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Forum: Say Hello Yesterday, 01:33
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By aussiesteve
Cooee Kiwi, Congrats on retirement. Our SBS...

Cooee Kiwi,
Congrats on retirement.
Our SBS TV channel has been showing the Tranzrail North to South journey.
That Kiwi scenery is still as bonzer as it was when I visited in 1999.
Steve.
Forum: Railway News from around the World Yesterday, 01:28
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By aussiesteve
6MB4 goes bush on Bethungra

G'day,
Our hard working ATSB mob have released a statement about the derailment of northbound 6MB4 on saturday.
From the images that I had been sent, the prang appeared to entail numerous wagons....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th January 2022, 08:52
Replies: 0
Views: 53
Posted By aussiesteve
RIO TINTO orders BELs

G'day,
As global warming rattles around the globe and NET ZERO 2050 looms, some companies are starting to get activated.
After iron ore mob Roy Hill (I have no idea who they are) in the Pilbara of...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th January 2022, 01:17
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By aussiesteve
When first reading the post, I had pondered a...

When first reading the post, I had pondered a very smart fox, knowing the train timetable and escaping the hounds by darting across the tracks.
But, you have now commented that fox hunting no longer...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 11th January 2022, 08:54
Replies: 0
Views: 54
Posted By aussiesteve
SSR provide some entertainment

I had been awaiting some mention about the Ardglen banker prang before thumping out a post.
On 6 jan 2022, a southbound wheatie came to grief while being banked.
Most freighters require banking up...
Forum: Say Hello 25th December 2021, 00:28
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Allen, There are a couple of good web...

G'day Allen,
There are a couple of good web sites featuring USRR paperwork and manuals.
But, I don't think that very much exists concerning soot belcher specifics.
Diagram books were not common...
Forum: Say Hello 14th November 2021, 08:57
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Spydarman, I have not been to Japan, but...

G'day Spydarman,
I have not been to Japan, but it was a country on my To Do List, IF I won the lottery.
The language would be a bit daunting, but I believe that many Japanese also speak English....
Forum: Say Hello 10th November 2021, 11:31
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Spydarman, I have finally gotten around...

G'day Spydarman,
I have finally gotten around to viewing your Yamanote line video footage.
I normally download You Tube video clips while at the local library to view at home.
But, since the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th November 2021, 08:57
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, Brunel would have had the solution. ...

G'day,
Brunel would have had the solution.
After all, isn't he reputed to have said; My Engines bigger than yours, GET OUT of my way.
I was watching a DVD last nite featuring the Severn Tunnel...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 2nd November 2021, 08:34
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, The track diagram plus photos of this...

G'day,
The track diagram plus photos of this incident kinda gives the game away.
HMMMM.
Mention of the GSMR radio emergency broadcast system reminds me of the Bad Aibling prang in Bavaria.
Two...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 29th October 2021, 08:31
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By aussiesteve
Ah Syd, The constant spiel here is to Go...

Ah Syd,
The constant spiel here is to Go Digital and save a tree.
But, like you, I am most reluctant to perform anything financial via the www.
I prefer folding stuff and avoid places that have...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 27th October 2021, 04:58
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Philip, Don't despair, I had to deal with...

G'day Philip,
Don't despair, I had to deal with the Train CONSIST Form for most of my footplate career.
Being printed at the top of form X2010 which detailed the wagon specifics including...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 25th October 2021, 03:33
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW and Philip, Yes, the land down-under...

G'day BW and Philip,
Yes, the land down-under has heaps of black diamonds, and our capitalists are desperate to dig em up.
There is NO power generation system that is completely pollution free....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th October 2021, 05:06
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Good to see the wheels turning on the...

G'day BW,
Good to see the wheels turning on the metals to keep the supamarkets stocked.
Unfortunately, unless rail sidings go into Tescos, road trucks hafta perform some of that delivery duty....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 17th September 2021, 02:49
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, No woodpeckers here, been too cold. ...

G'day BW,
No woodpeckers here, been too cold.
HA !
Got some magpies, magpie larks, red wattle birds, crested pigeons, starlings and a few black birds outside.
Plus, one grotty grey quarrian...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th September 2021, 03:43
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By aussiesteve
PS, Still in lockdown here. Yes, the weather is...

PS, Still in lockdown here.
Yes, the weather is improving AT LONG LAST.
But, no where to go with the 5 km from home restriction.
And, only five legal reasons to exit the hovel.
NSW is copping the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th September 2021, 03:34
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Yes, the removal of the second...

G'day BW,
Yes, the removal of the second control stand (for long hood leading operation) does impose operational constraints.
All QR D suffix (Driver Only Operation) would only have the single...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th September 2021, 04:46
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, Our ATSB mob have published the...

G'day,
Our ATSB mob have published the preliminary report into this prang.
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5780191/ro-2021-007-prelim.pdf
HMMM.
It seems to be a result of a couple of factors....
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 8th September 2021, 08:28
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Philip, Yes, the project continues though...

G'day Philip,
Yes, the project continues though has been hamstrung a bit by our current plague lockdowns.
Not much of the rail line will be totally newbie.
Much of it is an upgrade of existing...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th August 2021, 03:50
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By aussiesteve
Ah ok BW, thanx for that detailed description. ...

Ah ok BW, thanx for that detailed description.
I had thought that the test would result in an emergency application by tripping the bogie lever.
And, I thought that such testing might create an...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th August 2021, 03:18
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Can you explain the procedure for the...

G'day BW,
Can you explain the procedure for the Trip Test, as in the situation applied to the double yellow signal in this incident.
We have the Train Stop (train trip) system in smog hollow.
It...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th August 2021, 03:06
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, I have the Czech Railway signalling...

G'day BW,
I have the Czech Railway signalling system details on me computer somewhere.
But, am unable to find such.
Plus, such woulda been probably before any full implementation of ERTMS (?)....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 13th August 2021, 07:42
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day, I have just found the official Czech...

G'day,
I have just found the official Czech railway investigation mob web site detailing this prang.
From the provided photos, the locomotive sustained much more damage than did the dmu unit.
I...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th August 2021, 01:37
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, From my perusal of the report, I...

G'day BW,
From my perusal of the report, I gather that the booms ONLY face straight through traffic proceeding along North Road.
I noticed the mention of a stop sign and the solid white line which...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 5th August 2021, 03:25
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By aussiesteve
level crossing prang in Queensland

G'day,
The ATSB preliminary report into a fatal level crossing incident in suburban Brisbane has been published.
The particular level crossing is slewed and confused by merging roads parallel to...
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