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Riccardo

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Posted 31 Aug 2009 13:23 in Sydney Suburban by Riccardo

I can see that the first could be a contrast which causes Sydney's operators to argue over distribution of funds, thereby making multi-modal tickets politically infeasible. I can't see how the other t ...

Suggestion: Drawing pretty colours on maps is great fun - we've all done it.

But what are you going to do about the CULTURE that has left Cityrail the way it is?

When you've fixed that - you'll  ...

Posted 30 Aug 2009 16:25 in New South Wales by Riccardo

Replying to my last post, I was just reading tony Mercury's post, came across this info about "History Detaectives" episode about the "frequently rumoured reason why US Streetcars disappeared (a consp ...

For those interested, I've done a post on my blog on 'pov-chic' or conspicuous displays of poverty, and compared how it works in Mildura and in Guangzhou.

http://railhobbies.blogspot.com

Is it really?

Of course it is more expensive than driving for a family - but don't forget to factor in:

-meals on route (none needed on the plane)

-extra accommodation (can often avoid 2 nigh ...

Good work and excellent photos.

And I like the reasoning - what the public sees. Could also make a difference to potential xing accidents if the public believe the line is operational and not aband ...

Excellent point - DalyWaters...wait a moment, no it wasn't it was a pathetic point actually.

I walk off the "Once was Fokker, now is Dash or SAAB" and collect my bag (if I have one) in the terminal ...

Riccardo, if you took the time to scroll back a page or so, you'll find I complemented you and Peter on the intelligence and thought that was put into your respective posts.

I don't know about New  ...

Wobert, I do believe you are to the right of PClark on the political spectrum.

Mike.

Can't speak for wobert, but I'm to the left of PClark and that means I hate to see the poor taxed for nonse ...

You can only take them to court. There is no other way. Of course staff training is the issue. But a discretionary item in their budgets - something they can offer up when they get savings asks. A bit ...

Good comment PClark

I've also never understood why our 'residual' bus service isn't based on something like a 'post-bus' or similar - a milk run that carries the mail, the few passengers who actual ...

Thanks PClark

Some modern posters also forget that 40km/h over 40lb or 60lb rail was still a vast improvement in speed over horse or bullock and dray

It was done on the cheap because that was al ...

Posted 22 Aug 2009 16:03 in New South Wales by Riccardo

So when are LVR going to actually swing a pick like the rest of the tourist railways around Australia have had to do ie own or lease their own running line?

This will they/won't they rubbish has b ...

When you think about it - for some of these places, Leongatha for example, it was as if they never had a rail service.

In a way, they didn't. After the motor car came along, the trains that did ru ...

Not sure what the Ouyen to Ararat market is.

I'm quite sure it's non-existent.

The line will always be there for freight purposes and in 15-20 years time it could be revisited in the wake of rising petrol prices and increased population in some of the towns up there.

How so?  ...

Yep, gonna quit my much better paid job and wannabe a Vline ticket seller. You too, PClark? Never fulfilled your dream of being a Vline ticket seller.

Think of the fun!

Tell you what I really w ...

Posted 21 Aug 2009 06:48 in General by Riccardo

If it helps, I mentioned on one of the blogs the excellent resource all rail writers should use, Blundell's The Art and Craft of Feature Writing: Based on The Wall Street Journal Guide . I suspect man ...

Looks to me like the ACT jurisdiction want the rail removed entirely which would make the Canberra (Queanbeyan) station the most likely option.

That said, nothing really to protect.

Funny, when  ...

Posted 20 Aug 2009 17:47 in The Lounge by Riccardo

No disrespect to rail photographers. I like a good train photo as much as the next guy. Some great ones on the NZ thread of Arthurs Pass eg

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-p936345.htm#936345

it is  ...

Let's put it this way.

Mildura - I'll fly

Ouyen or Robinvale - I'll fly and hire a car.

Birchip - I won't go. Nothing there.

Donald - ditto

St Arnaud - wineries and stuff in this area s ...

Posted 20 Aug 2009 17:29 in New South Wales by Riccardo

So when are LVR going to actually swing a pick like the rest of the tourist railways around Australia have had to do ie own or lease their own running line?

This will they/won't they rubbish has b ...

My own frustration has been when I've tried to be a 'choice' passenger - paying the first class fare, wanting a decent lunch, behaving as a civilised person on board - the service I receive is not pro ...

Good post, Deep Throat.

Increasing frequency and travel speed are the obvious ones but I think the real key to attracting more patronage is integrating hire cars with travel on intercity services.  ...

I would give priority to trying to "even out" demand for service by making rail more attractive to fit-and-healthy, full-fare-paying, car-owning Melburnians needing, or wanting, to visit regional cent ...

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