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Forum: Say Hello 29th June 2022, 08:04
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Haha. Yes they had very interesting lives. Mine...

Haha. Yes they had very interesting lives. Mine is quite dull by comparison. :D
Forum: Say Hello 28th June 2022, 11:23
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Lance, and welcome to our forum. I'm...

Hi Lance, and welcome to our forum.

I'm sure someone will help if they're able.

My mother had over 40 novels published in her time - though the urge to write didn't rub off on me. :o

But I...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th June 2022, 11:11
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Amtrak train derailed

Three people have died and more are injured after a passenger train derailed in Missouri in the US, after hitting a dump truck that was blocking a public crossing.

Details here...
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd June 2022, 13:40
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve, I was wondering where you'd got to. ...

Yo Steve, I was wondering where you'd got to.

Yes this government has a pledge to break the unions, and now they've turned on the railway. This battle has been a long time coming.

The...
Forum: Railway Modelling 14th June 2022, 15:24
Replies: 29
Views: 14,849
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for sharing your experiences with us...

Thanks for sharing your experiences with us Roger. I admire your meticulous approach.
Also your trackwork, it looks very realistic in the photos.

Keep it coming, best wishes John.
Forum: Events & Dates for your Diary 15th May 2022, 16:49
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Rollerman, and welcome to the forum. I'll...

Hi Rollerman, and welcome to the forum.

I'll give it a look. I'm on the lookout for a Union Pacific Geep (GP9).

Cheers, John
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 11th April 2022, 19:16
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Philip. This line has been on the...

Thanks Philip.

This line has been on the cards for quite a while.

I don't know how high it is on the railway's shopping list, but I do know that investment everywhere is being cut drastically...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 7th April 2022, 11:11
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
I've found a video of it on Hugetube. ...

I've found a video of it on Hugetube.

Linky...Track Circuit Assistor (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPN2U4K-Q-o)

Cheers, John
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th April 2022, 19:41
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. 1) I've never seen one, but it...

Yo Steve.

1) I've never seen one, but it did get mentioned on my original rules course in 1999. Here in Blighty, TCA stands for Track Circuit Actuator and they're used mostly on On-Track...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 29th March 2022, 14:24
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Steve. Yea pretty much everything here is...

Hi Steve.

Yea pretty much everything here is Sharfenburgers ;) now. That pic was from a Class 313 (now deceased, thank Gawd). They were so old that they had an air-drven cam shaft which switched...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 29th March 2022, 14:07
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Philip. What a good idea. Oh but...

Thanks Philip.

What a good idea.

Oh but wait, it's been done before.....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Star_Parcels

Cheers, John
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th March 2022, 11:48
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve Yes I always found it odd that...

Yo Steve

Yes I always found it odd that whilst the vehicles in our EMUs were bolted together with semi-permanent couplings, the air pipes were flexible quick release types with self sealing star...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 26th March 2022, 11:37
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. I suspect that this train was...

Yo Steve.

I suspect that this train was being driven. I saw a similar thing at Brighton many moons ago. When the leading carriage dropped off the road the driver fell over (he was standing up on a...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd March 2022, 14:37
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
One in the dirt at Heaton depot disrupts Newcastle train services

A train derailed today during a depot movement.

Link here... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-60833163

In the photo you'll see an associated position light (shunt signal) below the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th March 2022, 13:54
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Wrongly built drainage system led to Stonehaven train crash

Ooops, have they done it again? Something wrong with the performance of a Network Rail sub-contractor?

Linky...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd February 2022, 21:22
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
There are bridge bashes...

And then there are BRIDGE BASHES.

Not seen this excuse on the GN before. :cool:

Even the passengers found it amusing.
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 17th February 2022, 16:51
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yup, with you on that one. I don't think any of...

Yup, with you on that one. I don't think any of us would be inclined to hold our breaths.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 17th February 2022, 14:13
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Well they've fixed the link now, if anyone wishes...

Well they've fixed the link now, if anyone wishes to partake.

However my understanding is that 'autonomous rail vehicles' is a euphemism for driverless trains.

As we say here in Blighty,...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th February 2022, 09:53
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Oooooh thanks Steve, ya whetted my appetite there...

Oooooh thanks Steve, ya whetted my appetite there so I had a little Google.



Also you can see a 2 minute video of it happening, complete with fuzzy buzzes here....ZS1 video...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 14th February 2022, 17:07
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Ha, ha. Very good.

Ha, ha. Very good.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 14th February 2022, 14:25
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Really? We can't access it because it is...

Really?

We can't access it because it is 'password protected' ! :eek:
Forum: Railway News from around the World 11th February 2022, 07:15
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Tony. I've seen several 'situations'...

Thanks Tony.

I've seen several 'situations' in the past caused by drivers using phones, and that was what I'd guessed happened here but didn't want to say before it was in the public domain.

In...
Forum: Passenger Operations and Observations 9th February 2022, 11:53
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Elizabeth Line nearly ready

Yup, the clue's in title.

Linky here....It has to be flawless, long wait for London's Elizabeth line is nearly over...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th February 2022, 11:37
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yes we could start something new - like REVERSE...

Yes we could start something new - like REVERSE banking. You stick a battery loco on the back of train, haul it up the biggest hill and detach it, then let it trundle down the hill whilst braking...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th February 2022, 17:41
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hello hellfire. Yes it would be great to...

Hello hellfire.

Yes it would be great to have a railway which had 100% OHLE. Unfortunately we've had witless politicians for the last 75 years. They spent a king's ransom on steam trains when...
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