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Class 70 Ooops

Postby Russ » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:51 pm

Whilst being unloaded from ship Beluga Endurance Freightliner class 70 70012 has been dropped from about 20ft back into the ships cargo hold. Taken from www.wnxx.com

brand new 70012 (DHLT) which has been damaged whilst being lifted out of the ship at Newport. Reportedly from about 20 feet in the air, during the unloading process, something evidently going completely wrong, 70012 was dropped back into the hold of the Beluga Endurance. Obviously the damage to the locomotive will have to be assessed but early indications suggest that 70012 is likely to be beyond economic repair.
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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby solario » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:39 pm

But did dropping it improve the looks? :D :D :D

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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby cmeonthemove » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:05 pm

That's a big oops! My employer does insurance on ships & cargo so I wonder if that's one of our clients. I'll have to ask our claims team when I'm given the all clear to return to work!

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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby hiffano » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:37 pm

given that it looks like it;s been dropped repeatedly from at least 50 feet, surely it can only enhance it.
nice to know you can drop a loco in a ship and it won't go through the bottom though.
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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby I'll_be_in_the_loft » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:38 am

Now, if they had done 'a Hattons' and wrapped it up in cardboard, brown paper and tied string around it this wouldn't have happened!
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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby Iceman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:02 pm

I have found a good pic of it, I don't know who took it so can't credit a name :(

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... 898&ref=nf

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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby trainsandco » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:18 pm

Iceman wrote:I have found a good pic of it, I don't know who took it so can't credit a name :(

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... 898&ref=nf


I suppose the name written in big letters along the bottom doesn't give anything away now does it ;)

that would make an interesting project though, how would u make that? blow torch, melt the middle maybe?

oh and i thought it was 30 foot high....

apperently its going to be sent back to america for scrapping, the thing is, how many drops can this 70 get? will it be dropeed again at the other end? :P

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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby Iceman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:22 pm

Oh yeah.

Oops lol, Sorry :oops:

My only excuse is that i fell out of the van in work today and landed on my back, I'm in agony so i'm not concentrating properly :(
BTW :oops: at falling out of van :oops: :oops: :cry:
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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby trainsandco » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:28 pm

Iceman wrote:My only excuse is that i fell out of the van in work today and landed on my back, I'm in agony so i'm not concentrating properly :(
BTW :oops: at falling out of van :oops: :oops: :cry:

you only fell out of a van? pah! imagine at how 70012 feels! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby Iceman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:30 pm

:lol: I would love to know what went through the crane operators mind at the time,

OOPS :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby cmeonthemove » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:31 pm

Iceman wrote::lol: I would love to know what went through the crane operators mind at the time,

OOPS :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I don't think OOPS would've been the word that came out...

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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby Iceman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:33 pm

cmeonthemove wrote:
Iceman wrote::lol: I would love to know what went through the crane operators mind at the time,

OOPS :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I don't think OOPS would've been the word that came out...


I bet it would have if he hated them as well :lol:
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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby trainsandco » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:36 pm

yes 'oops' is a 4 letter word, but I however think that it would have been a few other 4 letter words as well ;)

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Re: Class 70 Ooops

Postby Iceman » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:38 pm

lol, I would have loved to have been there to have seen it though, I wonder if there is a video lurking on the net somewhere?
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