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Cogload

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I enjoyed reading the Cornish bit to this as the first 'box I worked was Truro before heading onto the West Cornwall Relief (Penzance through to Par) years ago. Before that I worked in a control offic ...

Bonfire of the threads in the International section innit?

A change of government may herald a change of fortune for Kiwirail. The Labour/Winston coalition have coughed up $6m from the Provincial  ...

They are pish. Slower than the HST Class 43 sets at full tilt (faster acceleration) and a passenger ambience which leaves lots to be desired.

Posted 08 Feb 2012 22:01 in Tasmania by Cogload

That is a decent amount of containers in the yard at Hobart there from my untutored eye. A sign that the amount of freight carried is on the up?

Posted 06 Sep 2010 10:40 in Tasmania by Cogload

Some nice pics but the track looks a bit dodgy with that pic of 2138!  Shocked

Posted 23 Jul 2010 04:29 in Tasmania by Cogload

If the engines are reliable enough and can be guaranteed to be one the train on a regular basis it's a great idea. Your right about Freightliner, "Eddie the Engine" beening the most popular

Min ...

Welcome back chaps. I now have something to read on night turns.. 8)

Jkh, pretending to signal trains, UK.

They are advertising again for technical staff over here to jump to OZ. Basically engineers, designers and the like.

I think I may take aim at the Sandpit if things go down the pan here. They are  ...

I think this constant nagging from various sections, including Auckland about the slow up in funding is beginning to hit the target. Joyce was forced a few days ago to deny that he was anti public tra ...

Posted 13 Jul 2009 04:09 in The Lounge by Cogload

Draw.

What would the Aussies give for Mcgrath and Warne now. It would have probabley been over by lunch time!  

We woz dead lucky to escape there.

Permissive working whilst departing a platform  Shocked  The HSE up here will have chickens with that.

In (ahem) route signalling land, a single yellow means (roughly) "slow - expect the next sign ...

Cut the Helensville back to Haupai as suggested on CBT and the wait for the city to grow outwards? Still no movement from Mr Joyce over the sparks (probabley obsessed with his super high speed broadba ...

O'Leary claimed that it was just a publicity stunt; well he got the publicity but sometimes it can be of thr wrong nature.

If you fly Ruinair in Europe expect crap customer service, overpriced inf ...

Been watching with increasing horror what has been happening over there and a donation will be made to the Red Cross as a small token.

Being UK resident I cannot even comprehend what some are goin ...

He is currently the Route Director for the North West of England within Network Rail.  I think he had spells working for a couple of train operators in that part of the world as well.

He has spent ...

Another Brit joins the ever growing exodus: This is from the Network Rail intranet:

Peter Strachan, route director, is to take up a new position running the entire public transport system of Brisb ...

Posted 14 Aug 2008 09:18 in The Lounge by Cogload

The UK is still crap. Nothing changes there.

Re: Graffiti

1989(?) - Terry Alderman was wreaking havoc in an Ashes series over here and recession looming with the saintly Maggie as PM.  

Scrawled on a substation beside the LBSCR main at Balha ...

A very belated look at this thread after visiting the line with Gwiwer a few weeks back. Very entertaining journey behind the loco and coaches although the windows, when I travelled, required a wee bi ...

John-ston. I will bow to your superior knowledge here as my experience has only been on a quickie around the place during my 2mth spjun in NZ.

Just confirm a couple of things for me though; it is 3 ...

The most sensible thing to do would be to build BOTH lines to Auckland Airport, wire the pair of them up and link Hamilton to it. Then spend cash upgrading the infra so that the ruling line speed is a ...

Don't take this the wrong way all, but I find it quite poignant reading this. We have had a few articles in the serious papers over here regarding your drought - so fingers crossed for some rain to fa ...

Posted 02 Aug 2007 10:09 in The Lounge by Cogload

Not sure if this is the right place....but on the BBC News Wire over here there are reports of a 1700ft bridge collapsing into the River Mississippi during the rush hour. The bridge forms part of I-35 ...

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