The BNR (another way)

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby Kindling » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:08 pm

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(I might even have been first. :) )

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:09 pm

Seismologists on the island have been detecting earth tremors and a quake is imminent. All rolling stock has been removed from the line along with a number of structures and both placed into secure storage. Residents have also been evacuated into quake shelters. Once the quake is over, repairs will take place and the opportunity taken to upgrade the network. An extension is also on the cards to Pewsley and a new automated ore loading facility is also planned. The last renaming locos are pictured while undertaking final inspections before the temporary closure of the network.

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby Kindling » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:38 pm

Hope the work goes well. Looking forward to further news and resumption of services.

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby Stainsacre » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:41 am

Kindling wrote:Hope the work goes well. Looking forward to further news and resumption of services.


Agreed 8)
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:25 pm

The track gang have been salvaging track for use after the quake. The distant signal on the bank up to Lewitton looks rather forlorn :( .

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:44 pm

The earth tremors have finally stopped :) . A large chasm has opened up between Lewitton Junction and the rest of the line. Civil engineers have now prepared a new section of trackbed to bridge the gap. It seems that the earthquake has resulted in a slightly less severe gradient on the mainline, while that on the branch has increased. Given that the mainline has the longer trains, the operating department are not overly concerned.

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby manna » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:35 pm

G'Day Gents

Hope nobody was hurt during the earthquake, a few cuts and bruises, not withstanding. hope the rebuilding goes according to plan.

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:47 pm

The authorities were well prepared for the earthquake and the only casualty seems to have been one gentleman who fell off his bench. He has now been re-seated :) . Some trial services have commenced and the reduced gradient on the mainline means that many more locos can now handle 5 coach trains. Getting freight trains up the branch line has, however, become more of an issue. The heavy operating ore trains may require double heading.

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby pete12345 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:42 pm

GeraldH wrote: The heavy operating ore trains may require double heading.


Sounds like a good reason to assign two of the line's small 0-4-0T locomotives to ore traffic, either double-headed or as top and tail.
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby glencairn » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:36 am

Good to read that things are getting better. I hope the recent storms have not stopped progress. :)

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:07 am

pete12345 wrote:
GeraldH wrote: The heavy operating ore trains may require double heading.


Sounds like a good reason to assign two of the line's small 0-4-0T locomotives to ore traffic, either double-headed or as top and tail.


The branch gradient is probably now about as steep as it can reasonably be, but it has certainly added some operational interest :) .
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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:15 pm

A hut has been constructed next to the new section of track to store maintenance materials. There must be some very strange soil on that part of line judging by the colour of that hedge :) .

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby manna » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:53 pm

G'Day Gents

It's either spring foliage, or Poor soil, probably the latter, are there nutrients in Plaster :?: :?: :?: :?:

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby Kindling » Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:29 pm

The roots of that hedge have penetrated the government confiscated LSD dump.

HEY! 8)

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Re: The BNR (another way)

Postby GeraldH » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:17 pm

The hedge was supplied by a purveyor of military foliage. One wonders whether it was contaminated with depleted uranium. Passengers have been advised to close the windows when passing this section of the line until further analysis has been carried out :) .
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