Man dies after being hit by a train near Pannal, Harrogate

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  1. alexl92

    alexl92 Established Member

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    Reported just a few minutes ago:
    http://www.strayfm.com/news/local-news/1587824/man-killed-on-railway/

    Very sad, but you don't get onto the track near Crimple Valley viaduct by accident. Thoughts with all on the train and dealing with the incident.
     
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    Could he have walked through Prospect Tunnel (which can be done, as it can be seen when heading towards Leeds) and ended up near Crimple Valley viaduct?
     
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    I don't mean to speculate unduly, but a little bit of google-ing turned up this: http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/prospect-tunnel-harrogate-31-01-2008.t26971

    Need I say any more?


    Actually, I also came across this on google as well: http://www.forgottenrelics.co.uk/tunnels/gallery/prospect.html
     
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    There is a public footpath which crosses the line to the north of Pannal station. Also, in my experience of watching trains near there, they travel at almost walking pace when turning on to the viaduct.
     
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    I know the driver of the train involved.
    My thoughts go out to him.
     
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    I think the speed limit is 10 or 15, but Pacers are often far slower, especially Harrogate-bound as the curve is so tight.

    Oh goodness. I do hope he's okay.
     
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