Everyone likes a steam locomotive
And we've fitted our AWS & TPWS kit on the North Norfolk Railway
21 March 2016 09:45:53



When you think of steam locomotives, you think of the triumph of Victorian engineering - but even these magnificent old machines need protection to modern standards.  Which is why we've fitted the North Norfolk Railway's steam locomotive with AWS and TPWSfour to protect it (and it's passengers) whilst it's in action.

The first day of the event included a potted history of the line, together with the on-board lunch being served on the return trip to Holt, followed by their technical meeting.  Day two included a full demonstration of OSS (Overspeed) and SPADs (Signal Passed at Danger), using the Unipart Rails Hand Held signal generator on the latest version of Unipart Rail TPWSfour.

The day was a thrilling experience for the delegates - it's not every day that you get to ride the footplate of a steam train!

To read more about our TPWSfour, click here.

To read more about the North Norfolk Railway, click here.

To read more about the upgrade of safety systems on the 76084 locomotive click here.



For more information, please contact us using our Online Enquiry Form here
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Eric Bond says:
01 April 2016 20:27:03
The owners of the first steam locomotive fitted with TPWSfour - the 76084 Locomotive Company Limited - are really proud of their achievement. We have not only returned a scrapyard condition hulk to full working order but fitted ALL the necessary safety systems required on today's modern railway. The Company has self-funded all this work through the support of its 200 shareholders. We look forward to utilising all the features of TPWSfour on Network Rail in the months and years to come.
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