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We don't know what Argentinian commuters would make of it, but hundreds of Indian train passengers were apparently happy to oblige when the driver asked them to hop out and push. According to Reuters, the unscheduled jump-start happened in Patna, capital of Bihar, after "a passenger pulled the train's emergency chain and it …

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  1. lordasb

    greenpeace should be happy

    at least its eneviromental friendly

  2. Alex

    Similar experience

    I had similar experience back in Ukraine when going on a trolleybus (electric powered bus). Its pantograph got unwired in a 'neutral zone' in a middle of intersection. At first driver was uncertain about what to do but then another driver from a passing trolleybus recommended to ask passengers to push it a couple of feet. Small effort from 10 people and we were ‘on the road’ again.

  3. Giles Jones Gold badge

    Pedal power

    Never understood why trains don't come with gyms. They could let people have a workout and at the same time generate power for the train.

  4. Karim Bourouba

    First India

    Next First Scotrail.

    Oh, how I look forward to pushing the Fife Circle over the Forth Rail bridge on a lovely january morning.

  5. Graham Marsden

    Hmm...

    To quote Sir Topham Hatt (the Fat Controller from the Rev.W.Awdry's railway series books):

    "My doctor has forbidden me to push."

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    CO2

    Now the question is, does the train produce more CO2 than all of those people pushing the train?

    I have a sneaky suspicion that joggers and gym attendees are causing global warming, hence I am doing my bit by abstaining!

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You see .....

    This just goes to show, we were RIGHT not to electrify the whole of Britain's railway network in the 1970s!

    -- The Government.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    well beats "leaves on the track"

    well beats "leaves on the track"

  9. Josh

    Bootlaces

    Was anyone willing to give up their bootlaces?

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  11. Steven Davison

    Bootlaces

    Unfortunately, bootlaces can only be used to fix really useful steam engines!

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