Eskmeals Viaduct walkers force train to make emergency stop
Last updated at 15:50, Monday, 11 June 2012
A GROUP of walkers has been blasted for causing a train to slam on its emergency brake while crossing a viaduct.
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Those folk walking over the viaduct should have tried it when there was a steam special about to cross the viaduct. Brakes on steam engines are about only 40% efficient as a railcar so they would have ended up in West Cumberland Hospital if not the coroners slab! Folk like that deserve to be injoured when trestpassing and prosecuted under the Health and safety at Work Act for endangering life - their own!
this is not a rare incident - some tourist seem to leave their brains and manners at home when visiting this area - as a local i see peoples private property crossed, gates left open, bad manners displayed if you dare use your own PRIVATE road to get home, there are plenty of maps that show people where to go they just assume they can go where they want
What "Silly Billies!!" not a very good example for children. Why were they not reported and arrested???