Class 325 lighting

Discussion in 'Traction & Rolling Stock' started by a_c_skinner, 15 Mar 2019 at 16:40.

  1. a_c_skinner

    a_c_skinner Member

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    Pottering down the M6 yesterday, near Dillicar Common, we were overhauled by two Class 325 units, which may have been the ones I saw at Motherwell earlier in the day. My driver asked me what the apparent blue LEDs on the side of them were (several, looked at about cant rail height, we both noticed them and I've no idea what it might be. Obviously not much time to look and it is just possible it was some line side stuff that looked as if it was on the train. Anyhow my mate isn't a rail buff and if I cannot answer this I'll have to turn in my ABC, crayons, Thermos and duffle bag.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. HLE

    HLE Established Member

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    The lights detect movement in the carriage/door unlocked if I remember correctly.
     
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    Surprising they don't disconnect them if they are insignificant in meaning - having warning lights that are ignored as a matter of course breeds complacency.
     
  6. driver_m

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    It is strange how it's effectively ignored, yet the lights were renewed, you can tell a Postal Train now from a mile off. I presume that if a 325 stops for no reason and no explanation, it still has to be treated with suspicion by signallers?
     
  7. a_c_skinner

    a_c_skinner Member

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    Thanks. I have to confess I'd not searched for this as it seemed so abstruse. Apologies.
     
  8. HLE

    HLE Established Member

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    And if it's stopped on a bridge and there's a few defenders below.....although it's a long time since the railway carried large amounts of cash

    Nothing wrong with asking, that's what a forum is for.
     
  9. Highlandspring

    Highlandspring Established Member

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    The old Rule Book clause about mail and dangerous goods trains stopped out of course was transferred to the NR National Operating Instructions, yes.
     
  10. Llama

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    The lights can also be an indication of infra red detectors detecting an occupant in the vehicles or fire system activation IIRC.
     
  11. driver_m

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    I was thinking more so after DB stopped using them and then they came back in a limited operation. It'd be about 6-8 years now wouldn't it??
     
  12. Tom Quinne

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    There was a high value (money) service running through the midlands during the EWS/Royal Mail era.
     

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