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  1. I have heard it said that the Westerns were very good as freight loco's
  2. What has happened to the 3rd wagon in the train, it looks a little 'bent'
  3. There is a 'banned' list for teachers. The issue is over how you go about it. Given that he had a criminal conviction related to his work which cast doubt over his suitability it makes for an easy starting point.
  4. Given what happened in this particular case I would not be surprised if Network Rail didnt want him working on any of their equipment. I don't know if there is some sort of 'banned' list he might end up on.
  5. One retired employee described it to me as 'Elastic, Wire & String
  6. Amusing to see a mix of coal wagons & oil tankers!
  7. So near but yet so far, looks like they nearly made it
  8. Fascinating what you can learn on a discussion site, thank you.
  9. You have no consideration for the inhabitants of hell! Actually both Beeching and Marples are quite fascinating, both rising from humble backgrounds to high office
  10. I understand that the law has been changed so time in prison does not count towards the ban time, it only starts on release
  11. This particular case seems like an argument for the Dutch system where the maximum prison sentence is two years, anything after that and its either supervision in the community or a Psychiatric Hospital. He seems like a very good candidate for some sort of Hospital Order.
  12. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-58474392 I can only assume the house jumped out in front of him. Didnt help that the driver then did a 'Hit & Run' This and some of the other recent posts about Haulage Companies & their practices suggest a malaise both in the industry & the sort of behaviour we tolerate from all drivers
  13. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/06/hgv-driver-shortage-was-inevitable says it all
  14. A lot of your points relate to management of Road Haulage Companies https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-54029112 and https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/22/two-men-guilty-of-manslaughter-over-bath-tipper-truck-crash Which in these cases was woefully inadequate
  15. I am not sure to what extent Insurers can refuse to pay out in Third Party Motor claima. They may of course sek redress from their insured but in most cases it wont be worth it. They do however welch on non statutory 3rd party claims
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