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trailer carrying a steam train has collapsed

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I was an early adopter of CDs in the mid-1980s, and people often came to my house for a demo, before committing themselves to a purchase. One of my demonstration CDs was a very good steam train sounds one.


During one demonstration, the 'target' got up to stand in the centre of the room, for the best effect. A low-loader, similar to that above, complete with steam engine, sailed slowly down the street, exactly in time to the sound-track. Poor chap thought he was hallucinating.

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There is what could be a weld fillet in the top, immediately above the break in the bottom. I wonder if there has been an extension welded in at some point, and the tensile part has failed, propagating to the weld up the back of the web with the shackle through it?


Looking through the gaps in the wheels, it does appear that both sides have failed in similar ways.

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