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Pulled tail

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Pulled tail is the colloquialism referring to the act of a guard or conductor of a railway to apply the emergency brakes when something unexpected has been noticed. [1]

15 relations: Automatic train protection, Conductor (rail), Derailment, Emergency brake (train), Eschede derailment, Intercom, Lists of rail accidents, Norton Fitzwarren rail crash (1940), Rail transport, Railway Gazette International, Stop and examine, Sutton Coldfield rail crash, Violet Town rail accident, Waterfall rail accident, 2008 Chatsworth train collision.

Automatic train protection

Automatic train protection (ATP) is a type of train protection system which continually checks that the speed of a train is compatible with the permitted speed allowed by signalling.

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Conductor (rail)

A conductor (American and Canadian English) or guard (Commonwealth English) is a train crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train.

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A derailment occurs when a vehicle such as a train runs off its rails.

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Emergency brake (train)

On trains, the expression emergency brake has several meanings.

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Eschede derailment

The Eschede derailment occurred on 3 June 1998, near the village of Eschede in the Celle district of Lower Saxony, Germany, when a high-speed train derailed and crashed into a road bridge.

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An intercom (intercommunication device), talkback or doorphone is a stand-alone voice communications system for use within a building or small collection of buildings, functioning independently of the public telephone network (Azori 2016).

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Lists of rail accidents

This is the list of rail accident lists.

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Norton Fitzwarren rail crash (1940)

The Norton Fitzwarren rail crash occurred on 4 November 1940 between Taunton and Norton Fitzwarren in the English county of Somerset, when the driver of a train misunderstood the signalling and track layout, causing him to drive the train through a set of points and off the rails at approximately 40mph.

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Rail transport

Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.

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Railway Gazette International

Railway Gazette International is a monthly business journal covering the railway, metro, light rail and tram industries worldwide.

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Stop and examine

The Stop and Examine rule was a United Kingdom Rulebook rule on the former British Railways.

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Sutton Coldfield rail crash

The Sutton Coldfield train crash took place at about 16:13 on 23 January 1955 in Sutton Coldfield, a town now within the City of Birmingham, when an express passenger train traveling from York to Bristol, England, derailed due to excessive speed on a sharp curve.

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Violet Town rail accident

The Violet Town rail accident, also known as the Southern Aurora disaster, was a railway accident that occurred on 7 February 1969 near the McDiarmids Road crossing, approximately 1 km south of Violet Town, Victoria, Australia.

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Waterfall rail accident

The Waterfall rail accident was a train accident that occurred on 31 January 2003 near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.

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2008 Chatsworth train collision

The Chatsworth train collision occurred at 4:22 p.m. PDT (23:22 UTC) on Friday, September 12, 2008, when a Union Pacific freight train and a Metrolink commuter train collided head-on in the Chatsworth district of Los Angeles, California.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulled_tail

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