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« on: January 21, 2020, 03:26:57 pm »

This is a new one for me. Trained though I am to assist with despatch on my heritage line, I don't think my competence paperwork will stretch this far!
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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 03:39:05 pm »

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 04:05:24 pm »

Opened OK for me on desktop PC.
Strange one that; wouldn't expect any member of the public to know the dispatch procedure, so wouldn't  expect the driver to take any notice of a 'public' dispatch.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 04:15:47 pm »

Usually just an internal instruction, it seems to have found it's way onto the public board.
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 05:00:04 pm »

Usually just an internal instruction, it seems to have found it's way onto the public board.

Happens quite often.  Thereís an additional Ďinternal informationí field for such things to be put, but sometimes they get put in the public fields by mistake.
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 05:58:41 pm »

Usually just an internal instruction, it seems to have found it's way onto the public board.

That's good. Because part of my problem on modern stock is making sure that all the door handles are horizontal!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 06:01:12 pm »

Bless them.....have they had a little tiff? Will they be talking to each other again tomorrow?  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 09:12:35 am »

Another oddity from Cornwall ... not really worthy of its own thread, so piggybacking on "Please assist with dispatch"

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Cancellations to services between Liskeard and Looe
Due to a shortage of train crew between Liskeard and Looe the line is blocked.

How can train crew shortage block a line??
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 09:37:14 am »

Another oddity from Cornwall ... not really worthy of its own thread, so piggybacking on "Please assist with dispatch"

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Cancellations to services between Liskeard and Looe
Due to a shortage of train crew between Liskeard and Looe the line is blocked.

How can train crew shortage block a line??
In itself it canít, but it can prevent the train needed to operate the branch service from leaving the depot, if there isnít a driver to move it....
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2020, 10:42:02 am »

This is a viable reason on the Looe branch as the guard has to manually change the points near Coombe Junction..
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2020, 08:36:22 pm »

Looe branch has been a canal for about 48 hours, maybe shortage of flood clearance staff
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2020, 08:50:20 pm »

Looe branch has been a canal for about 48 hours, maybe shortage of flood clearance staff

Wrong kind of crew? How many first mates do GWR have?
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« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2020, 01:04:43 pm »

in the past up to 1948 the Great Western Railway had plenty of First Mates in it's Shipping fleet
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