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All RAIB Reports 17/08/2010 at 11:19 #10772
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I am referring to the low-speed collision at Exeter St Davids.
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All RAIB Reports 18/08/2010 at 11:04 #10791
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) released its report into a derailment at Wigan North Western station on 25 August 2009. The RAIB has made four recommendations.

RAIB report R142010

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All RAIB Reports 02/09/2010 at 11:05 #11246
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a fatal accident at Whitehall West junction, Leeds, on 2 December 2009. The RAIB has made two recommendations.

RAIB Report R152010

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All RAIB Reports 23/09/2010 at 11:07 #11683
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a fatal accident at Halkirk level crossing, Caithness, on 29 September 2009. The RAIB has made six recommendations.

RAIB Report R16-2010

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into the failure of a railway bridge spanning the River Crane near Feltham on 14 November 2009. The RAIB has made six recommendations.

RAIB Report R17-2010

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All RAIB Reports 24/09/2010 at 15:19 #11697
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AndyG said:
report into the failure of a railway bridge spanning the River Crane near Feltham

On a similar note the report on the Malahide Viaduct collapse in Eire is available here
http://www.raiu.ie/uploads/raiu/MalahideViaductCollapseR2010004.pdf

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All RAIB Reports 08/10/2010 at 09:18 #11908
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Oh! You can be so lucky

http://www.raib.gov.uk/publications/current_investigations_register/100817_shap.cfm

Don't these locos have vigilance control?

Barry

Barry, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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All RAIB Reports 08/10/2010 at 11:10 #11912
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a near-miss between a train and a wheelchair user on Victory level crossing, near Taunton, Somerset on 19 December 2009. The RAIB has made four recommendations.

RAIB Report R18-2010

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All RAIB Reports 28/10/2010 at 11:02 #12210
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a derailment near Gillingham tunnel, Dorset on 28 November 2009. The RAIB has made five recommendations.

RAIB Report R19-2010

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All RAIB Reports 22/11/2010 at 13:03 #12595
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The report into a fire on a freight shuttle train in the Channel Tunnel on 11 September 2008 has been released. The report was prepared jointly by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) in the UK and their counterparts in France, the Bureau d'Enquêtes sur les Accidents de Transport Terrestre (BEA-TT).

Thirty nine recommendations have been made.

Report ET2010.cfm

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All RAIB Reports 09/12/2010 at 12:04 #12841
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into an incident at Romford station on 14 Februrary 2010. The RAIB has made five recommendations.

Report R202010_Romford

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All RAIB Reports 24/01/2011 at 17:04 #13329
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into an accident at Washwood Heath, Birmingham on 6 March 2010. The RAIB has made four recommendations.

Report R012011 Washwood_Heath.pdf

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All RAIB Reports 31/01/2011 at 14:12 #13364
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a near miss involving a freight train and two passenger trains, Carstairs, Scotland, 22 December 2009. The RAIB has made three recommendations.

Report 022011
110131_R022011_Carstairs.pdf (1,345.28 kb)

This incident was previously discussed on the forum here and also here

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All RAIB Reports 01/02/2011 at 10:44 #13366
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UKTrainMan said:
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a near miss involving a freight train and two passenger trains, Carstairs, Scotland, 22 December 2009. The RAIB has made three recommendations.

Report 022011
110131_R022011_Carstairs.pdf (1,345.28 kb)

This incident was previously discussed on the forum here and also here

Some very good work by the Bobby gets rather a minimal acknowledgement; a poster on the Blower suggests he had 39 seconds to notice the problem (no SPAD or TRA alarm) & make all necessary decisions, got points set 5 seconds before track circuit occupation would've locked them.

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All RAIB Reports 01/02/2011 at 13:37 #13367
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kbarber said:
Some very good work by the Bobby gets rather a minimal acknowledgement; a poster on the Blower suggests he had 39 seconds to notice the problem (no SPAD or TRA alarm) & make all necessary decisions, got points set 5 seconds before track circuit occupation would've locked them.
I thought exactly the same when I read the report - luckily there were no casualties (although no doubt a very frightened driver) but without the quick thinking in the box there could easily have been a head-on between the freight and the local.

