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"Project Miller"/Prototype HST

Discussion in 'Diesel & Electric Traction' started by 46118, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. guycarr360

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    Strange that, with 55002, it was the other way around. They cited a lack of competent H&S rep on site, when one of the regular volunteers, was at the highest grade in the UK H&S wise. Then would not engage in any dialogue. As it stands 55002 is probably u/s now, as a liner leak was not attended to, after the donation of a new block to repair the power unit.

    Those with FB can read all about it here, the same group of volunteers are now working with The DPS to get 55015 back on her feet,

    https://www.facebook.com/55002Koyli...PeX9FkK_XDTAk3pTZad4uYkQADZS92ua5_h6ypJm8Op9Q
     
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    I have no idea what the veracity of the allegations are in any of these cases, or what the relationship between the NRM & other 'operating' groups is like.

    The comment I might make however is that I have often seen situations where someone is looking for an excuse to do something.............
     
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    Spamcan81 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Had the same with two Class 19s in torrential rain on the Montagu Pass but that's a story for another thread.
     
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    Could this be something as silly as someone not answering their emails? One wonders how one side can have such a different experience to the other.
     
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    Not necessarily as there are also "local instructions" that vary from time to time - as I discovered in the late 1970s. When D7017 was first operational on the WSR we (i.e. the DEPG) asked Network Rail for permission to run it along the line from Minehead but were refused as it was deemed to heavy for the route. When we pointed out that BR had used a Hymek on a daily trip working from Taunton Network Rail pointed out that this was allowed by a "local instruction" for emergency use - even if the emergency arose every day to cover the trip working. Since the loco was now owned / operated by a non-BR group the local instruction was still valid and the "ban" remained; it was only eased when the steam heating boiler was removed - but that's another "tale from the archives".

    Your contention that the operation of a standing instruction being "incorrect" should take note that this has been in vogue for many years (decades ?) although I am prepared to acknowledge that the local instruction(s) applying to Totnes may have changed in recent times - including the decision to allow single power cars to operate through Totnes providing (a) that trains do not stop at Totnes and (b) any trains due to stop at Totnes should detrain Totnes passengers at Newton Abbot. Given that my last west-bound run through Totnes was on a sleeper behind D1037 Western Empress I am happy to acknowledge that things have changed in the interim.
     
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    I accept your apology.

    Simon
     
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    Certainly used to be case that any 125 with a power car out had to take assistance over the Devon Banks.
     

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