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Posted 27 Feb 2020 12:36 in Victoria by M636C

[i][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]The irony is that the delivery of such things has already been paid for, just not ...

[quote=Dangersdan707]Ah-Ha! I remember after having a browse through viscig. it was 4498 fitted with this thingy, someone tell me more!

[quote]Fitted with the Worlds first gas injected diesel locom ...

Posted 26 Feb 2020 11:16 in Victoria by M636C

PN are running Melbourne - Brisbane trains via Adelaide.
Fatty
But some trains that would normally use the Blue Mountains like PS7 are still being diverted through Stockinbingal.

The In ...

Posted 25 Feb 2020 21:58 in Operators by M636C

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]200,000 tonnes in 18,000 'heavy vehicles' equates to 11.1 tonnes gross / vehicle.

Any thoughts anyone?

(Where have I gone wrong or have I miscalculated (ignored) the spin facto ...

Posted 25 Feb 2020 21:31 in The Lounge by M636C

[left][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,"wf_SegoeUI","Segoe UI",Segoe,"Segoe WP",Tahoma,Verdana,Arial,sans-serif][i] The car industry has nothing to do with the country's defence requirements and I ...

[quote=freightgate]Could it be possible to electrify the Canberra line and put longer and new rolling stock like has been mentioned here.

Longer would mean more seats and same sets no diesel less ...

The problem with using GEVO engines in Australia (outside of Pilbara lines) is that it is too tall for the loading gauges here.

If the NSW regulations really are the same as USA Tier III, that is good news for Progress Rail and bad news for UGL/Wabtech.

The Progress current locomotive design, the GT46C ACe meets tier III.

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Posted 23 Feb 2020 11:51 in General by M636C

Out of luck...

Only 90%

I missed the date of AN operation and the average number of cars....

Peter

Posted 23 Feb 2020 11:35 in Victoria by M636C

Have XPLs ever ran all the way between SYD-MEL?
ANR
Since all of them were built at Dandenong, the answer is yes...

They were later upgraded at Dandenong.

There aren't enough Explo ...

Posted 23 Feb 2020 11:19 in Victoria by M636C

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ]This notice concerns work on testing signals in the area of the accident.[/font][/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ]Thi ...

Posted 23 Feb 2020 11:16 in Victoria by M636C

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,]This seems to be the notice that didn't get to the crew of ST23.[/font][/size][/color]

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,]I note that it ...

Posted 23 Feb 2020 00:22 in The Lounge by M636C

[i][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]Hello All,[/font][/size][/color]

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Posted 22 Feb 2020 22:18 in Victoria by M636C

According to a Channel 7 news report posted a few hours ago, the reporter states the the train is heading for the scrap yard, the XPT beyond repair
SydneyCider
The XPT is:

Posted 22 Feb 2020 00:24 in Victoria by M636C

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Arial][i]XAM2179 looks to be still on the track ok, so this sleeper will likely return to service quickly but they also have a spare which maybe available and enable it to ...

Posted 21 Feb 2020 12:33 in Operators by M636C

[quote=bingley hall][quote][quote][quote]Latest news...

[url=https://www.railjournal.com/freight/genesee-wyoming-australia-renamed-one-rail-australia-following-acquisition/?fbclid=IwAR0ev4gMUWjUPhw ...

Posted 21 Feb 2020 00:40 in Victoria by M636C

From the photos, it appears that the derailment occurred in the loop.  Does anyone know if this is so?
deaftech2
The photos show four tracks at the derailment location.

The loop (the mo ...

Posted 20 Feb 2020 21:29 in Victoria by M636C

It looks like the train derailed at the north end points at Wallan Loop.

The main line doesn't look too bad.

Once they've moved the XPT they could straight rail through the points at the north end o ...

Posted 20 Feb 2020 16:06 in The Lounge by M636C

[quote=neillfarmer][quote]Interesting read

[url=https://www.theage.com.au/national/holden-s-problem-was-not-the-taxpayer-subsidies-20200218-p541ww.html]https://www.theage.com.au/national/holden-s-p ...

Posted 19 Feb 2020 20:23 in The Lounge by M636C

I recall my FJ still a great car.
Was it like mine; reliable, simple, easily maintained, unpredictable and unsafe at any speed?
YM-Mundrabilla
An uncle had a 48-215 that he ...

Posted 18 Feb 2020 10:17 in Operators by M636C

[quote=Sulla1]Latest news...

[url=https://www.railjournal.com/freight/genesee-wyoming-australia-renamed-one-rail-australia-following-acquisition/?fbclid=IwAR0ev4gMUWjUPhwgx8SdP9qdOaDiR5nZnU0CUAAyZe ...

Posted 17 Feb 2020 23:50 in The Lounge by M636C

[i][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]It's not just a suggestion, it's been confirmed that GM is not doing any more righ ...

Posted 17 Feb 2020 21:30 in The Lounge by M636C

There is no suggestion that General Motors will stop selling cars here.

I expect that some Korean built cars will arrive with the Chevrolet badges they carry in other markets.

Ford were smarter in d ...

Posted 16 Feb 2020 15:07 in New South Wales by M636C

[quote=ANR]Somebody may have asked already and I couldn't find it in this thread, but is NSW Trains or whatever it calls itself buying CAF Civity with the tilting function? If not why?

When you see ...

Posted 11 Feb 2020 12:07 in Sydney Suburban by M636C

[left][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,"wf_SegoeUI","Segoe UI",Segoe,"Segoe WP",Tahoma,Verdana,Arial,sans-serif][i]The CAF is way overkill on comfort for intercity services with it's reclining chai ...

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