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All RAIB Reports 01/02/2011 at 19:15 #13369
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Goes to show there is no substitute for experience. Here is a man 19 years in the job and 11 years at Motherwell. I wonder what the outcome would have been with someone with a lot less.
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All RAIB Reports 02/02/2011 at 08:48 #13371
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pilotman said:
Goes to show there is no substitute for experience. Here is a man 19 years in the job and 11 years at Motherwell. I wonder what the outcome would have been with someone with a lot less.
Does it? and how did you come to this conclusion? was there another incident in the same place/circumstances where a less experianced signaller failed to take the actions described and there was a disaster?
Dont get me wrong, experiance counts for alot, but with situations like this we are all trained in the same rules regarding SPADs etc. and there would be no way you would be 'let loose' on the panel without proving a thorough knowledge of the rules and the local area/panel/control systems/local instructions etc.

Sorry to get on high horse here but im sure some of the signallers on here that maybe dont have 19 years on the job, myself for 1, will be reading your coment as to say if a lesser experianced signaller was on then a disaster would have occured!
Nothing personall at all Ray before this gets blown out of proportion as happens sometimes, but the comment does fell like a bit of a snipe at lesser experianced signallers.

Daz

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All RAIB Reports 03/02/2011 at 16:10 #13385
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daza7789 said:
Dont get me wrong, experiance counts for alot,

You seem to agree with me that experience counts for a lot, (though not of course everything). There have been issues over recent years (not really with signalling) where people seem to be put into jobs before they are ready. Nice to get confirmation that our signalling brethren do not fall into that category. Apologies if anyone with fewer than 19 years experience was offended by my comment.

Ray

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All RAIB Reports 03/02/2011 at 17:50 #13389
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Not to denigrate what the bobby did, but there wouldn't have been a head-on: the freight stopped a long way short of the distance to reach the local. The main difference he made is that it didn't run through some trailing points, which might have caused a low-speed derailment.
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All RAIB Reports 03/02/2011 at 21:05 #13393
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I am not sure you are correct here Clive. The freight was originally routed round the Carstairs curve (single line) which would have implied a head on worst case with the pass. I am not sure if it would have stopped short or not, but it is at least a bit doubtful it would have made the 15mph curve and therefore have been derailed, rather than dissipating itself down the WCML.
In deference to Daz "Well done that signalman" - (preferred term!!)

Ray

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All RAIB Reports 16/02/2011 at 18:17 #13704
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The RAIB has released its bulletin regarding the serious injury of a guard on the Foxfield Light Railway, 24 October 2010.

Click here to read the full article on the Rail Accident Investigation Website

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All RAIB Reports 24/02/2011 at 12:27 #13760
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into an accident at Carrbridge, Badenoch and Strathspeyon, 4 January 2010. The RAIB has made four further recommendations in addition to those made following the Carstairs investigation.

R032011_Carrbridge.pdf

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All RAIB Reports 28/02/2011 at 12:22 #13811
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The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a fatal accident at Moreton-on-Lugg, near Hereford, 16 January 2010. The RAIB has made four recommendations.

R042011 Moreton-on-Lugg

Edit 21/7/2011:
The RAIB has revised its report into the fatal accident at Moreton-on-Lugg, near Hereford on 16 January 2010. The changes do not affect the conclusions or recommendations made.

R042011v2_Moreton_on_Lugg.pdf

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Last edited: 21/07/2011 at 11:16 by AndyG
Reason: revised report issued

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All RAIB Reports 28/02/2011 at 21:44 #13817
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AndyG said:
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has released its report into a fatal accident at Moreton-on-Lugg, near Hereford, 16 January 2010. The RAIB has made four recommendations.

R042011 Moreton-on-Lugg

There but for the grace of God...

Sympathies with the motorists of course but I feel for the poor bobby too... what a frightful situation to find himself in.

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All RAIB Reports 02/03/2011 at 08:55 #13830
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Quote from Newcomers: Welcome to the forums!
You're not a proper signalman until you have three phone calls going on at once...Unquote

But you have to be careful. This has happened before e.g. Hatfield and probably others.
Returning to earlier posts it is ironic that here again was a man with 19 years experience - in this case still caught out by human frailty. He will be going over this in his mind for the rest of his life.
Does anyone know if the charges were dropped? Surely they should be.
Ray

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All RAIB Reports 02/03/2011 at 09:20 #13831
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Not a nice incident, I feel sorry for the signaller involved, we are all prone to make mistakes, after all we are only human. Goes to show how easy it is to become distracted.
As you say ray he will be going over this in his mind for the rest of his life. I could not agree with the investigation more with regards to the fact that the interlocking should have been there with the built in safegaurds to stop this happening.

Daz

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