Shunting

This is not a full tutorial, but just some quick notes about shunting :)

  1. Signs
  2. Shunting Signals
  3. In the Signalbox
  4. Coupling and Uncoupling Rolling Stock

Speed Limit

The maximum speed limit while shunting is 20km/h! This is not signposted, and it’s up to the dispatcher to enforce this at their own station, and driver to obey them.

Shunting signals & signs

No shunting

Shunting is prohibited when you see these signals

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The M1 signal

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The Ms1 signal

Shunting allowed

You may proceed with shunting when you see these signals

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The M2 signal

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The Ms2 signal

Something to watch out for

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Shunting Limit Sign

This sign marks the boundary where shunting is allowed. You may not shunt beyond this point without special permission from the Dispatcher!
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In the signalbox

In the signalbox, the levers which control the M1 shunting signals are blue with a red stripe, as pictured below. Be warned, these levers are not interlocked with any of the other singals and switches, it’s up to the Dispatcher to make sure that part of the track is clear. The Ms1 signal currently can only be controlled from outside TD2.

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The lever for the shunting signal M1


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Coupling and Uncoupling Rolling Stock

Both drivers and Dispatchers can couple and uncouple train cars. Simply exit your vehicle/signalbox, move to the coupling you wish to uncouple, and click on it. This can only be done while the train is not moving and the brakes of the carriages are applied. Coupling unjoined cars works the same way. Slowly move until you bump into its buffets, hit the brakes, lower throttle to zero, exit and couple them.

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Move to the coupling and mouse over it

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The cars are now uncoupled

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The driver can move off when given the ‘All clear”


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