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Posted 07 Mar 2019 20:49 in Tasmania by BP4417

I read something about a sinkhole in Hoblers Bridge road due to an old pipe giving way recently.  Does it also pass under the yard?
lkernan
The sink hole was closer to Bellhaven Street o ...

Posted 05 Mar 2019 19:46 in Tasmania by BP4417

There has been a substantial amount of track work going on at the Hoblers Bridge Road end of East Tamar Yard.

The work seems to have taken place over several weekends.

Posted 16 Mar 2018 19:04 in Tasmania by BP4417

I noticed there appeared to be a lot of speed restrictions on the Fingal Line, many more than I have ever seen previously, I wonder whether its a case of doing minimum maintenance? This line used to b ...

[quote=12CSVT]Not sure exactly how many B Double zinc trucks there are a day, but during daylight there is at least one return every 30 mins or so? They aren't containers though, instead bulk de-conso ...

Posted 03 Aug 2017 19:59 in Tasmania by BP4417

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote]Why do the Tas government hate railways so much?[/quote]If this Liberal Government has its way 230 Kilometres of Tasmania's rail tracks will cease to exist particularly ...

Posted 02 Aug 2017 17:23 in Tasmania by BP4417

Why do the Tas government hate railways so much?
Peter-Hem
If this Liberal Government has its way 230 Kilometres of Tasmania's rail tracks will cease to exist particularly when you have  ...

You would have thought the Dorset Council first option for a bike trail would have been from Tullendena to Derby the missing link, or will this be another request for finance from the Commonwealth and ...

Posted 09 Oct 2016 21:10 in Tasmania by BP4417

[quote][quote]Has there been anymore news back in Tassie about the proposal to export coal through Bell Bay?

If it does comes to fruition, what were the tonnages mentioned & would Tasrail have the ca ...

Posted 01 Oct 2016 15:17 in Tasmania by BP4417

This is from a post years ago.

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11337296.htm

I found an account in archives where almost every coal available in Tasmania, including Catamaran and Sandfly, many othe ...

Posted 26 Jul 2016 18:52 in Tasmania by BP4417

[quote=12CVT]

Mainline is getting increasingly impractical for heritage groups in Tas, with the increasing shift away from technical compatibility of heritage stock with the Tasrail main network. Now ...

Posted 09 Jul 2016 17:40 in Tasmania by BP4417

In less than five years it will be 150 years since Tasmania's first railway began operations between Launceston's Inveresk Railyards and Deloraine, the Launceston and Western Railway.

What sort of C ...

Posted 21 Jun 2016 21:57 in Tasmania by BP4417

Toll aren't interested in moving from Burnie for a few months work. Also the loading ramps at Bell Bay are to small.
Z1NorthernProgress2110
Trucks and Containers haven't got larger.

My ...

Posted 19 Jun 2016 18:47 in Tasmania by BP4417

With the increase in Heavy Vehicle traffic suggested to be 90 vehicles a day between Conara and Burnie, I wonder why what ought to be the more cost effective loading of ships at Bell Bay Port for this ...

Posted 11 Jun 2016 21:05 in Tasmania by BP4417

[quote=12CSVT][quote]No usage = no fees = removal of points. But issue is why is there no usage? My understanding its Tasrail with the blockage to the mainline, not the heritage operators.[/quote]

No ...

Posted 01 Jun 2016 18:00 in Tasmania by BP4417

[quote=bevans][quote]TasRail could send the heritage rail groups a bill for maintenance of these points and sidings if you really want to press the ownership question. I believe it costs TasRail $100, ...

Posted 23 May 2016 08:51 in Tasmania by BP4417

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote][quote]I understand Tasrail have removed another set of points in the mainline that were paid for and installed by Tasmanian Heritage Rail Organisations.[/quote]Yes, Ros ...

Posted 22 May 2016 17:21 in Tasmania by BP4417

[quote=Z1NorthernProgress2110][quote]I understand Tasrail have removed another set of points in the mainline that were paid for and installed by Tasmanian Heritage Rail Organisations.[/quote]Yes, Ross ...

Posted 20 May 2016 16:13 in Tasmania by BP4417

I understand Tasrail have removed another set of points in the mainline that were paid for and installed by Tasmanian Heritage Rail Organisations.

Posted 05 Apr 2016 14:10 in Tasmania by BP4417

[quote=TTSS]Hi all,

Does anyone know where all the old rails are going that are being pulled up for rail trails on the North East?

I'm chasing 100m+ Of rail line for a project but am having trou ...

Posted 21 Mar 2016 21:34 in General by BP4417

Posted 11 Mar 2016 20:39 in Tasmania by BP4417

I thought there was a separate photo thread but could not find it.

I have uploaded some photos and cuttings at

http://s1059.photobucket.com/user/dcam13/library/Old%20Photos?sort=3&page=1

I'm having a hard time thinking of anywhere on the Tasmanian network where streamlining would be effective. Looks nice though.

Rick

RustyRick

I don't think the design was for speed bu ...

TGR Drawing No 3429 circa 1939, "Train For Mainline Express" shows a streamlined R, a Second Class car with 56 passengers, a First Class & Refreshments Car with 20 passengers and 11 seats at tables, a ...

What are the implications for Tasrail with the announcement of Swire Shippings proposed Hobart Service?

Is Tasrails pull out from Hobart premature?

Should a Rail Link be maintained to Macquarie Whar ...

[quote=12CSVT]

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Easy way to protect yourself from that - back-up your files! Either to an external drive, cl ...

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