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True calling-on signals are usually marked as such either on the signal itself (e.g. "C" or "CO") or the controlling lever in the signal box. They still exist, but their numbers are dwindling. The maj ...

[quote=MILW]The UK was behind when it came to implementing power signalling technology, but the story doesn't really end there, because the British were miles ahead when it came to actually using inte ...

As far as I know, the first power signalling scheme in NSW was for Sydney Station, brought into use 13 March 1910, replacing a large mechanical box of over 100 levers. Photos of this original "Station ...

[quote=KRviator]Probably because platform 3 is located on the Down ECRL, not the Down Shore, and as we operate under a route signalling philosophy in NSW, requires the identification that you are dive ...

[quote=Aurora8]No G/G because there is a route straight ahead, but only for the terminal road. Although the speed may be X75 for the crossover, you're still crossing over onto another track hence turn ...

[quote=awsgc24]The colours for trailing junction depends on the speed of the turnout compared to the line speed.

At the ARTC loop at Glenfield, the turnout appear to be high speed and the starting ...

Just because you're going through a set of trailing points doesn't mean you need a turnout indication. You can happily depart the loop on two greens.
KRviator


True. Both setups can be  ...

[quote=Raichase]I'm not understanding your meaning? If it's a subsidiary yellow light, surely it is controlled by a signaller to permit shunting moves? The only subsidiary lights controlled by track c ...

[quote]Also some multi head lights had the lower head offset to one side, while others had them lined up. Is there any signalling reason or is it just luck of the draw or physical installation (cleara ...

[quote=MILW]But seriously, it sometimes seems the best business model is to break the law if compliance is more expensive, break agreed conditions if the union is too weak to fight back, flout, fudge ...

[quote=MILW]Where I work, it's the managers bullying the workers and their reps, not the other way round. To be dismissed as a bully by the bosses, all you have to do is say "no". If you're not a yes ...

[quote=Groundrelay]Remember that communism and unions are relatively recent developments. In fact liberal democracy and social equity haven’t been around for very long.

For most of history it was ...

[quote=299792458]Checking out the culvert on the weekend, I think it's still offended ! Mullet Creek Culvert turns out to be an exc[size=2]ellent stone arch culvert 5m high and over 60m long ...[/size ...

The unions have to remember that without the company that employs the workers there is no employees.
Donald

Thanks Tony (lol)...

I'm not going to argue with that broad statement, ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]I believe it was called communism and last I read it was a complete failure as it stunts human development and immagination and enterprise by trying dragging the entire population to ...

The name is actually an abbreviation of "Beckett, Laycock and Watkins" so pronounced Bec La Wat.
M636C

That's Beckett, Laycock and Watkinson Ltd., Acton Lane, London NW10

The burden of proof that constitutional change is necessary rests on the shoulders of the proponents of change.

In the absence of a strong republican argument, it is not really necessary for the op ...

Its extremely unlikely the whole thing would ever need to be shutdown due to a single safety incident. Shutting the network down will have a huge impact on Sydney.
RTT_Rules


It's not a ...

[quote=watchdog]While not strictly 457 visa holders, I work 36 hrs a week[3 x 12 hr shifts] with Indians who come here to be educated as students at business colleges, which I am led to believe that t ...

Posted 25 Oct 2013 09:27 in News by HeadShunt

"There's no reason in principle why taxpayers have to put money into rail track when the private sector is willing and able to do it," he said.
Nick Greiner


You mean the taxpayers woul ...

Using the power grid example, there could be some gold-plating in the 1,500 V DC electrification outside the metropolitan area, which was designed to handle multiple electric locomotives under heavy l ...

[quote]Like our electricity network, I think we've spent excessively on gold playing rather than new lines or the stuff that matters. Melbourne runs well on a basic system.

We could:

Have track ...

[quote=fabricator]The issue is computers of that age are unreliable, purely due to the huge numbers of parts used and the heat they produce. Unlike the mechanical signalling, computers haven't had dec ...

Makes it sound so bad... when old technology is really nothing out of the ordinary in the railway world, from what I have seen, nor is it necessarily a "problem", but of course it can be made to look  ...

[quote=Newcastle Express]More proof that the developers ARE after the rail land.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1834163/broadmeadow-transport-interchange-plan/?cs=305

It has already been said b ...

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