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Nav
26-08-2005, 10:29:20
Must be an interesting past-time.

I was stuck on a train late last night for about an hour due to someone throwing a shopping trolley on to the train tracks... Somehow before they managed to remove it, it got welded in place. I didn't know drunken youths carried welding gear around with them!

oh and i bet it was a bloody asda trolley. :mad:

Drekkus
26-08-2005, 10:33:59
Well, at least they kept you informed.

Gary
26-08-2005, 11:15:08
To state the obvious, it was probably something to do with the live rail arcing across the metal shopping trolley that managed to weld it.

Nav
26-08-2005, 11:38:53
Actually took the train driver about half an hour of being stuck before he said anything...

No Gary, I'm very sure that youths are carrying around Welding kit these days, there can be no other explanation.

Gary
26-08-2005, 12:14:35
Picture ?
(Otherwise it's worthless.)

protein
26-08-2005, 12:18:22
Yeah, I hope you happened to have a camera on you, jumped off the train, walked up the track and got a picture of this for us you bastard.

*End Is Forever*
26-08-2005, 12:20:13
Originally posted by Nav
Actually took the train driver about half an hour of being stuck before he said anything...

He might not have known himself, beyond being stuck at a red light. Or he might have been told it was being moved swiftly and didn't want to make the passengers irate by telling them it could be ages.

Drekkus
26-08-2005, 12:30:31
Nothing more annoying than train drivers who do not keep their passengers informed. Total lack of respect. Even if you don't know, tell the passengers you don't know what's causing the delay.

MoSe
26-08-2005, 14:22:06
do you have live rails in country railway too?
I thought they only got used in the tube...

Beta1
26-08-2005, 14:33:37
some of the lines do, some have overheads.

*End Is Forever*
26-08-2005, 14:52:29
Pretty much everything south of London is third-rail electrified, along with a handful of lines north of the river, and most of the Merseyrail network in Liverpool and the Wirral.

Japher
26-08-2005, 15:31:21
betcha if the train rammed the trolley it would of dislodged

Nav
26-08-2005, 15:53:50
Bet it would have de-railed the train. :D

MattHiggs
26-08-2005, 15:57:09
Originally posted by Nav
Actually took the train driver about half an hour of being stuck before he said anything...

No Gary, I'm very sure that youths are carrying around Welding kit these days, there can be no other explanation.

Maybe they got one of those portable soldering iron keyrings from that cadget website that was posted a few weeks ago.... or not.

Venom
26-08-2005, 15:59:12
Originally posted by Nav
Bet it would have de-railed the train. :D

What the hell do they make those trolleys out of?

MoSe
26-08-2005, 16:52:22
they should withstand houswives ramming fights

Nav
26-08-2005, 18:07:32
No idea, but when people try and 'recycle' them in rivers they stay there for years becoming haven for all manner of shit.

MoSe
26-08-2005, 18:17:11
When I was 20, one very drunk nite we found an abandoned supermarket trolley, and we rode it in turns on the desert streets at 3am towed with some makeshift rope behind our car.
When I was in, it swayed, tilted and landed on a side at 40kmh at least, I curled in it while it screeched and sparkled to a halt, then stood up (more or less up) unscathed scrrreaming "letsdo DAT a'GGAIN!!!"