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Camster

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Posted 06 May 2017 15:55 in Victoria by Camster

As pointed out by others, the seats vary fro V'lo to V'lo. I like the newer seats, the older ones are on a horrible angle.

Posted 06 May 2017 15:50 in Victoria by Camster

[quote=SamTheMan79]I seem to be able to sleep an hour each way daily without an issue and without being able to sleep at all in the past whilst travelling in any form of transport.

As I write this ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]The bus network was better a little over a year ago.

Trains run to Melbourne every 20 mins from South Geelong, so between the South Geelong and Lara, there is a 20 minute s ...

The bus network was better a little over a year ago.

Trains run to Melbourne every 20 mins from South Geelong, so between the South Geelong and Lara, there is a 20 minute service anyway (on weekda ...

[quote=Plan B][quote][quote][quote]Maybe you haven't noticed, but the windows don't open no more.[/quote] Maybe you haven't noticed that apw5910 referred to "the Good Old Days". These were when window ...

[quote=Valvegear][quote]Maybe you haven't noticed, but the windows don't open no more.[/quote] Maybe you haven't noticed that apw5910 referred to "the Good Old Days". These were when windows did open. ...

[quote=Bullucked]Has the world ended and the sky fallen in?

It was a blanket removal of the 90klm maximum. If anyone's really keen you may experience 95 up or down the hill between Holmesglen and Jor ...

[quote=Gauntlet]I rode an X'Trap from Werribee to Southern Cross today.

I was a bit too excited to try to check our speed before Williams Landing, but, while looking out for kilometre posts and using ...

wonders  will never cease , an X trap train
trainbrain
When using the Clifton Hill loop from Southern back to Flagstaff, weekdays for about 6 months, I don't recall riding in a Comeng Smile

Haven't seen one running out to Werribee yet. Are there any regular services usually operated by Xtraps?
Kerpal
When my Geelong train recently ran via Werribee, what should be there but  ...

Posted 29 Oct 2016 16:53 in Melbourne suburban by Camster

[quote=Heihachi_73]Interesting that 698M happens to be in there, being the first refurbished Comeng way back in 2000. Even more interesting, considering I was under the impression that the chopper mot ...

I think a saw a few photos of this line at Millicent. Looked like the service was a Derm on narrow gauge.

Posted 23 Oct 2016 16:15 in The Lounge by Camster

When it comes to No name pies, when you want to cook one, go to the river and gather some rocks, boil these on the stove for a couple of hours, then for the final 40 minutes, get the pie out the freez ...

Simply, it does not matter if the crossing is "dangerous" or not. Getting rid of the level crossings will improve traffic flow for both the railway and roads. We can't have the boomgates down 24/7.

[quote=lkernan][quote]I am at a loss as to why politics is involved?[/quote]

The argument is:

Safer crossings in politically sensitive areas are being replaced more urgently than known unsafe cross ...

Posted 23 Oct 2016 16:04 in Victoria by Camster

One thing I also forgot was that Geelong (Waurn Ponds) could be done with a small branch off the standard gauge line from North Geelong to Waurn Ponds. But again, this would not be practical.

Posted 23 Oct 2016 15:58 in Victoria by Camster

[quote=Myrtone]But these VLocites had to, and still do, share some tracks with our suburban trains, sometimes at speeds higher than (three rail) dual gauge track allows. Think of the Craigiburn, Sunbu ...

Posted 23 Oct 2016 13:44 in Victoria by Camster

This would have been pointed out, but the time to regauge was during the regional fast rail project. In fact, I come across some commuters assumed the track was being converted then. 4 major lines wer ...

Posted 16 Oct 2016 20:58 in Victoria by Camster

There is plenty of space for stabling Vlocity sets at Geelong.  There is also Geelong Loco.
bevans
As far as I can tell, they do store a lot of Vlos at Geelong.

Posted 16 Oct 2016 20:56 in Victoria by Camster

[quote=hbedriver]The V'Locity trains use two engines; one for traction power, the other (smaller) one for auxiliaries. The traction engines automatically shut down if a cab is not activated after 20 m ...

Posted 16 Sep 2016 16:06 in Victoria by Camster

I like trains but when the Geelong line is suspended (scheduled suspensions) the buses work well. Especially as you can get on one that goes express all the way to my stop South Geelong.

Posted 14 Aug 2016 21:47 in Victoria by Camster

There's nothing overtly wrong with Sprinters. I can think of comparatively worse interurban trains to travel in.
xxxxlbear
I've got to the point where I wait seven minutes longer to catc ...

Posted 14 Aug 2016 21:39 in Melbourne suburban by Camster

[quote=Connex]If you get the title of the thread, basically everytime you see a crossing that now has E-Bells in place of the older style mechanical bell at any level crossing in Melbourne, you post i ...

Posted 25 Jul 2016 22:04 in Victoria by Camster

Any one else feel that the Sprinters are starting to show their age? Riding on these regularly, I think they feel more like something made in the mid to late 80's than the early to mid 90's.

They a ...

I have only recently started commuting on the Geelong line. Used the line on weekends before then and on weekends, the RRL is a worse trip into Melbourne, as there are no extra services, but there are ...

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