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Offline Class 108

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2012, 08:21:54 am »
That sounds like a lot of googling!

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2012, 08:22:40 am »
That sounds like a lot of googling!

Alan

You could just ask...  ;)
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2012, 12:12:06 pm »
That sounds like a lot of googling!

Alan

You could just ask...  ;)

Or you could have given your fingers some exercise  ;)

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2012, 04:15:08 pm »
Then there is SNCF
                      SNCB
                      OBB
                      SBB
                      DB
                      DBAG
                      FS
                      NS
                      RENFE
                      NICAM....  :D













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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #34 on: December 30, 2012, 07:04:49 pm »
Or you could have given your fingers some exercise  ;)

Oh alright Mr Moderator, twist my arm why don't you  ;)

T&RSMD     Traction and Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot
DMD           Diesel Maintenance Depot
DMUD         Diesel Multiple Unit Depot
EMD           Electric Maintenance Depot (unless you are from the States, New Zealand, Australia etc where it stands for Electro Motive Diesel)
EMUD         Electric Multiple Unit Depot

Hope that helps  :read:

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2012, 08:30:27 pm »
 :o

Think I'll just stay with Wormeries :-X

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2012, 08:47:38 pm »
:o

Think I'll just stay with Wormeries :-X


Didn't know that you now had a Wormery and that you are going to stay with it - that it very good news indeed :bounce:

Here's a link to a web-site for Railway abbreviations etc

http://www.railway-technical.com/LAAR.shtml
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2013, 05:34:39 pm »
I have a couple more abbreviations to throw at you guys: EVP and MO, both related to freight workings in 1961. Any idea what they mean?

I'm not entirely sure that MO doesn't mean Milk Only, but it would be way too obvious if it did.

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2013, 05:41:11 pm »
Got MO on some Fairford Branch working timetables which according to the key is Mondays only.   ;)

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2013, 05:54:43 pm »
Aaaaaah! Now that makes much more sense than Milk Only :-p

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2013, 02:30:10 am »
I've got my rules soon for work, and the abbreviations for all the isolating cocks and safety systems are something you need to see to believe...

Makes sense when you know them tho...

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2013, 09:35:19 am »
I've got my rules soon for work, and the abbreviations for all the isolating cocks and safety systems are something you need to see to believe...

Makes sense when you know them tho...

Cheers, Timmo

Weve got some awesome ones in New Zealand, some I know what they do but no idea what they are called even!

ABV       Automatic Brake Valve
BVCOV  Brake Valve Cut Off Valve
IBV       Indipendant Brake Valve
MU2A   No idea what this is called but it cuts the IBV in and out, and sets the Locomotive Brakes for Lead or Trail
BKS      Battery Knife Switch (yes we do still have these things, and they really do spark away!)
SWA    Safe Working Authority
ASR     Automatic Signalling Rules
DLAS   Double Line Automatic Signalling
SLAS   Single Line Automatic Signalling
CTC     Centralised Traffic Control
TWC    Track Warrant Control

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2013, 10:19:59 am »
I have another one for you from the 1961 timetable for a Bath (Midland) freight service in Somerset: EBV. Could it be empty brake vans...? :-p

EBV - easy, either Early Breakfast Vehicle or egg and bacon van.    ::)   ;)

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2013, 11:14:30 am »
Guessing on these but possible ???
EVP - Express Van Parcels
EBV - Express Bogie Van
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #44 on: May 11, 2013, 10:42:18 pm »
Here are two definites, from a 1950 timetable:

SO = Saturdays only
SX - Saturdays excepted

Still no confirmation on the EVP/EBV, though. I'm guessing a freight timetable (if any such thing exists) would be the best source.

 

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