120 km/h limit past Maitland

 
  LowndesJ515 #TeamRog

Location: Not in Victoria

...what is the top speed of a 92 class anyway. I'm not sure it is 120km/h anyway.
What's the speed of a 92 got to do with anything? Without digging my PN manuals out, from memory they were rated for 115 on suitable track.Someone mentioned about what if PN wanted to test a 92 up on this track that has a 120km/h speed limit. So if it can only do 115 and I suspect most Loco's have that limit or maybe 130 then what is anybody complaining about. I'm gathering there are plans to fix this issue so that 160km/h can be bought online again in the future.
simstrain
Word got out last year that it would be rectified by the end of last year, sadly this hasn't happened and i very much doubt its going to increase speed until the new trains get out here. I have never actually seen it in writing but been told the speed got put on after the Baan Baa accident with the Xplorer. I'm hearing Inland rail will be 160km/h.

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  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front

...what is the top speed of a 92 class anyway. I'm not sure it is 120km/h anyway.
What's the speed of a 92 got to do with anything? Without digging my PN manuals out, from memory they were rated for 115 on suitable track.Someone mentioned about what if PN wanted to test a 92 up on this track that has a 120km/h speed limit. So if it can only do 115 and I suspect most Loco's have that limit or maybe 130 then what is anybody complaining about. I'm gathering there are plans to fix this issue so that 160km/h can be bought online again in the future.
simstrain
Um, that was me and it had nothing whatsoever to do with speed testing a 92, anywhere. IIRC, they're already rated for 115. It was to highlight the point that Goninans - or UGL if you prefer - took their then brand-new 92 Class out to Culgoora of all places merely for noise testing. Why go out there if they'll never be used there?

And while you may be correct in that neither they, not EDI have prototypes in the pipeline that would require high-speed testing, that's not to say they won't in the future, so to use your argument "Well, the Worm is the only thing that can go that fast, and it doesn't go there, so why bother with the 160 noted in the RAS" is flawed. The 92's will likely never again venture out towards Wee Waa, yet they went there for testing.

ISTR Baan Baa being the trigger for the blanket speed reduction as well, but it was never noted as a recommendation in the OTSI report, and IIRC we were told it was a RailCorp introduced requirement, not an ARTC one. And the only reason '43 (well, '23a back then) rolled over was the points for the silo immediately after the crossing were damaged. In the absence of those points unlocking under the train, there's every likelihood it would have stayed upright.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

And again you missed my point which was so what that there is a 120km/h speed limit at the moment. The line is still open except for when there is track work happening and the Xplorer just has to travel at 120km/h instead of 145km/h until they fix whatever the problem is reducing the speed limit.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner


...what is the top speed of a 92 class anyway. I'm not sure it is 120km/h anyway.
What's the speed of a 92 got to do with anything? Without digging my PN manuals out, from memory they were rated for 115 on suitable track.Someone mentioned about what if PN wanted to test a 92 up on this track that has a 120km/h speed limit. So if it can only do 115 and I suspect most Loco's have that limit or maybe 130 then what is anybody complaining about. I'm gathering there are plans to fix this issue so that 160km/h can be bought online again in the future.Word got out last year that it would be rectified by the end of last year, sadly this hasn't happened and i very much doubt its going to increase speed until the new trains get out here. I have never actually seen it in writing but been told the speed got put on after the Baan Baa accident with the Xplorer. I'm hearing Inland rail will be 160km/h.
LowndesJ515

Inland rail will not have a 160km/h speed board where there aren't any passenger trains running. It will be 130km/h Max speed I think you will find. As for it not being rectified yet well we have been in the middle of a pandemic and so maybe this might have had something to do with it.

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