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Fatty

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Posted 23 Feb 2020 15:16 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

Strangely enough, I am the polar opposite. I would hope they would support any proposal that, properly implemented, would increase my safety at work.
KRviator
I think you'll find yoursel ...

Posted 23 Feb 2020 10:58 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

[quote=Galron]

You're obviously not a train driver.no, but have worked in highly unionised industries, and union guidance is usually followed, because if you don't, the union isn't usualy in a hurry ...

Posted 23 Feb 2020 10:49 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

[quote=hbedriver]Getting out of the seat prior to impact and onto the floor still seems a better survival strategy than staying locked into a dangerous place as dictated by someone who will never be t ...

Posted 22 Feb 2020 22:08 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

[quote=RTT_Rules]This might be true or might not be, although I very much doubt they would slow anyone's escape and especially if there is a difference between escaping after being thrown to the floor ...

Posted 22 Feb 2020 21:07 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

[quote=hbedriver]Two points to make, as a driver on that line.

1. Usual working at Wallan was replaced by paper-based system. Several V/Line drivers expressed concerns about process. VLP trains cop ...

Posted 22 Feb 2020 20:57 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

Can I ask why?
RTT_Rules
In my opinion drivers need to be able to quickly move from the seat to a position of safety - the vestibule or out a window for example.

Posted 22 Feb 2020 20:19 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

[quote=KRviator]In this case, I see both sides. Personally, I [i]would [/i]prefer to be strapped in, that being said - not every loco is comfortable enough to support that for an extended period.[/quo ...

Posted 22 Feb 2020 19:56 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

[quote=Galron]

In some of those instances, and that isn't all of them in the ATSB database, the crew were injured during the derailment that likely wouldn't have happened if they were strapped in to ...

Posted 22 Feb 2020 18:31 in Victoria by Fatty

From what I've seen trains were switched from the main to the loop at 1900 on the day of the incident.

Posted 22 Feb 2020 18:28 in Victoria by Fatty

^^^ Hi Fatty. Could you clarify if that was a Signal Box or a Signal Hut (ie: lineside hut) that you referred to.

There is a big difference between the two.

marvin

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marvin

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Posted 22 Feb 2020 18:11 in Victoria by Fatty

The signal box at Wallan had been damaged by fire after a copper wire theft.

Posted 22 Feb 2020 17:51 in Queensland by Fatty

[quote=Graham4405][quote]CKS's observation car is also being leased to Bellarine and is travelling South with 3620.[/quote]

What is the origin of this car please? The only cars I have seen in the CKS ...

Posted 22 Feb 2020 14:17 in Queensland by Fatty

[quote=Sulla1]Long time Cairns resident, ex-South African Railways Class 24 2-8-4, #3620, is hitting the highway tomorrow, as its trucked south to Victoria's Bellarine Railway. It's expected to be in ...

Posted 21 Feb 2020 17:27 in Queensland by Fatty

[quote=Sulla1]Long time Cairns resident, ex-South African Railways Class 24 2-8-4, #3620, is hitting the highway tomorrow, as its trucked south to Victoria's Bellarine Railway. It's expected to be in ...

[quote=freightgate]Protected or unprotected crossing ?

[url=/news/s/truck-and-train-collide-at-level-crossing-near-bribbaree]Truck and train collide at level crossing near Bribbaree[/quote]Nearly a ...

Posted 19 Feb 2020 02:01 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

[quote=Fatty][quote]Does anyone know if NR34 got a new paint job ? ........... my only source of info is Flickr and I haven't seen anything there yet.[/quote]It's still in the paint shop AFAIK.[/quot ...

Posted 17 Feb 2020 12:05 in Operators by Fatty

See https://1rail.com.au/
james.au
1Rail sounds like it would be bumpy.

Posted 13 Feb 2020 01:50 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Fatty

Does anyone know if NR34 got a new paint job  ? ........... my only source of info is Flickr and I haven't seen anything there yet.
GS4
It's still in the paint shop AFAIK.

[quote=8077]What locomotive is in the article?

look forward to watching this and then my recording of MAFS

[url=/news/s/griff-returns-with-another-great-australian-rail-trip-tonight-on-abc]Griff ...

Posted 04 Feb 2020 13:39 in Victoria by Fatty

[quote=bevans]Any ideas why? pathing should be fine even with a single track in use on the northern extremity.

Assuming this has been moved

[img]http://dams.omni.com.au:8080/razuna/as ...

Posted 04 Feb 2020 13:23 in The Lounge by Fatty

And yet earlier on the very same day they were saying they were going to resort to load-shedding if necessary.
don_dunstan

Yes, if necessary. You have continuously insisted that load ...

Posted 04 Feb 2020 13:04 in The Lounge by Fatty

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][quote][quote][quote]There was a tweet from AMEO [i]before [/i]the incident at Cressy saying conditions were the most challenging in Victoria since 2014 and that people shoul ...

Posted 04 Feb 2020 12:56 in The Lounge by Fatty

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][quote]There was a tweet from AMEO [i]before [/i]the incident at Cressy saying conditions were the most challenging in Victoria since 2014 and that people should shut off app ...

Posted 04 Feb 2020 12:41 in The Lounge by Fatty

[quote=don_dunstan]There was a tweet from AMEO [i]before [/i]the incident at Cressy saying conditions were the most challenging in Victoria since 2014 and that people should shut off appliances such a ...

Posted 03 Feb 2020 20:39 in The Lounge by Fatty

[quote=BrentonGolding]

[quote]And the Victorian system WAS failing prior to the HV line collapse at Cressy, they were load-shedding as Brenton Golding can attest.[/quote]

Now your source is a Rail ...

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