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Bearcastle

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PostSubject: Train tunnel accident next to Charmant train on the ligne bordeaux paris   Mon May 25, 2009 11:57 am

Here few pictures :

The locomotive is a 7200, don't know the exact number atm.





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PostSubject: Re: Train tunnel accident next to Charmant train on the ligne bordeaux paris   Mon May 25, 2009 7:36 pm

J'ai le numéro de la machine, c'est la 7220

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PostSubject: Re: Train tunnel accident next to Charmant train on the ligne bordeaux paris   Mon May 25, 2009 8:16 pm

When did this happen and how?

Something horrible coming out the side on the last picture.
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PostSubject: Re: Train tunnel accident next to Charmant train on the ligne bordeaux paris   Tue May 26, 2009 7:21 am

The 20/05/2009 at 00h46 a train has been hit inside the tunnel of Livernant next to Angoulème.

A train was carrying some "tractopelle" and one of them was not anymore secure on the wagon.

As a result the locomotive was hit and some wagons derailed and others damage inside the tunnel. The bit you see on the last picture is a part of the "tractopelle" it come from the other side.

Few minutes before another train was stopped at Angoulème and they saw some damage, but it was too late to stop the train, at night the traffic is very busy and the accident happened.

It's a SNCF train that has been badly hit, the other train is an ECR, the wagon was coming from germany. There 's an inquiry at the moment to know what happened.

The traffic was closed for about 12 hours and then they could use one of the track with a speed limit. There was a lot of damage on the tracks inside the tunnel.

There's still a speed limitation at the moment.

The driver have only a broken hand, that's lucky when you see all the damages.
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PostSubject: Re: Train tunnel accident next to Charmant train on the ligne bordeaux paris   Tue May 26, 2009 4:17 pm

Amazing!

Angouleme is our nearest big town. And we were literally in there this afternoon, but the very first I heard of this accident was via this forum!

I assume this is affecting the TGV services both to and from Paris??

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mikeyh

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PostSubject: Re: Train tunnel accident next to Charmant train on the ligne bordeaux paris   Tue May 26, 2009 4:34 pm

Think its OK now, son in law travelled up the line yesterday.

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