edwin_m's Recent Activity

  1. edwin_m replied to the thread East-West Rail: Progress and updates.

    I'd say Bristol would be a much better destination than Reading. The extension from Oxford would just duplicate an already frequent...

    15 Jul 2019 at 22:17
  2. edwin_m replied to the thread Beeching closures.

    Er... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_in_Towns

    15 Jul 2019 at 22:08
  3. edwin_m replied to the thread Burton-Leicester line..

    The track and most of the signalling already existed from Newstead southwards and from Kirkby northwards, so the £28m bought the digging...

    15 Jul 2019 at 18:18
  4. edwin_m replied to the thread Beeching closures.

    It seems fairly clear to me that Tavistock had a reasonable A road into Plymouth so the assumption was that buses would provide the main...

    15 Jul 2019 at 11:08
  5. edwin_m replied to the thread Any news on proposals to build an alternative route between Exeter & Plymouth?.

    They have to follow the ROGS regulations but are exempted from some parts on the basis of having a 25mph maximum speed and other...

    15 Jul 2019 at 10:47
  6. edwin_m replied to the thread Class 799 hydrogen flex trains....

    Fair enough. Platform length clearly isn't an issue on those routes and the unwillingness of ROSCOs to finance a new Intercity DMU that...

    14 Jul 2019 at 21:51
  7. edwin_m replied to the thread East-West Rail: Progress and updates.

    A DMU failure is probably either going to be either one engine or one of the safety systems. In either case the train can usually move...

    14 Jul 2019 at 21:44
  8. edwin_m replied to the thread How are UK train class identifiers/numeric designations, designated?.

    EP indicated the unit had electro-pneumatic brakes, and if I recall correctly CIG (or IG?) was some ancient telegraphic code for...

    14 Jul 2019 at 21:30
  9. edwin_m replied to the thread ERTMS rollout on ECML and GWML.

    I would think the two must be separate. The movement authority will be given for a specific distance and the train can then manage...

    13 Jul 2019 at 22:00
  10. edwin_m replied to the thread East-West Rail: Progress and updates.

    EWR terminating at Bedford is a few years away. EWR running through to Cambridge is many years away. If the decision is rushed on what...

    13 Jul 2019 at 18:19
  11. edwin_m replied to the thread Railway worker fatally struck by train at Purley (06/11).

    The zero hours issue makes it very difficult to manage fatigue because an employer has no visibility of what other work their employee...

    13 Jul 2019 at 18:11
  12. edwin_m replied to the thread Transpennine Route Upgrade and Electrification, CP6.

    A lot of the water in the Severn Tunnel comes from a fresh water spring that was discovered while digging it. But I think I agree with...

    12 Jul 2019 at 22:19
  13. edwin_m replied to the thread Continuous Welded Rail.

    They must also move longitudinally a bit during transit, as when the train is on a curve the distance from one end to the other will be...

    12 Jul 2019 at 22:05