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Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th September 2021, 08:09
Replies: 10
Views: 348
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: 348
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: 67
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: 108,867
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: 227
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: 298
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: 298
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...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 15th August 2021, 19:34
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve. The Tripcock Test is simply a kind...

Yo Steve.

The Tripcock Test is simply a kind of treadle that the train's tripcock arm depresses as it goes over it. We had them at Finsbury Park on platforms 7 & 8, which was where the entry to...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 14th August 2021, 07:19
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yes it does look that way. Rather odd. ...

Yes it does look that way. Rather odd.



I've spent my whole career working DOO and have mixed feelings. On the plus side, it's good to have two pairs of eyes and someone watching your back. On...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 5th August 2021, 15:40
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Yo Steve That's a rhetorical question,...

Yo Steve


That's a rhetorical question, right? Because you know that human beings will always find a way to mess thihgs up.;)

But that is a seriously horrid crossing. The overhead photos in...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 4th August 2021, 08:12
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for that Philip. Recycled 321s, huh?...

Thanks for that Philip.

Recycled 321s, huh? Nice to see the old Dusty Bins get a 2nd lease of life. I used to enjoy driving them.

My eye was grabbed by the yellow cages in the photograph. I had...
Forum: Say Hello 2nd August 2021, 08:40
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hi Steve, and welcome to our forum. Until I...

Hi Steve, and welcome to our forum.

Until I retired from driving trains recently, I used to rip through Hadley Wood & New Barnet on my journeys between Kings Cross & Kings Lynn.

It's the best...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 29th July 2021, 12:07
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Tony. Wow. Three things spring...

Thanks Tony.

Wow.

Three things spring to mind...

1) Unsolicited brake application - Driver must contact signaller, then establish cause before proceeding.

2) Operation of Emergency Brake...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 23rd July 2021, 17:31
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Great find, thanks Philip. It always cheers...

Great find, thanks Philip.

It always cheers me to see FOCs finding new workflows, especially in these difficult times.

Cheers, John.
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th July 2021, 15:45
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Stolen car speeds down railway track

Well at least ITV news didn't call it a 'Train Track'. That's something I guess.

If you want to see another example of the world gone mad, it's here..Stupid gits who need locking up...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd June 2021, 13:24
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for that Steve. A very sad outcome. ...

Thanks for that Steve. A very sad outcome.

Wonkypedia page for the EMD loco at....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_G22C_Series
Forum: Railway Modelling 11th June 2021, 15:49
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
HI re3, and welcome to our forum. Philip's...

HI re3, and welcome to our forum.

Philip's link gives plenty of data, BUT... this seems to be an Indian website. Although it's based on UK signalling principles, there are some differences. So be...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th June 2021, 15:28
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for that Philip Ooh, that's...

Thanks for that Philip



Ooh, that's naughty. TPWS is supposed to bring an errant train to a stand within the overlap, thus preventing it from reaching the conflict point.

Something's not...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th May 2021, 13:53
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
ANOTHER one? Life's not dull down your way...

ANOTHER one?

Life's not dull down your way Steve.

I was watching the News last night about the crazy mice infestation your farmers are having. You'll have to teach the Bodgie Budgie to hunt...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 26th May 2021, 09:58
Replies: 1
Views: 234
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
£401m rail funding boost announced for train services in north England

As per the title.

What is encouraging is that they mention electrification.

Linky.....https://www.itv.com/news/2021-05-26/401m-rail-funding-boost-announced-for-rail-services-in-north-england
...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th May 2021, 18:37
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks for that Philip. If our wonderful...

Thanks for that Philip.

If our wonderful government had said something like..."To fix the problem of late running trains, we pledge £150 bilion to renew the run-down infrastructure", I might...
Forum: Say Hello 19th May 2021, 18:28
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Hello Bill, and welcome to our forum. It's...

Hello Bill, and welcome to our forum.
It's interesting how people often look to foreign railways. I was always fascinated by the AT&SF railroad when I was a teenager. I still marvel at the scenery...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 9th May 2021, 12:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
It looks like the usual 'Litigation Thing'. ...

It looks like the usual 'Litigation Thing'.

At the slightest sign of trouble, the whole fleet gets grounded. The concept of Corporate Manslaughter is a sound one IMHO, but the downside of it can...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 8th May 2021, 14:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Thanks Tony. I know from speaking to drivers...

Thanks Tony.

I know from speaking to drivers that the 800 software package is very unpopular, but now it seems that the hardware is showing problems.

Oh dear. :eek:

Cheers, John
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th May 2021, 13:41
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Beeyar Wunby
Bridge collapse on Mexico City Metro

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-05-04/at-least-15-dead-after-mexico-city-metro-overpass-collapses-on-road

23 reported dead.

Very sad :eek:
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