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Posted 08 Sep 2019 18:04 in South Australia by Nightfire

On the subject of remember when history.

The Adelaide - Port Pirie line was converted to standard gauge In 1982 (Salisbury - Merriton) and the Keswick Passenger therminal opened In 1984 my question ...

$1b for duplication makes no sense. Cannot see how it could be that much and I am in construction. These amounts make no sense.
MetroFemme
Way too many fingers In the Government money pi ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]Widening roads does not help if they all end in confusion as cars try to get to where they want to, those areas need fixing not adding more cars into the pincer. And also on ...

I am concerned not about the stations but the time it will take to build. MELBOURNE is already in much need of this system and cannot afford to wait.
freightgate
Funding restraints would ...

Posted 02 Sep 2019 21:22 in Victoria by Nightfire

[quote=route14]There wouldn't be much difference for a continuous run, but the waste during idling for a 6 car Vlocity is 1.5 times that of an N class locomotive. The total power rating for the forme ...

[quote=duttonbay][quote]I guess that might make a difference? I would assume that the weight load tolerances would still be the same though. The Upfield project will still be two separate U-troughs ...

[quote=bevans][quote]The commissioners of yore would be turning in their graves to see it’s taken more than three years to build a damn siding, and there still isn’t a single sleeper on the ground ...

The concept of running water trains would only work using railways to destinations that are serviceable, no way a Government would spend 100's Millions on a forgotten out of service lines, just to run ...

[quote=bevans][quote]Though It's not that pleasant waiting for a train at a station smack bang In the middle of a freeway (constant drone of freeway traffic noise)[/quote]

When on that freeway coming ...

[quote=LancedDendrite]The question I keep posing: where were the "Southern Rail Group" people when the South Gippsland Railway was in its twilight years? It wasn't exactly hard to notice that they wer ...

[quote=Dangersdan707][quote]The Administrators of South Gippsland Shire have signed an 18-year lease with VicTrack for the entire former South Gippsland Railway corridor from Nyora to Leongatha.

ht ...

The Bendigo - Echuca line has been downgraded too !

Politics

Lithgow , possible the coldest place in NSW.
Airvan99
I would totally agree with this, the Lithgow has a nasty "lazy wind"

[quote=SinickleBird]The nice thing about the Kwinana and Mitchell freeways is the train track down the middle.

The feeling you get in a car stuck in traffic, as a train flies by at about 100k, is a ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]I have been there a few times. No need to sink the boots in guys.

If anyone bothers to READ up thread i stated that Goodwood will be a connection point between the Mount B ...

No provision for bikes I take it.
changer
Unless there Is a sign next to the door stating that bikes are not permitted, I guess you have to sit In the longitude seats holding onto your b ...

[quote=chris155au][quote]I visited Newcastle back In April (last time was back In 2009) and the City Centre Is disturbingly dead outside business hours, not even fast food chains were open In Hunter S ...

[quote=Adogs][quote]Headstocks are now being placed on top of the piers at Reservoir, starting near the Southern end.

Just to the naked eye, they didn't look particularly high - certainly not as hi ...

I visited Newcastle back In April (last time was back In 2009) and the City Centre Is disturbingly dead outside business hours, not even fast food chains were open In Hunter Street Mall ! 24 hour conv ...

[quote=lkernan][quote]Does Launcstion[color=#000000][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, Segoe UI, Segoe, Segoe WP, Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=2] have station that can be used by tourist trains ?[/ ...

Does Launcstion have station that can be used by tourist trains ?

[quote=TOQ-1]You would think for 4km worth of track between the stations, it would be easy enough for the LXRA to just do the duplication now and get it over and done with.

Hopefully there are som ...

Posted 05 Aug 2019 18:29 in Victoria by Nightfire

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You'd hate to see the enviro signs Ballarat line then.... but that follows the original alignment.
speedemon08
The same as the Traralgon - ...

[quote=Highrailer]Yep, an opportunity may have been missed by building an estate over a section of the old Redan line but there is one thing i would like to point out.

It must be getting close to thi ...

[quote=ngarner][quote]What yards did the L Class work out of in Melbourne?[/quote]These loads were briquettes heading for the Maribyrnong terminal, which I understood to be intended for Newport power ...

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