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Longleat Safari & Adventure Park miniature railway accident

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by bongorob, 20 Aug 2014.

  1. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

    18 May 2007
    Stoke-on-Trent England
  2. Pootle

    Pootle Well-Known Member

    2 Feb 2010
    Lancashire, UK
    Nasty. There are a few places I have been to with miniature railways and I often wonder if the permanent way (tracks, sleepers and ballast etc,) are maintained with a given schedule. Do these miniature train drivers get any proper safety training? Does anyone regularly walk the lines to inspect for damage?
    Some zoos and animal parks don't have a fenced off area and it is so easy for a child to run in front of a train, only a small train, but they can't stop quickly and can't swerve!
    I work within railway engineering circles, so I notice these things and I hope this accident makes some other owners of these places address their safety set up.
    Last edited: 22 Aug 2014