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Offline dodger

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2013, 08:13:30 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.    ::)   ;)

In this context the most likely explanation for EBV would be Engine and Brake Van.

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2013, 10:56:23 AM »
That makes sense. Just as LE means Light Engine, ie. not hauling anything.

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2013, 02:39:49 PM »
And these strange things were at least WRITTEN in the working timetable.

As a 16 year old working my first week at the driver/guards booking on point at Swindon the phone rings and a voice says, " I have a wire for you 19:25 Margam tanks cape furno walnut rede".
What the ??? thinks I but politely says thank you and hang up the phone.
I have no idea what I actually put down on paper but it was more akin to send 3 and fourpence were going to a dance!
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #48 on: November 04, 2013, 08:28:16 PM »
Just latched on to this thread- try this for size" cape cicero eltra trials " a telegram I took when I worked in a booking office for B.R. back in the 60's
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2013, 02:17:37 PM »
My guess is you worked on the midland and they had cancelled one of the early electric test runs.  I was also a booking clerk for xx years at Swindon and then Liverpool Street. My only use of the "wires " ( telegrams ) was on the western region. By 1976 when I moved to Liverpool St I never heard the use of them again.
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2013, 09:31:01 PM »
Well done Jerry
 Very close I actually worked at Shenfield and they  used to run EMU's to Chelmsford & back to check they had put them back together properly.
Steve
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2013, 05:29:51 PM »
During my days as a London Underground technician repairing trains the defect log card would often report, from the driver,"OOSNPL & B" to which the sign off reply was usually "NDF".

If this fault occurred often the defect log card would be full of a list of OOSNPL & B NDF.

The fault was Out Of Service No Pilot Light and Bell for which the maintainer had, after test and found all OK, replied No Defect Found

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2014, 07:05:03 PM »
 You  forgot to mention the Fitters favourite ..FHD for home depot !.... :)

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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2014, 10:04:19 PM »
A new one appears in our defect books now, no longer No Fault Found, now it's Contractor Informed...
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2014, 09:34:15 PM »
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.    ::)   ;)

 :bounce: No, Engine and Brake Van.
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2014, 09:52:18 PM »
Diesels aren't really a problem because they're just a number.

Allan

 :hmmm: Unless of course they are Duffs, Hoovers, Doughnuts, Sheds, Rats, Whistlers, Toffee Apples, Peaks, Whizzos, Warships, Hymeks, Sparklers, Skippers, Sprinters, Pacers - anyway, better get back on track (if you'll forgive the pun) before a Moderator tells me I'm off subject! :angel:

Not sure if some of these have been mentioned but these are all abbreviations:
Q  (note in WTT - Runs as required)
CAPED (GWR code for Cancelled As Per Executive Decision)
BRUTE  (BR Utility Trolley)
CWR (Continuously welded rail)
MAS  (Basically colour light signalling)
SPAD (Signal passed at danger)
TSO   (Tourist Second Open)
BSK   (Brake Second Compartment)
FK     (First Compartment)
RB     (Buffet Car)

There are many others but it's late and time for bed! :sleep:
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2014, 10:21:30 PM »
What about "CO" applied on engineers wagons,I was told it meant construction but what does that say about the wagon. Wouldn't all engineers wagons be construction? ??? :confused1:
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2014, 05:48:27 AM »
What about "CO" applied on engineers wagons,I was told it meant construction but what does that say about the wagon. Wouldn't all engineers wagons be construction? ??? :confused1:

In his book on Department Rolling Stock (basically anything to do with track work/engineering) David Larkin tells us that the "O" refers to the braking system (A = Air braked, V = Vacuum braked, O = unfitted, (hand brake fitted only) but gives no clue as to the meaning of "C". He does mention that "Other lettering and sundry coloured symbols" can be found.
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2014, 08:48:01 PM »
Diesels aren't really a problem because they're just a number.

Allan

 :hmmm: Unless of course they are Duffs, Hoovers, Doughnuts, Sheds, Rats, Whistlers, Toffee Apples, Peaks, Whizzos, Warships, Hymeks, Sparklers, Skippers, Sprinters, Pacers - anyway, better get back on track (if you'll forgive the pun) before a Moderator tells me I'm off subject! :angel:



PS. Somehow I forgot Gronk, McDuff (a Duff based in Scotland), Teddy Bear, Sugar Puff and Tractor - I'm sure there are others.
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Re: Abbreviations
« Reply #59 on: May 09, 2014, 06:42:22 PM »
Back in the eighties I used to work for a sign company. We had a contract to supply BR metal plates with the letters DEP in black on a yellow background. I have seen them attached to overhead masts but I still don't know what the letters mean or stand for.

 

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