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chonnaigh

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[quote=potatoinmymouth]chonnaigh, by my reading of the 2014 diagram I posted above (and comparing it to the present track layout) the four yards are still essentially extant, though I would be curious ...

I worked at Totty in the '80's.  Then there were 4 'yards'. The arrivals (Sunshine end)yard , 1st Classification Yard (or 'top' yard), 2nd Classification Yard(bottom yard) and the departure yard at th ...

Posted 21 Dec 2015 11:45 in Victoria by chonnaigh

[quote=uberbert]I just noticed a [color=#333333][font=Roboto, arial, sans-serif]Vlocity[/font][/color] has derailed at South Geelong. Probably happened a couple of hours ago.

The [color=#333333] ...

Posted 14 Jun 2015 12:39 in Victoria by chonnaigh

For what its worth, I use the Geelong service very often and I can tell you that an awful lot of travellers (self included) would rather not travel on Metro! We like our trains just fine thanks.

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, 'Segoe UI', Segoe, 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]V/Line will convert another locomotive to standard gauge to imp ...

Posted 20 Nov 2014 17:53 in Victoria by chonnaigh

[quote=freightgate]Reading about Tottenham yard recently and how efficient the boggie exchange sidings were.

This research had me thinking about how to solve the congestion problems into the Melbo ...

[quote=wxtre]The Drysdale re-build was looked at years ago when Louise Asher was Minister- (photos were in Geelong Advertiser and I was there at the time) The plan was the rail line plus the bike tra ...

Posted 22 Jul 2014 16:23 in Melbourne suburban by chonnaigh

For interests sake, is it common for people in the industry to use the word "desto"?
Braddo


As an ex guard- we always called them headboards

Its amazing how the local pollies like to push this 'stuff; but seem to ignore the Bellarine Railway? Last stunt involving Mr Cheeseman saw him posing for photos on the operating track but neve ...

Posted 08 Apr 2014 17:16 in Victoria by chonnaigh

Do any trains terminate there consistantly? And where to get on such trains?
bomberswarm2


You get to it off Platform 1. There is a gate that is only open if a train is taking/setting d ...

Posted 17 Jan 2014 17:39 in Victoria by chonnaigh

[quote=ljayvee6]Has Anyone got information on the long-closed Whittlesea line (Epping-S.Morang(Original)-Mernda-Yan Yean-Whittlesea)?

I used to live near the former station of Mernda.

From what I fo ...

Posted 08 Oct 2013 14:49 in Victoria by chonnaigh

From my recollection, the Soda Ash came from Osborne, S.A and went to Pilkingtons Dandenong for glass manufacture. It was certainly still an active traffic through the eighties,. not sure when it stop ...

[quote=yum_1822]cheers chonnaigh. thats a big help. Dosnt sound like much fun at all!!! What years was this and what sort of locos/rollingstock was used Its amazing how large the suburban and even in ...

[quote=yum_1822]Hi all. I have an interest in the Melbourne goods scene from the 70's, 80's and 90's. I'm after any info and pictures of the different freight trains that used to be run to deliver goo ...

You may be remembering 'Kelly the Wonder Dog"  filmed on the BPR in the early '80s.  I saw it some years back, but dont know if it ever went to Video . (A member had it on a home recorded VHS)
Kelly c ...

My point is that Chonnaigh had a simple question about how Talbot was going, the verandah at Clunes and a query on the train patronage. Which was getting hijacked into a political grandstanding sessio ...

Hi all, few little questions.Can anyone advise on the progress of re-opening Talbot?And, has Clunes got its/a verandah back yet?Are there any regular travellers on the forum who can advise how the pat ...

Was the line to Fitzroy ever electrified? It doesn't look like it was from the photos, unless they were very thorough in removing all the remains.

In the 1945 arial photo the briquette shed and foo ...

I recall there was an 'Upload' from Totty Yard on I think three days a week late 70s/early 80's that took Bunge (Albury) and Waterwheel (Bridgewater) 'flour pots' to Fitzroy and Glenroy. It was re-mar ...

A couple of further memories..Bunge also owned the silos at Nth Fitzroy.The Yard Foremans office was brick and contained some 'delightful' calenders- as a new start 16 year old , I loved 'em! (girly t ...

G'day All, After looking at photo's and signal diagrams for Fitzroy and North Fitzroy goods yard I am wanting to know what particular industries/sidings were located there, apart from the briquette sh ...

Posted 02 Aug 2012 10:51 in Victoria by chonnaigh

Thanks for that- Cheers

Posted 02 Aug 2012 07:48 in Victoria by chonnaigh

Apologies if this is not the right forum.Question- I have an old VR padlock with 'SS' on the back.Now I recall ST (Signals & Telegraph" and WW (Way and Works) etc but can anyone remember what 'SS' ...

G'day All,              the VTGY & VTGX tank wagons were/(are?) interesting looking pieces of rollingstock and understandably noticeable with their various colour schemes and large di ...

Posted 26 Jul 2012 16:56 in Victoria by chonnaigh

I am hearing that West Tower will be 'switched off' from 27/28  /7/12.If true, does that mean the end? Or are there still other rail tenants in the building?By the dilapidated look of the place, Im g ...

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