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Good morning from Bangkok Railway Station. Today I’m on an excursion train to Suan Son Pradipat Beach:…

This is a live THREAD 🧵 of the day trip. Follow @ThaiTrainGuide for more photos and details.

#BKKdaytrip #thaitrain #railway #trains #Thailand #rail ImageImageImageImage
Tickets for the day excursion to the beach cost only 120 Baht in 3rd Class fan or double if you want air-con in 2nd Class. I prefer with open windows as easier to take photos. However, this time I’ve booked an inward facing seat as it gives more leg room for this 5 hour journey. Image
Breakfast on the train today is my usual. Stir-fried basil with minced pork. The cost with a fried egg was 30 Baht. Not the most generous of portions but good value for the price. Anyway, there will be more food opportunities later.

#thaitrain #railway #trains #ThaiFood Image
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Good morning from Wongwian Yai Station in #Bangkok. Today I’m on a #BKKdaytrip to Samut Songkhram by train. This is a live THREAD 🧵 of the trip. Also follow @ThaiTrainGuide for more photos and information.

#รถไฟไทย #thaitrain #railway #trains #rail #Thailand ImageImageImageImage
[2] Even if you are not catching a train, Wongwian Yai Railway Station is a great place to explore and buy some food.


#thaitrain #railway #trains #BKKdaytrip #Thailand ImageImageImageImage
[3] Tickets for the one hour train trip to Mahachai (Samut Sakhon) are only 10 Baht in 2nd Class with fan. The seats are hard but it doesn’t really matter as the journey is short.

#Thailand #thaitrain #railway #trains #BKKdaytrip ImageImageImageImage
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A Poem for @Crossrail fans struggling to sleep tonight:

(1/7) Twas the Night before Crossrail, and all through the town
The Platforms stood ready, some 100ft down.
Roundels, display screens, maps, set out with care
For thousands of passengers soon to be there. A spacious train platform.
(2/7) The new #trains were nestled all snug in their sidings,
Ready to move out at five-minute timings;
Commuters and tourists were ready to master
Nine brand-new stations … and Bond Street soon after. An aerial shot of trains parked up.
(3/7) It’s been a long wait: thirty years in the making,
But the passenger journey will now be breath-taking:
Bright stations, time savings, and better connections,
New possibilities in every location. The purple symbol of The Elizabeth line.
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🧵We are a group of volunteers exploring existing and non-conventional options for moving #Ukrainian #grains, #wheat and #agricultural products into the #European #Railway Network for distribution to EU #Export terminals, primarily, but not exclusively on the #Danube Waterway.
Why, what's stopping this?

Similar to @Apple, @Microsoft or @Android Operating Systems, #Ukraine's and #Europe's #trains, #locomotives & #wagons operate on physically different track widths.

While having similar functionalities, they don't "play well with each other".
Specifically, a Ukrainian train cannot travel on a European railway (track) and European trains cannot travel on Ukrainian railways.

The width, called "Gauge", between rails is different. Ukrainian is 1520mm wide, while European is 1435mm.
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This 12(!) car #train arrived at #budapestnyugati from #záhony at the #Ukrainian #border this afternoon, it was a special train for the #Ukrainianrefugees fleeing the #WARINUKRAINE

And I have to say that I am positively surprised by how much help is happening in Eastern Europe!
And to put it in context, the "normal" train back to Zahony had 5 cars...
This is at the #keleti station in Budapest, normally this hall is completely empty, now it full with stands and people who #HelpUkrainianRefugees
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Shunting is a bit like chess. We've always got to plan ahead.

Friday Day Shift is particularly important for us as we don't just plan for the next day, but for the whole weekend and Monday morning.

Let's run through what happens...
#railwayfamily #railway #trains Image
Each week we are sent a Carriage Working Notice (CWN) for each day of that week. This is a working timetable showing every train movement planned for that day at each location.

I can't share the exact document, but @RealtimeTrains looks very similar. Image
Using Saturday as an example, I can see all the trains in the places I'm responsible for (Bognor Sidings, Middle Road and Station).

The CWN also tells us train formations (not shown on Realtime Trains yet for GTR).

