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Old July 17th 13, 08:32 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mrcheerful[_3_]
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"As I came round the bend I saw two people at the gate and another on a bike
just starting to cross the tracks.
"He didn't look left or right, there was no reaction - not even at the point
of impact."

Mr Thayer told the hearing that he had sounded the warning horn on the train
at a specified point around 500 metres from the crash site, as a warning to
pedestrians.

When he rounded the bend, he sounded the horn again when he saw Mr Dawn on
the line.

He then deployed the emergency break and sounded the horn for a third time
but Mr Dawn did not look up, the inquest at Nottingham's Council House was
told today.

Mr Butler said they had parted to let Mr Dawn go past them on the footpath
and had heard music coming from his headphones as he went by.

Mr Butler said: "He stopped at the gate and put a foot on the floor and
pulled the gate open and started to ride onto the tracks. We were about
three metres behind him when I heard the sound of the train approaching. I
ran after him onto the track and I was going to try and pull him away from
the train, but Grant grabbed me and pulled me back. We were shouting at the
top of our voices to warn him and then the train went past."

http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/fai...list-1-5860726


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Old July 17th 13, 12:21 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Judith[_4_]
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On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:32:52 +0100, "Mrcheerful"
wrote:

"As I came round the bend I saw two people at the gate and another on a bike
just starting to cross the tracks.
"He didn't look left or right, there was no reaction - not even at the point
of impact."

Mr Thayer told the hearing that he had sounded the warning horn on the train
at a specified point around 500 metres from the crash site, as a warning to
pedestrians.

When he rounded the bend, he sounded the horn again when he saw Mr Dawn on
the line.

He then deployed the emergency break and sounded the horn for a third time
but Mr Dawn did not look up, the inquest at Nottingham's Council House was
told today.

Mr Butler said they had parted to let Mr Dawn go past them on the footpath
and had heard music coming from his headphones as he went by.

Mr Butler said: "He stopped at the gate and put a foot on the floor and
pulled the gate open and started to ride onto the tracks. We were about
three metres behind him when I heard the sound of the train approaching. I
ran after him onto the track and I was going to try and pull him away from
the train, but Grant grabbed me and pulled me back. We were shouting at the
top of our voices to warn him and then the train went past."

http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/fai...list-1-5860726



perhaps they were noise canceling head phones.

I remember someone from Hull used to brag here about wearing same.

But then - he was not at all very bright.

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Old July 17th 13, 12:41 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mentalguy2k8[_2_]
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"Judith" wrote in message
...
On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:32:52 +0100, "Mrcheerful"

wrote:

"As I came round the bend I saw two people at the gate and another on a
bike
just starting to cross the tracks.
"He didn't look left or right, there was no reaction - not even at the
point
of impact."

Mr Thayer told the hearing that he had sounded the warning horn on the
train
at a specified point around 500 metres from the crash site, as a warning
to
pedestrians.

When he rounded the bend, he sounded the horn again when he saw Mr Dawn on
the line.

He then deployed the emergency break and sounded the horn for a third time
but Mr Dawn did not look up, the inquest at Nottingham's Council House was
told today.

Mr Butler said they had parted to let Mr Dawn go past them on the footpath
and had heard music coming from his headphones as he went by.

Mr Butler said: "He stopped at the gate and put a foot on the floor and
pulled the gate open and started to ride onto the tracks. We were about
three metres behind him when I heard the sound of the train approaching. I
ran after him onto the track and I was going to try and pull him away from
the train, but Grant grabbed me and pulled me back. We were shouting at
the
top of our voices to warn him and then the train went past."

http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/fai...list-1-5860726



perhaps they were noise canceling head phones.

I remember someone from Hull used to brag here about wearing same.

But then - he was not at all very bright.


But if the music was so loud that the pedestrians he passed could hear it,
it wouldn't have mattered whether they were noise-cancelling or not.

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Old July 17th 13, 07:54 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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On 17/07/2013 08:32, Mrcheerful wrote:
"As I came round the bend I saw two people at the gate and another on a bike
just starting to cross the tracks.
"He didn't look left or right, there was no reaction - not even at the point
of impact."

Mr Thayer told the hearing that he had sounded the warning horn on the train
at a specified point around 500 metres from the crash site, as a warning to
pedestrians.

When he rounded the bend, he sounded the horn again when he saw Mr Dawn on
the line.

He then deployed the emergency break and sounded the horn for a third time
but Mr Dawn did not look up, the inquest at Nottingham's Council House was
told today.

Mr Butler said they had parted to let Mr Dawn go past them on the footpath
and had heard music coming from his headphones as he went by.

Mr Butler said: "He stopped at the gate and put a foot on the floor and
pulled the gate open and started to ride onto the tracks. We were about
three metres behind him when I heard the sound of the train approaching. I
ran after him onto the track and I was going to try and pull him away from
the train, but Grant grabbed me and pulled me back. We were shouting at the
top of our voices to warn him and then the train went past."

http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/fai...list-1-5860726


The Right To Buy must have been very enthusiastically received in
Nottingham if there's only one social housing unit left in local
authority ownership.
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Old July 20th 13, 03:24 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Peter Keller[_3_]
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On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:21:30 +0100, Judith wrote:

On Wed, 17 Jul 2013 08:32:52 +0100, "Mrcheerful"

wrote:

"As I came round the bend I saw two people at the gate and another on a
bike just starting to cross the tracks.
"He didn't look left or right, there was no reaction - not even at the
point of impact."

Mr Thayer told the hearing that he had sounded the warning horn on the
train at a specified point around 500 metres from the crash site, as a
warning to pedestrians.

When he rounded the bend, he sounded the horn again when he saw Mr Dawn
on the line.

He then deployed the emergency break and sounded the horn for a third
time but Mr Dawn did not look up, the inquest at Nottingham's Council
House was told today.

Mr Butler said they had parted to let Mr Dawn go past them on the
footpath and had heard music coming from his headphones as he went by.

Mr Butler said: "He stopped at the gate and put a foot on the floor and
pulled the gate open and started to ride onto the tracks. We were about
three metres behind him when I heard the sound of the train approaching.
I ran after him onto the track and I was going to try and pull him away
from the train, but Grant grabbed me and pulled me back. We were
shouting at the top of our voices to warn him and then the train went
past."

http://www.chad.co.uk/news/local/fai...y-track-death-

cyclist-1-5860726



perhaps they were noise canceling head phones.

I remember someone from Hull used to brag here about wearing same.

But then - he was not at all very bright.


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