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Festivus

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Did a quick Epping, Cherrybrook, Macquarie Park trip this morning at about 0820.

Abundance of that lovely new car smell. A few Gunzels up front taking cab view footage.

It's very fast. Wasn't part ...

[quote=awsgc24]As described in another post, signals between Wahroonga and Hornsby are also being altered, for as yet unclear reasons. The fate of the very slow 8km/h scissors crossovers just south of ...

Posted 12 Oct 2017 12:05 in New South Wales by Festivus

I had a chat to one of the local CSAs a few weeks back about the remodelling. He indicated that its all about getting more tph through the shore. Not unreasonable. He was pessimistic about whether the ...

Has anyone seen any details on what alignments are being changed as part of this project?

https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects/hornsby-junction

The project website has no information about th ...

Posted 29 Jan 2016 21:52 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

There is also another thread for this already. Teach me to post and watch the tennis at the same time

Mods, please nuke this thread from orbit.

Posted 29 Jan 2016 21:49 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

Let's see if I can work out how to fix the subject.

Posted 29 Jan 2016 21:29 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

Anyone got any more details on the Hornsby track remodelling mentioned in http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects-hornsby-junction?

Posted 10 Feb 2014 20:21 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

Note: as from this date, 6/2/14, S sets are no longer Tabled to operate Sector 3 Revenue Services.
scott4570


So why was my usual Waratah this morning replaced with an S set?

Posted 13 Dec 2013 16:18 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

Does anyone have any idea when the ECRL is supposed to come online?

Posted 11 Dec 2013 20:22 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

Opal readers have started appearing at stations north of Chatswood. Noticed them at Asquith this arvo.

The attendant at Asquith has told me that it will be available during Q1 2014.

[quote=whatisatrain]Hi I have been checking the Sydney Trains site regularly for jobs, but the jobs advertised all seem to be high paying jobs I know I wouldn't qualify for. Does anyone know if I am l ...

Saw V8 (I think, from memory) sitting in HMC sidings this morning.

Wasn't quick enough to get a picture unfortunately.

Any ideas what it was doing there?

Should also point out that the Service Status page includes pictures of said OHW problem.http://www.cityrail.info/service_updates/service_interruptions/service_interruptions_detailed?lineId=bm

Posted 27 Feb 2012 08:32 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

A9 spotted in the turnback sidings at Hornsby about 5 minutes ago.Oh, is that the 3 road? If so carry on. 

I asked a driver about this when I noticed Asquith had suddenly become a SP6 platform one day.

The driver told me that the guys that write the software wrote it for the V sets which as I'm sure mos ...

Posted 14 May 2010 13:43 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

Can anyone share any updates on the new A sets?

I caught some brief footage on the 7 news of it doing night tests.

Posted 23 Nov 2009 08:34 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

can be found [url=http://img.ly/drd]here.

Something to pick you up on a sleep deprived Monday morning.

Posted 16 Dec 2008 23:03 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

I have a simple rule I use to determine if I should call 000. I ask myself if a life is in danger. If a life is at risk then I call. If not then call the PAL.

In your case I would just let the guar ...

Posted 12 Nov 2008 17:05 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

I've emailed my local member about this. She's a liberal so we'll see what happens.... Her response was the standard typed form letter you get saying it's been forwarded to the Minister. Interestingly ...

Posted 21 Oct 2008 07:56 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

Where's your commute Festivus?

Previously: Hurlstone Park -> St Leonards

Now: Asquith -> St Leonards

Thanks for the description Bwana.

Nathan Rees solution to the budget problem?

A new cheaper design for turnbacks perhaps?

Posted 20 Oct 2008 22:32 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

Ive been doing the twice daily commute for about 4 years now and noticed on  some overhead wire stauntions <sp?> the word "CREEP" usually written in with what looks like a liquid paper pen.

W ...

Posted 09 Jun 2008 14:09 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

All corrected. Funny thing is I hit spellcheck every time I post.

Stupid question maybe, how does one edit a post that you've made? I'm a bad one for typo's because my brain works much faster than  ...

STILL better than Amtrak.....

Edit: upside DOWN

Posted 08 Jun 2008 16:10 in Sydney Suburban by Festivus

Just curious what work there doing this weekend on the north shore and northern lines?

They were whipper snippering the grass around the end of the HMC wash road and Asquith station this after ...

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