From this we can then work out how many trains we need. ImageImageImage
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The North-Western State Railway (NWR) was formed in 1886 by merging the Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway, the Indus Valley State Railway, the Punjab Northern State Railway, the eastern section of the Sind-Sagar Railway and the southern section of the Sind-Pishin State Railway.
The NWR operated a board gauge network on the following mainlines Karachi to Quetta, Karachi to Lahore, Lahore to Delhi and Lahore to Peshawar. By 1947, it operated 6861 miles of track.
The oldest section of track in the system was opened between Karachi City and Kotri in 1861 by the Scinde Railway. The terminus became the Karachi Cantt Station.
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The East Indian Railway (EIR) was a British company, registered in London, privately owned and financed, operating under license and guarantee from the British Board of Control in India and the East India Company between starting in 1845. Image
In 1849, EIR signed a contract to construct and operate an "experimental" line between Calcutta and Rajmahal, 100 miles long at an estimated cost of £1 million which would be later extended to Delhi via Mirzapur. By 1937, EIR had 4217 miles of broad gauge track. ImageImage
In 1854 that the EIR opened its first section from Howrah to Hooghly, a distance of 24 miles. ImageImage
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Suite à une petite discussion avec @InfosReseaux, @MrBidouille et @VersionNerd, je vais vous faire un petit thread sur le marché européen de l'#electricite (parce qu'il n'y a pas que les #trains qui sont intéressants dans ce bas monde !)
Pour commencer, le réseau électrique européen est composé de 43 réseaux de transport d'électricité, de 35 pays, l'@ENTSO_E.
A tout moment, sur ce réseau, la Production P doit être égale à la Consommation C.
C'est le fameux P=C
Sur le réseau, l'électricité est achetée et vendue sur une bourse par des "balance groups", qui doivent tous garantir qu'ils produisent et achètent autant d'électricité qu'ils en consomment et revendent. Sinon ils doivent payer des pénalités aux gestionnaires de réseaux.
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DAY281: 28/07/2019 it’s @RHDR thread time! My 1st ever visit was on this day having had a lovely weekend camping in East Sussex with friends. We started at #Dungeness behind Hercules #Steam #SteamTrain #TrainTravel #TravelbyTrain
#CoronaAlone #CoronaLockdown
Departure from #Dungeness behind Hercules! It’s situated on a uni-directional loop as we head back towards the beach & the single line section towards Romney Sands via the spring loaded points. #RHDR #Steam #SteamTrain #TrainTravel 🚂 🌊
Past the wonderful #ThePilotInn where you can get cracking fish n chips we chatter across Dungeness past Lydd-on-Sea along the single track section towards Romney Sands. These little engines make a fantastic sound! #Steam #Heritage #Railway 🚂 🌊
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London Underground Photography Pun Thread


Paddington Station #london #paddingtonbear #Paddington Image
London Underground Photography Pun Thread


Bank/Monument Station #london #travel Image
London Underground Photography Pun Thread


St Paul's Station #london #architecture #photography Image
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Watch here: Why crude oil trains keep derailing and exploding in Canada (including 2 this past winter in #Saskatchewan) — even after the Lac-Mégantic disaster. Full story:… #sask #skpoli #cdnpoli #trains
Remember those 2 oil trains that derailed 2 months apart last winter in Guernsey, #Sask? A CBC News investigation by @cbcdaveseglins, Joseph Loiero and myself found hundreds of safety problems on the track.
More:… #skpoli #cdnpoli #trains #Saskatchewan
At east 7 Canadian oil train derailments since 2015. All linked to broken track. Lac-Mégantic was in 2013. #sask #saskatchewan #trains
More on how the industry and Canadian regulators are responding:… Image
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“HS2 is just 20 minutes quicker to #Birmingham” is a well-trodden myth. #HS2 will transform the UK with the 3Cs: More CAPACITY across the country’s #rail network. A low CARBON #transport network. Better CONNECTIVITY in the #Midlands and #North. Image
Capacity: #HS2 will add vital capacity to our overcrowded #rail network by placing long distance services on their own pair of tracks. This will create thousands of extra seats and space for more local, commuter and #freight services on the existing #railway. Image
Carbon: #Rail is the low carbon option for long distance travel, with #HS2 taking cars and lorries off the road. HS2 emits 17 times less carbon than the equivalent domestic flight and 7 times less carbon than the equivalent car journey.
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NEW: No mechanical defects found on 2nd CP oil train to derail near Sask. hamlet in 2 months… #sask #skpoli #canada #cdnpoli #trains Image
The TSB says "There is significant industry interest in documenting the performance of the DOT 117J100-W tank cars (containment integrity and fire resistance)." Here's my story on the tanks:…
UPDATED: 'Significant industry interest' in oil tank cars involved in latest fiery CP train crash, TSB says --… #canada #skpoli #cdnpoli #sask #saskatchewan #trains Image
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I’ve been getting a lot of emails like the one below in the last week. Tomorrow on the @CBCSask & @CBCSaskatoon websites: how the Guernsey #Sask derailments have re-sparked the debate over #trains, #pipelines and moving #oil over Canadian soil. #skpoli #cdnpoli #saskatchewan #yxe Image
"Anyone who thinks they can have a perfectly safe system is not living in the real world.” —… #sask #canada #skpoli #cdnpoli #saskatchewan #yxe #saskatoon #trains #pipelines
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2 CP crude oil train crashes 2 months apart in same Sask. area: 'Coincidence' or 'deeper problem'?… #sask #saskatchewan #skpoli #trains #oil Image
CP says that immediately after the derailment -- and before federal Transport Minister Garneau's order -- it issued a slow order on its crude trains. "Until we better understand the facts relating to [Thursday's] incident, it is prudent to operate with an abundance of caution."
This #Saskatoon citizen has sent a concerned email to #Sask Premier Scott Moe and Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark about the 2 recent oil train derailments about 100 km east of the city. #yxe #yxecc #skpoli #Saskatchewan Image
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CP — the same company involved in the December derailment — has confirmed it was a CP train involved in today’s derailment. #saskatchewan #trains #skpoli Image
The speed limit on the line in that area is 72 km an hour, CP said after the December. There are some curves in the line in the area of today's crash, per Google Maps. Image
We don't know yet what speed today's derailed train was travelling at, nor has CP officially confirmed what the train was carrying.
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