Loughborough Junction chitter-chatter

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by teuchter, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    www.facebook.com/groups/LoughboroughRDSW9history

    Saturday 16th June 2-3.30pm
    At Lambeth Archives, Minet Library, 52 Knatchbull Road, SE5 9QY

    Join us to find out more about our project exploring the history of the Loughborough Road. We'll be sharing some of the documents we've been looking to undercover the stories of people and businesses. We want to hear your memories of the area too.

    We would love to hear from you.

    leaftra@gmail.com

    www.twitter.com/roadsw9

    My note. This is Heritage Lottery funded.

    " we will be running training in spoken history interviewing skills or help with research."
     
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  2. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I see from a flyer in the DIY shop that this is on today

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  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Warrior Studios in the arches opposite Tescos is open to public this weekend

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  4. discobastard

    discobastard ____*\(oo)/*____

    69F53CA7-3262-4A1A-BFCF-CAAAB599E0A1.jpeg The band that played on the bandstand in Myatt’s Field today at around 4.30 were great. They got all the young children up on the stage to sing on the last song. It was proper fun. Photo doesn’t do it justice but it was a great moment.
     
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  5. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Three people have died after being struck by a train near Loughborough Junction in south London.

    Emergency services were called shortly after 07:30 BST to reports of multiple bodies being found.

    Three killed by train in south London
     
  6. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

  7. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

  8. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Christ! I’ve just seen that on the news. I wonder what would lead people to be on the track.
     
  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    unlikely to be a triple suicide...
     
  10. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It's likely that they were not struck by a train but touched the live rail.
     
  11. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    It says they were hit by train, but hopefully that's wrong. helicopter directly above station, probably news gawping.
     
  12. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Could the electricity from the live rail jump from one person to another?

    They might have been trying to nick cable. I hope it's not kids taking a shortcut.
     
  13. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    RT have got a video on twitter of the bodies in body bags and trains going past. I feel a bit ghoulish for trying to find out more, but that is a whole other level!
     
  14. Mr Smin

    Mr Smin Registered Luser

    Electricity takes the path of least resistance. I think they'd have to be very close or even holding hands.
     
  15. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I see it's not the line through Loughborough Junction station but the main line that crosses at high level, running between Denmark Hill and Brixton.
     
  16. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Yeah, beside those blocks of flats on Loughborough Road.

    I don't think it's London Overground nor the train from Tulse Hill to Blackfriars. I am not sure which line it is.
     
  17. Sea Star

    Sea Star My gender is not up for debate

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  18. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Guardian story has a still from sky news’s helicopter footage of the body bags. just horrible.
     
  19. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    It's the Overground line. There are 4 tracks there; it looks like it happened on the northernmost pair of tracks which are not the ones the Overground trains actually run along but they are right beside.
     
  20. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    News helicopter still circling around. Haven't they got what they want? There's no more useful information to be gained. It's ghoulish. Go away.
     
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  21. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    Both the BBC and the Guardian say all three were hit by a train rather than electrocuted although they may have been electrocuted before the train hit them. Looks like a raised section of track so unlikely to be people taking a shortcut.
     
  22. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    I actually saw people walking along there once. Luckily a train stopped and the driver told them to get on board before anything nasty happened. That was in broad daylight. However it's clear from where graffiti is that people must go up on the tracks sometimes, presumably at night.
     
  23. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    From the Guardian picture taken from Sky it is the section of track between Coldharbour Lane and Belinda Road where the Tesco Express is. It is exposed and over looked all along that section - no business being up there. Got to assume that they must have been electrocuted before being hit by a train, one gets caught on the live rail then the others try to pull him off - all gone.
     
  24. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    TV crews are lined up outside LJ station like numpties. No point asking anyone using LJ station whether they saw anything, it's a different track. They should be at Denmark Hill asking their pointless questions there instead.
     
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  25. teuchter

    teuchter je suis teuchter

    ...and various folk prowling around in Wyck Gardens with telephoto lenses.
     
  26. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I’ve fled for a few hours feels like a gruesome feeding frenzy at the end of the road and overhead.
     
  27. bolgerp

    bolgerp Well-Known Member

    BBC now saying spray cans found by the bodies.
     
  28. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Metro has that now and according to the Grauniad

    BTP said it was carring out a “number of inquiries” to establish how they came to be on the tracks, amid speculation that the three were hit by a freight train overnight.
    The victims are believed to be three men, who were possibly on the railway tracks to spray graffiti. According to people working in rail, the accident is thought to have occurred at about 5am, before passenger services were running in the area. They believe the victims may have been caught by the slipstream of a passing empty train on its way to a depot.
    Police were alerted to the fatalities after a driver saw bodies on the tracks while operating an early morning service. Trains in depots were being examined to identify the train that was involved in the incident.
     
  29. this is what I have heard - terribly terribly sad
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That is so fucking sad. Three people dead over some artwork that most people won't even notice. And I feel sorry for the drivers and those people who have to clear up these scenes. It must be unbelievably distressing,
     

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