Two members of the Geospatial Engineering team (David Alderson and Craig Robson) were due to present their current infrastructure/network-related research at the recent ITRC Early Career Researcher’s conference, held at Cambridge University on November 27th 2012. As such both embarked on a journey, departing from Newcastle at 0556 on the morning of the 27th, that would end having only reached as far South as Darlington…approximately 6 hours after departing! The cause of being only able to travel a few miles in that time…a flood-related failure of the rail network leading to a loss of power to the train and line between Durham and Darlington. A set of images taken on the day of the failure illustrate the researcher’s plight.
https://twitter.com/dannysavage/status/273380288233631744/photo/1 – the train being towed (or not) by a DIESEL-powered engine
https://twitter.com/dannysavage/status/273383744277184512/photo/1 – the train being stuck…
http://ow.ly/i/1b2Ji – the water rises