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303gunner

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$12.6 mil to re-open 15.6Km of relatively flat graded line with a couple of low bridges, and then $950,000 per annum for maintenance when using only a hi-rail bus service, and they are looking for fun ...

[quote=bingley hall][quote][quote]the V sets presently in Katoomba station are supposed to be loco hauled out tonight to Flemington to be prepared for service this weekend. 2nd March is the date for t ...

[quote=JustGus][quote]Hi Gus,

My father's car was a First Class end platform car; BI 1153. My mother sold it (thankfully!) to a B&B at Junee. Look up Belmore Manor, they have good photos of it.[/quot ...

Waitara?
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Well done. Your turn.

It is Asquith.  Over to 303gunner for a challenging cryptic!

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Cloud of War erupts over Taranaki.

[quote=Graham4405][quote][quote][color=#1d2129][size=2][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Hello Everyone. We're off. Blogging has started. My working life experiences on the railway. From now on it's ...

Having gone through all this with my Sleeping Car, my most important piece of advice that I can offer is to talk to the council FIRST (and second and third, to get the picture straight) before you spe ...

Asquith.

Posted 23 Dec 2019 09:33 in New South Wales by 303gunner

[quote=303gunner]Another fire is burning in the Zig Zag Scenic Reserve,....and has [u][b]most likely[/b][/u] burnt Clarence Station environs itself, as well as the embankment area that has recently be ...

Posted 23 Dec 2019 09:23 in New South Wales by 303gunner

I would have thought that the State .. Mine Railway would be able to move their rolling stock to safer places ......
simstrain
Unfortunately, the reality is that most groups like State M ...

Posted 21 Dec 2019 18:54 in New South Wales by 303gunner

[quote=lkernan][url=https://www.facebook.com/ZigZagRailway/]https://www.facebook.com/ZigZagRailway/

The latest post on there is taken from a security camera watching what looks like an old Tasmanian ...

Posted 21 Dec 2019 18:52 in New South Wales by 303gunner

[quote=NSWRcars][quote]Bushfires from the Gosper's Mountain fire have surrounded Lithgow today, and it doesn't look good.

ACM730 is one of the few remaining Country Branchline Sleepers, and one of ...

Posted 21 Dec 2019 14:49 in New South Wales by 303gunner

Bushfires from the Gosper's Mountain fire have surrounded Lithgow today, and it doesn't look good. (How can I post photos?).

You can't access many of these areas, as the fire is still very active a ...

Posted 02 Nov 2019 00:19 in New South Wales by 303gunner

Err, no, the other end  of the line. The fire has burnt across the line between Glenreagh and Lowanna, that is, the section of the branch operated by the GMR (

Posted 31 Oct 2019 21:23 in New South Wales by 303gunner

Just as the Tenterfield burnt over 100Km to cut the North Coast Line at Rappville, the Armidale fire (AKA Bee's Nest fire) has spotted and now burnt the Dorrigo line between Glenreagh and Lowanna, at  ...

And so the wheel turns full circle.

The Carlingford Branch started life as a privately owned Tramway, before failing financially and being taken over by the NSWGR.

These fires started over 3 weeks ago in Tenterfield and have spotted ahead, well over 100Km now from their initial source, and a very high likelihood of reaching the coast.

It go west.

Lithgow?

Are we at the point where another hint might shunt this along a bit?

Posted 30 Sep 2019 01:07 in New South Wales by 303gunner

[quote=bingley hall][quote][quote]In the future it is going to be passenger rail and reducing carbon emissions that will drive the extension of the overhead.[/quote]Correct, it won't the economics of ...

Posted 28 Sep 2019 14:22 in New South Wales by 303gunner

[quote=RTT_Rules]Plenty of options for power, for a start NSW pulls on average 1GW of power from Qld coal around the clock, but yes, growth in wind, solar, pumped hydro, coal fired upgrades and gas tu ...

Posted 28 Sep 2019 14:10 in New South Wales by 303gunner

In the future it is going to be passenger rail and reducing carbon emissions that will drive the extension of the overhead.
simstrain
Correct, it won't the economics of doing it, it will ...

Posted 28 Sep 2019 07:53 in New South Wales by 303gunner

[quote=a6et][quote][quote][/quote]But would 2 or 3 light trains a day justify the money to appreciably extend that network? For example, the Sydney to Melbourne trip for the XPT is 960Km, with a few K ...

Posted 27 Sep 2019 21:05 in New South Wales by 303gunner

[quote=Sydney Metro Vlogs][quote]But John Holland's Country Rail Network operates between Bowenfels and Parkes or Dubbo.

I seriously doubt there would be any impetus to electrify anywhere new outsi ...

Posted 27 Sep 2019 18:16 in New South Wales by 303gunner

But John Holland's Country Rail Network operates between Bowenfels and Parkes or Dubbo.

I seriously doubt there would be any impetus to electrify anywhere new outside of the existing network, even  ...

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