The Runaway - Netflix

From the makers of the hit series The Take, the latest tale of crime and corruption from best-selling crime writer Martina Cole follows the lives of two childhood sweethearts. Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are brought up together in the East End. As the daughter of a prostitute, Cathy's life is difficult, especially when everyone assumes that she will be following in her mother's footsteps. But when Cathy is forced to protect her mother from a violent attack by a punter it changes her life forever. Cathy is taken into care but she suffers institutional abuse which leaves her with no choice but to run away. She ends up destitute, on the streets of Soho when Desrae, a transvestite, unexpectedly comes to her rescue. Meanwhile, Eamonn is rising up the ranks of the East End criminal underworld.

The Runaway - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2011-03-31

The Runaway - Runaway train - Netflix

A runaway train is a type of railroad incident in which unattended rolling stock is accidentally allowed to roll onto the main line, a moving train loses enough braking power to be unable to stop in safety or a train operates at unsafe speeds due to loss of operator control. If the uncontrolled rolling stock derails or hits another train, it will result in a train wreck. A railway air brake can fail if valves on the pipe between each wagon are accidentally closed; the 1953 Pennsylvania Railroad train wreck and the 1988 Gare de Lyon train accident were results of a valve accidentally closed by the crew, reducing braking power. A parked train or cut of cars may also run away if not properly tied down with a sufficient number of hand brakes.

The Runaway - Incidents - Netflix

Accidents and incidents involving defective or improperly-set railway brakes include: Wadi, India (2017), an electric locomotive traveled without a driver for 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) after it was being swapped for a diesel locomotive to pull the train on a non-electrified section of track. Railway personnel chased after the locomotive by motorbike, and the train was stopped safely after 50 minutes. Landen, Belgium (2016), the driver left the cabin to do some check-ups on the train when it started moving. After 30 minutes and 12 km, the train was stopped by a driver who jumped into the train's cab. No one was injured nor did the train hit anything. Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, Quebec (2013), brakes were improperly set on unattended parked crude oil train, runaway tank cars derailed on a curve in the centre of town, spilling five million litres of oil and causing fires which killed forty-seven people. Ion Luca Caragiale village, Romania (2012), A freight train ran away from Lon Luca Caragiale Station because of the improper brakes setting and hit a Dacia car on a level crossing, killing 2 people Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa (2010), during a locomotive changeover, the carriages ran away out of control for 12 miles (19 km) until they derailed at Pretoria. 7 injuries and 3 deaths were reported with total damage to the carriages of about R15,000,000 (£1,338,000). Congo-Kinshasa west of Kananga (2007) - 100 killed. On June 20, 2003, a cut of 31 freight cars rolled away after they were improperly secured and left unattended in a yard east of Los Angeles, CA, United States. Initial reports claimed there were 10 freight cars. The consist later derailed in Commerce at an estimated speed of 95 mph (153 km/h). 13 people suffered minor injuries. Igandu train disaster, Tanzania (2002) – runaway backwards - 281 killed. Tenga rail disaster, Mozambique (2002) – runaway backwards - 192 killed. CSX 8888 incident, 66 miles, Walbridge – Kenton, Ohio, United States (2001) - freight train ran away under power without a crew after engineer incorrectly set the locomotive's dynamic brake. The incident inspired the 2010 motion picture Unstoppable. San Bernardino train disaster, California (1989) - brakes failed on freight train which crashed into houses New Brunswick, Canada March (1987) Canadian National ore train derailed. The engineer was in the second engine while the conductor was in the caboose back at the rail yard. There are recordings from dispatch available on YouTube. Chester General rail crash, UK (1972) - brakes failed on fuel train which collided with parked DMU Chapel-en-le-Frith, Great Britain (1957) – broken steam pipe made it impossible for crew to apply brakes. Federal Express train wreck, Union Station, Washington, DC, (1953) - valve closed by badly designed bufferplate. Torre del Bierzo rail disaster, Spain (1944) - brakes failed on an overloaded passenger train which collided with another in a tunnel; a third train was unaware and also crashed into it. Asheboro, North Carolina (1898) - an Aberdeen and Asheboro Railroad crew uncouples a locomotive from a freight train without setting the brakes on the cars properly; the cars soon roll downhill to collide with the locomotive, pinning the engine crew. Montparnasse derailment, Paris, France (1895) - Granville–Paris Express overran the buffer stop at its Gare Montparnasse terminus when its air brakes failed, crashed through the entire station, and fell onto the Place de Rennes killing one woman; five on the train and one in the street were injured. Armagh rail disaster, Northern Ireland (1889) – runaway backwards led to change in law. Shipton-on-Cherwell train crash, Oxford, UK (1874) - caused by fracture of a carriage wheel.

The Runaway - References - Netflix