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Old 15th Apr 2019, 23:19
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Jay Doubleyou
Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: Isle of Wight
Age: 74
Posts: 38
I think you may have been fed a sanitised version of the South Carolina incident. As I remember, the film company made no arrangement for filming on that bridge, but simply took a chance. The railway (CSX I think) and the unfortunate train crew knew nothing about it until they found themselves on the bridge among a scrambling mass of film people trying to save themselves, and, to their credit, get the bed and other gear away from what would have been a very dangerous place to cause a derailment. One of the stagehands, a young woman WAS killed, but she should not be commemorated with a Darwin, she was sorting out her bosses f**k up, not her own!
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