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    4 persons hurt in Disneyland Paris accident ...AGAIN!

    A pregnant woman, a little girl and two others were hurt when the steam train in DLP fell apart. It looks like it still is a very dangerous place to go. A bit of paint and a new castle fountain wont change much at all...

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    Re: 4 persons hurt in Disneyland Paris accident ...AGAIN!

    Found an article on it.

    Four hurt in Disneyland Paris steam train accident - Channel NewsAsia

    The source said the accident occurred after a bolt snapped between the first and second wagons of the train, sending the engine and one wagon ahead of the others as they approached the terminal.


    No good...

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    Re: 4 persons hurt in Disneyland Paris accident ...AGAIN!

    ORDDU: Thank you for the latest news, Timmy, duckling--bad as it is. Don't the Disney parks over there have any incentives to practice better maintenance in France? I do believe I once read that law suits aren't as common there as in America but really don't know that for certain. In any case, we wish all the injured parties speedy recoveries.

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    Re: 4 persons hurt in Disneyland Paris accident ...AGAIN!

    Quote Originally Posted by Witches of Morva View Post
    ORDDU: Thank you for the latest news, Timmy, duckling--bad as it is. Don't the Disney parks over there have any incentives to practice better maintenance in France? I do believe I once read that law suits aren't as common there as in America but really don't know that for certain. In any case, we wish all the injured parties speedy recoveries.

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    Re: 4 persons hurt in Disneyland Paris accident ...AGAIN!

    ORDDU: You are a treasure, Timmy! Keep letting us know about any updates you have on this topic, along with any others you come to know about.

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    Re: 4 persons hurt in Disneyland Paris accident ...AGAIN!

    It's true that law suits aren't as common here in Europe, and it appears that the local authorities, as always, are conducting a survey on the mallfunction too. Of course it would be best if there were no accidents, but fortunately it could have been worse.
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    Re: 4 persons hurt in Disneyland Paris accident ...AGAIN!

    Glad that those injured have returned home to their families, but I hope there isn't any long-term damage to the pregnant woman and her child.

    I am always rather concerned for DLP. I hope that it gets the TLC that it needs sooner rather than later.

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    Re: 4 persons hurt in Disneyland Paris accident ...AGAIN!

    If I Recall Correctly, the trains in Paris follow the standard Euro practice of a short chain and bolts hitching the cars together, and spring buffers on each side.

    And I'll bet they have a fault common to all Disney trains - Direct Air train brakes. If the train comes uncoupled the rear cars can keep rolling. And the Engineers don't necessarily realize it's happened, so they pull into the station and stop and they get hit by their own cars.

    Automatic Air (the WABCO system used on all mainline railroads and most Light Rail transit systems) is a pain to operate smoothly - so even if they converted over, they'll probably fall back on standard Disney practice of stopping the trains with the engine brakes and reverse throttle only during normal operations.

    But if a train with Automatic Air brakes ever comes uncoupled like that it breaks the air pipe between the cars, the brakes all set, and the train comes to a stop. And the Engine Crew knows about it.

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