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Runaway Train Rolled 25 Km in Slovakia, Even Crossed Into Hungary

Júlia Tar 2022.01.12.

An unsuccessful attempt to stop a runaway freight train from Bárcsa in the Slovakian territory, entered the Hungarian State Railways’ (MÁV) network.

The train cut the switch at Hidasnémeti and rolled downhill towards Abaújszántó, finally stopping between Hidasnémeti and Zsujta, after a total of about 25 km.

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It’s been quite a long time since such a train has been on the northern half of the 98 line, also known as the Kishidas (freight traffic is on the 90 line between Miskolc and Hidasnémeti). Only the lower section, between Szerencs and the quarry at Tállya, has seen more frequent freight traffic.

Sources: 444, iho.hu

Featured image: illustration via Pixabay


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