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Message 2130745 - Posted: 2 Jan 2024, 22:45:11 UTC

David Streeter has passed away. He never recovered from a fall that happened in August (iirc). He passed on December 26.
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Message 2130792 - Posted: 4 Jan 2024, 6:35:43 UTC - in response to Message 2130745.  

R.I.P. David.
Always enjoyed your postings of trains and adventures at IRM
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Message 2130840 - Posted: 5 Jan 2024, 19:50:46 UTC

When trains meet.

Two trains collide in Indonesia's West Java province, killing at least four people.

Two trains have collided on Indonesia's main island of Java, causing carriages to buckle and overturn killing at least four people.

The accident happened about 500 metres from Cicalengka train station in West Java province, said Ayep Hanapi, a spokesperson for PT Kereta Api Indonesia, the national railways.

He said the Turangga express train carrying 287 passengers was travelling from Surabaya, the capital of East Java province, when it ploughed into a Bandung Raya commuter train with 191 passengers heading to Padalarang from Cicalengka station at about 6.30am (local time) on Friday.

"All passengers of the two crashed trains have been evacuated safely," Mr Hanapi said, adding that 28 people were injured.

He said 22 of them were being treated at a hospital, mostly with head injuries.

West Java Police spokesperson Ibrahim Tompo said at least four train crew members were killed — the driver and his assistant on the commuter train and a steward and a security guard on the express train...
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Message 2131347 - Posted: 16 Jan 2024, 14:47:01 UTC

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Message 2132358 - Posted: 9 Feb 2024, 20:58:40 UTC

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Message 2132362 - Posted: 9 Feb 2024, 22:02:29 UTC - in response to Message 2132358.  

I was! I've still got all the (printed) books in my workroom, and probably the complete installation files om 3 1/2" disks.
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Message 2132364 - Posted: 9 Feb 2024, 22:09:42 UTC - in response to Message 2132358.  
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Yikes!

That's scary!!

Single threaded and voluntary yield to system...

One bug, or one glitch, and... Game Over.


Keep on rollin'?

Train safe?
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Message 2132365 - Posted: 9 Feb 2024, 22:12:29 UTC - in response to Message 2132358.  

Replace the system with a RasPi-2040?

Ya know it makes sense!!


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Message 2132369 - Posted: 9 Feb 2024, 22:39:31 UTC

This article is not about trains but McLaren F1 supercars. They need a DOS system for maintenance: https://www.theverge.com/2016/5/3/11576032/mclaren-f1-compaq-laptop-maintenance
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Message 2132371 - Posted: 9 Feb 2024, 22:52:17 UTC - in response to Message 2132362.  

I was! I've still got all the (printed) books in my workroom, and probably the complete installation files om 3 1/2" disks.
I still have the 2 books that came with 3.11 in my library, but I gave away the 2 complete box sets that I had (along with complete box sets of '95 and '98SE on floppies) to an avid young fellow down the road who also takes all the old hardware that I can't be bothered with anymore.

Cheers.
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Message 2132973 - Posted: 23 Feb 2024, 7:25:57 UTC
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Court finds that derailment was completely avoidable if communications hadn't broken down.

Australian Rail Track Corporation and NSW Trains plead guilty to duty breach after fatal Wallan derailment.

Two government rail organisations have pleaded guilty to criminal charges after a deadly high-speed train derailment in Victoria.

The XPT train service between Sydney and Melbourne derailed on February 20, 2020, near the regional town of Wallan with 155 passengers on board.

The train driver, John Kennedy, 54, and his co-pilot, Sam Meintanis, 49, were killed in the crash, while 61 passengers and five staff were injured.

The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and NSW Trains each appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday, pleading guilty to a breach of duty under the Rail Safety National Law.

The court was told the train had been diverted along a secondary track, entering at more than 100km per hour when the speed limit was just 15km per hour.

This caused the lead power car to roll and all five passenger cars derailed in a “concertina effect”.

Lawyers acting for each government-owned organisation acknowledged they had breached the law and spoke of the “deep regret” felt......

,,,,,,Under the system, a qualified worker would board the train between Kilmore East and Donnybrook, and advise the driver of issues along the line.

However in the days before the crash, the ARTC made a number of changes to the safety system and procedures.

One of these changes, implemented on February 19 would divert the XPT train service along a secondary 1.5km line from 2.30pm the following day, however the information was not passed along to Mr Kennedy or NSW Trains.

The court was told Mr Kennedy had driven the route eight times between February 6 and 20, with this being the first time he was diverted. ....
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Message 2133247 - Posted: 29 Feb 2024, 22:48:50 UTC

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Message 2133249 - Posted: 29 Feb 2024, 23:59:07 UTC - in response to Message 2133247.  

It's an aircraft crossing, neat idea. 2 thumbs up from me.
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Message 2133270 - Posted: 1 Mar 2024, 7:58:24 UTC - in response to Message 2133247.  
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Not a new idea, the crossing at Sumburgh Airport has been in place since before 1975, which is when I first used it.
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Message 2133273 - Posted: 1 Mar 2024, 8:42:42 UTC
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And then there's Buochs Airport in Switzerland where Pilatus have their factory, although there have traffic lights for the aircraft & the road traffic.
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Message 2133275 - Posted: 1 Mar 2024, 10:33:48 UTC

Don't forget Gibraltar Airport: (but at March 31st 2023, a tunnel under the runway was opened).

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Message 2133335 - Posted: 2 Mar 2024, 19:26:21 UTC

A massive pile up. :-O

3 trains involved in collision, derailment in Pennsylvania.

I expect that there will be more to come.
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Message 2134279 - Posted: 26 Mar 2024, 14:42:13 UTC

There are strange habits when it comes to railways.

Bristol man quits job to build railway departure boards
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Russell Pirie, a software engineer from Bradley Stoke, was inspired to make a homemade version of the station displays after becoming fascinated by them on his daily commute.

The displays have proven popular with commuters and people with autism, and Russell's family have been recruited to help manufacture them.

People living abroad have even bought them, to track train activity at their local stations back in the UK.
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Message 2135163 - Posted: 26 Apr 2024, 16:55:03 UTC

The brew may not of noticed it, but many others did.

Train goes up in flames while rolling through London, Ontario.

It certainly lit up the night.

Cheers.
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Message 2135231 - Posted: 28 Apr 2024, 11:02:45 UTC

Yet another 1 comes to a fiery end after running off the rails.

Investigation underway after freight train carrying fuel derails, igniting large fire.
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