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All aboard: Car gets stranded on steam train tracks in centre of Bristol

It's not the first time something like this has happened by all accounts. Credit: Mark Young

A driver managed to get their car stranded on a steam train track in the centre of Bristol on Wednesday afternoon (11 December).

The grey Peugeot got stuck in the rails on Museum Street, near the steam crane, after its female driver apparently went the wrong way.

The heritage steam train experience, which runs along the tracks, was not in service at the time.

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Eye witness Mark Young said the harbour master sped to the scene in his boat:

He [the harbour master] alighted from the boat on the pontoon nearest the steam crane adjacent to the Olive Shed and was soon on the scene.

Instead of bearing right where the rails emerge from the sunken section, she [the driver] had obviously proceeded straight ahead onto the raised lines where she became stranded.

About an hour later, a rescue truck attended and removed the car.

– Mark Young, Eyewitness

Mr Young said the driver of the car and two passengers were standing beside the vehicle - all were safe.

A spokesperson for M Shed, which runs the heritage steam train experience, said this is not the first time a car has become stranded on the tracks:

"I don't know if it's necessarily a difficult thing to do.

It's just one of those things. A member of our staff called road assistance, who were able to help get the car out".