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And in other railway news, Yellow front ends become optional
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 Posted: Fri Mar 18th, 2016 12:42 pm
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And now, in other railway news, Yellow front ends become optional.

Yellow front ends become optional 12 Mar 2016 "UK: A new Railway Group Standard covering audibility and visibility came into force on March 5, removing the requirement for trains on the national network to have yellow front ends. Industry safety body RSSB said headlamp technology had improved since the requirement for a yellow panel was introduced the 1950s, when it had been found that diesel and electric trains were quieter than steam locomotives."

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/traction-rolling-stock/single-view/view/yellow-front-ends-become-optional.html



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 Posted: Fri Mar 18th, 2016 04:32 pm
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'' when it had been found that diesel and electric trains were quieter than steam locomotives."

Have to wonder how many hours and £ were spent coming to this conclusion ?


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 Posted: Fri Mar 18th, 2016 07:30 pm
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There has been in print in past decades that a steamer drifting slowly through the yard was practically silent.
And that situation has a couple of times contributed to injury.

But, yeah, in general you do wonder which rocket scientist figured that out for them.

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Quite true, Forrest. A steam loco in good condition slowly drifting in "mid-gear" (zero valve spindle travel) can be fairly quiet if your attention is engaged elsewhere.

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