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Road train

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2023 4:47 pm
by FrankSheffield
I gather the road train had a little disagreement with the wall on the hill near the GNR station. I'm not entirely surprised; when we took the grandkids on it last October I nearly lost my fillings. Clearly, it wasn't just the suspension that needed looking at, as the driver apparently stated that the brakes failed in the incident a few days ago.
Thankfully, I don't think anyone was injured. However, it makes me wonder just what the requirements are for safety checks. Over next week but, even if it's back and running, I think we'll give it a miss.

Re: Road train

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 6:33 pm
by smudger
The train used to park up for the night at Vale d'Oliverais and I used to use the train to go into CVO in the morning and occasionally returning in the evening. I got know one of the drivers quite well.
There is no suspension on the carriages hence rather rough experience!!

Re: Road train

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2024 2:00 pm
by FrankSheffield
Ha ha! That would explain it. On reflection, having taken my daughters and then grandsons on the thing over the years, it might be a maintenance issue with me as much as with the train. We're both getting to be pretty vintage items.
I like the idea of you commuting on it - has to beat the tube every time.