Upcoming Games


Full list
Add a game

Upcoming Events

No events to display

We are not planning any more in-person events until the COVID-19 situation has improved.

Reality is too much like SimSig

You are here: Home > Forum > Miscellaneous > The real thing (anything else rail-oriented) > Reality is too much like SimSig

Page 1 of 1

Reality is too much like SimSig 11/01/2021 at 17:04 #136246
AlexRail575
Avatar
124 posts
Now for a bit of light-hearted entertainment: guess the signallers at Marylebone today picked the "One of those days" option...

picture taken just before 1700 UK time)

I do wonder, though, how many people are affected by these delays, with lockdown and "work from home" having drastically reduced passenger numbers, I would assume.

Post has attachments. Log in to view them.
Last edited: 11/01/2021 at 17:06 by AlexRail575
Reason: time fixed

Log in to reply
Reality is too much like SimSig 11/01/2021 at 17:18 #136249
danners430
Avatar
129 posts
That looks like fun for all the family!
Log in to reply
Reality is too much like SimSig 11/01/2021 at 19:07 #136254
stighetl
Avatar
74 posts
Signal failure?
- Stig
Log in to reply
Reality is too much like SimSig 11/01/2021 at 19:19 #136256
AlexRail575
Avatar
124 posts
Apparently, per the Chiltern twitter, even worse: trespassers which required blocking the line in both directions (though the picture was taken, I guess, shortly after the situation had been resolved, hence the green signals)
Last edited: 11/01/2021 at 19:20 by AlexRail575
Reason: None given

Log in to reply
The following user said thank you: Dionysusnu
Reality is too much like SimSig 11/01/2021 at 22:05 #136267
DaveHarries
Avatar
1081 posts
AlexRail575 in post 136256 said:
Apparently, per the Chiltern twitter, even worse: trespassers which required blocking the line in both directions (though the picture was taken, I guess, shortly after the situation had been resolved, hence the green signals)

Which explains why 1H53 departed High Wycombe 45 late according to RTT.

Dave

Log in to reply
Reality is too much like SimSig 12/01/2021 at 13:19 #136278
greatkingrat
Avatar
69 posts
I'm surprised they didn't try and keep at least some of the trains in platforms rather than letting them all queue up behind each other signal to signal.
Log in to reply
Reality is too much like SimSig 12/01/2021 at 14:09 #136281
Connerbates
Avatar
6 posts
chiltern for ya. at east it was not southern
Log in to reply
Reality is too much like SimSig 12/01/2021 at 14:51 #136286
AlexRail575
Avatar
124 posts
Connerbates in post 136281 said:
at least it was not southern
That reminds me of those video 'dramatisations' that can be found on youtube and they always seem to involve southeastern (well, close enough - example, this one)

Last edited: 12/01/2021 at 15:15 by AlexRail575
Reason: not quite southern :)

Log in to reply
The following user said thank you: Dionysusnu
Reality is too much like SimSig 12/01/2021 at 16:30 #136289
wellgroomed
Avatar
77 posts
greatkingrat in post 136278 said:
I'm surprised they didn't try and keep at least some of the trains in platforms rather than letting them all queue up behind each other signal to signal.
Assuming that wasn't the case before the trains started moving.

Last edited: 12/01/2021 at 16:31 by wellgroomed
Reason: None given

Log in to reply
Reality is too much like SimSig 12/01/2021 at 16:33 #136290
wellgroomed
Avatar
77 posts
AlexRail575 in post 136246 said:
Now for a bit of light-hearted entertainment: guess the signallers at Marylebone today picked the "One of those days" option...

picture taken just before 1700 UK time)

I do wonder, though, how many people are affected by these delays, with lockdown and "work from home" having drastically reduced passenger numbers, I would assume.
Yesterday afternoon/evening certainly would've made a good playable scenario. Lots of different events in succession.

Log in to reply
Reality is too much like SimSig 12/01/2021 at 18:39 #136303
Soton_Speed
Avatar
168 posts
wellgroomed in post 136290 said:

Yesterday afternoon/evening certainly would've made a good playable scenario. Lots of different events in succession.
Operation Kobayashi Maru?

In Zone 6, no one can hear you scream...
Log in to reply
Reality is too much like SimSig 22/01/2021 at 14:08 #136675
mejia
Avatar
2 posts
AlexRail575 in post 136246 said:
Now for a bit of light-hearted entertainment: guess the signallers at Marylebone today picked the "One of those days" option...

picture taken just before 1700 UK time)

I do wonder, though, how many people are affected by these delays, with lockdown and "work from home" having drastically reduced passenger numbers, I would assume.
Well, it depends on where you live during the lockdown. I bet it reduced the passenger numbers in London drastically but if you are living in Greece like me whether with lockdown or not there is no much difference. Some people still have to go to work and the railways are still as crowded as it used to be. Even though it's just 2 stops from my work to my flat in Greece sometimes I prefer going by bus because of the crowd.

Log in to reply