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Call in the elephants! Train breaks down blocking road to Pattaya gardens

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Call in the elephants! Train breaks down blocking road to Pattaya gardens

 

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The director of Nong Nooch Tropical Garden in Pattaya was about to call in the elephants when a train carrying crude oil blocked the road to the tourist attraction.

 

Train #630 with 32 bogeys weighed 128 tons and was unable to go up a rise.

 

Dozens of staff from Nong Nooch were dispatched Sunday around midday to try and shift the train. But it wouldn't budge.

 

So director "Khun Tong" decided to bring in the "heavy artillery" - 100 mahouts and their elephants were summoned to save the day.

 

However, just as the pachyderms were being readied the staff of the train managed to get it moving up the hill and traffic, backed up a long way, was able to reach the gardens.

 

Full story: Sanook

 

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1 hour ago, colinneil said:

Yes mate i think you are correct, but remember Nong Nooch gardens making a drama out of it is damn good advertising.

That may be true but how are they supposed to get around the security barriers?

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If they were Ants they'd have run off with it back to the nest .. 

 

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Quote:-

"Train #630 with 32 bogeys weighed 128 tons and was unable to go up a rise"

Unbelievable - what was the locomotive, Stephenson's Rocket??

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A good opportunity to let Ford prove its advertised capabilities ...

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

100 mahouts and their elephants were summoned to save the day.

Nice to know they had that many close at hand to save the day!

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When I was a young lad we had a railroad car mover jack tool and we could singlehandedly move a loaded car.

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56 minutes ago, Prairieboy said:

When I was a young lad we had a railroad car mover jack tool and we could singlehandedly move a loaded car.

But there was 32 of them all hooked up!

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