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Robert2d6
September 30th, 2012, 09:47 AM
Just running the Cattle Dock session in Settle and Carlisle this morning which is my favorite route since I got it last week, and got to the first place to uncouple some cattle cars, and they mentioned the "Guard Van". Now what the heck is that, I am thinking:confused:. So after a great deal of wondering and scrathing my head, I finally guessed that maybe it was the caboose, since I didn't see any other vans parked around the train I was running. Well in the process of trying to uncouple the "guard van", from the back of the 6 cattle cars I had backed into the siding, I managed to derail the train on one of the junctions..... :'(.. Live and learn...

BTW, how come all the AI auto traffic is riding on the "wrong side of the road" ? ;)

Enkidoh
September 30th, 2012, 10:00 AM
You wacky Americans and your silly differences in terminology and standards! :P

But yeah, guard's van (or brakevan as it's also known) = caboose.

And yeah, AI traffic runs on the side of the track in a route according to the route's location. UK practice is left-hand side of double-track. Most US railroads it's right side. Hence the 'wrong-road' running from your perspective. ;)

Robert2d6
September 30th, 2012, 10:26 AM
You wacky Americans and your silly differences in terminology and standards! :P

But yeah, guard's van (or brakevan as it's also known) = caboose.

And yeah, AI traffic runs on the side of the track in a route according to the route's location. UK practice is left-hand side of double-track. Most US railroads it's right side. Hence the 'wrong-road' running from your perspective. ;)

Notice the "wink" after my comment?