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Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 12th December 2018, 05:06
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By aussiesteve
Yeh, no good for somebody suffering from...

Yeh, no good for somebody suffering from Acrophobia, or as Hitchcock preferred, Vertigo.
Go home and hurl the clobber into the wash to soak out all the soot and cinders.
Just hope that somebody...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th December 2018, 08:52
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By aussiesteve
Qube 2017 run-away ATSB report

G'day,
Having snavelled a recently published ATSB rail incident report concerning a run-away in 2017, I have discovered something.
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5775362/ro-2017-001-final.pdf
At...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th December 2018, 07:59
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Philip, I normally only snavel you tuber...

G'day Philip,
I normally only snavel you tuber video clips while at the library to later view at home.
Time is ticking when you log on.
So, I don't carry any earplug headphones when hoofing down...
Forum: Railway Stations 3rd December 2018, 04:33
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By aussiesteve
An impressive station indeed. I like the old...

An impressive station indeed.
I like the old timer train departures display board.
Our smog hollow Sydney Terminal station had an impressive "manual" train departures board.
Replaced by digital...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd December 2018, 04:23
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By aussiesteve
Just as well that the library don't permit SOUND....

Just as well that the library don't permit SOUND.
I have viewed the clip in silence.
The clip presenter does appear to open his mouth a lot.
I am wondering how comfy them seats are.
And, safety...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 26th November 2018, 07:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,482
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, The LONG awaited EUB incident report...

G'day,
The LONG awaited EUB incident report concerning Bad Aibling has finally been published....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th November 2018, 07:06
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, HMMM, a most interesting corro release...

G'day,
HMMM, a most interesting corro release from ONRSR mob who are investigating the Pilbara run-away....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th November 2018, 07:31
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By aussiesteve
I notice the comment in the press; "Train emerged...

I notice the comment in the press; "Train emerged victor".
Level crossing incidents can have devastating consequences.
But, at least there were no injuries.
Here, motorists who cause an incident...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th November 2018, 05:36
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By aussiesteve
The ATSB have released a preliminary report about...

The ATSB have released a preliminary report about the Railton cement "unstoppable".
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/rair/ro-2018-014/#tab_1_content
Video and audio...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th November 2018, 05:32
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day All, Yeh, no Xmas bonus for BHP bods. ...

G'day All,
Yeh, no Xmas bonus for BHP bods.
Train derailments in the Pilbara are spectacular.
I remember one occurring in the Hamersley Iron yard at 7 mile (7 miles inland from Dampier WA) during...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th November 2018, 07:34
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Loco wise here in NSW, 1981 for the...

G'day BW,
Loco wise here in NSW, 1981 for the implementation of the spring parker.
EMU wise, 1979 (though I might be slightly wrong there, it may have been 1978).
Prior to that, either ratchet (HA...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th November 2018, 03:16
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW and Philip, Yes, the Westinghouse air...

G'day BW and Philip,
Yes, the Westinghouse air brake was a marvelous invention back in the 1880s.
But, it does have limitations.
Nothing is air tight, and air can eventually leak off.
BW, surely...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th November 2018, 04:59
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By aussiesteve
BHP runs away

G'day,
OZZI OZZI OZZI OI OI OI.
No, not our cricket chant.
We have managed to do it again.
UNSTOPPABLE.
Yesterday, a BHP ore train MO2712 comprising 4 locos and 268 wagons RAN AWAY.
It rolled...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd October 2018, 04:59
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, Viewing some of the Indian Railway cab...

G'day,
Viewing some of the Indian Railway cab ride You Tuber video clips is also a tad hair raising.
And from other sources, it can be very bad for a train driver who runs over a sacred cow.
I am...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd October 2018, 04:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, I have scrounged the EUB incident report...

G'day,
I have scrounged the EUB incident report to the ICE derailment in 2008 inside Landruecken tunnel web link.
The then longest railway tunnel in Deutschland and had a crossover inside the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th October 2018, 05:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By aussiesteve
A couple of years ago a DB ICE collected some...

A couple of years ago a DB ICE collected some sheep (or goats, I forget which) that had strayed into a tunnel.
The ICE derailed due to a turnout being located inside the tunnel through which the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th October 2018, 05:31
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By aussiesteve
Crikey, Yes, it does boggle the brain. But,...

Crikey,
Yes, it does boggle the brain.
But, with 700 odd people crowded in, I guess that some invaded railway property.
Many fatalities occur daily on the Indian Rail network.
I don't think that...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th October 2018, 07:08
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, I am presuming that the reason that...

G'day BW,
I am presuming that the reason that ATP was not extended into the Brissy Metrop would be due to the pricetag for the myriad of signals involved.
I did not think much of the QR AWS system....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th October 2018, 07:41
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By aussiesteve
AWS SPAD in Brisbane QLD

G'day,
I have always wondered why the QR did not extend the ATP that was introduced on the North Coast line down into the Brissy Metrop.
Only AWS exists in the Brissy Metrop.
The ATSB has...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 26th September 2018, 06:12
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By aussiesteve
Hmm, I can finally take a squiz at some of the...

Hmm, I can finally take a squiz at some of the video clips here at the library.
This appears to be Wynyard.
The Rusty Train Museum Baldwin 5910 being piloted by an 86'er.
Freighters would...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th September 2018, 09:05
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Yeh, the Tassie rail incident has...

G'day BW,
Yeh, the Tassie rail incident has caused some interest.
The Driverless Metro is still scheduled to start rattling in smog hollow next year.
Tasrail management were VERY quick to publish...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd September 2018, 08:37
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By aussiesteve
Unstoppable

G'day,
The wheels fell off down in Tassie on friday morning.
An initial ATSB R0-2018-014 report indicates that the Tasrail Railton Cement train was derailed intentionally in Devonport yard.
The...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 13th September 2018, 08:45
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW and Syd, F212 should look familiar. ...

G'day BW and Syd,
F212 should look familiar.
The Mexican (VR) F class were built on the UK.
Just had the wheel axles stretched a tad for the Mexican Irish gauge.
The DERM is one of the Mexican...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 10th September 2018, 06:11
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, The AIS / BHP / Bluescope / ? /...

G'day BW,
The AIS / BHP / Bluescope / ? / Steelworks at Port Kembla had it's own loco fleet.
Initially soot belchers, then EE diesels.
Today, many of them EEs are kyboshed.
PN performs much of...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 6th September 2018, 07:16
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Ah, you could squiz me video clip...

G'day BW,
Ah, you could squiz me video clip upload, I was not sure if it came out ok.
Also I did a typo with the title, Should be Maydena.
Yes, I have squizzed a bit of soot belcher wheel slip...
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