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Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th October 2020, 20:33
Replies: 0
Views: 80
Posted By TRP
Kerr's Miniature Railway closure

The 101/4" gauge Kerr's Miniature Railway in Arbroath closed for good yesterday. The railway was founded Matthew Kerr (Snr) in 1935 and has been operated by three generations of the Kerr family over...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th October 2020, 20:28
Replies: 0
Views: 46
Posted By TRP
Thumbs up Cairngorm funicular railway to be revived

The Cairngorm Mountain Railway has been closed since 2018 due to "structural problems" and "health & safety concerns", but Balfour Beatty has won a contract to carry out repairs to return the railway...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st September 2020, 20:16
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By TRP
The RAIB have published an update with some...

The RAIB have published an update with some initial findings:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/derailment-and-fire-involving-a-tanker-train-at-llangennech-updated-21092020

The investigation...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 30th August 2020, 20:38
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By TRP
Some more aerial footage here from ITV news: ...

Some more aerial footage here from ITV news:

https://www.facebook.com/ITVWales/videos/356582032175161/

It is not clear how the tankers ended up in their final positions - it could be from the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd August 2020, 16:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By TRP
Thanks for answering the question BW - as a...

Thanks for answering the question BW - as a non-railwayman, I was curious if there was a specified speed for running under caution and whether it would be given as an instruction in situations such...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd August 2020, 16:46
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By TRP
Sorry, not at you BW, this was reference to the...

Sorry, not at you BW, this was reference to the last part of Steve's post where the Oz rail authorities have implemented "RESTRICTED SPEED which has NO associated speed limit.
Trains MUST now travel...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd August 2020, 10:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By TRP
Interesting that you say it's all on the driver's...

Interesting that you say it's all on the driver's head, as this driver's widow has complained about the reporting of this derailment (particularly the BBC) which she says has only taken parts of the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd August 2020, 21:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By TRP
Yes I was a bit surprised by the speed. What sort...

Yes I was a bit surprised by the speed. What sort of speed would it be if you were instructed to run under caution BW?

Tony
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st August 2020, 21:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By TRP
The RAIB has posted some of it's initial findings...

The RAIB has posted some of it's initial findings which reveals the the HST was travelling at 72.8 mph when it hit the landslide. It also gives details of the movements of the train leading up to the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th August 2020, 20:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By TRP
From the photos, the rear power car is still on...

From the photos, the rear power car is still on the track and is on the correct line. It was reported that the train had initially set back 'wrong road' from the first landslip, but was then able to...
Forum: Say Hello 26th July 2020, 15:13
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By TRP
Following on from this, using the BR Locomotive...

Following on from this, using the BR Locomotive Database to search by class (for West Country/Battle of Britain) and selecting allocations, it gives a list of all the allocations (since 1948 under...
Forum: Say Hello 26th July 2020, 14:41
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By TRP
Hi Griffstein, welcome to the forum. Finding...

Hi Griffstein, welcome to the forum.
Finding the info in one place is proving difficult! What I would say is that BR steam on the South Eastern Division of the Southern Region ended in the early...
Forum: On-track Machinery 18th July 2020, 09:26
Replies: 10
Views: 4,540
Posted By TRP
I guess it could be on the abandoned line because...

I guess it could be on the abandoned line because either
a) it was already in situ before the line was abandoned and they have no reason to remove it or they feel the need to leave it there or
b)...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 2nd July 2020, 21:54
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By TRP
I think the concern is that the current...

I think the concern is that the current pits/surface mines have a limited operational life and with environmental concerns urging the government to eliminate coal use, then even if the heritage...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 2nd July 2020, 14:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By TRP
The reason for using coal in the UK was because...

The reason for using coal in the UK was because there were such plentiful supplies here.
Oil-firing was common in some parts of the world where oil was more readily available and is said to be at...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 30th June 2020, 21:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,192
Posted By TRP
0.2% of coal consumption in Britain - I think the...

0.2% of coal consumption in Britain - I think the total coal consumption in Britain includes coal mined in the UK and also imported from elsewhere.
The figures were from a 2017 report in The Times...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 30th May 2020, 19:25
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By TRP
Exclamation Steam at GCR tomorrow 31/5/20

If anyone's near the GCR tomorrow (31st May), you can get your steam fix. They have announced that BR Standard 2 No.78018 will be on test running and possibly class 37 No.37714 as well.
The car park...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 30th April 2020, 07:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By TRP
The GBRf loco is class 66 No.66731 named 'Capt....

The GBRf loco is class 66 No.66731 named 'Capt. Tom Moore - a true British inspiration' at Eastleigh on 29th April.
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