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On Mon, 09 Jun 2003 02:28:46 GMT, "Mike Alexander" <malex@bigfoot.com>

wrote:

>Also, the YT side of the story is now on their website:

>

>http://www.yarratrams.com.au/news/news.as ...

Also, the YT side of the story is now on their website:

http://www.yarratrams.com.au/news/news.asp?cat=N&id=83

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:31 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

Yes, I agree with all of that.

Here's what they've been sent (as well as my reply on the website):

----

Mr Hubert Guyot

Chief Executive Officer

Yarra Trams

GPO Box 5231 BB

MELBOURNE ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:30 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

Re-reading Yarra Tram's release on this, they seem to be trying to

make something out of the use of the parody Yarra Trams logo on the

leaflet. Firstly it's clearly politically protected speech. Sec ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:30 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

"Mike Alexander" <malex@bigfoot.com> wrote in message

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> > Anyway, the PTUA was predictably incensed

>

> You guys sure get u ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:30 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

Could someone please enlighten me as to what major refurbishments are

suddenly required for Z1 and Z2 trams to keep them running on the Melbourne

network? I do not except that is purely because they ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:29 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

On Mon, 09 Jun 2003 19:27:10 +1000, Peter H <no.address@supplied.com>

wrote:

>> Toronto is also rebuilding their equivalent to our Z's to extend their life.

>Are you suggesting t ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:29 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

> One of the major benefits that refurbished Z's (or A's or B's for that

> matter) can't offer is low floor access.

I happen to think low floor access is overrated.

> OK, it *could* be ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:29 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

Are you suggesting that no consideration of refurbishing Z's was done

prior to the purchase of C and D class trams?

While I wasn't in Melbourne at the time, I doubt that relative costings

weren't ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:28 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

> > I don't think we need to. We have plenty of trams and should be

refurbishing

> > the existing ones. Many successful tram systems operate with vehicles of

the

> > same vintage ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:28 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

"Vaughan Williams" <ender@nospam.com> wrote:

> The speed restriction isn't necessary

Do you have specific advice to that effect from an accredited safety

engineering organisation?  If  ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:28 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

"Peter H" <no.address@supplied.com> wrote in message

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> Let's have a look.

> W class (various sub-classes). Speed limited (by government orde ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:27 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

Paul Dwerryhouse wrote:

<SNIP>

> The point is that YT are being cheap. Obviously there's a demand for

> more trams - because existing trams are getting crowded - yet their

> soluti ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:27 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

> This whole debate seems to be taking the point that more seats are better.

Not automatically. I happen to think longitudinal seating is good in places

because you can fit nearly as many seats ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:27 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

"Paul Dwerryhouse" <paul+usenet@dwerryhouse.com.au> wrote in message

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> "Mike Alexander" <malex@bigfoot.com> writes:

>

> >This  ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:27 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

"Mike Alexander" <malex@bigfoot.com> writes:

>This is exactly the same as when the conductors' consoles were removed from

>the Zs, and standing areas created in their old positions.

...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:26 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

> Anyway, the PTUA was predictably incensed

You guys sure get upset easily...

This is exactly the same as when the conductors' consoles were removed from

the Zs, and standing areas created i ...

Posted 10 Jun 2003 08:25 in Trams and Light Rail by aus.rail

Oh what a tangled web we weave..

As was posted here a few weeks ago, Yarra Trams have started ripping

30 of the 74 seats out of up to ten of their B class trams as a trial,

creating some standin ...

As part of the Transport Summit next week the ACT Government has

released a paper on PT.

http://www.palm.gov.au   See Whats New and download

In Chapter 4.8 there is a strong shying away from light r ...

On 7 Jun 2003 09:57:28 -0700, jeffreybounds@hotmail.com (jeffreybounds)

wrote:

>  105-8 & 105-10 are definetly at Kilmore East.105-10 shows the

>section before Apex Quarry siding opened ...

Les

 105-8 & 105-10 are definetly at Kilmore East.105-10 shows the

section before Apex Quarry siding opened.

The approach to Wandong from the south is on an embankment & would

show the to ...

On 7 Jun 2003 02:29:54 -0700, jeffreybounds@hotmail.com (jeffreybounds)

wrote:

>

>      Les,

>      On roll 105 ,photo 105-7 is actually at the Kilmore East down

>distant signal.I lik ...

Les,

     On roll 105 ,photo 105-7 is actually at the Kilmore East down

distant signal.I like the photo of the standard gauge Z van.

    Jeff

I was down that way and noticed that the loops at Trawalla & Buangor are no longer connected to the Main Line, points removed and strait railed.  It

looks like there is no crossing loop in the se ...

les@brownfam.com.au (Les Brown) wrote in message news:<3edea7ec.5603086@news-server.bigpond.net.au>...

> The Latest: Beaufort & Ararat, 2nd June 2003.

> Walhalla Goldfields Railway,  ...

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