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Ah well , Adani obviously doesn't see the valve in running 40/42 tonne axle loads like serious operators do in WA .

Makes 26 look very ordinary .

Posted 06 Oct 2019 11:53 in New South Wales by BDA

I wonder what excuses will be put forward when the XPT replacement gets shaken to pieces …

Posted 21 Sep 2019 16:22 in Sydney Suburban by BDA

Grape vine seems to think that the master and brake controllers are unchanged ?

No electrification is not the instant answer .

The answer is more direct alignments capable of higher average speeds . By this I don't mean 140 km/h either , 115 is fine if you have alignments capab ...

Put it this way , when I last spoke to truck drivers at Yass Services Centre around 6-7 years ago they said it took around 9 1/2 hours to drive a B Double from Capital to Capital .

At that stage the  ...

What the Federal and State governments need to do is provide modern rail infrastructure and alignments so that rail has a hope of competing with road .

Trying to be competitive on 1930s alignment is ...

Posted 08 Jun 2019 18:57 in New South Wales by BDA

[quote=matthewg]Local hauling the XP coaches as a stop gap isn't going to happen. NSW Trains would have to hire locomotives and crews. But the drivers that come with the locomotives wouldn't be passen ...

Posted 03 May 2019 17:27 in Sydney Suburban by BDA

Turn it into a metro , sure fire cure for colds moles and sore ...

Posted 01 May 2019 18:37 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by BDA

I was qualified for and worked them in the early mid 1990s .

Going back a while but I think the restrictions were how many pans up and how much upward pressure they exerted on the contact wire . With ...

As you very well know I was referring to interstate road corridors as these are the ones rail fails to compete with .

To do well you need to have high load carrying capacity because its those tonnes  ...

[quote=james.au][quote]Higher axle load perway and American style loading gauge is the be all and end all . I don't believe there is any other way to effectively compete with road . It is expensive bu ...

Higher axle load perway and American style loading gauge is the be all and end all . I don't believe there is any other way to effectively compete with road . It is expensive but its performance makes ...

Sorry , platform 1 ...

And I'm sure this road would be wired so X's and Urbans can get past the suburban trains .

It's basically all win . Adding any track capacity in the metrop is clearly a bonus .

There is another set of facing points off the country end of Redfern platform 10 .

It is possible that the train was going via the down Illawarra Dive .

4 car S doing Carlos this morning .

Grape vine reckons the first 3 cars were pinched from the original 4 car test train and swapped over .

This , I glad someone got around to mentioning that high speed electric rail is a HUGE power sink .

Word on the street at ASY is that around 9 8car S sets still in service .

I've seen (I think) B15 running around .

More Bees please .

How many B sets are in service now ?

Has there been any more S sets withdrawn recently ?

No they wouldn't care but the rail operators could do more for less money and so be a bit more competitive .

Axle loads aren't just a motive power issue , having more tonnes on the wagons makes more  ...

I think the biggest issue is physical mass and how that affects allowable axle loads .

If using the C44ACi as an example they are already short changed with the amount of fuel they can legally carry  ...

Posted 07 Dec 2018 19:01 in News by BDA

Back in the day cranking the BP up to 550 or 600 , at times , made a real difference .

Or so I'm told .

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