Goodwood Junction Underpass

 
  kipioneer Chief Commissioner

Location: Aberfoyle Park
Ian,
I use that system when commissioning new machinery for work .... Thrash the life out of it to see if I can break it! ....... then hand it over to the operators and wait for them to break it (they usually do have more success than I !!!) Laughing
Pressman
This always used to happen to me developing software - I'd design in all the possible ways a user could run into problems, then wait for the users to find all the others!

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  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
This always used to happen to me developing software - I'd design in all the possible ways a user could run into problems, then wait for the users to find all the others!
kipioneer

Yup, known as idiot proofing. Some of the ways people were able to break my programs were very imaginative Smile.
  Pressman Spirit of the Vine

Location: Wherever the Tin Chook or Qantas takes me
Yup, known as idiot proofing. Some of the ways people were able to break my programs were very imaginative Smile.
"Typhon"


I always classify it in two categories, firstly  Idiot Proof, then the high level I call Operator Proof
  sr1180 Locomotive Fireman

I always classify it in two categories, firstly  Idiot Proof, then the high level I call Operator Proof
Pressman

To reference Dilbert: the problem with making something idiot proof, is that the world will simply create a bigger idiot!
  nm39 Chief Commissioner

Location: By a road taking pictures
To reference Dilbert: the problem with making something idiot proof, is that the world will simply create a bigger idiot!
sr1180
When I was a Boilermaker at Mitsubishi (for 17 years) the necessary level of proof was "Forktruck Driver Proof" which was more severe than bomb proof. If no-one could wreck something in particular then expose it to a Forky on a Forktruck and it wouldn't last long.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Ian,
I use that system when commissioning new machinery for work .... Thrash the life out of it to see if I can break it! ....... then hand it over to the operators and wait for them to break it (they usually do have more success than I !!!) Laughing
"Pressman"

That's how I do it! Design out all the idiot errors, then hand it to the idiots who quickly find a new pathway to breakage.
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Is it safe to assume the line will be reopened by Friday?
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Is it safe to assume the line will be reopened by Friday?
"Milkomeda"

I am going with ... No ...
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Met some old bloke taking photos at Keswick yesterday who told me that a friend hade emailed him to say that there hade been a fire at OCC which affected communications with drivers.

Can anybody confirm this?
  sas85 Chief Commissioner

Location: V1
Met some old bloke taking photos at Keswick yesterday who told me that a friend hade emailed him to say that there hade been a fire at OCC which affected communications with drivers.

Can anybody confirm this?
"steam4ian"


ARTC had a fire, V/Line used it as the reason the Albury trains were cancelled here in Victoria.
  witsend Chief Commissioner

Location: Front RH Seat of a School Bus
I know it was testing of the Belair Line, but I've posted a couple of recordings on YouTube I took of Sunday's 2000 Class Railcar Testing on the Belair Line. First video is the 4 Car 2000 Departing

http://youtu.be/NV1M9mGDYgQ, and the second is Departing

http://youtu.be/QPRiOxsLpeA.

A very big thanks to Wayne (hosk1956) for the tip, and to the AdelaideMetro staff at Belair Station on 14/7/2013.

Not living in Adelaide (or frankly within 50kms of an operational railway), I often rely on other peoples photos and videos, so to be able to actually publish my own is a treat.
  rwatts Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide SA
Heard the long-missed sounds of a suburban train passing through Blackwood station towards Belair tonight at 7.15pm.  Through the trees it appeared to be two 3000 class.  

Richard.
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

Which signal in question was the culprit for the delay of the line reopening?
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Which signal in question was the culprit for the delay of the line reopening?
Milkomeda

I think it was more the system than one particular signal.
That said, they did put an IRJ in at Millswood very late in the program, see my earlier post.

At Kesville/Waywick axle counters appear to be used.

Wonders; will they finish up with some spare axles somewhere? Will there be some 3 axle 3000 DEMUs?

Ian
  Milkomeda Chief Train Controller

I am going with ... No ...
Aaron

Well I was off 1 day I was close though so thats not bad
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
what does the word "milkomeda" mean?
  Bruce_18 Beginner

what does the word "milkomeda" mean?
Heath Loxton


Milkomeda: The Andromeda–Milky Way collision is a predicted galaxy collision that could possibly take place in approximately 4.5 billion years.

-Wikipedia, first result after a sneaky Google search.
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
what does the word "milkomeda" mean?
Heath Loxton
I found this for you Heath. http://bit.ly/17krYc2

A helpful link is also http://www.google.com.au
  Seldom_21 Junior Train Controller

Location: South Australia
Better place to start, what does the word Google mean Razz

Saw 3000 railcar passing over the Goodwood road underpass near Millswood approx 8:00 ish this morning. Realistically, any opening date Adelaide metro proposes requires the following equation to be applied:

Adelaide Metro's date + 7-14 days = reopening date

Ah well, at least it will be back in time for when I need it (selfishness to the max, i know Razz)
  rwatts Junior Train Controller

Location: Adelaide SA
Heard the long-missed sounds of a suburban train passing through Blackwood station towards Belair tonight at 7.15pm.  Through the trees it appeared to be two 3000 class.  

Richard.
rwatts
Have been hearing suburban trains a number of times at Blackwood today.  Tonight however I was outside around 7.30pm when I heard another.  After stopping at the station it then started towards Belair but it seemed to be in a different position.  It stopped in what would be the correct location of the siding and after only a couple of minutes started back towards the platform and after another brief stop headed back towards Adelaide.  Makes sense - I assume drivers would need to familiarise themselves with the move.

Richard.
  Tonsley213 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Everywhere except South Kensington
I saw three movements while I was at lynton between 7:30 and 9 last night.
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
finally that siding is seeing some use!
  fabricator Chief Commissioner

Location: Gawler
There was work happening on the ARTC, the ballast was heavily soiled. Not sure what they were trying to do.
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62440

Makes sense if you read this article http://www.artc.com.au/Article/Detail.aspx?p=6&np=4&id=397 .
Namely these two sections:

The $10 million dollar, state-of-the-art, LORAM Shoulder Ballast Cleaner is currently in testing in South Australia after safe delivery from Minnesota, the United States last month.
...
“Current testing of the 240 tonne-heavy machine in the Adelaide Hills has been promising with it delivering production rates of 1.7km per hour, improving drainage by helping remove mud-holes and returning high quality ballast onto the track.”
ARTC
So they wanted some actual mud holes to test the machine with.
Anyone else suspect the mud came from under AM tracks, and was donated ? Laughing
  Typhon Assistant Commissioner

Location: I'm that freight train tearing through the sky in the clouds.
Milkomeda: The Andromeda–Milky Way collision is a predicted galaxy collision that could possibly take place in approximately 4.5 billion years.

-Wikipedia, first result after a sneaky Google search.
Bruce_18

Looking forward to that!
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

finally that siding is seeing some use!
Heath Loxton

It's been used before, for storing track machines.

DEMUs do not have to go into a siding to turn back, they can do it in the platform, the could do it at Clapham for a stops all including Hawthorn and Millswood.

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