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locojoe67

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There is a 'working group' looking at the Baxter extension. I gather the group is pretty small. The highway crossing would be another big deal, meaning I can't see it happening easily (or cheaply).


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QPSR run the next picnic train on 19 September.

Mary Valley are running out of Gympie but are two hours north of Brisbane.

Lean times for gunzels in SEQ.

Thanks Graham. SDSR/Downs Explorer has now cancelled all proposed tours for 2020. The website indicates they will restart in 2021.

Shame to hear it no longer runs.

[url=http://theidabayrailway.tumblr.com/archive]http://theidabayrailway.tumblr.com/archive

Phone cameras are surprisingly good these days. But stills and video can absorb huge quantities of money for little noticeable difference, depending on user skill, editing and presentation.

Every c ...

Posted 19 Apr 2020 14:49 in Queensland by locojoe67

There was a famous re-opening to a Qld meatworks, but believe there hasn't been a lot of trains to use the facility since it became available to traffic (again).

https://www.railexpress.com.au/firs ...

Posted 30 Aug 2019 12:59 in The Lounge by locojoe67

Mitsubishi walked away years before green energy, pal.
MMA did not walk away. MMA failed, a consequence of inept management.
allan
There are a number of factors.

Like Fo ...

Emus 01 and 04 at Ferny Grove for the last time, 11 August 2019.

[url=https://youtu.be/bAo8_euGJ9g]https://youtu.be/bAo8_euGJ9g

[url=https://qrheritage.tumblr.com/search/emu]https://qrheritage.tu ...

Don,

I daresay the public relations outcomes of this exercise have well exceeded what the project actually cost in the first place.

"I know I'm getting old, when I started work at 15 I had no choice but to walk to the station, catch a train to the city then walk to work. "

Graham, I still do that now! There are plenty th ...

Posted 26 Feb 2019 13:13 in The Lounge by locojoe67

We're all working longer to pay off mortgages later:

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Thanks for the heads-up.

Posted 15 Feb 2019 14:04 in The Lounge by locojoe67

It'll be fine

You'll do great

it's nothing really

I'm not sick

I'm fine, honestly

I'm not angry

it's not me

Posted 08 Feb 2019 13:34 in Queensland by locojoe67

Check this time lapse of the water rise:

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Savannahlander is closed for the summer/wet season (well, that certainly applies...).

First service is scheduled for March, last in November.

Posted 05 Feb 2019 15:48 in The Lounge by locojoe67

Money worries on sandgroper minds:

[url=https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-05/wa-leads-nation-in-debt-help-calls-amid-growing-housing-stress/10779028]https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-05/wa-lead ...

Posted 24 Jan 2019 13:48 in The Lounge by locojoe67

The Italian Govt has chosen to bail out two more banks in trouble, rather than exercise its EU 'bail-in' provisions.

[url=https://hangthebankers.com/italy-government-bail-two-banks/]https://hangthe ...

Posted 17 Nov 2018 11:46 in The Lounge by locojoe67

Like Pan Am, sold off all the profitable bits and then promptly went broke.
don_dunstan
Here in Qld the Govt did that to Qld Rail. Arguably a less than stel ...

Posted 09 Nov 2018 19:01 in Queensland by locojoe67

Imu's 106 and 108 noted on an afternoon service to Cleveland.

The Cooper is sighted!

Mark, apologies for not seeing your post, I've even to so many of these testing sessions I've forgotten which type of testing it was.

QR have different types of testing. In one type you have a comp ...

Eidsvold?

Millmerran? Although the soil looks more like Cecil Plains.

Arhs were fortunate to have permision for the steamers to operate, given all the fire bans. I'm reliably told that sdsr will be forced to use diesel power for their run to Toowoomba.

https://www.yo ...

Posted 07 Sep 2018 05:34 in The Lounge by locojoe67

[quote=don_dunstan]Missed the main news story of the day until just then - [url=http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-06/anz-lifts-variable-mortgate-rates/10208852]ABC.

[i]ANZ has become the second m ...

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