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As a patron I got wind of that in the week, that’s the same site where I drowned my first Discovery, so I know that those deep holes are really hard to spot!

A few depth markers wouldn't go astray
 

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Smashing. It's always a good reminder to see how - despite the driver probably standing on the virtual brake pedal for a while already - the train was still going painfully quick after it cleared the crossing.
 

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It is also good to notice and remember that even a short, light, passenger train can easily weight in excess of 200 tonnes and take more than 500 meters to stop.
 

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They're getting lighter: I used to regularly take trains, some 20 years ago, whose locomotive was 96 tonnes (12 tonnes each for the carriages). I had no idea how much a train could weight, and I was amazed reading those numbers, directly on the train itself.
 

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Well, in most of Europe at least, most routes are limited to 22.5t axle loads, and most locos have four of them... 80-89 tons comes naturally within that restriction. No point in making them lighter, because mass ~ tractive force.
And yes, reading numbers on trains is fun 🤓
 

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