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ACD is not acceptable as it is based on GPS (US Defence)

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/transportation/railways/two-firms-get-nod-to-install-train-collision-prevention-system/articleshow/21209351.cms

ACD was totally rejected by Railway Signalling Community due to its Limitations and US defence Control on GPS network. Civil Engrs who messed up Konkan Railway Finances have been trying to impose a Signalling System with no expertise in this Regard. Passenger safety is Very Serious issue and these Mix-Up games can be fatal for Public at Large. We cannot imagine how TPWS, GPS/ACD and conventional Signalling can be mixed up. Any such Technology should be subjected scrutiny  to International Professional Scrutiny like UIC/ CENELEC/ ETSI Standards by a neutral Agency.

Getting things Cheap is less important than getting failsafe Technologies which may cost more..

– IRSSE

Telegram is not Dead.. It left a revolution called Digitization as a legacy …. Salute Morse Et Al

Pune sends its last telegram, citizens mourn death of 163-year-old medium
Neha Madaan, TNN | Jul 14, 2013, 06.58 AM IST

The ancient telegraph machines here will now rest at a museum in the city, preserved for posterity for the text-tweet generations that would grow oblivious of this now archaic form of communication.

PUNE: On Saturday, at 5.10 pm, employees of the Central Telegraph Office (CTO) left work knowing that they would never return in the same capacity. For Pune, telegram services officially closed on July 13, Sunday being an off. But the telegraph office saw a busy last day, with 150 telegrams sent to mark an end to 163 years of communicating the joys and sorrows of Pune’s residents.

The ancient telegraph machines here will now rest at a museum in the city, preserved for posterity for the text-tweet generations that would grow oblivious of this now archaic form of communication.

Citizens mourn ‘death of the telegram’ 

Telegram was a personal Communication witnessed and recorded by Responsible Govt Officials.

It was First form of digital Communication and Revolutionized IT. 

Sentiments: There were Days when People were either Scared or Rejoiced of a Message. many Ladies used to Cry even before they opened expecting the worst from the otherside. I for one floated in air when I Recd my Engg Rank in 1982.

End of an Era for the Legend SMSs/MMS and mails will Continue until something better comes out.

Pune sends its last telegram, citizens mourn death of 163-year-old medium
Neha Madaan, TNN | Jul 14, 2013, 06.58 AM IST

The ancient telegraph machines here will now rest at a museum in the city, preserved for posterity for the text-tweet generations that would grow oblivious of this now archaic form of communication.


PUNE: On Saturday, at 5.10 pm, employees of the Central Telegraph Office (CTO) left work knowing that they would never return in the same capacity. For Pune, telegram services officially closed on July 13, Sunday being an off. But the telegraph office saw a busy last day, with 150 telegrams sent to mark an end to 163 years of communicating the joys and sorrows of Pune's residents.

The ancient telegraph machines here will now rest at a museum in the city, preserved for posterity for the text-tweet generations that would grow oblivious of this now archaic form of communication.

Citizens mourn 'death of the telegram' 

Telegram was a personal Communication witnessed and recorded by Responsible Govt Officials.

It was First form of digital Communication and Revolutionized IT. 

Sentiments: There were Days when People were either Scared or Rejoiced of a Message. many Ladies used to Cry even before they opened expecting the worst from the otherside. I for one floated in air when I Recd my Engg Rank in 1982.

End of an Era for the Legend SMSs/MMS and mails will Continue until something better comes out.

German Rail and Siemens launch signalbox of the future project …

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GERMAN Rail (DB) and Siemens launched a pilot project today for what they describe as the “signalbox of the future” using open-interface signalling architecture.

The ceremony held at Annaberg-Buchholz on the Chemnitz – Vejprty Erzgebirge line was attended by Mr Hansjörg Hess, chief operating officer of DB Networks, and Mr Klaus Bremer, head of Siemens Germany. “Our vision is an IP-based mini-signalbox, controlled, monitored and diagnosed from anywhere in the world,” says Bremer.

 

“We are pleased to announce the launch of this visionary signalling project,” says Hess. “Intelligent communication networks, and the associated standardisation and modularisation of the technology, are the way forward for the coming years. They allow us to run the railway in a more economic, resource-efficient way for our customers.”

Open-interface signalling architecture should offer a simpler solution than current electronic signalboxes. It is intended for use on both heavily-used main lines as well as for simpler applications in rural areas. Further pilot projects are envisaged up to 2016 in order to test the concept under real conditions before the system can be deployed nationally.

Annaberg-Buchholz was the location in 2005 for a pilot project with Siemens  was launched to test a new Model of Elcroniconic signal boxes .

PS : The Siemens Electronic Interlocking is one of the Most Compact and Reliable systems as Perceived by Officers who have seen different Systems Including Imported ones. Safelock however is a closed chapter though indigenous. 

– IRSSE

Arunendra Kumar given additional charge of Railway Board chairman

Arunendra Kumar given additional charge of Railway Board chairman

Manthan K Mehta, TNN Jul 1, 2013, 09.26PM IST

MUMBAI: Following the retirement of VinayMittal, Member ( mechanical) Arunendra Kumar has assumed the additional responsibility of the chairman Railway board (CRB) from July 1.

Arunendra Kumar is an officer belonging to 1976 batch of Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME).

The railway ministry has failed to nominate full-time CRB as the appointment for top posts in mired in controversy after the cash-for-appointments scandal surfaced in the month of May.