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RAIB Investigation: South Devon Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by 35B, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. The Dainton Banker

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    Redbacks ? :eek:
     
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    I can remember travelling in a carriage in Cuba where whilst the toilet floor was intact, there was so little of the panelling around the toilet compartment remaining that you were well and truly on display to anybody passing by in the adjacent corridor!
     
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    It would... but for the fact that is, sadly, an urban myth.

    In theory the Coriolis effect should apply, as it does to hurricanes, etc, but in practise it doesn't because of the tiny scale of water exiting a toilet or basin. The shape of the bowl and various other factors have a far greater effect. Indeed it's possible to make the water exit a basin in whatever direction you like anywhere in the world, should you be minded to.
     
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    Yeah I know, but the goal was wide open, so I slammed that cheap gag into the back of the net! :D
     
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    buseng Part of the furniture

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    Just had an email notification saying that the initial report is updated by asking for witnesses prior to the event.
    However, reading it, it looks just the same with Monday's date on it.
     
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    Once had a very pleasant experience on a toilet on the NYMR. it wasn't the warmest of days and a hole in the floor ( drainage) and a leaking steam heat pipe in close proximity had turned it into a steamroom....
     
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    Finger trouble by the looks of it. If you go to their website and open the curent investigations section there is an updated copy. Someone forgot to update the link. Have fed back to RAIB
     
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    Thanks, I wasn't imagining things then!
     
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    That's the sauna carriage. You usually have to pay extra for that. If you ask nicely, the ticket inspector might give you massage too. Depends who's on duty.
     
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    Might just be a cacheing issue somewhere on the internet. It happens. Forcing a page refresh will often unblock problems.

    Simon
     
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    isnt that just for 1st class ticket holders , can i pay a surcharge if i decide to take advantage of this additional service.
    if you want a real Sauna, try the footplate, you get the chill down service also, and the constant up and down , side to side movement is better than any massage, you sweat buckets when going chimney first , and freeze when your coming back tender first, and if it it raining you get a power shower .
     
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    Shhhh keep it quiet, didn't the Epping Ongar railway get into trouble for something similar last year? ;)
     
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    I was waiting for someone to bring that one up, gives new meaning to the Inspector asking, can i punch your ticket miss, wasnt that in one of the carry on films, sid james and a very young sally James?
     
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    All kinds of interpretations can be put on this amendment to the RAIB notice which is why it is best not to put any interpretations on here at all much as lots of people must be itching to.

    PH
     
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    What? And spoil a good page or two of toilet humour? They wouldn't dare! ;)
     
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    All of this talk of toilet cubicles and being able to see the track reminds me of some narrow gauge coaches in Germany where the toilet pan literally connects to a straight-down pipe. We found one such carriage on, IIRC, the Zittau line back in the late 90s. On the same trip we also noticed a bridge over a road, on which the rails were directly fixed to the bridge structure i.e. no ballast; you could see through the bridge. My travelling companion on that trip was just waiting and hoping for an open-topped car to come along... didn't happen, but over the years it must have done at some time or other!
     
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    My sense of humour is as lavatorial as anyone's but there are serious implications here and "wild surmise" helps no-one. I can think of at least three reasons for the amendment to the press release with absolutely no evidence for any of them!

    PH
     
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    Found the updated bit now.

    We would like to speak in confidence to any passengers who may have been aware that the toilet door was insecure before the incident on 22nd June, or in the days prior to the incident occurring.
     
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    So far, there seems little or no mention of a small boy who's had a very unpleasant experience, and might be put off trains for life ~ or just scared of using an unfamiliar bathroom, and I wouldn't wish that for my own child...
    Possibly, the heritage sector could offer a few complimentary day trips, without fuss or fanfare, starting with something small and sturdy (2' gauge or thereabouts), building back up to 'big trains'?
     
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    Such facilities could be found on standard gauge stock in Italy as recently as 2010.
     

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