Monday, February 25, 2013

A Bumpy Ride

When I first saw this (and related) photo I assumed they had been photo-shopped. It turns out that they are actually very real.

Apparently (and I'm assuming that Network Rail can be relied upon to accurately report the status of the track they manage) there was some concern on the 9th of February when a driver reported a "rough ride" when passing Hatfield Colliery near Doncaster, but conditions deteriorated rapidly until Network Rail admitted that "it was no longer possible to run services through the area".

It looks like it's going to be a while before normal service is resumed with Netowrk Rail reporting eight weeks of work need to be done, after the colliery have stabilised their land.

1 comment:

  1. I too saw this. I suspect the landslip happened after the driver had passed. Though the Corsican mountain railway looks similar. The coaches on the latter used to have big dents in their roofs where they had hit tunnel walls. It is a wonderful journey if one ignores the memorials to those in the trains that failed to complete the journey.