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Ldavid

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Sadly Yes and nothing will change in the foreseeable future, no one in management listens to people at the work-face.

Posted 06 Sep 2016 11:51 in Operators by Ldavid

Thank goodness he's gone, we can only hope things change for the better, employee morale could not get much worse.

Posted 06 Dec 2012 18:00 in Operators by Ldavid

While I would agree the new name is crap, I wouldn't be rushing off to Marketing Angels for advice in a hurrythere is no mention of travel, ......or even tourismThis article first appeared on LeadingC ...

Posted 06 Dec 2012 13:15 in Operators by Ldavid

also the sign with the black dot on the yellow back ground is still in use between koolyanobbing and kalgoorlie and is 2500mtrs from the home signal.wal.Proximity Board1600 mtrs from the home signal.

Posted 21 Sep 2012 15:36 in Western Australia by Ldavid

As far as Prospector speeds that reach 160kph is the sections between;Southern Cross to Kalgoorlie (150-160kph)Mostly straight sections,less curves of track conditions.Midland to Northam (98kph) this  ...

Posted 21 Sep 2012 14:57 in Western Australia by Ldavid

Junction indicators are also used at Beckwith siding, between Kooly East & Darrine

I would not bank on the IP arriving on time Laughing

Posted 09 Aug 2012 20:33 in Western Australia by Ldavid

Urea serves an important role in the metabolism of nitrogen-containing compounds by animals and is the main nitrogen-containing substance in the urine of mammals. It is solid, colourless, and odorless ...

Posted 18 Jul 2012 09:39 in Western Australia by Ldavid

 They want a taxi That's the last thing I want to see, its either a hire car, rellies or public transport.

Posted 01 Jul 2012 08:52 in Western Australia by Ldavid

I saw the VL's on a fleet yesterday, I have been told they have been restricted to 60kph after further braking tests  Shocked

Posted 01 Jul 2012 08:42 in Western Australia by Ldavid

I travelled on this railway around 20 years ago.  It was a great trip. Tell me is the line still open for these trips through what is magnificent countryside?RegardsBrianPemberton only run the tram ...

Posted 18 May 2012 16:20 in Western Australia by Ldavid

70 kmh VS 80/110 kmh for a bulk commodity that is generally not time sensitive unlike intermodal, probably is not a big deal. Yes they wil loose efficency, but that is the contractor's problem (Wa ...

Posted 18 May 2012 12:19 in Western Australia by Ldavid

70 kmh VS 80/110 kmh for a bulk commodity that is generally not time sensitive unlike intermodal, probably is not a big deal. Yes they wil loose efficency, but that is the contractor's problem (Wa ...

Posted 18 May 2012 11:50 in Western Australia by Ldavid

Having used that crossing quite a few times, the sight distance is fine, even for trucks..... the main thing is thast every time I have used the crossing with another vehicle, they have never stopped  ...

Posted 18 May 2012 11:23 in Western Australia by Ldavid

Not sure which way the road train was travelling or how long the road train was however, if  travelling from left to right in the below picture there could be an issue with stacking distance.There's  ...

Posted 18 May 2012 10:53 in Western Australia by Ldavid

I can add some details here, but not enough to give away who I am Smile, the 70kmh restriction was imposed by Brookfield over concerns about stopping distances, since then the trial has been redone with  ...

Posted 18 May 2012 10:36 in Western Australia by Ldavid

Ldavid I don't know what your profession is but I drive the bloody things and I can guarantee you that loaded SG QRN grain trains run at 70kph. Where do your speeds come from, the armchair experts gui ...

Posted 18 May 2012 10:32 in Western Australia by Ldavid

I don't like to speculate on these, normally, however it is possible that the sight distance for the crossing is not adequate for road trains. Hopefully any ATSB investigation puts the heat on Main R ...

Posted 11 May 2012 15:44 in Western Australia by Ldavid

Hi all, This morning I saw K206 and K210 heading east through Northam light engine, and have seen them doing this on the odd occasion previously. What are they up to when they head out east running li ...

does anybody know what happened to the golden spike that banged in at the ceremony for the completion of the standard gauge in kalgoorlie?wal.Look what I found on ebay! http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hist ...

Posted 08 May 2012 09:33 in Western Australia by Ldavid

Ldavid I don't know what your profession is but I drive the bloody things and I can guarantee you that loaded SG QRN grain trains run at 70kph. Where do your speeds come from, the armchair experts gui ...

Posted 07 May 2012 23:09 in Western Australia by Ldavid

To all the guys saying that Watco is at a disadvantage running loaded trains at 70kph need to get there facts straight. QRN grain trains only run at 70kph as well due to the high axel load.We are talk ...

Posted 05 May 2012 21:09 in Western Australia by Ldavid

I'll say it again; weren't they purchased through Bradken?  Surely the design & engineering would have been done locally?

If that's true all well & good, it still does not change the fact th ...

Posted 05 May 2012 20:41 in Western Australia by Ldavid

Also, the design process for the Chinese is completely different. They would not dare tell a client that the equipment is not suitable, or needs slight changes, or doesn't meet local requirements (i ...

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