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calculation suggests that the 2200 tonnes of grain is enough to fill about 50 B double trucks. BACK on the loco that night, , Hunt says the load will be ''very very pushy'' travelling downhill given the amount of grain on board. ''Two thousand tonnes of commodity is a lot of weight to have behind you. ''With so much weight it is not surprising that it takes a long distance to stop this train. ''It takes about half a kilometre to stop with the brakes fully on when doing 55 kilometres per hour on a flat track,'' he says as we travel across the plains south of Pyramid Hill. So when going downhill it Nike Womens Air Max 90 Essential
''I personally think this is the best part of it, the bulk rail side Nike Air Max Women Shoes of it. ''It's imperative that the driver stays alert through the long trip. The ''dead man's switch'' must be pushed every 90 seconds as a precaution. If not, the train will come to a halt. Originally imprisoned for four years and two months, his sentence was later extended to life, as a deterrent to others. In 1975, Hayes did the impossible, escaping from horrific conditions in Imrali Island Prison by rowing 17 miles across the Sea of Marmara in a raging storm. A year later, he wrote Midnight Express, which, in 1978, became the basis for Oliver Stone's Oscar winning movie. The owner of Le Monde and The Angels' Share Hotel explains, "As a huge fan of the film Midnight Express, when I saw in last year's Fringe programme that there was a one man show called Midnight Express, starring Billy Hayes, coming to the Gilded Balloon, I had to see it. "Being my usual obsessive self, I bought tickets for all three performances and took different groups of friends each night.
On the Saturday, I met Billy himself after the show. We got chatting and I invited him and his company for brunch the next day. "On Thursday, those Stateside visits come to fruition when, for one night only, 66 year old Hayes performs his new one man show, Riding The Midnight Express, at The Dirty Martini, in Le Monde. "It tells the real story, not the Hollywood version of what happened," says Lowe, who admits to being captivated by the cautionary, yet uplifting tale. It has also given him the opportunity to develop his venue as a theatre space. "The Dirty Martini has brought in some big names; people like Ray Wilson, former lead singer with Genesis, and Curtis Stigers, but I Nike Air Max 2012 Womens Red
can take ''five or six kilometres'' to stop a train as big as this one. But Hunt does not sound the least bit daunted. He clearly enjoys the challenge of safely controlling a train that is so long and heavy.
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