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Forum: Railway News from around the World Yesterday, 05:41
Replies: 0
Views: 47
Posted By aussiesteve
Predictor Level Crossing protection

A bit of a scare for both the train hogger and traffic.
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/near-miss-at-norwich-road-level-crossing
I am NOT a fan of predictor style level crossing protection....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st November 2019, 09:12
Replies: 0
Views: 136
Posted By aussiesteve
Rio Tinto tilted

A month ago now, the empty bauxite ore train near Weipa in Queensland collided with a rake of hoppers being loaded.
The ATSB have released a preliminary report about the incident.
The train brakes...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th November 2019, 03:57
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By aussiesteve
The ATSB have published a limited summary of the...

The ATSB have published a limited summary of the BHP Whyalla train run-away.
The cause being determined as a pneumatic control isolation issue.
This occurring during the change-over from remote...
Forum: Railway Modelling 3rd November 2019, 05:44
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By aussiesteve
Appears to be a number of varied model layouts on...

Appears to be a number of varied model layouts on display.
I have ambled back to resume occasional assistance with the revamp of the large HO scale model layout for the local council rail museum....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 29th October 2019, 05:50
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By aussiesteve
AH, I was gunna ask what the load for a Britannia...

AH, I was gunna ask what the load for a Britannia on a 1 in 60 was.
And, just how many hysterical cars were being tugged during this incident.
Our 38 class 4-6-2 were tabled for a max of 310 tons...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th October 2019, 04:44
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Yer beach barbie had better be a gas...

G'day BW,
Yer beach barbie had better be a gas type and supervised by an adult if there be a total fire ban.
Any naked flame will get you into deep doo during a total fire ban.
The trouble with...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 27th October 2019, 04:55
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By aussiesteve
Weather or not to

G'day,
The mention of a soot belcher stomping in the Central West today did prompt me to charge up me camera batteries.
Alas, I should have taken more notice of the weather forecast on tv last...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 23rd October 2019, 05:35
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Bring back the Good ole Days. No...

G'day BW,
Bring back the Good ole Days.
No stinking computer in the cab.
And, yer driver saying to you, "Keep pressing that button son, I'm gunna rest me eyelids for a while".
Slogging it out on...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 22nd October 2019, 04:38
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By aussiesteve
Nothing is perfect

G'day,
Just found this accident report at the NTSB.
https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/RRD19FR010-preliminary.pdf
Whizbang PTC (positive train control) obviously don't...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 21st October 2019, 04:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By aussiesteve
Ah STOP boards. Also shunt limit boards, which...

Ah STOP boards.
Also shunt limit boards, which provide a blocking purpose to prevent shunting towards a signal at which another train could be perched.
We have em everywhere here.
Yes, I guess...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 20th October 2019, 05:09
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By aussiesteve
As they say after an airline prang, if some...

As they say after an airline prang, if some operational improvements occur as a result of the tragedy, then it is not all in vain.
I remember my initial railway safe working tuition many moons ago...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 19th October 2019, 04:51
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By aussiesteve
Beware the X'Trapolis low note hooter

G'day,
BEWARE the X'Trapolis emu Low Note Hooter.
Our Mexico does entertain us with some interesting rail incidents....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th October 2019, 06:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By aussiesteve
We also had the Notice of Train Ahead. This...

We also had the Notice of Train Ahead.
This form was issued to the crew of a second train when following the first into the section.
The first proceeding on the OTS&T Ticket, the second (if no more...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 18th October 2019, 05:56
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By aussiesteve
Oi Syd, If I sprayed glue on em, they would get...

Oi Syd,
If I sprayed glue on em, they would get stuck to me forever.
I then would not be able to espouse the old Aussie saying; NO flies on him (er um Me).
The cattle in the doodle bug should have...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 17th October 2019, 06:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By aussiesteve
Yer RAIB mob have published the incident safety...

Yer RAIB mob have published the incident safety notice.
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/839320/D082019_191014_Romney_Sands.pdf
Tablet...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 17th October 2019, 06:40
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Syd, I hope that yer blue fly ain't a...

G'day Syd,
I hope that yer blue fly ain't a relative of the Tsetse fly.
Yes there were cow pats in the vicinity of me camp site, but not fresh enough to use.
A herd of bovines had wandered through...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th October 2019, 07:57
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, As I have mentioned afore, here in...

G'day BW,
As I have mentioned afore, here in NSW (the Premier state) our trains don't got AWS.
A version of ATP is being trialed and will eventually be implemented on all newbie suburban and...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 30th September 2019, 08:52
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By aussiesteve
A doodle bug SPAD

G'day,
Just found the recently plublished ATSB incident report about a SPAD up on the Main North.
Trackwork causing trains running outside of normal table.
And, an awkward sun angle.
I bet the...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 28th September 2019, 06:43
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, There is a swag of material available...

G'day BW,
There is a swag of material available about this prang at yer Accident Archive mob.
https://www.railwaysarchive.co.uk/eventsummary.php?eventID=142
It does make for interesting reading....
Forum: Railway News from around the World 16th September 2019, 05:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Tony and BW, Yer RAIB mob indicate that...

G'day Tony and BW,
Yer RAIB mob indicate that they will publish a Safety Digest regarding this incident.
I presume due to there being NO collision nor injury resulting from the safe working...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 6th September 2019, 05:43
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Single line working on the Mountains...

G'day BW,
Single line working on the Mountains back in them Good Ole Days was FUN.
Especially during overhead maintenance.
Interurban emu sets continuing through the dead sections being dragged by...
Forum: Railway Stations 6th September 2019, 05:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day Rick, We have some preserved stations in...

G'day Rick,
We have some preserved stations in regional areas down-under.
One in my region, Rydal, is occupied and utilized as a BnB style.
Plus, it remains as a "flag stop" halt for the Rocket...
Forum: Railway News from around the World 4th September 2019, 07:29
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By aussiesteve
A slow boat to China

G'day,
But, I didn't wanna ride a slow boat to China yesterday.
I just wanted to ride the Bullet down to smog hollow and return.
YES, dreaded trackwork on the Mountains to inflict upon that...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 1st September 2019, 06:59
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By aussiesteve
G'day BW, Ah yes, the old wait until the wheels...

G'day BW,
Ah yes, the old wait until the wheels fall off and then ponder alternatives scenario seems to pervade most rail operations.
Once radio communication became more available here, passing...
Forum: Freight Operations and Observations 31st August 2019, 08:10
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By aussiesteve
The End of the Train

G'day,
Having squizzed a recent image by Chris, and made a comment about it, I am pondering the UK situation.
Freight trains and Driver Only Operations.
I have just snavelled the RSSB Gort 3056,...
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