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  1. TrainTrackJack

    Safest Place on a Train

    With the above about HST power cars in crashes, in incidences such as Southall the driver retreated behind the Firewall/ Bulkhead at the rear of the cab. In other cases with different traction this principle applied, such as when DP2 ran into Cemflo wagons north of York, he and his assistant...
  2. TrainTrackJack

    What is the purpose of a fixed distant?

    Several fixed distants around the Worcester area - including two on the gantry at Shrub Hill, one on the Junction Bracket at Henwick and single ones at Wyldes Lane and on the post just outside Foregate going towards Shrub. As well as one with the home controlling the entry on to the Bi-Di north...
  3. TrainTrackJack

    Non-Urgent TOPS Requests

    Morning all, sorry to be a bugbear for this one but a lot of info if you please? 1) MK III's used with 43304 + 43378 1S53 1535 Bristol Temple Meads to Edinburgh 2) MK III's used with 43366 + 43207 that worked 1E63 1527 Plymouth to Leeds 3) 66 that worked 655V 1620 Beeston Sims Mcintyre Ltd to...
  4. TrainTrackJack

    Urgent TOPS Requests

    Hi all, could someone identify what's working thos later today if possible please: https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U36866/2021-03-13/detailed Thanks in advance
  5. TrainTrackJack

    Urgent TOPS Requests

    Hi all, IET (9 car) that worked 1P31 HFD - PAD on the 27th feb please Many thanks in advance might of been 308 but not sure
  6. TrainTrackJack

    Class 43 disposals

    43140? Surely that will be taken off reg soon and the remains cut
  7. TrainTrackJack

    Hereford - Worcester line freight diverts

    Just been looking at RTT, Take it its Colas Loco hauled Engineers? https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U36866/2021-03-13/detailed https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/U36867/2021-03-14/detailed If any information could be shed on this it would be greatly received
  8. TrainTrackJack

    WMR Class 196 Build and Implementation

    So ive just been going through RealtimeTrains, and in a few weeks there is the night path from Tyseley to Hereford and return again. i doubt it will run though. https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/S19321/2021-03-22/detailed https://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/S19322/2021-03-23/detailed
  9. TrainTrackJack

    Class 43 disposals

    no news yet
  10. TrainTrackJack

    Rainbow Hill Junction and Worcester Triangle resignalling

    yes, it mans that too - but for all intents and purposes it could be automated. also, there are no current plans i have seen for resignalling from Henwick to Ledbury, so could the semaphores last to ERTMS implementation?
  11. TrainTrackJack

    Rainbow Hill Junction and Worcester Triangle resignalling

    Of this route Newland East Signal Box is an oddity. it has 2 sets of points, 4 lower quadrants, 2 colour light distants and 2 disc shunting signals. I presume its just a block post these days, it used to have a P.A.D (pre assembly depot) but now just serves to keep the frequency of trains as...
  12. TrainTrackJack

    Trivia: Most annoying sound made by a train

    Try listening to the racket a 172/2 or 172/3 makes on idle or when at a stand. the exhaust pipe housing vibrates so much with the revs it sounds like its going to fall off any moment.
  13. TrainTrackJack

    Damn, need to see 170515 before she permanently goes to EMR.

    Damn, need to see 170515 before she permanently goes to EMR.
  14. TrainTrackJack

    GWR Class 165/166 Turbo Diagrams

    one of the Wessex diagrams previously the domain of either a 150 or 158 is now solely in the hands of a 166. however a 158 has appeared on it at least twice: 5V66 1415 St Philips Mrsh H S T D to Bristol Temple Meads 2V66 1440 Bristol Temple Meads to Great Malvern 5C28 1630 Great Malvern to Great...
  15. TrainTrackJack

    Urgent TOPS Requests

    sorry for leaving this late as its now 14 days since, but it would be greatly appreciated if someone could identify the IET that worked 1P05 15:18 HFD-PAD on the 17th feb. again sorry for being so late but it slipped my mind.
  16. TrainTrackJack

    WMR Class 196 Build and Implementation

    I presume they would be put with 172/0's, 172/2's and 172/3's. i guess not with 170's as not only will they be gone by the end of the year but they have different transmissions. also if Chiltern was to get any more loco hauled sets, they wouldn't use 67's for the reason they got rid of them: too...
  17. TrainTrackJack

    WMR Class 196 Build and Implementation

    scrap that comment i made earlier, i read the above properly about not knowing when.
  18. TrainTrackJack

    Most Unreliable Multiple Unit

    180 by far. it surprises me if one hasn't been on fire within the past week. when they ran our line up the Cotswolds a good 40% of trains diagrammed for these sets were cancelled.
  19. TrainTrackJack

    Class 43 disposals

    Any news on the move today then?

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