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    Very sad indeed. We have had horrendous weather here in West Wales as well.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland...tland-53751678

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    Looks quite bad from the pictures on BBC. I actually recently bought the Aberdeen to Edinburgh HST Video 125 cab ride and if that's where I think it is, definitely quite a remote and hard to reach location.
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    Looks remote on GE Vern, not an ideal location for a rescue and recovery site.

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    I have read on another source there are confirmed fatalities, the power car caught fire (quite unusual for diesel to flash) and one of the coaches is upside down.
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    Even worse with fatalities and i have seen my fare share of the aftermath of diesel loco\dmu engine fires Vern.

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    Latest pictures on the BBC are grim.

    Driver amongst the dead (RIP).

    IIRC at Ladbroke Grove the leaking diesel fuel atomised and caught fire so yes it can happen.

    Guess we now wait and see what the RAIB come up with.
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    Oh that is very sad, condolences to anyone who has lost someone in the accident.

    Yup LG is a good example of the volatility of any type of fuel.

    Yeah i don't read to much, as the press always come up with a 150 spurious reasons for what caused it or who's blame it is.

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    I am sorry to say that it will be driver error,but the event recorder will tell the story.

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    According to the story I read (CNN) there were about three hours between the time of the accident and the time it was reported. I am surprised that there wasn't a single cell phone call.

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    Both the driver and guard (conductor) were killed so no GSM-R emergency call and a handful of passengers on the train who must have been in a pretty bad way, so there may well not have been anyone in a fit state to make a call. The location is quite remote (for the UK) and with roads and access across fields presumably affected by flooding it would have taken time to get staff to site once the train was overdue at the next signalbox and the response organised.

    As I said, best not to speculate or apportion blame - the RAIB will quite possibly publish interim findings fairly quickly.
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