, with two Class 43s and three or four coaches.

I corrected myself further down, I got mixed up with something I was saying to a colleague. It was a class 43, a HST.

sorry about that.


Nae problem.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-08-12 11:27:46 AM  
1 vote:

orbister: Xai: Involved was a passenger train, a class 37 with mark 3 coaching stock and reports are that 3 carriages have derailed.

Nobody, as far as I know, used Class 37s on regular passenger services, though DRS can still supply one for the charter market. Beside, nobody runs LHCS up there.

Looks as if it was one of Scotrail's cut-down HSTs, with two Class 43s and three or four coaches.


I corrected myself further down, I got mixed up with something I was saying to a colleague. It was a class 43, a HST.

sorry about that.
 
2020-08-12 10:51:08 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-08-12 9:04:17 AM  
1 vote:

Xai: Damn, so they departed and encountered a landslide, they then turned around and headed back to stonehaven and on the way back encountered another new landslide that had happened behind them, which caused the derailment.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehav​en_derailment


The train is literally still burning; how the hell can the wikipedia article on it even be written, let alone accurate?
 
Xai [TotalFark]
2020-08-12 8:55:05 AM  
1 vote:

ds_4815: Xai: Info so far;
Location is approximately here - https://goo.gl/maps/SsVshujPFoWsuKju​6
One person reported dead, reportedly the driver, several injured, something is on fire
Involved was a passenger train, a class 37 with mark 3 coaching stock and reports are that 3 carriages have derailed.
Early reports say it was due to a landslide, there has been extremely heavy rainfall in the area.

Railtour, maybe? Honestly thought they had retired them.


standard scotrail service, the 37's are cleared on virtually every route in the UK so it makes it very cheap to adopt them.
 
2020-08-12 8:45:22 AM  
1 vote:

doremifaq: I guess jovial train derailment would be more of an Ireland thing?


Jovial Train Derailment is my kazoo-based Helmet cover band.
 
2020-08-12 8:38:27 AM  
1 vote:
Passenger or freight?
 
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