The Old Dalby test track.
Yeh the driver was removed as well to make it lighter as well:roll:According to Greenpeace, the engine itself was unbolted so that it would "roll over" the container.
You couldn't make this stuff up.
From what I heard, they also dropped the thing 40 ft onto a steel plate.The conspiracy theorists claimed it did leak and was strategically positioned in such a way to withstand such force. Another was that the loco had been weakeaned to lessen the impact. It used to be on display at NRM, I remember seeing it as a child.
OK, maybe the drop wasn't 40 ft and there was some damage, but still pretty impressive. The rear coach looked survivable as well, not that I'm any sort of judge. I remember using the crash to calculate impact forces in GCSE Physics, along with a lot of other standard methods like Jim Irwin's hammer and feather.I'll just leave this here: