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Another wrong route call 23/09/2019 at 08:14 #120547
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Hi,

Due to points failure at Guide Bridge, I have amended timetable for 6E33 to loop Denton Jn - Ashton Moss - Baguley Fold - Philips Park South - Ashburys - Guide Bridge instead of the more direct route. Driver has supoosedly acknowledged GSM message.

However, on arrival at DJ3 it still calls wrong route causing me to abandon the amended timetable - grr!

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Jamie

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Another wrong route call 23/09/2019 at 10:47 #120549
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Oh we just love cases like this :)

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Another wrong route call 24/09/2019 at 12:49 #120554
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Always happy to contribute to the corpus of competent coding :)

I wonder how likely it is that my driver would have knowledge of the Philips Park South curve or if I should have waited to find a pilot?

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Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 09:06 #120587
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9pN1SEAp in post 120554 said:
Always happy to contribute to the corpus of competent coding :)

I wonder how likely it is that my driver would have knowledge of the Philips Park South curve or if I should have waited to find a pilot?
You'd be surprised what drivers know when they're on a finishing turn. Or just fancy a change of scene (and perhaps some brownie points with the local yard manager).

Sample dialogue:
Yard supervisor (on the phone to the Area Freight Assistant): "Any idea when we'll get rid of those tanks for Cambridge Street?" Reply unintelligible, then: "They won't all fit on 23 road, they're going to end up blocking the yard!" An expletive or two on hanging up.
Target 3 Driver
  • : "We'll take them."
    Supervisor (knowing Stonebridge men didn't sign the Midland): "Do you know the road?
    Driver: "Yeah, we always used to go over there. It's all colour light now ain't it? Yeah, we'll be all right."

    * Target 3 was the Willesden area 'trip & shunt' loco.

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 11:08 #120590
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    kbarber in post 120587 said:

    You'd be surprised what drivers know when they're on a finishing turn. Or just fancy a change of scene (and perhaps some brownie points with the local yard manager).
    Wasn't it Saltley men who would sign any road in the country if there was an hour's overtime in it?

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 11:38 #120591
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    clive in post 120590 said:


    Wasn't it Saltley men who would sign any road in the country if there was an hour's overtime in it?
    I thought there was one in the Sea of Tranquility when Armstrong landed waiting for a back working

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 11:57 #120592
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    kbarber in post 120587 said:
    You'd be surprised what drivers know when they're on a finishing turn.
    There is a tale quoted by David L. Smith in "Legends of the Glasgow and South Western Railway" (David & Charles, 1980) about a time in the early LMSR days when some of the G&SW turns were booked to run between Carlisle and Glasgow via the ex-Caledonian main line over Beattock rather than the G&SWR line via Kilmarnock. In this case a former G&SWR crew were routed back over Beattock. The author writes:

    "On one occasion Jock Paterson reached Law Junction (just south of Wishaw on the Caley main line) to find unfamiliar signals off for him. 'Whaur's this we're gaun?' he demanded. 'We've pitten ye the North road,' the signalman explained. 'But I've never been ower the North road,' says Paterson. 'Ah go on,' replies the signalman, 'it's no far an' they'll pit ye back doon at Wishaw Central.' So Jock went on and managed it. 'Ye've tae watch.' he told me, 'yon's a gey steep bit yonder at Shieldmuir.' It is in fact 1 in 50."

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 16:08 #120596
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    clive in post 120590 said:
    kbarber in post 120587 said:

    You'd be surprised what drivers know when they're on a finishing turn. Or just fancy a change of scene (and perhaps some brownie points with the local yard manager).
    Wasn't it Saltley men who would sign any road in the country if there was an hour's overtime in it?
    I'm sure I was told once of a time when a Saltley driver ended up at Plymouth, mind you that was over a decade ago I was first told that and I can't remember the finer details.

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 16:13 #120597
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    ajax103 in post 120596 said:
    clive in post 120590 said:
    kbarber in post 120587 said:

    You'd be surprised what drivers know when they're on a finishing turn. Or just fancy a change of scene (and perhaps some brownie points with the local yard manager).
    Wasn't it Saltley men who would sign any road in the country if there was an hour's overtime in it?
    I'm sure I was told once of a time when a Saltley driver ended up at Plymouth, mind you that was over a decade ago I was first told that and I can't remember the finer details.
    A Saltley man was ready on the moon for Armstrongs back working.

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 17:20 #120601
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    headshot119 in post 120597 said:
    ajax103 in post 120596 said:
    clive in post 120590 said:
    kbarber in post 120587 said:

    You'd be surprised what drivers know when they're on a finishing turn. Or just fancy a change of scene (and perhaps some brownie points with the local yard manager).
    Wasn't it Saltley men who would sign any road in the country if there was an hour's overtime in it?
    I'm sure I was told once of a time when a Saltley driver ended up at Plymouth, mind you that was over a decade ago I was first told that and I can't remember the finer details.
    A Saltley man was ready on the moon for Armstrongs back working.
    Thought John Mills (Meld) had already got that one off at 11:38!

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 17:24 #120602
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    postal in post 120601 said:


    Thought John Mills (Meld) had already got that one off at 11:38!
    Unfortunately my Yorkshire to English translator malfunctioned

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 17:31 #120603
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    "Our continuing mission:
    To explore strange new worlds...
    To seek out new life and new civilisations...
    To boldly go where no one has gone before!"

    Capt Jean-Luc Picard quoting Driver Jones of Saltley LIP.

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 19:32 #120610
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    headshot119 in post 120602 said:
    postal in post 120601 said:


    Thought John Mills (Meld) had already got that one off at 11:38!
    Unfortunately my Yorkshire to English translator malfunctioned :P
    I thought Yorkshire was a language known only to those of Yorkshire. A bit like one of the ancient languages just being rediscovered

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    Another wrong route call 25/09/2019 at 21:02 #120614
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    pedroathome in post 120610 said:
    headshot119 in post 120602 said:
    postal in post 120601 said:


    Thought John Mills (Meld) had already got that one off at 11:38!
    Unfortunately my Yorkshire to English translator malfunctioned :P
    I thought Yorkshire was a language known only to those of Yorkshire. A bit like one of the ancient languages just being rediscovered
    You mean like the secret language used south of the Tamar - I still feel sorry for Mr Fulcher after all his time down there

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    Another wrong route call 26/09/2019 at 09:25 #120624
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    Meld in post 120591 said:
    clive in post 120590 said:


    Wasn't it Saltley men who would sign any road in the country if there was an hour's overtime in it?
    I thought there was one in the Sea of Tranquility when Armstrong landed waiting for a back working :)
    No, everyone knows that was a Ripple Lane set.

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