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Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th January 2020, 15:30
Replies: 2
Views: 89
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
You Steve. No need for ATP - just stick some...

You Steve.

No need for ATP - just stick some trap-points beore the start of the single line. Messy, but effective.

If the driver had traces of wobbly-weed in his system, it's difficult to feel...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd January 2020, 12:43
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
It's like a chuffing great rechargeable...

It's like a chuffing great rechargeable toothbrush. I Googoo'd this...Bombardier PRIMOVE tram thingamabob (https://www.railway-technology.com/projects/bombardier-primove-light-rail-trams-germany/)
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd January 2020, 12:28
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi all. Googoo is your friend (except for...

Hi all.

Googoo is your friend (except for when it's spying on you). A quick search found this link...Alstom Turd Rail Info...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th December 2019, 12:57
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Ugggh. My heart goes out to them. Nowadays...

Ugggh. My heart goes out to them. Nowadays there's always a phone or camera around to capture the mishaps. I'm fortunate that most of my boo-boos have occurred away from public gaze (touchwood).
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th December 2019, 11:50
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. A horrible thing to happen at any...

Yo Steve.

A horrible thing to happen at any time of the year, but especially sad for a family to receive the news on Crimbo Eve.

It's easy to forget that this can be a dangerous job if you make...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd December 2019, 12:04
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Steve. Interesting report about the...

Hi Steve.

Interesting report about the failure to upload Temporary Speed Restriction data to the 'Big Brother' computer running the ETCS...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd December 2019, 18:16
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Steve. I'm surprised that speed trips...

Hi Steve.

I'm surprised that speed trips weren't fitted. I've probably mentioned it before, but following the Canon St collision (Linky here...Canon St collision...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th December 2019, 12:24
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Back again. :D Actually someone mentioned...

Back again. :D

Actually someone mentioned the new 755 trains when I was at the Salt Mine yesterday, and I've just twigged what's happened here. RAIB have given us some clues in their initial...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th December 2019, 11:49
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Tony, it's not a cost issue. Because AHBs are...

Hi Tony, it's not a cost issue. Because AHBs are automatic (operated by the approaching train and NOT connected to the signalling system), it's deemed necessary to have an escape route by having no...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th December 2019, 12:22
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. Interesting spot. Grrrr, all this...

Yo Steve. Interesting spot.

Grrrr, all this messing about with crossings just because road users are so impatient.

Conventional (as in in not messed-about with) AHBs have a treadle operated by...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 29th October 2019, 22:37
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for the link Tony. That would really...

Thanks for the link Tony.

That would really have been quite a sight. I didn't realise that we had 2 large US locos in this country.

Hopefully they can run the event successfully in Nov.

BW.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 27th October 2019, 14:17
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Interesting Tony. I started my career on the...

Interesting Tony. I started my career on the South Eastern, and my interest still leans towards their old steam traction of Schools and Bulleids.



Steep climb in the worst part of the Low...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 27th October 2019, 14:11
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Oh dear Steve. A crappy Winter, and now a nasty...

Oh dear Steve. A crappy Winter, and now a nasty Summer.

You're coming out of Winter and we're heading into it.

It is what it is of course, but I still think a place where you can have a...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 26th October 2019, 22:01
Replies: 22
Views: 5,015
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Well Roger I've flown it a fair bit, but I...

Well Roger I've flown it a fair bit, but I haven't actually used it near the railway yet. I keep meaning to chat up a GBRf driver to let me record his approach to Middleton Towers (I wouldn't fly...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 26th October 2019, 16:59
Replies: 22
Views: 5,015
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for that Roger. Looking at the...

Thanks for that Roger.

Looking at the aerial photo of South Lynn station, I hadn't realised just how close to the river it was.

I'm hoping to fly my drone round there soon, before the new...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd October 2019, 12:08
Replies: 2
Views: 573
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Steve, you've dug up another interesting one....

Hi Steve, you've dug up another interesting one. :)



So there's a significant chink in the PTC armour.

Mind you, most safety systems have to be overriden at some point. Our own TPWS has to...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th October 2019, 15:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. 1) Yes, that report is the one. If...

Yo Steve.

1) Yes, that report is the one. If I remember correctly, it was a combination of untrained platform staff being involved in handling the token, and the train crew not physically checking...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 19th October 2019, 15:54
Replies: 11
Views: 1,673
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Only just seen this update. As soon as I...

Only just seen this update.

As soon as I originally heard about this incident I was reminded of something I read as a kid in 'Red for Danger' - namely the Abermule collision.

Link here...Wiki...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 4th October 2019, 23:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yes I've just had a rethink. I believe that...

Yes I've just had a rethink.

I believe that the big yellow snow plough is a clue. Do you usually get much snow in Framingham?

I now reckon pic 1 is a Snow Blower / melter. John's mention of the...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 4th October 2019, 23:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Rick. Thanks for the pics, I love those...

Hi Rick.

Thanks for the pics, I love those thumping great American locos.

The first pic looks like a jet engine, though I would have thought that it would need far more 'plumbing' of cables and...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 2nd October 2019, 20:17
Replies: 6
Views: 974
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. Just took a glance at the report. I'll...

Yo Steve. Just took a glance at the report. I'll read it in more detail later.

Was there not AWS fitted?

I not going to make any criticisms - 'let he who is without sin throw the first stone',...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd October 2019, 20:09
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
I guess it's a bit late now....but amongst other...

I guess it's a bit late now....but amongst other things you should have been able to tell them...

1) What their routes are
2) Who runs the franchise, and when it runs out
3) Where the driver...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 27th September 2019, 11:20
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Approaching the 20th Anniversary of Ladbroke Grove

Wikipedia link here....Ladbroke Grove Rail Accident (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ladbroke_Grove_rail_crash)

Not something to celebrate I guess, but worth noting that here we are nearly 20 years...
Forum: Railway Stations 18th September 2019, 11:18
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Great pictures Rick. Presumably the red...

Great pictures Rick.

Presumably the red lenses are Wig-Wags from road crossings.

I think that if I were there I'd be tempted to lift a couple for my garage.

(That's not theft - it's...
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 16th September 2019, 20:28
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Actually, I've found it on Youtube today. So if...

Actually, I've found it on Youtube today. So if anyone has missed it, just search for it under 'Fully fitted freight'.

It's been split into two parts for some reason.

Cheers, BW.
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