The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by philipy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:57 am

Thanks for posting the Inspectors report, Peter.
I think this must be the first time he hasn't found anything to criticise, I'm certainly not looking forward to when he gets around to me!

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Post by Peter Butler » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:38 am

As the report said, we looked after him very well and kept him 'lubricated' so that his memory and vision were somewhat blurred!
With the out-takes behind us we think he will not be making too much fuss and create me (and my staff) more work when we are running a perfectly adequate service.
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Post by ge_rik » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:06 am

Brilliant! Especially enjoyed the morning after the night before shot! Also reminds me of what a picturesque railway you have, Peter.

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Post by jim@NAL » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:33 pm

That's bloody brilliant peter .Well done

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by FWLR » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:36 am

What can I say Peter....Help.....Thats what I am going to need when he comes to me after his excursion to Russia.... :roll:

You have done a brilliant job on the story telling of all about your line mate. It somehow brings it to life even more. I also agree, the morning after the night before shot is, well flipping, how do you get these ideas in you head. It's amazing how you do that..... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Post by Peter Butler » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:30 pm

FWLR wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:36 am


You have done a brilliant job on the story telling of all about your line mate. It somehow brings it to life even more. I also agree, the morning after the night before shot is, well flipping, how do you get these ideas in you head. It's amazing how you do that..... :thumbright: :thumbright:
It's a big empty space in there Rod, not much else going on.
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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by FWLR » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:31 am

Peter Butler wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:30 pm
FWLR wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:36 am


You have done a brilliant job on the story telling of all about your line mate. It somehow brings it to life even more. I also agree, the morning after the night before shot is, well flipping, how do you get these ideas in you head. It's amazing how you do that..... :thumbright: :thumbright:
It's a big empty space in there Rod, not much else going on.
Well for someone with a big empty space, you sure do some magical things with your line Peter... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by Andrew » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:09 pm

philipy wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:57 am
Thanks for posting the Inspectors report, Peter.
I think this must be the first time he hasn't found anything to criticise, I'm certainly not looking forward to when he gets around to me!
Ah, well, he's not inspected a "Railway of the Month" before - he's star-struck!

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by Andrew » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:10 pm

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:06 am
Brilliant! Especially enjoyed the morning after the night before shot!
Me too, most amusing - a great report, thanks Peter!

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Post by E.V. » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:21 pm

So, after a long trip, I finally arrived in Russia. There turned out to be warmer than I expected.
The first goal of my inspection was the Balcony Light Railway. This is a very small railway that transports mainly logs.
I arrived at the Scranton station where I met with Mr. Director who told me about the current situation.
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My surprise was that the station and the railway track are located on the main street of the town.
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Turnout levers are in good condition and have an indication of position.
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The turntable also looks good.
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The track from the turntable to the station limits the unusual signal - the red ball. I had never encountered this before and asked to show how it works. Lower position prohibits movement. As explained to me, the red ball forbids the departure of other locomotives from the engine shed when one is already on the line.
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Then I examined the unloading track for the logs. There is no any buffer stops only two stop blocks. This is very unsafe and needs to be fixed.
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The railway administration has given me a special train so that I could inspect the railway. Before departure, I noticed a very small clearance between the car and the buildings that leaves no room for people to pass. I remind that the station is located on the main street (!).
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A short video about the trip:


When I arrived at the logging camp I saw that the train with logs, ready for departure, was on the another track. This is a gross violation of security! The camp station is not equipped with any signals and has no communication line with the Scranton station.
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I wanted to find someone from the station administration and went into the nearest building. Inside, I saw three people having fun with playing cards and drinking. These were the train driver, the fireman and the station manager. They kicked me out very rudely. I had no choice but to return to Scranton.
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In my opinion, the railway needs significant improvements in the safety of train traffic. In addition, I consider it necessary to strengthen supervision of employee discipline.
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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by philipy » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:52 pm

Egor,
That is a brilliant report by Mr Spectre, thank you for posting it on his behalf.
I believe that he has also made a brief visit to another railway whilst in your country, will there be another report from there, before he travels on?

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by DonW » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:10 pm

looks very good.It is tight alongside the train but I assume passenger alight by the end doors and veranda so there are no side doors which could catch on anyone. I see the Inspector is not familiar with the American term 'a Highball'. Nice tour round the line.

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by E.V. » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:12 pm

philipy wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:52 pm
That is a brilliant report by Mr Spectre, thank you for posting it on his behalf.
I believe that he has also made a brief visit to another railway whilst in your country, will there be another report from there, before he travels on?
Thank you! Yes, the inspector visited another railway. Hopefully he will write a report about it soon. But I think the delay in the report will not prevent him from continuing his journey to FWLR.
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Nice tour round the line
Thank you!
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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by Peter Butler » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:06 pm

Wonderful report Egor, I see Mr. Spector has found faults with your line, I hope you don't take his criticism too badly, he is just doing his job!
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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Fantastic report about a fantastic little railway. I'm far more impressed than the inspector! So much detail! :thumbup:

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