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    YO8 post code, in the Lower Derwent Valley.
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    Anything railways, with a slight bias towards infrastructure. A passing interest in other transport modes such as aircraft and shipping. Still a licensed Radio Amateur, but not done much in this field for a few years. Oh, and of course the family!

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  1. Absolutely no idea of the location, but interesting track fastenings - steel sleepers perhaps? Maybe this might help with narrowing down the location.
  2. Although I cannot utilise the very clever software to create such videos, I understand that certain embellishments can be added (as you have pointed out) to add a touch of realism!
  3. A couple of weeks ago one of the clever and talented guys in our office working on the project shared with the rest of us a simulation video of Werrington Junction dive-under. It is not 100% complete, but provides a really good interpretation of the various design stages brought together using some very clever software. These 'simulation videos' get used quite a lot now to demonstrate design progress, visualisation of various construction stages, and used to highlight any particular changes that may be required, such as potential inter-discipline conflicts/clashes (e.g. Electrification designers wanting to plant an OLE mast right where Signalling want to erect an equipment loc., etc.), all without the need for lots of people needing to go on site unnecessarily to identify/solve problems - much better from a safety aspect. For anyone interested, it is available on YouTube, and the link is as follows (hope it works): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdv-H-ahGLc&t=7s
  4. Many thanks for the clarification Phil. I was aware of the treadle operated AHBs (from the 3 sets at Riccall on the former section of ECML prior to the "Selby diversion". I had a vague notion of the TC sequencing from discussions in the office, but I may have misunderstood the type of crossing this method of operation was being applied to (I've not been directly involved with the "S" side of things for over 40 years now, the "T" side being my field, but I do still maintain an interest in all things "infrastructure", even if I misunderstand some of the finer "S" details.
  5. I know of occurrences in the past where the guard has instructed passengers leaving luggage, bikes, etc, in the 'van' that on the approach to York to make their to the van and knock on the door at the end of coach A on an HST in order to get to their luggage/bike etc early, so that they can exit the train soonest and keep dwell time to a minimum. I don't know if that still happens.
  6. AIUI, unless the type of controls for the crossing in this particular incident are different, the track circuits for AHB type crossings had to occupy and clear in sequence, including the "exit" TC at the crossing, in order for the crossing to act normally. If a TC occupied/cleared out of sequence, then the crossing "failed" and the barriers stayed down. No doubt in the fullness of time the RAIB investigation and report will inform us all of what did happen, and more importantly, what should have happened.
  7. Possibly because they don't understand, or can't comprehend, the intricacies and interfaces involved between the fixed infrastructure and a moving train?
  8. I can only repeat what I and numerous others have previously said, simply stunning modelling! Don't know how you do it, but please don't stop. Can't wait to see it completed and in "action".
  9. Just received an RAIB notification regarding a near miss at Norwich Road level crossing on 24/11/2019 involving a 755. Sounds a bit scary but perhaps explains the reason for the fleet suspension.
  10. Fair comment (from a scientific/investigative point), but where would you crash it and into what?
  11. "Newbie's" with little or no experience perhaps? PS - I should add that this is not a criticism of any particular individual, just an observation on my part - we have all been "new with little or no experience" at some point in our lives.
  12. Safe access to the Relay Room will be maintained, it will have been one of the criteria stipulated before the works started.
  13. That looks a lot like Lincoln, and the crossing will be High Street. There is another signal twixt crossing and the signal showing "off" (you can just see an "on" distant arm, and presumably there is an "on" stop arm, behind the "off" signal).
  14. Sorry Russ, must agree with Mike. On the East London Line, New Cross Gate depot, Silwood and Willesden 'C' sidings (okay that's North London Line, but still London Overground trains) are all signalled depots/stabling facilities (colourlights, GPLs, power points, Train Describers and even full GSMR coverage).
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