Started by ampersand, April 26, 2020, 04:17:35 PM
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Quote from: ampersand on April 26, 2020, 04:17:35 PM is it really confirmed that the first rail wagon for farm crops faster than 30 km/h was introduced only in 1895?
QuoteCause of the accidentBrakes had been assigned to six of the 28 cars. Since the train had been released for general traffic for the return trip to Colmar, two of the brakemen took care of collecting the fare after the start of the journey. Another brakeman was busy instructing a new colleague. The other two did not have sufficient knowledge of the route, so that one did not brake in the decisive downhill, the other too weakly. So the speed of the train increased due to the weight of the pushing railway wagons. The locomotive started to "rock" and put an intermittent load on the inadequate superstructure, which could not compensate for this. The locomotive staff tried to brake the locomotive and tender - to no avail. At an excessive speed of approx. 70 km / h - speedometers for speed control were still unknown - the KNIEBIS derailed and got stuck in the swampy terrain.