ESC derailment in Scotland - from NRE

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ChrisCooper

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Got this from National Rail Enquiries. Anyone know any more about it?

Empty passenger train derailment between Arbroath and Aberdeen

Time Reported: 19:57
Route Affected: Aberdeen-Arbroath-Edinburgh-London Kings Cross; also Aberdeen-Arbroath-Edinburgh/Glasgow Central-Birmingham New Street-Penzance/Bournemouth; also Edinburgh/Glasgow Queen Street–Dundee–Arbroath–Dyce
TOC/s Affected: First ScotRail, GNER, Virgin Trains
Description: Train services between Arbroath and Aberdeen are being disrupted due to a derailed empty passenger train in the Arbroath area

Train services are at a stand in the area and replacement road transport is in operation between Dundee and Aberdeen in both directions

There are no reports of any injuries to the train crew

There is currently no estimated time for a normal train service to resume.
 
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Chris

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From another Forum>>>

"it was indeed 5L11 1916 Carnoustie to Perth formed by 170455 which
has come of the road just north of Arbroath signal box.
The rear wheels on the leading bogie have become derailed whilst the unit
was about to cross over to the up line.

The damage can be seen at :
http://www.tayrail.fotopic.net/p30469342.html and
http://www.tayrail.fotopic.net/p30469344.html

As at 10.20 pm the unit was still in situ - looked liked the accident
investigators arriving as I left."
 

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doesnt look empty to me. Several business types sitting in there, and the cabin lights are on. Thought these got turned off to indicate the unit was not in service.
 

Coxster

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LucaZone said:
doesnt look empty to me. Several business types sitting in there, and the cabin lights are on. Thought these got turned off to indicate the unit was not in service.
Could be a guard with a bag like that. The lights were probably switched on so they could see inside the train...
 
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