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Joe2027



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: Trackside incident Reply with quote

I donít know if anyone can answer this query. I went to the GCR gala on Sunday. The train from LEI to LBO was 30 mins late arriving and 55 mins late departing. The station announcer said that there was a trackside incident, which is obviously a cover all term. However, the guard said that the driver of the train was relieved, and we had to wait for another driver from DBY to arrive by taxi. I saw no damage at the front of the train, or anything gory. I was curious what would have caused the driver to be relieved.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

perhaps try another forum for the info?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think anyone with an incling is trying not to second guess the GCR without knowing the facts.

Basically a driver gets relieved because:-

1 the train has hit an object, animal or mineral and is shocked and does not want to continue on safety grounds.
2 The train has been subject to a vandalism act - stone throwing etc see 1
3 Something has happened on the footplate e.g. a blowback
4 Most unusual and not to be speculated at but relief can be required if a rule book infringement was serious enough. For example a SPAD or going without the token.

Unless the incident was serious enough to warant the inspectorate being involved we may only find out from a contact in GCR
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is really not appropriate to speculate on events at another railway on this forum. Please restrict posts to matters of SVR interest, which might include wider issues that impinge on SVR.

Thanks, Chris
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MrHillingdon



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this "incident" occurred on the main line and not the GCR as the mention of a replacement driver from DBY (Derby) in a taxi suggests.

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