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  1. Highlandspring

    Flooding at Winchburgh (07/08): looks like a canal tunnel

    I’ll point out to you that the professional railwaymen of the Scotland Integrated Control, who are paid to manage the day to day operation of the network, have forgotten more about handling service disruption than you’ll ever know.
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    Braking issue on Caledonian Sleeper causes train to "run away" at Edinburgh

    My understanding is the train passed through the Waverley at around 40mph..
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    Flooding at Winchburgh (07/08): looks like a canal tunnel

    Certainly not enough diesel sets to run the E&G even at reduced frequency without mega cancellations elsewhere. Remember lots of 170s and 158s have left the fleet since the E&G went live. Also running via Dalmeny isn’t a realistic option unless the line is physically blocked since the reversal...
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    Flooding at Winchburgh (07/08): looks like a canal tunnel

    Winchburgh - Dalmeny and Dalmeny - Haymarket Central aren’t wired.
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    Flooding at Winchburgh (07/08): looks like a canal tunnel

    Winchburgh tunnel already has permanent high capacity pumps at both ends and has done for many years.
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    Caledonian Sleeper

    The plug will not be pulled.
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    Caledonian Sleeper

    Virgin provided drivers for the Lowlander and Highlander between Edinburgh/Glasgow and London until EWS took over but they didn’t provide train managers. TMs south of Edinburgh were always from a dedicated ScotRail link.
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    Caledonian Sleeper

    It's just Transport Scotland - there's no 'for'.
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    A career as a signaller

    It’s up to you LOM whether (s)he wants to pay for you to do the TCB add on at the end of an AB course. If you don’t do the TCB bit and eventually move to a box where it’s needed you’ll have to go back to school again to be converted. ETB doesn’t have a course so you’ll have to just pick that up...
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    Caledonian Railway

    The website has now been update - www.caledonianrailway.com
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    ECML/MML major power problems (09/08)

    It’s not often I laugh out loud at something on the internet, so well done in that regard.
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    Caledonian Railway

    It’s not being marketed as a ‘gala’ but as a diesel operating weekend, i.e. two days of diesel running rather than just the usual Saturday albeit with a few extras for added interest. It’s not trying to compete with the Severn Valley etc.. Basically the same set up as last year - Trains hourly...
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    A career as a signaller

    The eight non technical skills acknowledged by Network Rail are - 1) Attention management: the ability to remain alert and focussed. 2) Communications: the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. 3) Conscientiousness: the ability to work diligently with a...
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    5x Class 153 conversion to bike and baggage vans for Scotrail

    I told them that my favourite was the one with Loch Awe viaduct, single bike and blue ends (number 1 according to the convention on this thread), that I prefer the single bike motif and I don’t like the red or the all over picture. Incidentally I don’t know if they’re still letting folk sign...
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    Caledonian Sleeper

    It was a suspension fault on the coaches limiting the train to 40mph.
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    5x Class 153 conversion to bike and baggage vans for Scotrail

    The latest ScotRail ‘The Platform’ survey email is right up the street of this forum as it’s asking you to rate what you think of possible liveries for the 153s and suggest your own...
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    Flooding at Winchburgh (07/08): looks like a canal tunnel

    Some LNER crews sign it, some don’t.
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    Hunt for woman who 'burst into train driver's cabin to complain about delays'

    If you tried to enter an aeroplane cockpit to remonstrate with the pilots you'd end up with your hands cable tied together, being met by armed police and a lifetime ban from flying....
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    Did you buy anything from Collectors Corner?

    The New York Subway has an online version of Collector’s Corner selling surplus signage etc..
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    ScotRail HST Introduction - Updates & Discussion

    I’m hearing today that West Highland Line anniversary trip is definitely off thanks to the washaway between Ardlui and Crianlarich.

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