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Benedikt
20-12-2009, 17:50
2000 passengers got stuck..
apparently because of temperature differences electric and electronic got knocked out.4 trains got stuck in the middle of the tunnel/chunnel.
'take a cold beer from the fridge and leave it in the warm kitchen you get a lot of condensation' was the explanation of the company's CEO. A cold beer can knock out a 21st super marvel. (comment to be taken with a pinch of salt of course).

Maybe i am just a simple Chef, but in such a situation, can't they find just a simple DIESEL powered locomotive:question: and push the trains out. it is understood of course that the couplings of this super modern things will not fit an old fashioned workhorse, so push them OUT slowly.. if you can't pull.. And don't tell be because the train stands you can not release the automatic brakes....
and passengers would not have to spend the night under water, i mean the channel is above the tunnel and that gives the creeps to quite a few passengers.

little juicy detail, 'superkraut' Claudia Schiffer was also on the train, and was apparently helped out FIRST, now that is a shame indeed.:evilgrin:

But in all fairness something a little similar happens in Moscow
also nearly every year. when the air is very humid, happens when the temperature is changing more or less over night from very cold to decent cold.. :D
the air is saturated with salt that the city workers so freely sprinkle onto the roads. :evilgrin:that 'saline' solution covers the copper overhead wires of the trolley busses and they get no electric contact. But at least we have then diesel busses and thank god the Metro. and in a few hours the story is over...

trebor
20-12-2009, 18:57
................. 'superkraut' Claudia Schiffer was also on the train, and was apparently helped out FIRST..........

Otherwise hundreds of men would be claiming that they had spent the night with her! :9456:

Benedikt
20-12-2009, 19:06
Otherwise hundreds of men would be claiming that they had spent the night with her! :9456:

maybe one of these days she gets stuck in the tunnel somewhere under serebrany bor.:mml:..and we are there:p