Train crash: 5 dead, 80 hurt

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ChrisCooper

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Must have been quite a bad collision for that much damage to be done when there was a heavy loco at the front. It's interesting to note that the loco involved was oviously an Israeli version of the Class 67.
 

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Its interesting to note that the media here has been very quick to jump on the bad driving of the road users and that it was totally down to their disregard for safety at Level Crossings.

If this was a UK incident, the Media will have jumped on how unsafe the Railways are at level crossings! Just proves the completely biasa nature of the media.
 

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I don't think a level crossing was involved, and it was only one road user (and it doesn't seem like it was the one who ended up on the track) who seems to be at fault. It seems one driver, likely under the influence of drugs, collided with another and one of them ended up on the tracks.
 

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The 67 seems to be becoming more succesful abroad than it is in this country which it was originally designed for (like the 66, which GM even call the series 66, aswell a it's official JT42CWR designation). Aside from the issues relating to axle weight, a lot of this is down to the fact that unlike this country which is going for units all the way, other countries are very much still in favour of loco haulage for many passenger services. I doubt had the mail contracts been lost before they were ordered, EWS would have ordered the 67s anyway, probably opting to rebuild some 47/7s as 57s for charter, sleeper and thunderbird work.
 
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