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pollux1au

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Posted 13 Oct 2014 17:41 in News by pollux1au

Came through there today on our way home. I always have a look at the silo & think what a shame it is that all of its contents move in & out by road. There is very little left at the site of the stati ...

Posted 19 Aug 2014 17:15 in New South Wales by pollux1au

One of the locos from Condong is at the Campbelltown Machinery Museum.

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The waiting room at Yass Junction is open for both daylight XPT services. It is closed on weekends & at night. From memory I do not think that there is an open waiting room at Gunning.

Alf

Posted 11 Jun 2014 17:45 in New South Wales by pollux1au

If you are there early in the day you should see 2 x steel trains PW4 & WP2. BM2 will also be around & there is also the chance of seeing a wheatie or two. PS6 runs through anytime rom 1030 to 1300. O ...

That's cool. I've always wanted to work in the technical side of TV or radio, hopefully when I finish my studies it'll become a reality.
Braddo


Braddo, for me its just an extension of  ...

My wife is a presenter on YassFM 100.3 & I look after the technical side of the station

I think that you would be quite surprised  how many people from Canberra live/play in that region.

Our book, "Tumba Line Retrospect" is selling well.

Bought a copy of this book at the general store at Rosewood. It is a nice little publication.

Onthe Australia Day weekend the Yass Railway Museum will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Posted 31 Aug 2013 13:03 in New South Wales by pollux1au

The wagon is used by the 2nd person to ride in while shunting out to the loading site at Henty West.
Fireman Dave


There is a similar one at Harden for trains that run out to Cunningar  ...

After trying to get to Jerilderie when the miniature railway was running I finally made it on Sunday 9 June. The members who were on duty made us very welcome & took there time to explain the workings ...

[quote=JoeT]Nothing remains of any of the former south coast stations - Lilyvale, Clifton, Yallah, Omega, Toolijooa and Jaspers Brush - except maybe the wide overhead stanchions at Lilyvale and the Ya ...

Posted 04 Feb 2013 07:49 in Sydney Suburban by pollux1au

It is a long time since I left Sydney but not much has changed. Thanks for the memories.

At Gunning i noticed that both signals were GREEN, so i sat on the station waiting for some action.In 1 hour, all that passed by were 2 track machines,heading along the down road.So i packed up my cam ...

I too will miss the e mag. Always looked fwd to the next edition. Thank you Jim for all the effort that you put in.Alf

No, we were definitely on the Olympic Way. We were driving from Melbourne to Sydney following the rail line.I was back there last Saturday, and the plan was to drive from Wallendbeen (where we'd photo ...

I would very much to walk the old dive at some point. I haven't yet, for obvious reasons...When was the dive closed?The entire site is easily accessible from the adjacent road (last time I was there y ...

1) What classes of locomotives were coaled at Demondrille?  36, 38, 57 and 58 classes certainly did, but what others?  Did the 60 class coal at Demondrille?A friend of mine who was an ASM at Yass Ju ...

We recently came through Mareeba Qld on the Savannalander, At every level crossing motorists sped across in front of the train even with the lights in operation. At one crossing a car driver was going ...

The Qld Govt already supports another line which is basically run more now for tourists & that is the Normanton to Croydon line.

pollux1au wrote:-

“As Wil, the Savannahlander driver sa ...

[quote="C3600Omega was removed late sixties/early seventies according to the old fart.[/quote]Would have been in the mid 70's as I remember stopping there until at least 73 when I was a regular commut ...

We have just come home from a trip on the Gulflander & Savannalander. As Wil, the Savannalander driver said that even though the train does not pay its way it injects money into the communities th ...

Posted 09 Aug 2012 09:19 in General by pollux1au

As is the fare for a trip on the Ghan, one way from Darwin to Adelaide adult red sleep nearly $1500 pp. Ouch. Can that be justified?Did the Ghan Gold Kangaroo Adelaide to Darwin. We had a two for onne ...

Posted 22 Jul 2012 20:39 in New South Wales by pollux1au

The wagons ran through the stop block of what remains of the silo siding. There used to be a ash & sleeper buffer at the end of this siding which was destroyed in a shunting incident a few years ago w ...

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