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West Ryde?

Posted 15 May 2019 16:57 in The Lounge by georges

On the balance of probabilities test - ALP win

On the beyond reasonable doubt test - harder to say

Posted 29 Apr 2019 09:21 in International Discussion by georges

Hear that lonesome whistle blow!


Why are there two threads on this subject?

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Some gripping footage here (LOL). Sydney Trains operates while Metro practises at Chatswood on 18 April.

Posted 22 Apr 2019 14:02 in International Discussion by georges

When too much is never enough!

4003 and 4013 in action

Brief look at a working 4014 ...

Posted 20 Apr 2019 20:58 in International Discussion by georges

[quote=TheFish][quote]Or, if you're not an FB member, -'t seem to see either of those and I have a facebook accoun ...

Posted 19 Apr 2019 11:54 in International Discussion by georges

[quote=Groover][quote]Has there actually been any footage of it being steamed/tested yet? I've seen it mentioned that it has had a fire in it but haven't found anything...[/quote]UP have put a brief ...

An interesting exchange of views here on Chapelon's influence on designs of US "locomotives à vapeur". What a great name for steam locos!

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Posted 31 Mar 2019 11:33 in The Lounge by georges

There must be suppression orders and suppression orders. This one - - was made on the grounds that disclosure of  ...

i believe the Premier is a regular on Sydney buses and hence more than capable of holding on!
A prediction for Saturday?

[quote=djf01]Rather than start another YASMT (Yet Another Sydney Metro Thread), I thought I'd post this here:

"They don't even have paying customers yet and it's already a standing room only serv ...

Posted 17 Mar 2019 16:13 in Sydney Suburban by georges

SM Herald , ''; quoted Howard Collins (CEO of Sydney Trains) as saying that 'Sydney's stre ...

Posted 17 Jan 2019 10:04 in Sydney Suburban by georges

This page,, summarises the poll. There is a further link at the foot of the page that leads, via a further pag ...

[quote=awsgc24]Mechanical Signal Boxes in NSW are fast disappearing. Which Remain? Some country signal boxes are little more than Ground Frames with only a few levers, say 4 or 8. A few remaining "old ...

Posted 27 Dec 2018 13:18 in The Lounge by georges

Hard to beat the signage on California (and other) highways. Don't overlook the video by Nick Knudsen in the comments. ...

Posted 04 Dec 2018 23:06 in The Lounge by georges

[quote=don_dunstan]Coal fired energy in Australia will always be cheaper than renewables if all subsidies, penalties and taxes are controlled for - as discussed [url= ...

Posted 13 Nov 2018 12:44 in The Lounge by georges

............. we spend billions on ASIO and the Federal Police but for some reason we couldn't prevent a terrorist attack. What's the point? They can't protect us.
Yesterday ...

Many thanks for this seldom seen insight into managing the permanent way on the Canberra line. It must have been difficult to get that footage in the spectacular Molonglo Gorge where track maintenance ...

Posted 12 Nov 2018 14:39 in The Lounge by georges

Morrison's past catching up with him?

"Ever since Scott Morrison was sacked from his job as managing director of Tourism Australia in 2006, the reasons for his dismissal have been kept secret.

B ...

Saw QUBE loco 1103 operating on the Up ECRL line in the short 'tunnel' north of Chatswood station last week. It appeared to be hauling (or shunting?) miscellaneous rolling stock containing heavy rail  ...

Posted 03 Nov 2018 22:12 in The Lounge by georges

[quote=DirtyBallast]It probably almost warrants its own thread, but the recent posts here give further weight to the theory that GDP is a useless tool for measuring the health of the economy. It was a ...

Posted 03 Nov 2018 22:05 in The Lounge by georges

Banks are still a cash cow for investors looking for income, and always will be.
Never say never. In the meantime, beware of an ALP government cancelling franking credits.


I came across this document, "The When and Where of  Railway and Tramway Events – a brief chronological history" in two volumes. It was published in May 1996. The first volume covers 1848-1918 (PDF  ...

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