Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Stop your shunting!
Most of it covers block working and signalling stuff that passes me by. However, at the end we have this:
5. Shunting Operations
Shunting operations on any line or siding next adjoining the line on which the Royal Train will run must be suspended at least 10 minutes before the Royal Train is expected to pass the site of the shunting operation.
It appears that Royal personages were not to have their sight offended by seeing the ordinary working chap actually doing some of his ordinary work.
This gives us modellers the prefect excuse when there is a break in operations. Just say, "There's a Royal Train on its way mate." and no-one can argue.