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Posted 20 Oct 2020 17:56 in Victoria by Galron

Another cluster waiting to happen. Will be interesting to see what the feds have to say. given current relations, I'm expecting a firm and stout middle finger. I'd be interested to learn what the orig ...

Posted 14 Oct 2020 12:36 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=Carnot]Quite a bit of variability in this year's crop condition and potential yield from what I gather.

- Wimmera is looking really good again.

- North Mallee and Moulamein region not great ...

Posted 09 Oct 2020 23:19 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=Nightfire][quote]Has anyone checked the Grades and Curves book or checked it out on the ground from Ararat to Maryborough and explain how to get 80kph running with out major earthworks.[/quote] ...

I may have missed it, but has rail head contamination been ruled out? Not unheard of for people to think its funny and grease up a rail head? although over the distances here, it might be a bit much t ...

Posted 07 Oct 2020 19:54 in Victoria by Galron

I was under the impression, especially in the Mallee that more rain as needed? Hopefully the winds aren't too damaging. Hopefully more beneficial overall than damaging.
Bit of a  ...

Last reports where they where trying to fudraise for the stupidly expensive ICE radio for the train. otherwise ready to go.

Posted 07 Oct 2020 14:50 in Victoria by Galron

Would the velocity long distance deeding on SG be suitable for a Portland service even with track speed and eight restrictions on the line ?
Would liketly be as suitable as i ...

Are/where the signals at Ballarat fitted with TWPS? Going forward, could you use that and perhaps have the signals detect the train passing some point to fast and take some pre-determine action?

Al ...

Australia's debt levels (govt) will reach $1.7t by the end of the decade.  These numbers we used to talk about 20 years ago were in the realm of USA foreign debt.  Not anymore.
Wi ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][i]If your looking for general easy spends in Victoria area, Feasibility study's and business cases could be done also for re-opening ...

My my thats sure is a Gunzels Idealistic Vision. Defiantly not full of holes. Mt Isa to Darwin, SG Bendigo and so on.
Glad i could assist you with that. The unannounced pro ...

It's no doubt going to be an interesting budget.  Although 80 km/h on Inglewood and Toolamba lines would need a full ground-up rebuild, not a patch up job to be perfectly honest.

point of clarification. I think i know the answer to this, but you highlight some things in your report, specifically grain trains. The definition of a sighting of a grain train would be a grain train ...

[quote=Gman_86]Metro tunnel

West Gate tunnel

North East Link

Western Roads Upgrades

Level Crossing Removal Program

Various Regional Railway line upgrades

That is just off the top of my head so ...

[quote=freightgate]Are there really going to be enough wagons and rolling stock for grain clearing and transportation ? The work is likely to take 2 years so expect trains running regularly over the ...

Anyone know the answer ?
Not sure what your asking?

The post doesent mention Bairnsdale that I can see. There is the sand mine project on the cards between Bairnsdale and ...

[quote=freightgate]Melbourne airport rail link should proceed with finalised funding and the Murray Basin rail upgrade but maybe under ARTC control ?

Portland line needs some work. Also the busines ...

Posted 01 Oct 2020 20:16 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=BigShunter][quote]A dam shame. Best hope there is for the line re-opening will be when SG conversion happens on the Shep/Tocomwall line, but thats going to be 10 years at least away I would exp ...

Posted 01 Oct 2020 17:35 in Victoria by Galron

Why would you build an entirely new facility when one is 1/2 built and cars are already stored at Shepparton?
"Reasons" i think would be the only logical answer. Perhaps they have ...

Posted 01 Oct 2020 17:18 in Victoria by Galron

How many units will be stored in the new facility overnight?
The space is not large they are looking to use. Maybee 1 6 car set split in 2? If they use the existing easement as we ...

Posted 01 Oct 2020 17:11 in Victoria by Galron

A dam shame. Best hope there is for the line re-opening will be when SG conversion happens on the Shep/Tocomwall line, but thats going to be 10 years at least away I would expect. Only way the governm ...

Posted 01 Oct 2020 17:06 in Victoria by Galron

Are locos normally stabled at maryborough?
Loco's no, VLocity's yes.

LXRA sent out an update yesterday to those on the mailing list re the Werribee St and Cherry St projects. I travel through the area most days with my exercise, and the descriptions match the works ema ...

Posted 29 Sep 2020 20:04 in Victoria by Galron

A 40 grain wagon consist with two G class locos is 640m long.

Most of the yard sidings and loops are 800 - 1100m long on the BG network.


likely a topic worth its own discussion ...

A shadow of its former self that place. The Hump was there also i think wasent it?

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