Train Saved by Whale Tail Sculpture

A light train in Spijkenisse, the Netherlands derailed on Sunday. Fortunately, it didn’t plunge down into water 30 feet below. Instead, the rear-most car got stuck on a sculpture shaped like a whale’s tail. BBC News reports:

“We are trying to decide how we can bring the train down in a careful and controlled manner,” one official told the Dutch national broadcaster NOS on Monday. […]

The sculpture, titled Whale Tails, is the work of the architect and artist Maarten Struijs, and was erected in the water at the end of the tracks in 2002.

Mr Struijs told NOS that he was surprised the structure did not break.

At the time of the crash, the train was empty of passengers and the driver was uninjured.

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-via Design You Trust

Source: neatorama

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