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#1 Kris

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 21:55

You might not when you read this.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-16596181

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:39

There is now a video clip to go with it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-16605184

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 15:50

reminds me of the signal in the first great train robbery with Sean Connery :)

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 15:55

Kind of makes you grateful that our "overcrowding" on public transport is not quite as bad as their overcrowding.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 18:26

A few shots of this practice from years ago on my site - quite how they get on the roof is open to question, as is how they stay there. Presumably, danger of electrocution is rather more likely on the electrified lines, and it seems a different system will be used on these lines as otherwise the pantographs wouldn't last long!

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#6 APOLLO

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 19:33

You need balls of steel to ride the roof of THIS train



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#7 EddieB

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 23:38

Here's a better solution to the problem of roof-riders as adopted in the Philippines, where commuter trains are packed inside and out. The pagoda roof is a conversion (the original roof line is visible). Perhaps the Indonesians could learn from their neighbours?

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Although these carriages are clearly out of service (but show the roof profile best), others of the same profile were in service when I visited in 2005.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 01:49

just have open topped carraiges with a canvas roof

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 11:10

Am I being dim or how does a panto for an overhead system manage when these balls are deployed? perhaps they only use them on non electric stuff?
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#10 Talltim

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 17:17

Just refuse to let the train move until they get off. The valid passengers would soon sort them out.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 21:09

the indonesians have had another idea to stop train surfing.

http://www.telegraph...melly-goop.html


thanks

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 21:59

This reminds me a comment that a friend said before travelling with me to India in January was on his list of things to do was to ride on the roof of a train. However it would not look good for a conductor with Northern (in UK) to have ridden on the roof of an Indian train.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 22:04

the indonesians have had another idea to stop train surfing.

http://www.telegraph...melly-goop.html


Now that's inventive.






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