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Re: NRC <> Brisbane to Sydney safeworking.
On Sun, 15 Nov 1998 22:39:44 +1100, "David Proctor"
>Krel wrote in message <firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>>The idea was to avoid slowing trains down when no cross is involved.
>>The cost involved in both time and dollars in slowing 1500 metres of
>>train and then getting back up to speed is considerable. On some
>>secondary lines trailable points are used.
>As opposed to stopping a train twice (once to put the key in to do the
>points, then again in the loop)?
If there is no cross there is no stop (not even slowing down).
if there is a cross there are two stops but between the two trains do
not accelerate to full speed. Yes a cross does take time but I was
trying to explain that electronic train orders already exist.
All's well that ends.