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Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jul 2019, 16:39
Replies: 89
Views: 16,394
Posted By Crownstay01

I was crewing on a newly rebuilt loco, which we...

I was crewing on a newly rebuilt loco, which we had taken down the coast for it’s trial trips. When we arrived at the depot I saw a woman in overalls working on a diesel. “Ooh”, I thought, “ I bet...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jul 2019, 00:58
Replies: 19,629
Views: 2,827,617
Posted By Crownstay01

What does that phrase mean, exactly?

What does that phrase mean, exactly?
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2019, 11:52
Replies: 57
Views: 8,948
Posted By Crownstay01

It’s interesting to see our how our railway’s...

It’s interesting to see our how our railway’s procedures differ. We still use detonators when the road is open in conjunction with either a Track Occupancy Authority or a Track Work Authority. And...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2019, 11:09
Replies: 57
Views: 8,948
Posted By Crownstay01

Based on my own experience, I’d say no, it...

Based on my own experience, I’d say no, it doesn’t. Apart from anything else, the approaching train often isn’t making a loud noise.

I once had to isolate the whistle on a loco we were trialling...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2019, 10:59
Replies: 175
Views: 17,187
Posted By Crownstay01

Oh well, that’s okay then.

Oh well, that’s okay then.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2019, 10:32
Replies: 175
Views: 17,187
Posted By Crownstay01

No. They should run like a bastard in the...

No. They should run like a bastard in the opposite direction. It worked for me.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2019, 13:24
Replies: 175
Views: 17,187
Posted By Crownstay01

I mentioned PACE because the OP likened this...

I mentioned PACE because the OP likened this bloke’s action to a “citizens arrest”. Section 24a of the act appears to me to refer specifically to that.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2019, 09:49
Replies: 175
Views: 17,187
Posted By Crownstay01

You reckon? My reading of the relevant section of...

You reckon? My reading of the relevant section of the PACE act suggests otherwise.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Mar 2019, 11:02
Replies: 614
Views: 66,580
Posted By Crownstay01

You might hold this bloke in high regard -...

You might hold this bloke in high regard - doesn't mean anyone else has to.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Dec 2018, 06:54
Replies: 410
Views: 84,366
Posted By Crownstay01

The biggest thing I’ve ever found after a...

The biggest thing I’ve ever found after a fatality was a hand.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2018, 09:25
Replies: 19,629
Views: 2,827,617
Posted By Crownstay01

I reckon some of the contributors to this thread...

I reckon some of the contributors to this thread are just trolling the rest of us. No matter what President Trump says or does, they’ll keep posting comments they know will get a reaction from anyone...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2018, 05:03
Replies: 51
Views: 4,138
Posted By Crownstay01

Based on the information that’s been made public,...

Based on the information that’s been made public, we have a very good clue what the man’s motive was.

Apparently the god he was there to spruik was indifferent to his fate.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Oct 2018, 23:33
Replies: 19,629
Views: 2,827,617
Posted By Crownstay01

“Many of the stickers on the van appear to refer...

“Many of the stickers on the van appear to refer to Native Americans and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, including a large one on the rear window. Earlier today a spokesperson for the Tribe said there...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Oct 2018, 22:27
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,632,719
Posted By Crownstay01

Given his history and his long association with...

Given his history and his long association with the Liberal party I'd call him right-leaning. But apart from that I think he's just an opportunist - and that's being polite. Everything he's ever...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2018, 11:55
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,632,719
Posted By Crownstay01

Of course he resigned. Unlike Abbott he didn't...

Of course he resigned. Unlike Abbott he didn't need a backbencher's pay to survive, and also unlike Abbott he's not delusional enough to think he has another chance at being PM. And of course he spat...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2018, 15:46
Replies: 67
Views: 6,077
Posted By Crownstay01

I'm unsure of what you mean by "minimum advance"....

I'm unsure of what you mean by "minimum advance".

Driving technique varies greatly depending on many factors, so my comment is a broad generalisation. I've run locos with Stephenson, Allan, Joy,...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Oct 2018, 23:15
Replies: 883
Views: 140,001
Posted By Crownstay01

Are the pans a new design though? They're...

Are the pans a new design though? They're supplied by Brecknell Willis, who have a good reputation in their field. I know from my own experience that there are many ways to damage the OLE.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2018, 15:38
Replies: 67
Views: 6,077
Posted By Crownstay01

There were three main types built in the US,...

There were three main types built in the US, ignoring Willamette, Davenport and Dunkirk locos - and all those weird and wonderful gypsy locos and other assorted one-offs. Elsewhere in the world you...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2018, 14:49
Replies: 67
Views: 6,077
Posted By Crownstay01

Engineers like Chapelon, De Caso, Porta, Wardale,...

Engineers like Chapelon, De Caso, Porta, Wardale, Waller, Girdlestone and McMahon have all made serious efforts to improve the thermal efficiency of conventional steam locos.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2018, 09:12
Replies: 67
Views: 6,077
Posted By Crownstay01

The geared loco in the first picture is a...

The geared loco in the first picture is a Heisler, built by the Heisler Locomotive works in Pennsylvania.

The best place in the US to see operating geared locos is the Cass Scenic Railroad in West...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Oct 2018, 12:55
Replies: 67
Views: 6,077
Posted By Crownstay01

Back in the late 1980s I spent a couple of days...

Back in the late 1980s I spent a couple of days as guest fireman on one of the C&Ts K-36s, which are a similar but slightly smaller loco than this one. From memory the thing didn't have an ashpan...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Oct 2018, 12:02
Replies: 67
Views: 6,077
Posted By Crownstay01

The loco shown has a cyclone front end, which...

The loco shown has a cyclone front end, which works in the same way as the more familiar Master Mechanics front end. It's what you'd know in the U.K. as a self-cleaning smokebox. Where...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Oct 2018, 00:59
Replies: 19,629
Views: 2,827,617
Posted By Crownstay01

Trump Prophecy movie

If all this happens, it should be very interesting to observe. Time to stock up on popcorn! :)
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2018, 12:16
Replies: 410
Views: 84,366
Posted By Crownstay01

He may not be a Darwin candidate. I struck and...

He may not be a Darwin candidate. I struck and killed a graffiti vandal one night at Allawah, a station on the Illawarra line in Sydney. I learned later that he was 33 years old, and married with two...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2018, 15:48
Replies: 42
Views: 3,721
Posted By Crownstay01

They were Pullman Company open sleeper cars. None...

They were Pullman Company open sleeper cars. None remain in service with Amtrak. The roomettes in Amtrak's Superliners have a similar arrangement of lower and upper berths, but have a sliding door as...
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