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Bangkok to Phitsanulok train derails - no injuries reported

 

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Sanook published an aerial image of a Bangkok to Phitsanulok train that derailed yesterday evening.

 

It had left the capital at 9.25 and was due to arrive in the northern city at 5.55 pm. 

 

The derailing happened as the train - #201 - was about to enter Ban Mai station in Wat Phrik sub-district around 5.30 pm.

 

The main engine was on its side and three other carriages left the rails. There were seven carriages in total.

 

A passenger called Sirinuch, 40, reported hearing the sound of brakes screeching and seeing lots of dust.

 

No injuries were reported and the line was expected to be fully operational today.

 

Source: Sanook

 

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I swear I did not put a 10 baht coin on the track to flatten it out and add to my collection.  Not my fault.....

 

The big question is what it brake failure...lol, or was there a track issue where the train jumped the track due to some other mechanical issue.  Time to bring in the crane and lift it back up.  Where is Thomas the Tank Train when you need him.

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Posted (edited)

Typical standard guage line accident where a small object across one line or speed can derail a whole train , this happened on a straight run ?

Possibly some idiot crossing the track without looking .

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3 minutes ago, keith101 said:

Typical standard guage line accident where a small object across one line or speed can derail a whole train , this happened on a straight run ?

It's metre gauge on that stretch is it not? 

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1 hour ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

It's metre gauge on that stretch is it not? 

Yes correct down from the standard 1.35 to 1.0 which is unstable and why so many derailments happen , what i meant by standard was this 1 metre guage that the northern line uses .

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My guess is approaching facing points set wrong or defective, train approaching at a considerable speed,  driver see's the problem and pulls the brake lever into emergency.  That would account for brake screeching and dust. 

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55 minutes ago, missoura said:

 

I have a hunch on what might have happened...

 

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 Are you suggesting there are to many levers for one signalman? 

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9 minutes ago, Grumpy John said:

 Are you suggesting there are to many levers for one signalman? 

No he was mentioning the man was exhausted and could not even get into his cot after having mis shifted the lever to switch the track....well maybe

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3 hours ago, keith101 said:

Typical standard guage line accident where a small object across one line or speed can derail a whole train , this happened on a straight run ?

Possibly some idiot crossing the track without looking .

Its narrow gauge and the brakes would automatically apply when it jumped the tracks. I would say split points , good advert for H/S rail. 

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There are so many derailments in Thailand. Why is that?

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17 minutes ago, sprq said:

There are so many derailments in Thailand. Why is that?

The narrow guage 1 metre rail system they use .

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Reading this while on the train lol 😬

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