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Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th September 2019, 05:15
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Tony and BW, Yer RAIB mob indicate that...

G'day Tony and BW,
Yer RAIB mob indicate that they will publish a Safety Digest regarding this incident.
I presume due to there being NO collision nor injury resulting from the safe working...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th September 2019, 05:43
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Single line working on the Mountains...

G'day BW,
Single line working on the Mountains back in them Good Ole Days was FUN.
Especially during overhead maintenance.
Interurban emu sets continuing through the dead sections being dragged by...
Forum: Railway Stations 6th September 2019, 05:19
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Rick, We have some preserved stations in...

G'day Rick,
We have some preserved stations in regional areas down-under.
One in my region, Rydal, is occupied and utilized as a BnB style.
Plus, it remains as a "flag stop" halt for the Rocket...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th September 2019, 07:29
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By aussiesteve
A slow boat to China

G'day,
But, I didn't wanna ride a slow boat to China yesterday.
I just wanted to ride the Bullet down to smog hollow and return.
YES, dreaded trackwork on the Mountains to inflict upon that...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 1st September 2019, 06:59
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Ah yes, the old wait until the wheels...

G'day BW,
Ah yes, the old wait until the wheels fall off and then ponder alternatives scenario seems to pervade most rail operations.
Once radio communication became more available here, passing...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 31st August 2019, 08:10
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By aussiesteve
The End of the Train

G'day,
Having squizzed a recent image by Chris, and made a comment about it, I am pondering the UK situation.
Freight trains and Driver Only Operations.
I have just snavelled the RSSB Gort 3056,...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 27th August 2019, 06:48
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Crikey, I would definitely fail a...

G'day BW,
Crikey, I would definitely fail a shrink test.
That ink blot test style thing etc.
Awareness and instinct are things that can definitely be improved with experience.
But, such is...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 26th August 2019, 06:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, I found another couple of two bob coins,...

G'day,
I found another couple of two bob coins, so will continue me waffle.
I am reminded of an incident here in regard to confusion.
During the late 1980s til early 1990s, through running of...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th August 2019, 05:41
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, The world continues to become more...

G'day BW,
The world continues to become more complex in design.
Resulting in the reduction of staff being on hand to rectify problems.
This is ok when all goes according to Hoyle.
But, when the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th August 2019, 05:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By aussiesteve
Just spending my two bobs worth. There are two...

Just spending my two bobs worth.
There are two types of air brake tap.
One which is OPEN when the handle is aligned along the pipe, CLOSED when the handle is aligned across the pipe.
Here the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th August 2019, 07:40
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By aussiesteve
smog hollow commuter chaos

G'day,
According to the as per usual Sensational smog hollow private TV channels news last nite, CHAOS reigned supreme in the Metrop....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th August 2019, 05:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By aussiesteve
Crikey, HMMMMMMM. Somebody will get the DCM out...

Crikey, HMMMMMMM.
Somebody will get the DCM out of this incident.
I remember a tragic French accident where the hogger accidentally closed the brake pipe tap behind the front emu car.
He...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th August 2019, 05:35
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, The specifics of this run-away are...

G'day BW,
The specifics of this run-away are not detailed as yet.
From memory the long yard at Whyalla falls downhill into the complex.
The narrow gauge ore trains are a decent length and are...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th August 2019, 05:35
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By aussiesteve
Yet another Aussie run-away

Checking the ATSB web site just now, I have noticed yet another train has run-away without a driver on board.
This time a narrow gauge empty ore train rolled about 6 kms within the Whyalla SA steel...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th August 2019, 07:18
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Did yer colleague excuse his buffer...

G'day BW,
Did yer colleague excuse his buffer snot by saying that he had recently watched the flick Silver Streak.
The train slamming into the terminal concourse.
Our Southern Aurora overnighter...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th August 2019, 06:47
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By aussiesteve
Crikey, no wonder that they wanna put bars on yer...

Crikey, no wonder that they wanna put bars on yer carriage windows up there.
Stop the cattle from falling out as the train zooms through wonky track well over the speed.
Our annual railway medical...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd August 2019, 04:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,111
Posted By aussiesteve
Ah, the crew should have just used the standard...

Ah, the crew should have just used the standard response to a missed stop that is used here.
I promise to stop there twice tomorrow.
$100,oo fine if you misses a stop in smog hollow now.
WORSE, if...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st August 2019, 08:34
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By aussiesteve
We have hundreds of Yankee Marines invading our...

We have hundreds of Yankee Marines invading our top end, at Darwin.
So, I definitely was not about to correct the Doctor about his solo coal burner soot belcher comment.
HA.
Finally got to the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 31st July 2019, 05:52
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Harry, Yes, modern day track laying is...

G'day Harry,
Yes, modern day track laying is far removed from the good ole days of swinging hammers and crowbars.
Continuous weld rail does provide for some benefits.
However, concrete sleepers...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th July 2019, 07:05
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By aussiesteve
Ah yes, black soot from an oil burner. Our NSWR...

Ah yes, black soot from an oil burner.
Our NSWR 59 class 2-8-2 Baldwins were delivered as oil burners.
The NSWR converted them to coal eventually.
We have heaps of black diamonds but had to import...
Forum: Say Hello 25th July 2019, 06:40
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, An ATSB incident report just published...

G'day,
An ATSB incident report just published regarding a safe working incident in 2017 in the Sydney Metrop highlights just how easy things can go wrong with work site protection.
In this...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th July 2019, 06:57
Replies: 11
Views: 967
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Doctor, I have just copped some digital...

G'day Doctor,
I have just copped some digital images featuring that leviathan soot belcher from a buddy who chased it.
I will eagerly await copping his video footage of it.
Gotta say that it is...
Forum: Say Hello 22nd July 2019, 07:14
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, The UK Rail Accident Investigation...

G'day,
The UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch will no doubt publish a report about this tragic incident.
Though, where fatalities are involved, and possible civil litigation, such reports can...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th July 2019, 06:18
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By aussiesteve
Interesting narrow gauger soot belcher with...

Interesting narrow gauger soot belcher with monster smoke stack.
I presume that it isn't rack type.
I can almost hear it yodelling it's way along the track.
Shame it can't go through the Chunnel...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 11th July 2019, 06:31
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By aussiesteve
Yes, BW, I possess a number of yer Pommy prang...

Yes, BW, I possess a number of yer Pommy prang investigation reports.
They usually make for interesting reading.
I must check to see if I do got that Waterloo report when I next visit the library....
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