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    Bridge Strikes

    You cant see what if anything is on the flat rack. The ends of a flat rack fold down and are spring loaded, I very much doubt that if the flat rack hit the bridge it would cause the truck to roll over, it would just break the end off the rack. I expect what is loaded on the rack has hit the...
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    What future for rail freight?

    Not really, no point putting boxes on the train if the train doesn't go to where they are needed. Which is the customers door!
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    What future for rail freight?

    Id love to know why you think you'd see more containers just because coal has decreased/stopped.
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    40106 (d306) cfps

    Put your alco pop drink down for a minute and explain your logic with that last comment? Where have I said id rather see it rot or cut up, it had the best possible home an historic loco could possibly want under Neils care, in a shed!
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    Mobile Phones in the cab

    But if you had the hands free technology the phones wouldn't need switching off. If you had a mobile and connected it to a train cabs Bluetooth system and set it to connect automatically after that point you would sooner or later have your phone paired with every loco/unit operated by your...
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    Mobile Phones in the cab

    This just seems to be another thread that shows how the railway makes a mountain out of a molehill. It does make me laugh how your latest GSMR has a handset you have to pick up, yet any decent modern truck has a Bluetooth/hands free system built into it, you just pair the phone to the truck...
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    40106 (d306) cfps

    I think its a backward step as far as the loco is concerned, its in A1 tip top immaculate condition due in no small part to it having lived in undercover accommodation since it was purchased from BR. It only ever came out once in a blue moon which made it kind of exclusive and an event in...
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    You're maybe going to hate me: reported driver using a mobile

    Attention seeking? Lets face it, there is no other reason. Lets just hope the OP receives what he dishes out some time soon. And yes the word 'grass' did spring to mind, along with a few other things.
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    Bridge Strikes

    Yup, that'll be the ones, new one has never been an issue (I say new, I've never known that one to be any different). Also, interestingly, the bridge has electronic beams each side of it, funnily enough my truck with a 14ft 9 box on sets these off, in one direction it says 'Overheight vehicle...
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    Bridge Strikes

    I had been told by my dad (also a truck driver and now passed away), and other drivers that the A36/14ft bridge at Wilton was good for a container truck with a standard height 20/40ft container but not passable with the higher high cube container. So when I had a high cube on I avoided the...
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    Bridge Strikes

    And why prohibit a large vehicle from say Tulsehill then, a busy route, or, lets use the one I ignore, the one on the A36, a major A road from Southampton to Bath, why would you ban large vehicles from a main A roaD? To make them use country lanes instead.
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    Bridge Strikes

    Well why else would a height sign be there?
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    Bridge Strikes

    But if he makes it through then the sign is proved to be wrong. And that truck would be 14ft 9.... Give or take a few inches.
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    Bridge Strikes

    Really? And please do explain why a professional driver should loose their licence but a non professional (ie you) should not?
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    Bridge Strikes

    Are you sure he was'nt delivering it?

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