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lozstlouis
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Rail Gen

Postby lozstlouis » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:56 am

Does anyone use Rail Gen for info on whats where? What do the codes mean they use 5ZRR etc? i am guessing it is some sort of diagram ref but have no idea where to translate it!
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Postby 47806 » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:03 pm

5ZRR would be the headcode for the train (what it is, how fast it can go, where it is going and the train number).

This link explains it a little better:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headcode
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Postby davek » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:06 pm

Most people join their local Gen group on Yahoo or subscribe to Freightmaster to get workings and gen. After a while you build up a contact list of reliable sources, good places for photography, etc

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Postby lozstlouis » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:38 pm

Its a new discovery this Gen thing. Living where I do (SW19) there are masses of rail lines around me - but its being at the right place to see something interesting without giving over hours at a time!
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Postby davek » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:43 pm

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/se-gen/

That may prove helpful or something similar can be found on Yahoo.


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