Carlisle Platform 4 - What Happened?

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  1. ajax103

    ajax103 Established Member

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    In the latest issue of Railway Herald, there's a photo taken of 66549 dragging 70003 past Platform 4 at Carlisle which in the caption states it suffered considerable damage in the early hours of the 11th November.

    What on earth happened there to cause so much damage?
     
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  3. YorkshireBear

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    didnt notice that when i first flicked through RH i am too wanting to know what caused it. I can only think derailed train....?
     
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    Passed through platform 3 the following morning and saw nothing amiss...
     
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    If it was then surely it would have been headline news here?

    Still I'm sure one of the Northern based members might have a better idea hopefully, fingers cross......
     
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    I'm intrigued too
     
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    Looks like something fell off something.
     
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    either something fell off and was dragged, sonmething was loose on a passing vehicle, a door was a jar or something out of gauge went along the wrong line
     
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    Could be an RRV or OTP hitting th edge.
     
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    There'd always been a crack on that section of platform 3 (not 4) and with the way the foundations are any passing train on any line could cause enough vibrations to dislodge it. The strange thing was most of the debris after it was in B-road (the first middle line nearest to 3) and nothing in p3 itself so either they'd done a half-baked job of clearing it up or it hads fell in a very bizarre way.

    Platform was/is cordonded off and has since hads new concrete put down on Sunday but is still not at the level of the rest of the platform
     
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    Probably just failed and someone saw a 70 for the first time and thought it was damaged not realising they built them that ugly

    Alan
     
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    Could be that too...Just wondering, if it could be from a Intermodal / Freightliner Flat? I.E poorly loaded container box / container box has become dislodged due to high winds? And as a result, has hit the edge of the platform several times - as has happened several times through several other stations platforms...
     
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