Jumbo set 2104, 2003, 2010, 2114, 2117 and 2008 are heading out of ARS and onto Belair line right in front of me as I post this. Looks like you were spot on hosk1956, just a bit later than 1000 hrs.Went through (didn't stop ) Hawthorn about 1050 then back again about 1155. I think I heard it again after that but I didn't see it. Looked like it was travelling at a nice clip. It's the biggest suburban train I've seen on the line.
Surprised Jumbos were used on the Belair line, thought they were banned on this line?I reckon you will find they were only used to knock all the crud of the rails in one big go, throw the heavy's at it, keeping a timetable and fuel economy weren't issues to be worried about.
I reckon you will find they were only used to knock all the crud of the rails in one big go, throw the heavy's at it, keeping a timetable and fuel economy weren't issues to be worried about.
As off 4 pm tonight, services were still going to resume tomorrow, if I wasn't working I'd go for a train ride.
And Ian, there are some on here who think they are in the know, there are others who are in the know, the hard part is sorting the bull sitters from the rest.
what is "crud"?Oh My God Heath, you are on a computer are you not that has internet connection get onto Google and type in the word CRUD in the search box then hit enter on you key board. Your computer will do more than just let you access this site and others if you use it as a tool. It is not rocket science really. This applies to any words etc that you cannot understand use Google or similar and do a search for the meanings. You may get more than one but in this instance what Pressman has told you is it.
God knows how we are going to explain SMEG to him if he asks Tonsley213.LMAO............Oh bugger, he'll be asking what that is as well.
LMAO............Oh bugger, he'll be asking what that is as well.We'll all be around for a beer if your are wrong, Wayne!
Re the signalling issue? I can only say that when I left this afternoon it was all go, watch this space tomorrow morning and we will all know, I hope, having got one movement correct I'll be upset if I have this one wrong.
BG TA signal heads have multiple 2/3 lights
SG ARTC signals are searchlight, single light, but more recently LED multi light heads are used.
The signal in question 515 is on the "wrong" side of the BG line it controls and to the left of a driver on the adjacent SG track.
The footings for gantries to locate 515 and 516 at the left hand side of the BG tracks they control are ready but the gantries are not erected (yet).
The driver of the OL took the right action.
To be more precise, a little rephrasing is in order:
* BG TA__ signals show one main lamp_ lit at a time, not counting junction feathers, shunt lamps, and route indicators.
* SG ARTC signals show two main lamps lit at a time, not counting shunt lamps.
Of course, if in doubt, stop, but surely if the signals are confusing, this should be reported to whoever it is that one reports these things to.
This compares with the accident at Coniston where the correct and incorrect signals could show the same lamps.
It is not known if anyone reported the confusing signals at Coniston BEFORE the accident occurred? It was after all it seems perhaps to have been maybe "an accident waiting to happen."
We'll all be around for a beer if your are wrong, Wayne!
Surprised Jumbos were used on the Belair line, thought they were banned on this line?Maybe one of the Rail Commissioner drivers can answer this statement but I would suggest that the 2000's are not banned as such, just more of a case that they have trouble maintaining a reliable timetabled service.
Thrash the life out of it and see if they can get it to work.
Not politically correct, but when have I ever been?