UK train driver discovers danger of stalling a train in Peru

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Train driver Simon Davies discovered the worrying consequences of stalling a train on a Peru mountainside, when he swapped the London to Manchester Pendolina for one of the highest and steepest railway lines on earth.

Mining is the life blood of Peru and every day trains carry thousands of tons of metal ores down from huge mines in the high Andes.

Coached by some of the toughest train drivers in the world, Simon finds that cutting the train in half is one solution to a stalled train.

Toughest Place to be a Train Driver is on BBC Two at 21:00 GMT on Sunday 12 February or watch online via iPlayer (UK only) at the above link.

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