Monday, 23 April 2007
The quaint, old Railway Station at Mount Lofty
Adelaide has one major railway line connecting it, through the hills, to the Eastern States, and along which all rail freight is moved.
The Mount Lofty Railway Station is at the apex of the steepest gradient on this local and interstate rail line.
If a coupling breaks between freight cars, one wonders if the last cars might plummet backwards, down to Adelaide at breakneck speed.
Here is a broken coupling on the ground and a rail car with no coupling. We need arrestor beds on the railways as well as the Freeway?