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Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd June 2022, 01:24
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Philip and BW, yep still above ground, but...

G'day Philip and BW, yep still above ground, but lacking in enthusiasm.
I have had FIVE jabs in the past 17 months, it is a wonder that me arm ain't leaking like a sieve.
But, I continue to hide...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd June 2022, 08:30
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By aussiesteve
Strike

Ah, just been watching the tv news and having a snicker.
Rail worker strike in the UK, the first in 30 years or so.
Ah well, we had our turn here a couple of months ago when transport workers...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th April 2022, 08:53
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By aussiesteve
Ahoy BW, Yep, that mob Unipart Rail who...

Ahoy BW,
Yep, that mob Unipart Rail who produced the video clip also published a VERY brief brochure for the TCA.
I had scrounged the brochure, but I was hoping for some more detailed description....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th April 2022, 08:17
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By aussiesteve
Howdy BW, AH OK, your lot call it something...

Howdy BW,
AH OK, your lot call it something slightly different to our lot.
I actually prefer your mob's terminology.
Actuator sounds more affirmative than does Assistor.
But, the purpose is the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th April 2022, 08:39
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By aussiesteve
Track Circuit Assistor

Cooee BW,
I am scratching me cranium, having chanced upon a facet of modern day train operations here in NSW.
This being the first time that I have encountered this concept.
Anyhoo, many moons...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 31st March 2022, 03:02
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By aussiesteve
Ahoy BW, Cam shafts, now you are talking my...

Ahoy BW,
Cam shafts, now you are talking my technology.
One of my reasons for liking our 85 and 86 class buzz boxes, the use of pilot motor driven cam shafts for notching.
On a heavy grade you had...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 29th March 2022, 08:49
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By aussiesteve
Howdy BW, Taken a gander at the image of yer...

Howdy BW,
Taken a gander at the image of yer coupler system.
Yes, them star valves do remind me of what I am pondering was inside the heads of the Tassie EE MR hoses.
Your coupler dingus is a tad...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th March 2022, 00:27
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By aussiesteve
Cooee BW, AH, star valves in air hoses. I...

Cooee BW,
AH, star valves in air hoses.
I have no idea if we have anything like that here on the smog hollow squirts these days.
All of our BP and MR taps have a vent to exhaust air trapped in the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 26th March 2022, 00:21
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Was this a "run-away" or shunting...

G'day BW,
Was this a "run-away" or shunting incident ?
Do them emus have spring parker brakes or the old ratchet (or wheel) handbrake ?
There was a run-away in Lithgow storage yard some moons ago....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th March 2022, 03:03
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day again, Our NSW railway network continues...

G'day again,
Our NSW railway network continues to suffer the ravages of rain deluge.
The rain has ceased, but more landslips have occurred on the network.
So, not many trains are percolating...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 11th March 2022, 00:04
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, HMMMM, non-inspected earthworks...

G'day BW,
HMMMM, non-inspected earthworks adjacent railway lines is a risky situation.
What could they replace the HST with that has more crash protection ?
Our Rocket (XPT) is based on your HST....
Forum: Narrow Gauge 7th March 2022, 23:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By aussiesteve
Funnel forward up hill. I have only swung the...

Funnel forward up hill.
I have only swung the banjo on a soot belcher way back in the early 1990s.
But, I do remember one of the usual policies.
Where a steep grade exists on the route, the soot...
Forum: Say Hello 7th March 2022, 08:33
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By aussiesteve
Yes Syd, I am most eager for me eye surgery to...

Yes Syd, I am most eager for me eye surgery to occur this time, now just 8 days hence.
I need to squint to espy the computer screen for thumping text.
I do fear loosing me licence should my surgery...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th March 2022, 08:30
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Syd, From the images sent to me showing...

G'day Syd,
From the images sent to me showing the landslip at Zig Zag, it does not appear as drastic as first thought.
Yes a raging torrent of mud, rocks and debris sloshing down the tracks, but no...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th March 2022, 04:40
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By aussiesteve
Landslip at Zig Zag NSW

G'day,
Due to the deluge on the Blue Mountains, there has been a landslip event outside number ten tunnel at Zig Zag.
This has closed both the Up and Down main lines.
NO trains until further...
Forum: Say Hello 5th March 2022, 00:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,395
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Spydarman, Yes, my eye surgery has been...

G'day Spydarman,
Yes, my eye surgery has been rescheduled, but it is contingent upon plague numbers in hospital here.
And, the state gov have relaxed most restrictions here now in an attempt to get...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st March 2022, 23:57
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By aussiesteve
I hope that your Bro remains safe and dry. The...

I hope that your Bro remains safe and dry.
The Brissy river has peaked according to the BOM, so the water should start reducing.
This has been a terrible time for many people.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th February 2022, 07:52
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By aussiesteve
sad news on tv

Gotta say that there is a lot of sad news on tv.
At least there are no bullets and bombs flying here.
But, the torrential deluge continues up north of the border and is now invading south of the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th February 2022, 07:46
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By aussiesteve
An update, our ATSB mob have published a brief...

An update, our ATSB mob have published a brief summary of the incident.
I had wondered how the hogger had got on in getting out of the overturned locos in the water.
According to the ATSB, the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th February 2022, 00:06
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By aussiesteve
Aurizon train gone swimming

G'day,
I don't know about boats bashing bridges, but boats are necessary to get into some places due to flooding.
The south eastern region of Queensland copping a torrential deluge of 400 mls in 24...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th February 2022, 00:28
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, DB Zs1 had been a factor in a number...

G'day BW,
DB Zs1 had been a factor in a number of incidents due to either misuse or misunderstanding.
Bad Aibling being one of the worst.
I have not been able to unearth a gleisplan for...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 14th February 2022, 23:41
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By aussiesteve
HMMMM. Hopefully this will not be the result of...

HMMMM.
Hopefully this will not be the result of another misuse of signal ZS1.
After the Bad Aibling prang in Bavaria, DB were to examine the use of signal ZS1.
I will hafta check my DB material to...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th February 2022, 00:12
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By aussiesteve
Reverse banking, hmmm. The Aurizon crew...

Reverse banking, hmmm.
The Aurizon crew attempted that in 2020 on Ardglen Bank here in NSW.
Our ATSB released the prang report,...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th February 2022, 23:35
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By aussiesteve
Can't put Aussie $100.oo notes into the fire...

Can't put Aussie $100.oo notes into the fire here, they is made out of plastic.
Illegal to put plastics into a fire, unless it be EPA approved.
Imagine the Flying Scotsman running on hydrogen, be...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th February 2022, 00:46
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Doing 15 mph so that the person who...

G'day BW,
Doing 15 mph so that the person who had fallen out of the previous train could climb into yours as you crawled past ?
I think it was the comedian Dave Allen who had a joke about the bloke...
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