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Forum: Say Hello 16th January 2021, 13:34
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Chris As an ex-volunteer firefighter and...

Hi Chris

As an ex-volunteer firefighter and train driver, I would suggest you could try contacting the railway itself.

Whilst the Managers might give you a cool welcome initially, most train...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th January 2021, 13:52
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
That's an interesting read Tony, and I've had a...

That's an interesting read Tony, and I've had a similar experience myself on the ECML! Train driving is a very repetetive job, and once your Muscle Memory has been trained to respond to an ESR, it's...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th January 2021, 13:26
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
w.r.t. the Scottish incident... This...

w.r.t. the Scottish incident...



This is odd. The whole point of an EMERGENCY speed restriction is that a driver is not expecting to see it. They can be imposed without any warning, and if set...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th January 2021, 23:58
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
The fact that 2 drivers missed it would suggest...

The fact that 2 drivers missed it would suggest that it wasn't signed properly.

Even if they were aware that there was an ESR out there, fog and darkness might prevent you from knowing you had...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 5th January 2021, 15:55
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for that Philip. Yes, you're right. Until...

Thanks for that Philip. Yes, you're right. Until very recently I drove through Ely on the GN service from Kings Lynn to Kings Cross.

That's an interesting article you've flagged up. It's funny...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th January 2021, 13:03
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. More wagons in the dirt? This is...

Yo Steve.

More wagons in the dirt? This is getting pretty regular.

So.....

1) Ya had fires last year
2) You've got floods this year
3) If I were a betting man I'd expect a plague of...
Forum: Say Hello 28th December 2020, 11:05
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi there, and welcome to the forum. I've...

Hi there, and welcome to the forum.

I've subscribed to your channel, as I like your camera work (I'm an ex TV sound mixer).

Your shots are rock steady (tripod?), you keep the shot wide and...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 28th December 2020, 10:39
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Just noticed that the URL you gave doesn't work....

Just noticed that the URL you gave doesn't work. It's a bit long.

This'll do it.. https://youtu.be/TChiD37PHYc

Thought you might have been exaggerating when you said monster, but I'll give you...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th December 2020, 23:47
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yes I always have a good check at level...

Yes I always have a good check at level crossings. Automatic Half Barriers don't interlock with the signalling, so the bobby wouldn't know if the detection wasn't working and the gates hadn't gone...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 10th December 2020, 16:53
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Well semaphore signals belong to the era of...

Well semaphore signals belong to the era of Absolute Block - which is a time when there were signal boxes everywhere. Sometimes there were 3 or even 5 boxes at one station alone, if the traffic was...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 6th December 2020, 15:10
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Well Steve, it still exists, so you can. One like...

Well Steve, it still exists, so you can. One like it featured in an episode of the The Big Bang Theory where the proponents bought it accidently on Ebay. The show's production wanted to use the real...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 3rd December 2020, 19:58
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Further to the above post, here's a real-world...

Further to the above post, here's a real-world example of saggy signals. We used to have a job which didn't go all the way to the sea, but turned a Down train back towards London in the peak. The...
Forum: Railway Forum TV Discussion 3rd December 2020, 19:34
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Signalling equipment is designed to be fail-safe....

Signalling equipment is designed to be fail-safe. Although some of the early apparatus was flawed, accidents soon revealed the shortcomings and these were designed out, so semaphore signals will...
Forum: Say Hello 30th November 2020, 19:00
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Sure Ash, you don't need to go into any further...

Sure Ash, you don't need to go into any further detail than you want to. Enjoy the hobby at whatever level suits you.

In fact just using the first number tells gives an insight into what type of...
Forum: Say Hello 30th November 2020, 15:28
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Well hello Ash, and welcome to our forum. ...

Well hello Ash, and welcome to our forum.

Don't worry about headcodes, it's not that big a deal.

First number = Type of train
Next letter = route or nature
3rd /4th numbers are just an...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd November 2020, 13:57
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
ooh. If it's standard gauge running where tube...

ooh. If it's standard gauge running where tube trains used to go....I wonder if they've done the measurements to check that the first train won't rip the platform flagstones off (like thry had in...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st November 2020, 19:57
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
No problem, thanks for bringing it up. I hadn't...

No problem, thanks for bringing it up. I hadn't heard of it and it's very significant for the reasons I mentioned.

The outcome could have been so much worse, as they have experienced in the USA.
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st November 2020, 17:26
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
The train drivers' union ASLEF's policy is that...

The train drivers' union ASLEF's policy is that it can't support a member who has been proved to have been using a moblie phone in the leading cab of a traction unit whilst it's moving. It's even run...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 14th November 2020, 17:16
Replies: 1
Views: 723
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Memma, that's a very interesting article. I...

Hi Memma, that's a very interesting article. I Iook forward to reading it. There are some lovely pictures in it.

One teeny comment. I always think a travelogue should have a map in it showing the...
Forum: Say Hello 11th November 2020, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 622
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hello chap. Another Aussie railwayman...

Hello chap.

Another Aussie railwayman called Steve?

We'll be starting an Antipodean section soon at this rate. ;)
Forum: Light Rail and Metros 10th November 2020, 21:05
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Interesting. Small world. When I drove for...

Interesting.

Small world. When I drove for ConnexSouthEastern I lived just behind West Kent College in Tonbridge.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 3rd November 2020, 19:26
Replies: 25
Views: 2,604
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
:confused:

:confused:
Forum: Railway News from around the World 2nd November 2020, 14:34
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
My colleagues tell me it ran through the stops....

My colleagues tell me it ran through the stops. If so, it's bloody stupid place to put a set of buffer stops. :eek:
Forum: Railway News from around the World 2nd November 2020, 14:31
Replies: 28
Views: 3,126
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Oh footle. There was me about to volunteer as...

Oh footle. There was me about to volunteer as traincrew at the NNR. Guess it'll be next year now. :rolleyes:

Stay safe everybody.
Forum: Say Hello 23rd September 2020, 19:42
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hello tc and welcome to our forum. Can't...

Hello tc and welcome to our forum.

Can't help you with the plate I'm afraid, but you should never bin Railwayana. Stick it on eBay for 100 and tell them that a bloke down the pub said it fell off...
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