If electrons are being conveyed all the way to ARS why last night was there a need to TOW 4002 back to Seaford? Clearly electrons are not being conveyed and that at this point makes me feel a whole lot better.You aren't the only one thinking that:
I think it all depends on the speed they train the drivers for electric trains if we get it next month or not. From my understanding no drivers have been trained for driving the electric trains yet despite someone here mentioning very limited driver training has begun. At the moment I believe only the trainers responsible for training the drivers have been trained. The reason they are so far behind in training the drivers is because of the obvious lack of electric trains. The engineers have to put every electric train through the tests only then they are fit for the train drivers to begin training under them. At the moment I doubt any of the railcars apart from 4001 and 4002 have reached the requirements to begin driver training with.
I feel sorry for the train drivers who live in the northern suburbs because they will be required to drive all the way from Gawler to Seaford to do their electric train tests when its their time to begin their training.
I stand corrected.
Were they doing driver training today on the electrics? I saw alot of electric train runs being done to Brighton and back today and I saw at least half a dozen drivers at Brighton as if they were waiting for an electric train to arrive.
The term "LIVE" in the case of the overheads is that they are deemed live although not actually connected to the power. This means that there is a possibility of the overheads becoming live if someone closes a circuit breaker or three. To work on or near the overheads now that it has been deemed "LIVE" means that all work personnel have to go through certain prescribed safety lockout procedures before entering the rail corridor. "LIVE" does not necessarily mean that there is a connection to power, just that everyone should treat it as though it will brighten up your day if you play with it.
There still seemed to be some HV cabling to do at Tonsley Junction this morning.
Fencing was underway at Marion road.
One of my pet bonding and isolation problems has been resolved, well kind of.
Personally I hope they do get an EMU through to Adelaide. Politically that is another issue.
Heath you really should read through a line of discussion before asking questions.
Thanks for the report.
It would seem that an EMU run to ARS this weekend is most unlikely.
At the end of the day this government have done something none of the previous ones did, actually electrify a railway in Adelaide.
For this they should be congratulated, a few months of delays after decades of stalling does not matter in the grand scheme of things, the end result is what matters.
No half measures or support poles made into scrap metal this time. For all their complaining, I've yet to hear a single word from the Liberal Party that indicates they intend to expand the electrification to other lines, for shame.
How will the Liberals do it next time around when there won't be anything left to sell off overseas after the fire sale of 1993-2002?
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