Safeworking Q's

 
  monday Chief Commissioner

Hi All,

Im trying to gt my head around the nuances of QR safeworking and had some questions.

In QLD, are freight locomotives required to be fitted out with the AWS system like the sparks are, to run in suburban Brisbane?

Also, what does the DTC unit look like, and is it a fixed thing that is fitted to each loco cab, or is it a portable unit that crews plug into 'wired' up cabs? Any pix would be great!

If it is a permanent in-cab thing, are most units done/fitted out or are there 'trailing unit only' locos out in the Aurizon fleet because its not worth spending the money on?

With regard to the radio systems, is there a standard unit - or has ICE made its way north?

Thanks for everyones help!

Cheers,
M

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  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
In QLD, are freight locomotives required to be fitted out with the AWS system like the sparks are, to run in suburban Brisbane?
Monday
No, but many are fitted with ATP (Automatic Train Protection) to allow DOO.

Also, what does the DTC unit look like, and is it a fixed thing that is fitted to each loco cab, or is it a portable unit that crews plug into 'wired' up cabs? Any pix would be great!
Monday
A "DTC unit" is just an x86 computer that runs the DOS-based DTC software. I don't know about Aurizon but PN use removable tablet computers that fit in a cradle. The QRIG web site has a good overview of how DTC works. http://www.qrig.org/safeworking/direct-traffic-control-an-overview
  mb67 Junior Train Controller

In regards to the radios, they're a standard unit across Citytrain and Aurizon, apart from the channels they operate on.

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