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Forum: Railway News from around the World 11th January 2022, 13:05
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yes not pleasant, but not as bad as when one of...

Yes not pleasant, but not as bad as when one of our Lady drivers hit 7 cows on a 100 mph line. She very sensibly told the signaller that NR had to send out a MOM (Mobile operations manager) to come...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th January 2022, 18:33
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hunting hounds killed on railway track

Yes, sadly some hounds have been killed after getting onto a running line.

Link here....ITV News - Hounds killed by train...
Forum: Say Hello 27th December 2021, 17:05
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Cb and welcome to our forum. I started my...

Yo Cb and welcome to our forum.

I started my career with Connex SarfEastern at Misery Farm (Orpington) on Networker 465 & 466s. Although most of our work was slogging round the suburban routes I...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 5th November 2021, 22:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Wow, that's a very brute force way of doing it!...

Wow, that's a very brute force way of doing it! :eek:

I'm sure they have their reasons, but you'd have thought that putting the carriage upright with airbags and 'pack & stack' would have been a...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st November 2021, 23:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Tony. I see what you mean. The...

Thanks Tony.

I see what you mean.

The link you've given us says this...


If the above is correct, that certainly answers my question.

Cheers, John.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 1st November 2021, 18:21
Replies: 20
Views: 1,539
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Earlier today I wrote a reply about how it was...

Earlier today I wrote a reply about how it was odd that GSMR didn't prevent a collision, like it was designed to do. But I didn't post it because I didn't want to slur the driver.

However it's now...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 24th October 2021, 05:38
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Steve. I guess that with all those Black...

Hi Steve.

I guess that with all those Black Diamonds there's no need to invest $billions into solar panels.

You'd think that Oz would be a great place for Solar, or maybe it's not that simple?...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd October 2021, 06:38
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Tesco credits use of rail freight for keeping shelves stocked in supply crisis

Tesco is to increase its use of trains to distribute products by almost 40% as its boss credited investment in rail freight for helping to keep its shelves stocked during the lorry driver crisis.
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th October 2021, 21:04
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for that Philip. Please forgive me...

Thanks for that Philip.

Please forgive me for being churlish, but the one thing I took from that article was ...



Seriously...? :D
Forum: Railway News from around the World 12th October 2021, 13:36
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Train hits buffers in London

And I'll bet they had a little look at his mobile phone too! :(

Info here..

https://www.itv.com/news/london/2021-10-12/two-injured-after-train-crashes-through-buffers-at-london-station
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th October 2021, 13:18
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
And whilst we're in fault-finding mode... ...

And whilst we're in fault-finding mode...


... is untrue.

Trains can still run at linespeed, but they brake considerably earler (and sometimes lighter), to enable both Wheel Slide Protection...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th October 2021, 13:01
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Good point. That's two flaws we've spotted...

Good point. That's two flaws we've spotted already.

I wonder if they've really thought this one through? :D
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th October 2021, 08:50
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Dry ice to help cut train delays caused by leaves on tracks

Well that's interesting. Rather than using high-pressure water jets, they're gonna try freezing the sticky clag that forms on the railhead.



Link...Beeb Website...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th September 2021, 12:41
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yup, I don't particularly follow the unions' tack...

Yup, I don't particularly follow the unions' tack on this one.

It was clear to most intelligent people in 1996 that splitting up the railway into little pieces, and divorcing S&T (Railtrack) from...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th September 2021, 08:25
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Government to take over SouthEastern

This strikes a chord with me. I started my driving career with ConnexSouthEastern in 1999. For personal reasons I couldn't get out of there fast enough, but I seem to remember that afterwards they...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd September 2021, 08:57
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Tony. Good to know that nobody was hurt. ...

Thanks Tony. Good to know that nobody was hurt.

Might be something, might be nothing.

The Rules for attaching require you to stop 6 ft short, and then ease up. If you don't stop, then by...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd September 2021, 16:05
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Haha. I'd be inclined to put in a idea where...

Haha.

I'd be inclined to put in a idea where the directors all get their salaries doubled and they take the seats out of the trains so that more people can travel.

I'll bet that would tempt...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd September 2021, 12:23
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
East Midlands Trains breached rules

Well apparently EMT ran a competition for people to send in ideas about how to "build back better" (whatever the hell that's supposed to mean :confused:).

The prize was to be 5k for the best idea...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th September 2021, 08:09
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks CFsteve, I'd kinda forgotten how crappy...

Thanks CFsteve, I'd kinda forgotten how crappy Lockdown is. The brain is quick to throw out things it doesn't like (well at least mine does).

I really just meant - do the locos slide badly when ...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th September 2021, 13:58
Replies: 10
Views: 900
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for that Steve. Just had another look...

Thanks for that Steve.

Just had another look at the report.

Looks like the "Swiss Cheese Effect" may have happened here. Lots of small variables all lining up. For example

"The co-driver’s...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 10th September 2021, 15:02
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
HS2 - Poisoning the Chilterns now?

As a former resident of Chalfont St Peter, I was intrigued by this headline...

"HS2 loses large amount of potentially highly polluting bentonite"

It seems that contractors have allowed 1600 m2...
Forum: Say Hello 23rd August 2021, 17:41
Replies: 274
Views: 128,232
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hello Samuel, and welcome to our forum. ...

Hello Samuel, and welcome to our forum.

Cheers, John
Forum: Railway News from around the World 19th August 2021, 17:50
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Philip Another year, another farm...

Thanks Philip

Another year, another farm vehicle collision.

Good to see that neither driver was seriously injured. We've had some horrible fatalities out here on the Fens over recent years.
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th August 2021, 19:53
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
The slow speed release of tripcocks you mention...

The slow speed release of tripcocks you mention is known in the UK as Moorgate Release - after the terrible collision at Plat 9 in Moorgate, when the London Underground operated it.

I used to...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th August 2021, 19:43
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
I'm guessing that the double yellow in the...

I'm guessing that the double yellow in the Chalfont & Latimer photograph is only cleared due to the white light being out. I would expect the signal to be at danger if there were a problem, because a...
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