Aldwych Branch for BVE4

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Bill EWS

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Thanks for the explanation Richard. I'm pleased to direct my thanks for the Aldwych branch onto Kelvin.

Interesting to hear that there may be a two-way route for NWM and look forward to that. Of course, I was thinking of a route such as Edinburgh-Aberdeen, which I am sure would be a massive job to complete. But it would be nice to work southwards too.

Cheers.

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Thanks for the explanation Richard. I'm pleased to direct my thanks for the Aldwych branch onto Kelvin.

Interesting to hear that there may be a two-way route for NWM and look forward to that. Of course, I was thinking of a route such as Edinburgh-Aberdeen, which I am sure would be a massive job to complete. But it would be nice to work southwards too.

Cheers.

BillEWS.

It takes long enough to go one way.
Like 3 hours as it is.

I cant see me staying on the comp for 6 hours without getting interrupted.
 

Coxster

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Real Life drivers do a 3 hour go have a break 3 hour go have lunch 3 hour go then go home!
If they were doing end-to-end runs without being relieved somewhere on route, that'd take them over their allowed hours wouldn't it, not to mention being three hours from their home depot!
 
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Depends on the terms, for SWT you'd be over hours very, very easily (minimum 1h10 over).
 

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Real Life drivers do a 3 hour go have a break 3 hour go have lunch 3 hour go then go home!

dont think so mate, if you did as stated above that would be twelve hours driving, an hours lunch and a 30 min pnb, dont think any toc do 13 hr shifts, :tongue2:
 
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Unions.

Max 9h30 job on most TOCs, think it's 9h on SWT.

Besides, train driver is a harder job, you're in total control of about 500 peoples lives... police officers may be only momentarily.
 

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max turn at silverlink is 10 hrs for guars and drivers, central do 10hr+ but are on a 4 day week, ploice do have a hard job agreed no-one is douting that but being a driver means lots of concentration, and is hard work plus you get yobs , chav's, nutters (normally chucking stuff from bridges), commuters( worse than chav's) and the suicidal all in a days work.
 

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Just had a drive on the route, very impressive, also had a look at some of the historical pages of the branch on the net, very interesting.

Congrats to all involved :)
 
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