Search results

  1. ryan125hst

    Split Flap Departure Boards

    I found the following photo of a split flap departure board at Edinburgh Waverley, dating to 1989: https://www.flickr.com/photos/66289212@N07/32762905665 It has made me curious as to how it dealt with all the calling patterns for all the different services. Clearly the time and platform number...
  2. ryan125hst

    Edinburgh Waverley Travel Centre

    I was at Edinburgh Waverley station on Tuesday and while in the waiting room, I noticed the two travel centres. I didn't go in as I had an advance ticket but from what I could see, in the one that was open there was a counter with several positions as well as a number of LNER ticket machines...
  3. ryan125hst

    Network Rail Working Timetable

    I've just looked for the latest Working Timetable and have come across this message: Is this for those that work in the railway industry only or would they provide the WTT to rail enthusiasts as well? This information has been available to download for quite a few years now so it'd be a shame...
  4. ryan125hst

    What is being scrapped at Booths?

    Does anyone know what is being scrapped at Booths in Rotherham, more specifically what was being scrapped last week? I shared a post on Facebook with photos of the Lets Go Round Again tour and a mate of mine messaged me saying that he drove past recently and thought he saw something being...
  5. ryan125hst

    National Rail Stations Made Easy Changes

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned elsewhere (I've done a quick search and not noticed anything obvious) but has anyone noticed that the Stations Made Easy maps on the ECML stations have been updated? They are now 3D and have different graphics to what was used before. Unfortunately, it...
  6. ryan125hst

    LNER Station Platform Zones

    I noticed a number of months ago that Zone letters had been applied to the platforms at Retford station, but nothing seemed to refer to them on the departure boards. LNER had altered the fixed coach letter boards to better suit the Azuma lettering upon there introduction, but it still wasn't...
  7. ryan125hst

    How do small Private Hire companies work?

    It seems that there are quite a lot of taxi companies that are little more than a driver and perhaps his partner as the operator taking phone calls at home and passing the details to the driver over the radio. How does that actually work for a private hire company as it wouldn't be possible for...
  8. ryan125hst

    Private Hire Vehicle Fares

    When you hail a Hackney Carriage, you will pay the fare shown on the taximeter, a device that takes into account the distance travelled and time taken and it needs to be regularly inspected and calibrated. Vehicles that are used for private hire e.g. minicabs don't require meters. These fares...
  9. ryan125hst

    Taxi Dispatch With Radios

    From what I understand, many pre-booked taxis and private hire vehicles these days are dispatched using a compter system. The customer will typically use an app on their phone, or can call the taxi office, to book their vehicle. The computer system will then find the nearest available vehicle...
  10. ryan125hst

    Kettlewells of Retford

    Has anyone got a current fleet list of Kettlewells of Retford? It'd be good to see which vehicles have left and joined the fleet over the years as well if anyone has such information? I went on many a Kettlewells vehicle as a child as the schools I attended used them for school trips, transport...
  11. ryan125hst

    Short Formed LNER Azuma Coach Letters

    With the well documented Azuma (and other Class 800's across the network) shortages, there are a number of 5 car Azumas operating services that should have been formed of a 9 car set. One thing that I have seen recently on LNER's website is an odd coach lettering scheme where a 5 car set is used...
  12. ryan125hst

    Bus Transmissions

    Does anyone know why bus transmissions seem so much noisier that automatic car transmissions? Take this video as an example: It whines loudly even when the bus is stationary. This whine seems typical of Voith gearboxes - I've certainly heard many buses making such a sound. The retarder can...
  13. ryan125hst

    Series/Parallel Motor Video

    I recall seeing a video on YouTube the other week that showed a train accelerating (I don't think it was a UK train) and also had a diagram showing the wiring that showed the circuit changing as resistors switched in/ the circuit changed from Series to Parallel etc. I've gone to find it again...
  14. ryan125hst

    Mark 3 Carriage Toilet/Luggage Rack Window Removal

    Does anyone know the history of the toilet and luggage rack windows being removed on some HST trailers. These are just First or Standard class carriages here, not ones with accessible toilets etc. I thought that there were two small windows, one at each end of the coach, and on both sides of the...
  15. ryan125hst

    Grand Central HST Stock Guard's Accommodation

    Forgive me if this has been answered before, but I was watching a video of a walkthrough of an EMR HST the other day. It is an Angel Trains set and I believe ex Grand Central. It has an area for bicycles on the right hand side as you enter the first Standard Class carriage in the formation...
  16. ryan125hst

    EMR Class 180 Coach Lettering

    How are the coaches lettered on the EMR Class 180's? There doesn't seem to be any seating plans on their website of all EMR's stock. I think they are run as both 5 and 10 car sets so if someone can provide the lettering for both of these that would be great. I'm interested to see how they are...
  17. ryan125hst

    Loughborough Central Signalling

    I have a couple of questions about the signalling at Loughborough Central on the Great Central Railway. Firstly, the signal box is located at the locomotive shed end of the station and therefore the signalman can't see the rear of trains entering the platforms or the down loop. Therefore, he...
  18. ryan125hst

    Checking that a tail lamp is present

    In areas that are signalled using Absolute Block, part of the duty of the signaller is to look for the tail lamp at the rear of the train. The presence of the tail lamp indicates that the train is complete and therefore the 'Train Out Of Section' bell code can be sent to the adjacent signal box...
  19. ryan125hst

    ECML Gate Boxes

    I have recently started a thread about MCB-CCTV level crossings and have been discussing the level crossings and gate boxes near me on the ECML. As I have explored this further, it appears that there’s numerous gate boxes and former gate boxes that now exist only for emergency purposes along the...
  20. ryan125hst

    Moving a YouTube account from a non-Gmail email address a newly created Gmail account

    My Dad is considering moving from BT to Sky for our broadband and TV. We have been with our current provider for many years and we have set up a couple of 'sub-account' email addresses for myself and my Mum. My email account was set up in 2011 and linked I this to a YouTube/Google account in...

Top