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oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:03 pm
by trainsandco
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFKc7NfT ... re=related

I laughed alot when I saw this.....geesh that guy only just makes it :o ......and the distance :shock:

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:26 am
by b308
My reaction was more that I was absolutely horrified... certainly not laughter... well perhaps hysterical laughter...

I hope you don't mind, T&C, but as a professional railwayman I couldn't believe how poorly run and near to a disaster it was...

If that had happenned on any decently run railway they would have put dettonators on the track about a mile either side of the crash and any approaching loco would have had to come in VERY slowly, also all non-railway people would have been kept well away from the track...

Quite frankly if thats the way they run their railways after a crash then I would suggest that you avoid them at all costs... unles you have a death wish...

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:36 am
by Dysonsphere
Just how fast was that recovery truck going do you think, looked over speed to me.

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:59 am
by b308
Probably 30/40mph... certainly too fast if they knew they were approaching the crash scene.

You can all the most modern equipment in the world... but if people don't follow correct procedures...

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:06 pm
by poliss
Can someone tell me what's funny about people almost getting killed?

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:32 pm
by Bushey Troughs
You answered your own question, by putting 'almost' instead of just leaving a *blank* in the sentence. I thought it was quite funny, but then I still retain a sense of humour............. :lol:

edited.

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:41 pm
by trainsandco
it being funny does depend on a few things
1. your sense of humour at what sort of things you find funny (I don't mean that in any offensive way at all
2. whether you have been affected by something similar in your life which was serious

different people see it in different ways

Ben

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:13 pm
by Son-1
Reading some of the earlier comments on the video, the driver of the crane jumped out 1Km before, when the brakes failed to respond due to greasy track, and due to the fact it was going down hill!!!!

It Becomes more obvious that the main reason for both accidents is a liquid sprinkled on railroad tracks, which is commonly used against the weed so it would not catch fire when braking. Railroad workers claim that it should take 4 hours for liquid to dry but eyewitnesses claim that the railroad was greasy even the day after. The theory is confirmed by the train operator that was sent to pick up passengers after the accident, and it began to slide backwards in the proximity of accident site.
Liquid was most likely sprayed by the same vehicle crashing in this video, as you can see that tank it was carrying was damaged in the crash.

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:43 pm
by b308
Son-1 wrote:Reading some of the earlier comments on the video, the driver of the crane jumped out 1Km before,


Not of the same caliber as this chap, then...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Axon

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:02 pm
by fic
hi guys,
You saw the video,tracks was oily and that caused this scary train crash. :shock:
Oh Croatian railways are realy infamous for Croatia.
I hope that they will improve in the next years :roll:
Normally this is line with the largest slope in Croatia,and the tracks were greasy so :oops:
But the train breaking sistem was ok. :|

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:16 pm
by 0121modeller
fic wrote:tracks was oily and that caused this scary train crash.


Why was the track / rails oily ? leaves on the line, oil leaking rolling stock ?
Oops just noticed one of the above posts about the weed killer, , must've been really concetrated stuff, i use "round up" for the weeds in our garden, its not oily though :? ... :lol:

Dave

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:28 pm
by fic
tracks was oily because some idiots sprayed them with the special thing that prevents fire on the tracks. :roll:
They didn t used special train to do that and they were spraying that handly. :|

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:34 pm
by 0121modeller
I guess maybe they should've used a large watering can then eh?

lesson learnt me thinks

Dave.

Re: oh those Croatians!!

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:10 am
by trainsandco
it looked a lot like a damaged rail as just as it came through that small cutting part it just came off. If it was speed that caused it, it would of toppled onto that worker person