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Posted 24 Nov 2020 14:39 in Trams and Light Rail by bramt

Has New Preston taken all the workshop space for depot stabling?

Oh, how about East Preston? Or Thornbury? The site is still vacant more than a decade after it was levelled:

https://www.railpage.com ...

I took it to Melbourne last Friday - the first Overland of 2020. There were 40-50 pax, not too bad given we all had less than a week's notice it was returning. I had to cancel a non-refundable flight  ...

Correction: one track is open, but there's still wreckage obstructing the other 2. Both locos still there, NR59 is on a severe angle, and a number of crumpled & twisted grain wagons. Looks like they'v ...

The line has reopened (with a speed restriction)

Posted 11 Oct 2019 22:18 in Melbourne suburban by bramt

The report even had the incident time wrong at the beginning of the article, looking as if the train had traveled back in time.
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Nope, it left Camberwell at 1552 in order to opera ...

Posted 11 Oct 2019 22:17 in Melbourne suburban by bramt

The train received a (false) signal to uncouple, and responded accordingly thinking it was a proper command. In that sense, everything worked as designed.

hbedriver

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Posted 10 Oct 2019 21:39 in Melbourne suburban by bramt

ATSB / CITS investigation report into decoupling at Croydon last year: [url=https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/rair/ro-2018-019/]https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/inves ...

[quote= Heihachi_73]The eyesore that is Blackburn station copped the same treatment. Wait, they installed two lifts (purely for DDA compliance since the ramp to platforms 1+2 is too steep) and some ne ...

[quote=potatoinmymouth]

https://roadprojects.vic.gov.au/projects/chandler-highway-upgrade/construction-update

According to the above link the walkway has to be removed from the old bridge before ...

How can you achieve an average speed of 160km/hr, when the V/Locity top speed is 160?

How much of the $4b is for new tracks, and how much is for new trains? And how much of it is for wires, given 'Eu ...

Posted 09 Jan 2019 23:23 in Melbourne suburban by bramt

[quote=Lockie91]

MM1

The Windsor siding as we know it is gone. The area as been completely dug out. The cutting for the track realignment is complete along with an access track down to DOWN end of ...

Any more info on this?

Did an xtrap separate into 2 3 car sets enroute?

[quote=M636C][quote]Why are signals no longer used by BHP on that route?[/quote]Because they have an In Cab Signalling System just like that on Rio Tinto.

The locomotive itself knows where it is an ...

I count 27 wagons still on the track (from the helicopter footage). Meaning there's 241 wagons squashed into a pile that appears shorter than the remaining wagons are long (a compression rate of 10:1! ...

[quote=Somebody]So Matthew and Woodford, this piece of gee whiz flammery high tech gear, is to cover for the fact that the base load supply is marginal at best and can't really cope, well done to all ...

Posted 23 Oct 2018 20:13 in Trams and Light Rail by bramt

Ws are apparently fine to run on the road in traffic in Bendigo - without track brakes even!

Why can't Melbourne restaurant trams be run under a similar heritage operating permit as Bendigo?

[quote=Radioman]Hello All,

Victorian ALP's view should be understood in the light of the Greens consistently voting with the LNP in the Upper House, and one Green Upper House member has an electora ...

Posted 27 Sep 2018 23:10 in Tasmania by bramt

[quote=ab123]Why all this focus on the remote control system?

Remember this over bass straight: [url=https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2003/rair/rair2003001/]https://www.a ...

Posted 20 Sep 2018 19:50 in Trams and Light Rail by bramt

The new stops have opened with bright orange mesh fencing running along the length of the platforms. Very strange.

You can see it in the photos in this tweet:

https://twitter.com/yarratrams/status/1 ...

Posted 17 Sep 2018 21:40 in Melbourne suburban by bramt

Are there any issues with extended high speed tunnel running of VLocitys? Or is it fine as long as ventilation is managed?

What about extended tunnel running at 200km/h for a future electrified Gee ...

Didn't reopen until 4.30pm, and closed again at 8:30pm for more scheduled works.

https://twitter.com/metrotrains/status/1036504573609795585

This morning peak, they bussed Frankston pax to Sandring ...

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I just had a thought given the route of this project. It's not inconceivable that any level crossing removals that are due to start soon for example Cheltenham & Reservoir will be fu ...

This article from 2003 shows they were designed with gauge-convertible bogies from the start: http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=ITOF&sw=w&u=slv&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CA105642896&it=r&asid=cbc7d78c8e7b0c85fb7 ...

What's that about a station at Armstrong Creek? A new branch line with only one station?

Is there enough demand for a new Torquay line?

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