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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2011, 10:58:41 pm »
TPWS = train protection and warning system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Train_Protection_%26_Warning_System



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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2011, 11:00:21 pm »
EWS = Early Warning System.....................or something else ??? :evil:

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 11:32:27 pm »
G.W.R steam locomotive boiler pressure gauge always read by western footplate crews as R=right, W=wrong, G=gone!

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2012, 12:09:16 am »
My favourite, being an Somerset & Dorset fan is...

S&D - Sabbotaged and Defeated

Living in Bristol, i always loved the GWR and then i found out what naughtieness they got upto with the S&D....

Don't think i hate the GWR, they're still in my top three favourite liveries/companies - they're just on the naughty step !  :smiley-laughing:
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2012, 08:42:21 am »
I exchanged a couple of email with Ben Jones (Modelrail Editor) about this as, whilst I enjoy the magazine, my interest (knowledge) off British Railways is limited to say the least.  He said that they would endeavour to better explain acronyms used in their magazines, cant say I have noticed a great change and this months issues included an EPB  ???

He did send me the link to the Southern E  Group and also this one http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/square/ca14/ALYCIDON%20RAIL/trac.htm

I still find myself puzzled on a regular basis but I am getting there (what is a CEP anyway  :-\ )

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2012, 08:57:23 am »
I still find myself puzzled on a regular basis but I am getting there (what is a CEP anyway  :-\ )

A CEP is a Corridor EPB  ;) ;)

In other words Corridor Electro-Pneumatic Braking. VEP being Vestibule Electro-Pneumatic.

I could go on, but I'd be here all day  ;D ;D

Cheers

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2012, 09:01:32 am »
I still find myself puzzled on a regular basis but I am getting there (what is a CEP anyway  :-\ )

A CEP is a Corridor EPB  ;) ;)

In other words Corridor Electro-Pneumatic Braking. VEP being Vestibule Electro-Pneumatic.

I could go on, but I'd be here all day  ;D ;D

Cheers

Neal.

So why isn't it a VEPB then or CEPB  ??? ???  Just daft, acronyms for the sake of it  ::)
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2012, 09:35:50 am »
I'm sure if they were "starting from scratch" with SR EMU abbreviations, they'd come up with something much more logical, rather than the mish-mash they ended up with.

Obscure as the definitions might have been, to us oldies anyway, 4SUB or 4VEP was much snappier than the current class 423, 450, whatever. They at least gave a clue as to what the unit was and what it was used for (although the letters EP on most of the classes could've been replaced by something more useful - except on the 4REPs, where it meant Restaurant Extremely Powerful).

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2012, 10:01:14 am »
I could go on, but I'd be here all day  ;D ;D

Cheers

Neal.

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2012, 11:18:58 pm »
EWS = Early Warning System.....................or something else ??? :evil:

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2012, 12:04:12 pm »
 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: I like that. I wish I had seen that before I wrote a post on how powerful a REP was to a New Zealand Transport Forum when discussing EMU power output - what with new Spanish Trains a little over a year away..!!

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2012, 10:30:27 am »
K was used for side-corridor because C had already been used for "composite"

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #28 on: December 30, 2012, 08:00:58 am »
I only became aware this week of TMD's. had to search around to find out it means traction maintenance depot. Ha!

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #29 on: December 30, 2012, 08:07:56 am »
I only became aware this week of TMD's. had to search around to find out it means traction maintenance depot. Ha!

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