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F4PhantomRAAF

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News report links top and below are my comments how you can run trains single line operations either hourly or half hourly.

Oly's comments on Forrestfield-Airport rail link

https://omny.fm/s ...

Urgent Safety Bulletin Issued by ONRSR (Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator) to All Australian Operators:

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote][quote]ATSB didn't even get sent there, to the crash site.

This wasn't a 1-2 car derailment.

[url=https://www.perthnow.com.au/business/mining/atsb-staff-not-sent-to- ...

ATSB didn't even get sent there, to the crash site.

This wasn't a 1-2 car derailment.

[quote=DBclass]I’m not convinced two drivers would have solved this. The issue is humans, not the quantity. It may have reduced the risk however but not eliminated it.

ECP is to my mind a fairly ...

[quote=KRviator][quote]A brake system issue was the initial reason for the inspection.

The driver applied the electric park brake but not the air brake.

Due to the fault, the park brake disengag ...

BHP finally releases information on reasons what happened.

New opinion article at The west Australian [url=https://thewest.com.au/business/mining/why-bhp-needs-to-come-clean-over-runaway-pilbara-train-fiasco-ng-b881020922z]Why BHP needs to come clean over run ...

[quote=BDA]M sometimes issues on trains like this can get really bad really quickly so at times they need to be investigated ASAP .

Why do you think its an issue to stand these trains on a 1:66 gr ...

[quote=M636C][left][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,][i]So was it a 4 locomotive consist or 2, that's important. 4 locomotives would hold the train on a 1:66. It said in the paper it was 4. [/i][/f ...

[url=https://www.6pr.com.au/podcast/mornings-reveals-further-details-on-runaway-bhp-train/]https://www.6pr.com.au/podcast/mornings-reveals-further-details-on-runaway-bhp-train/

[url=https://www.watod ...

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote]To make it completely failsafe, the Reverser would unlock the door of the cab of the locomotive so drivers do not 'forget' taking the reverser.[/quote]What happens in an e ...

Today Channel 9 has confirmed BHP's systems were saying the train was doing 150kph.

Currently I cannot find the story on their facebook page but it was in their 6pm bulletin.

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[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote]While in Newman a few months ago a train was parked up for the day, with locos running. My guess was to keep the brakes charged. Saves having to apply handbrakes I suppo ...

[quote=fzr560]Like Bing, I'm a little confused. Have BHP suspended rail operations while their mainline is buried under several thousand tonnes of iron ore and mangled steel? Would it be too cynical t ...

[quote=M636C][i]Location is called "Turners Siding"!

But looking at Video footage you can see the twin tracks on front train side.

Looking at the mess and using your number of wagons no longer ...

[quote=KRviator][quote]Is it conceivable that such a heavy train can reach 200kph? [/quote]Certainly. Depending on the grade and curvature, you could likely get well above it on tangent track.

[quo ...

Don't these things have a hand brake?
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Yes of course they do. Wagons (Ore Cars) and Locomotives.

This is my theory of what actually happened and I believe it will be confirmed ve ...

Posted 24 Aug 2014 00:46 in News by F4PhantomRAAF

[quote=Airport rail moves fewer people]The Perth-Forrestfield airport rail link is the most expensive public transport project that will carry the fewest number of passengers per taxpayer dollar expen ...

[quote=ARG706]I've been 3d modelling for nearly 10 years. However, I can't export anything into the proper format for Railworks because there are issues with 3d Crafter and Windows 7, mainly due to up ...

[quote=ARG706]I've been 3d modelling for nearly 10 years. However, I can't export anything into the proper format for Railworks because there are issues with 3d Crafter and Windows 7, mainly due to up ...

[quote=Greens call for a new study into local rail]CAMPBELLS Creek, Newstead and Carisbrook have at least one thing in common - a deteriorating, disused rail line.

The Victorian Greens and the Rail ...

Aurizon was being honest.

It is cheaper to use trucks for this kind of thing that isn't making a profit any more.

In Western Australia they got rid of the small stuff years ago that had you out  ...

Just curious, what 3d modelling program do you use to make your scenery and get into the sim?
ARG706

This article over at Engine Driver may interest you.

http://www.engine-driver. ...

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