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Posted 15 Jul 2019 18:41 in Signalling and Infrastructure by SinickleBird
There’s a couple of angles to this:
1. Maximum profit for state government at privatisation was achieved by ‘managing’ the competitive situation in order to increase certainty about volumes t ...
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Posted 15 Jul 2019 08:05 in NT by SinickleBird
“does it still exist?”
“Scrapped a couple of years ago” would still have been 3 years after sharks posted.
This is quite an old thread - a lot can change.
Posted 12 Jul 2019 13:13 in Sydney Suburban by SinickleBird
Just microchip everybody
Posted 11 Jul 2019 18:24 in News by SinickleBird
To expand a little, lest people characterise me as an old naysayer.
Personal view is that bulk fuel should be put back on rail. Bevan Wall posted a video on RP just recently of a Canberra fuel trai ...
Posted 11 Jul 2019 17:50 in News by SinickleBird
I hear you, 8077.
I drive in USA quite a bit and, despite trucking being a huge business there, the B-double concept isn’t used.
For me, B-double was an amazing invention for quantum uplift in ...
Posted 05 Jul 2019 21:24 in Other Transport by SinickleBird
If you’re training commercial pilots, an active control tower would be an important feature. Mackay has this, Bendigo doesn’t.
As for cloudy conditions, instrument flight is standard at a very ...
Posted 05 Jul 2019 21:15 in News by SinickleBird
We have had instances of people going under articulated buses in Sydney while the bus was turning.
So a large moving public transport vehicle can be difficult for (stupid) Sydney people to avoid if ...
Posted 04 Jul 2019 18:11 in News by SinickleBird
I wonder whether the regulators will limit the speed in George Street to 6km/hr, and insist that a person in a high-viz should walk ahead of the tram ringing a bell.
Stevenson would be proud.
Posted 03 Jul 2019 15:19 in South Australia by SinickleBird
I am amazed that ESCOSA apparently waved through a deal under which access charges don’t need to be published.
For a new operator aiming to run on GWA track, the access charge may as well be “w ...
Posted 03 Jul 2019 10:54 in New South Wales by SinickleBird
As “on request” and set-down-only (up direction, pick up only for down trains), it may work.
Problem is the more stops the train makes, the less competitive with car travel. There is already th ...
Posted 01 Jul 2019 11:26 in News by SinickleBird
Interesting discussion, particularly in light of regular exhortations elsewhere on RP for government to take the initiative in creating employment in regional cities, as well as creating backhaul for ...
Posted 27 Jun 2019 09:43 in Railpage Australia™ by SinickleBird
But we like you as Heath Loxton, Heath.
Posted 21 Jun 2019 11:45 in South Australia by SinickleBird
I’m struggling to understand where it would go. National Rail Museum occupies the old Port Dock station and is still linked to the main line.
Move NRM? Resume property? Use the street? Either way ...
Posted 21 Jun 2019 10:00 in Victoria by SinickleBird
Can’t see why ARTC would be interested in an isolated BG set-up.
ARTC’s business is SG, interstate, high volume trackage.
You could probably buy it using your MasterCard, bevans.
Posted 18 Jun 2019 10:58 in Signalling and Infrastructure by SinickleBird
Amazing viaducts in that plan.
Posted 18 Jun 2019 10:39 in Signalling and Infrastructure by SinickleBird
Good point, Firefox.
I had (mistakenly) assumed that ‘down’ numbers would match ‘up’. And ignored the CA— traffic that is wholly on ST tracks.
Posted 17 Jun 2019 13:37 in Signalling and Infrastructure by SinickleBird
Looking at John Holland’s working timetable, there isn’t that much PN traffic on the main west. Weekdays;
-YN2 (mon, wed)8122 ex Bathurst (mon,thu)8932 ex Parkes (tue, thu)8138 ex Manildr ...
Posted 17 Jun 2019 12:12 in Signalling and Infrastructure by SinickleBird
A couple of observations:
Cooks River container terminal is only a couple of km from Botany. Enfield a little further. Both linked to port by dedicated freight lines (the end bit into Botany in pro ...
Posted 12 Jun 2019 14:33 in Victoria by SinickleBird
A case in point, seen today on a building site in Sydney.
The work being done - remove soil from site, and place in a skip.
The equipment in use - a machine on crawler track that carries a wheel ...
Posted 12 Jun 2019 09:12 in Queensland by SinickleBird
Very similar comparison to Mudgee - Dubbo. 8000 + 40,000 people, separated by about 130km, and lacking a rail connection.
Time for us Mudgee folks to resurrect their wishlist?
It would need to ...
Posted 12 Jun 2019 09:05 in Victoria by SinickleBird
Issues (not specific to Victoria, by the way)
Cost of labour - huge money paid on building sites for manual workers.
Cost of non-jobs - an entire industry has been created of lollipop-wielding b ...
Posted 10 Jun 2019 07:15 in The Lounge by SinickleBird
Fair call, SAR520SMBH - unfortunately, Kyrgios and Tomic get all the publicity.
Posted 09 Jun 2019 18:51 in The Lounge by SinickleBird
She’s an absolute star - humble (unlike the Australian men tennis players), hard-working, talented, and doesn’t play the race card.
She makes me proud to be an aboriginal.
Posted 07 Jun 2019 17:50 in News by SinickleBird
So it isn’t just projects in NSW that suffer cost overrun issues, then.
Posted 06 Jun 2019 15:29 in ACT by SinickleBird
Good to know that the ACT Greens oppose waste-to-energy, along with almost everything else.
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