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NotebookMan

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Recent news, 5917 will not finish repairs in time for Steamfest.  So Steamfest is back to a misnomer with only two steam engines attending,

Happy not-so-steaming,

John

c3526blue

An ...

Surely the shuttles should run down to Hamilton ? Should of left the country end crossover in, Hamilton's re signalling needed more thought.
Junction box
The amount of thought that shoul ...

[quote=c3526blue]Just noticed........

3016 is going to Steamfest too (under a hire agreement with THNSW - now confirmed in writing).

So a potential misnomer with only two steamers (3642 and 5917 ...

Of what?
exarmidale
ARTC TAA 0287-2017.

Gut feel and last year's precedent tells me that 4001 is the correct number, but I'm hoping someone closer to the preservation movement than AR ...

Apologies for being so far out of touch as to need to ask:

Are 4001 and 4701 both going to Steamfest, or have I been sucked in by a misprint?

Posted 27 Jun 2016 01:24 in New South Wales by NotebookMan

Can anyone please advise how trains loading at this location are reversed for the return trip?

I acknowledge that the short north was originally gazetted as the Homebush to Waratah railway, a rough approximation to the modern reality, back in the early days when surveying was a more primitive b ...

Building the bypass line and also closing the Adamstown crossing to road traffic? IF the 1.5 km intermodal and coal trains are redirected, the greater part of the problem goes away. If the remaining r ...

[quote=steve_w_1990]Just out of curiosity, I've looked at the Newcastle Rail corridor on Nearmap, and the latest photos on there (4th May 2016) show most of the Perway and supporting infrastructure ha ...

[quote=Mad Panda:]Heh Heh, it appears we are furiously agreeing! I can confirm that I still express wonderment at digitial watches, and that my grip, is, happily, loosening!

As you say NCL was tak ...

[quote=Mad Panda][quote] NotepadMan

"[i]Dear Mad Panda, on 20/4/16 you wrote:

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Mad Panda, 20/4/16:

"Nothing like a truncation to get the feathers up!

I'll try to be succinct.

Newcastle in the late '80s was boarded up, shops closed. The west end was dead.

Any commentary ...

Further information about the Government's rationale for light rail has bubbled to the surface in their Review of Environmental Factors, available here:

http://ourtransport.revitalisingnewcastle.co ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]So the Mayor is a F____.

He effectively closed the railway that ended in the city centre, something many cities would give their right arms for and convinced the govt to build a $ ...

[quote=don_dunstan]As an inter-state observer it's fairly obvious that they weren't going to build a light rail - if they were they would have done it [i]before [/i]they closed the railway line, not s ...

Another blow to the credibility of the light rail promise.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3834151/mccloy-reverses-rail-view/

And yes, whatever else you might think about McCloy's role in the  ...

[quote=ssaunders][quote]Could somebody come out and be honest with everyone who is planning to go to the Maitland Steam Festival for 2016. One of the BIGGEST drawcards is the GARRATT 6029.

Rumour ha ...

Also well written, Notebookman.

However, for our convenience, could both you and Flyer please NOT quote all previous correspondence on this subject each time you post.

TomBTR

Sorry ab ...

[quote=Northern Flyer][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]And then there were none.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3668514/alp-walks-away-from-rail/?cs=303/quoteThere might ...

Just for the record, the three steam trains running in parallel in 2010 were headed by 3642 (UM), 3265 (DM) and 3526 (DC), leaving UC available, but not used while the race was in progress.

I suspe ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]To Save Our Fail (Save Our Rail),

If you are going to paste a screenshot of the transcript, at least get the decency to include the [b]most important part[/b] that I believe ...

[quote=Northern Flyer][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]And then there were none.

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3668514/alp-walks-away-from-rail/?cs=303/quoteThere might be no trains ...

[quote=Northern Flyer][quote]Why not Woodville Junction.

There is tons of land there and it is the meeting place for both lines.

Would have made more sense except that no property owner or develope ...

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