Level crossing collision - Ibbenburen 16 May 2015

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  1. IanXC

    IanXC Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32764373

    Looks like a significant amount of damage was done to the unit, does anyone know much about their construction?
     
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    The train came in contact with a trailer with that stuff you put on the land; to improve the ground for growing things. The trailer must be loaded, because the trailer could to pass the crossing and sperated from the pulling power. As it was a curve the driver of the train had no time to react.
     
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    Manure spreader trailer. They are heavy if full of manure. It will be like hitting a brick wall. They are saying they initially believe it got stuck on the crossing.
     
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    Got on a diverted Berlin-AMSterdam train in M√ľnster yesterday-rerouted due to this accident and delayed 95 mins on arrival.
     
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