04:26

Welcome to Railway Forum!
Welcome!

Thank you for finding your way to Railway Forum, a dedicated community for railway and train enthusiasts. There's a variety of forums, a wonderful gallery, and what's more, we are absolutely FREE. You are very welcome to join, take part in the discussion, and post your pictures!

Click here to go to the forums home page and find out more.
Click here to join.


Go Back   Railway Forum > News and General Discussion > Railway News from around the World

Two trains hit trucks on crossings in USA

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 3rd April 2018, 19:07
DSY011's Avatar
DSY011 DSY011 is offline  
Station Manager
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: BRISTOL U.K.
Posts: 4,319
Images: 539
Two trains hit trucks on crossings in USA

Two trains hit trucks on crossings in Georgia, US

Two different trains have smashed into lorries stuck on rail crossings in the space of three days in the US state of Georgia.
Both truck drivers were able to escape before their vehicles were hit, although one other person was taken to hospital with minor injuries after the second incident.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-u...-in-georgia-us


__________________
The Old Git, Syd
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4th April 2018, 09:44
Beeyar Wunby's Avatar
Beeyar Wunby Beeyar Wunby is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: On the Iron Road
Posts: 390
Images: 2
Thanks for that Syd.

They look like unsupervised full-barrier crossings.

It's a dilemna. If you have half barriers (like we do) the vehicle/pedestrians can escape if the first barrier drops behind them whilst they're on the crossing. BUT - silly beggars who can't wait for a few minutes will slalom through on the 'wrong' side.

On the other hand, if you have full barriers it stops the herberts but traps people on the crossing.

In the UK we do have some cctv remotely monitored crossings, but it means a signaller has to take time out to watch throughout the barrier lowering process - and they are busy controlling trains.

Perhaps the answer is to have all crossings video recorded? Then we can see if the timing is at fault, or the users.

Of course this is no help to the dead, but other than locking stupid people in their homes, what can we do?

Cheers, BW.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 6th April 2018, 00:47
62440's Avatar
62440 62440 is offline  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Loughborough.
Posts: 1,926
Images: 332
Note the sign at 00.03, "No Trucks"!

Regards, 62440.
__________________
PLEASE stay the right side of the fence or STEAM on the main line will be a thing of the past! It's up to you!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
two trains hit trucks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 04:26.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.