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    6A11 (Robeston Sidings - Theale Murco) on fire near Llanelli (27/08)

    Considering (taking rough calculations based on the Kingsbury tank runs) each train conveys ~2000 tonnes of fuel, and a lorry can carry ~25 tonnes, that’s 80 lorry journeys per train... There are 4 trains a day. When was the last tank train derailment, and when was the last time a tanker lorry...
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    6A11 (Robeston Sidings - Theale Murco) on fire near Llanelli (27/08)

    I seem to remember that under normal circumstances, they couldn't get the same effect as the video linked earlier. To get anything like that it took until they got bored of trying to replicate the conditions and tried to replicate the outcome instead!
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    Stonehaven derailment - 12 August 2020

    Every 60 seconds I think, but on some classes it is linked to the movement of controls, so the timer is reset every time power or brake controls are moved.
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    Stonehaven derailment - 12 August 2020

    Sort of, the DSD is the depressed 'dead mans' pedal, vigilance is the beeps that have to be acknowledged by releasing and depressing the DSD
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    Stonehaven derailment - 12 August 2020

    That is true, but presumably relies on the radio still working. There was a derailment a few years back where the main circuit breaker(?) tripped and power was cut to the radio. However seeing the amount of damage here, I'd be surprised if the radio was still operating at all.
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    Stonehaven derailment - 12 August 2020

    Don't get confused with Single Line Working. Rule Book says about wrong direction movements "4.3 Train Speed: Except during single line working, you must always be able to stop within the distance you can see to be clear" Thoughts with everyone involved and affected. As someone whose been...
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    Dominic Cummings alleged breach of lockdown rules discussion

    The 12th April castle trip happened to coincide with his wife's 45th birthday as well. Nah, must be a coincidence!
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    Key government scientific adviser resigns

    Handy bit of news to cover the fact we've overtaken Italy. Wouldn't want those pesky news outlets bleating on about that all day! ;)
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    Exit strategy predictions

    Ah of course, I'd forgotten the wording changed within a few hours of it being announced! Maybe the lack of clarity afterwards could have kept sole traders from working? That and the curtain twitchers. Edit: thinking about it, there are a fair few plumbers and electricians still working, and...
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    Exit strategy predictions

    I think the issue here is the understandably hasty decision to close all non-essential business down very quickly. Much like solo activities like fishing. Classed as a sport it was barred because they had little time to draw up a plan (make your own assessment of why they had little time). I...
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    If you were forced to self isolate...

    I'd like to learn German, plus lots of books to read, Netflix to binge and PC games to play. On the whole, apart from cabin fever, I'm hoping I'll be alright!
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    Remaining operation semaphore signals on the U.K. Railway Network

    Egginton, Tutbury & Hatton and Scropton boxes still going strong on the Derby-Stoke line, Scropton and Tutbury at least still have their full compliment of semaphores.
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    LNER Class 91/Mk4 service status/withdrawals/2021 refurbishment

    That feature has disappeared off the website, possibly due to the current poor availability. You can still see the boomed formation if you go through the seat booking process and click on ‘seat map’, but there seem to be stand ins most days now!
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    LNER Class 91/Mk4 service status/withdrawals/2021 refurbishment

    I’ve seen it reported 91122 has been withdrawn tonight. Not sure whether it’s in place of 104 (which was out today) or 102 (which was outside Doncaster works).
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    91104 Final Run

    Welcome to the forum, There's a whole thread dedicated to the last few months of the 91s here.

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