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[quote=vk3pb]The line from Perth to Kalgoorlie is about 600kms. What would be required to run a 200kph diesel service along this line? Is the existing line capable of handling trains running at 200kph ...

[quote=62440]It will be good to see the Thornlie link complete at last. It was out to tender and there were well advanced bids in 2001 when the new government scrapped the project and started again, s ...

At least you can get the bus into ADL and for us old farts, it is free most of the day. I remember catching the bus from Burnie to Wynyard long ago, it was $1.60 to just before the gate and $20 if you ...

Posted 26 Mar 2022 19:27 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by 62440

4444 will lie down under the blankets when it gets tired!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mollyschase/13988679490/in/album-72157644663678235/

For info, the line beyond Osborne was singled in 1990 as it had good 94# rail which was used elsewhere on the network to save buying new rail. They would have reclaimed about 400 tonnes of rail.

So presumably the service will become in peak PA 2 tph all stations, 2 tph Osborne express from Woodville, 2 tph Outer Harbor express from Woodville.  and 2 tph Grange all turning back in platforms 8  ...

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Whyalla can only roll 27.5 metre (90 feet) lengths. This has not changed in decades and is easily carried on pairs of semi permanently coupled flat wagons loaded with 3 or 4 l ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]Why make is contingent upon funding from a private operater? Adelaide is missing out on a huge amount of Fed PT funding compared to other states. Why would you not run it as a ...

That is enough to justify upgrading the welding facility. On BR 40 odd years ago we did 720 feet or about 219 metres as standard

Posted 26 Jan 2022 09:55 in Railway Archaeology by 62440

I arrived in Sydney in December 87 to start a new office and on Day 2 we had a rush job and I had to design the overhead layout from Clarendon to East Richmond so they could put a plaque up. The masts ...

Posted 25 Jan 2022 18:58 in Railway Archaeology by 62440

I am trying to post photos of a train in the siding at Windsor waiting for a cross with passengers and one of the main line but although they are small it won't let me! In 1987 the trains used to cros ...

"But unfortunately, capital is not unlimited and political will comes and goes. Rather than trying to build it all at once and go bankrupt, or end up saying 'it's too hard', I think it's better to bui ...

Looking on good old google, I note the corridor is largely intact, though it looks like single track formation. Rebuilding a viaduct is a lot easier to do than reopening urban corridors. Between Okeha ...

[quote=duttonbay]They have removed two flat crossings in Adelaide in recent years (well, recent for somebody who basically stopped photographing trains in the 1990s). I can't imagine ARTC thinking it ...

Rail seat abrasion is a huge issue which has to be addressed. I remember visiting the Ulan line decades ago when the pads had failed and just about all the concrete sleepers were totally buggered (to  ...

So where is this new freight coming from? Viterra has been shifting around 4Mpta, most of which is from major centres served by rail. I see long road trains heading to Roxby which has never had a rail ...

"$50 million for the Lefevre Peninsula Upgrades Project in South Australia"

New one on me and I live here! Or are they resurrecting the link to the NRM?

Posted 14 Dec 2021 18:07 in South Australia by 62440

Here we go again…,
SinickleBird
Not really, this project is a whole new ball-game.The proposed development is for 30000 people, say 10000 commuters. Get the developers to pay for a "gr ...

Posted 13 Dec 2021 23:20 in South Australia by 62440

I went to a presentation on Riverlea which, if you haven't heard of it, is a massive new housing development west of Virginia and is where traffic lights recently appeared on highway 1. It is more tha ...

Many years ago, I worked on speeding up the Bendigo service with a target set by the Minister. To ease some curves the lines were singled in sections and only one track was upgraded to full speed so t ...

Is ere an election due? This gets trotted out periodically. I can save the WA gummint some money by reminding them this was studied in a fair amount of detail about 20 years ago. AMcT was the driver o ...

I came to to Australia with good qualifications a few decades ago on the civil side, not operating. It took a few months to get a job and I was happy to move around throughout Australia as well as New ...

In Western Austria they even transport standard gauge wagons on a narrow gauge float wagon.


Did you mean to say Austria?
bevans
Common practice all over Austria, Jenbach  ...

Coming back to gauges and operating, there are three crossing loops between Belair and MBJ and the Overdue takes 37 minutes. You just need one gauge changer at Belair. You would convert MBJ to MB to S ...

Back in the 80's when I was working in Melbourne, we worked out that before the circle, the third newest passenger line ran from UFTG to Gembrook! Now work out how many greenfield extensions there hav ...

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