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gippslander

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Services finished up at Walhalla Goldfields Railway yesterday, good patronage all weekend.

It certainly is a pity the SG line is disappearing, but the reality is there not really any contestable freight on the outer part of line (the sand in Lang Lang area could be a possibility). The passe ...

Posted 17 Feb 2020 15:51 in Victoria by gippslander

[quote=8077][quote]The construction of the new bridge was approved on the basis of it supporting the existing Sale-Bairnsdale passenger service. It has been designed with axle loading capacity to supp ...

Posted 11 Feb 2020 18:59 in Victoria by gippslander

[quote=RustyRick][quote][quote]We should be grateful that the Sale-Bairnsdale passenger line was reopened in 2004 after eleven years of closure. The only reason the Orbost line hung as long as it did ...

Posted 10 Feb 2020 18:35 in Victoria by gippslander

We should be grateful that the Sale-Bairnsdale passenger line was reopened in 2004 after eleven years of closure. The only reason the Orbost line hung as long as it did was because of 1930s regulation ...

Posted 01 Feb 2020 22:07 in The Lounge by gippslander

[quote][quote]I'm just going to duck in here and say this about the Portland smelter: if that smelter wasn't built it would've taken a lot longer to build a smaller interconnect between Victoria and S ...

Posted 01 Feb 2020 22:07 in The Lounge by gippslander

[quote][quote]I'm just going to duck in here and say this about the Portland smelter: if that smelter wasn't built it would've taken a lot longer to build a smaller interconnect between Victoria and S ...

Posted 01 Feb 2020 22:07 in The Lounge by gippslander

[quote=BigShunter][quote]I'm just going to duck in here and say this about the Portland smelter: if that smelter wasn't built it would've taken a lot longer to build a smaller interconnect between Vic ...

Posted 01 Feb 2020 20:34 in The Lounge by gippslander

Posted 01 Feb 2020 18:32 in The Lounge by gippslander

[quote=BrentonGolding]Victoria is not the only state to have gone down this route of course but Jeff certainly got Victoria out of the gates early (and economists say got way over the odds for some of ...

Posted 01 Feb 2020 18:09 in The Lounge by gippslander

Since the mid 90s Victoria no longer had the SEC.
The SECV is still around, just not in the form that it once was.
Jack Le Lievre
The SEC only exists as a power trading ent ...

Posted 01 Feb 2020 18:06 in The Lounge by gippslander

Out of ten, how would you score privatisation?
Pretty low!

Posted 01 Feb 2020 18:06 in The Lounge by gippslander

Out of ten, how would you score privatisation?
Pretty low!

Posted 01 Feb 2020 18:06 in The Lounge by gippslander

Out of ten, how would you score privatisation?
michaelgm
Pretty low!

Posted 01 Feb 2020 16:22 in The Lounge by gippslander

[quote=Valvegear]Ever since Kennett privatised the lot, successive Victorian Premiers seem to have believed that they had no obligation to ensure adequate power supplies available to meet the inevitab ...

[quote=james.au][quote]I asked why the change of transport arrangements and his info was the said company was well less than satisfied with the service they were getting to transport their goods to Me ...

Total silence from the Victorian & SA Governments, so it looks like the Overland is finished. When I went on it from Horsham a couple of weeks back there was nothing at all in the local paper about th ...

[quote=The]Thanks for the reply. I utilise the V/Line website for my Mildura sojourns and the first class option isn't difficult. Though I often opt for the mail option for my paper ticket OR one can ...

[quote=The Vinelander]To the Gippslander.

[color=#000000][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, Segoe UI, Segoe, Segoe WP, Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=2]It seems from what you are saying that you b ...

I am travelling on the bus-train-bus combo from Melbourne to Horsham at the moment.

The V/Locity service to Ararat is fast and comfortable but the 4pm down out of Ballarat barely had a busload on it. ...

Posted 25 Nov 2019 19:19 in Victoria by gippslander

I'm getting the Overland from Horsham to Melbourne on Friday, bypassing bustitution on the Ballarat line. It was a serious battle to book online but I eventually beat the not very user friendly websit ...

[quote=trainbrain][quote][quote]Yes Exclamation
When travelling last year by DERM to Birregurra for a Christmas in July luncheon the specially hired DERM unfortunately broke down at the former Moriac plat ...

[quote=The Vinelander]Yes Exclamation
When travelling last year by DERM to Birregurra for a Christmas in July luncheon the specially hired DERM unfortunately broke down at the former Moriac platform which ...

Posted 29 Jun 2019 21:34 in Victoria by gippslander

[quote=LancedDendrite][quote]It's interesting to note the Government has been pushing it as an increase in speed initiative rather than pointing out the old bridge was totally life expired and the lin ...

Posted 29 Jun 2019 16:46 in Victoria by gippslander

[quote=kitchgp]Is there any sign of work starting on the new Avon River bridge? It is supposed to start in 2019 and be completed in early 2021 (with the usual get out clause 'subject to planning and e ...

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