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Date: 04/06/22 00:17
Train hits pick up truck in Hungary
Author: 86235

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/06/22 02:11 by 86235.



Date: 04/06/22 03:32
Re: Train hits pick up truck in Hungary
Author: Train29

Isn't it unusual for a small pick up truck to derail a train? Unless the type of truck is not being accurately reported. 



Date: 04/06/22 11:14
Re: Train hits pick up truck in Hungary
Author: PHall

Train29 Wrote:
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> Isn't it unusual for a small pick up truck to
> derail a train? Unless the type of truck is not
> being accurately reported. 

Small pick ups have derailed trains many times. Things like speed of both the train and the truck, location, i.e. on a curve, and other factors make a difference.



Date: 04/06/22 11:28
Re: Train hits pick up truck in Hungary
Author: mexrail

And this "train", was a single car "railbus" type coach.  Similar to maybe a Pacer in  the UK?

Mexrail



Date: 04/17/22 09:41
Re: Train hits pick up truck in Hungary
Author: railstiesballast

If you get the engine block rolling under the wheels it can lift them off the rail.  I've seen it happen.



Date: 04/18/22 16:33
Re: Train hits pick up truck in Hungary
Author: engineerinvirginia

railstiesballast Wrote:
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> If you get the engine block rolling under the
> wheels it can lift them off the rail.  I've seen
> it happen.

I hit a large stone once, it went up under the plow and struck the first traction motor...broke it open and messed up some windings.....if it hadn't been made of breakable rock....it might well have lifted us off the rail! As it was we had to dispose of the lead locomotive...and then ran backwards with the second locomotive to a place where we could tie down without blocking anything!



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