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prwise

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Posted 09 Nov 2018 21:05 in Victoria by prwise

Thanks Historian, brilliant stuff as usual.
Have a bit of an interest in this area so thanks to historian and other contributors for some great factual stuff.

I assume this line was b ...

Posted 15 Jun 2018 20:05 in Victoria by prwise

Current State of the Bairnsdale Station precinct and Bosworth Road siding previously used for logs.

Stratford and the Avon River bridge to come.

thekingoffoxes

Very smooth and class ...

[quote][quote]Can someone point me to a brief description of these noise restriction regulations? And perhaps those of Vic so I might compare them?[/quote]Here is the most recent example, the Aurizon ...

[quote=M636C][quote]Can someone point me to a brief description of these noise restriction regulations? And perhaps those of Vic so I might compare them?[/quote]Here is the most recent example, the Au ...

[quote=2LaGrange]It’s called the “Grandfather Clause”

Basically unless a locomotive ran in NSW when built or was part of through interstate running during government ownership era they are not ...

[quote=Galron][quote][quote]Can’t see PN touching them, they have plenty of Locos sitting around already.

SSR won’t be interested either they already have a fleet of Locos that can handle their ...

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote]Pleasing to see the CEO has finally realised there have been maintenance issues and these have been addressed but in reality the statistics are horrific.

No amount of t ...

Posted 05 Oct 2017 21:41 in Melbourne suburban by prwise

[quote][quote]I thought Werribee Racecourse was a station, but my souce, Vicsig, didn't show it. I will add it right now.[/quote]They even put up stanchions there so they must have been serious about ...

Posted 12 Sep 2017 16:00 in Victoria by prwise

Which NSW get around with  'Sweeper' services. Vic has none to my knowledge

Posted 14 Aug 2017 21:09 in General by prwise

Found this interesting.

Seems to make sense. The old as the hills regenerative braking being used to power grids in a new dress.  

http://s3.amazonaws.com/siteninja/multitenant/assets/21125/fil ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote][/quote]

IMO...IF...and a big IF in the next 20 years the proposal ever gets up to run passenger trains from Castlemaine to Maryborough and beyond, all the early 2000's R ...

[quote=Big J]I wish I had an image people eating popcorn. It has been fascinating watching this thread from the sideline.

The arguments put forward from both angles has been interesting. Very passi ...

Posted 20 Feb 2017 09:00 in Victoria by prwise

Spent a lot of time in Goldfields region and also Western Vic. For routes like Maryborough Ararat there is barely enough MV car traffic to justify a sealed road yet alone enough to fill a train.  Same ...

[quote=bingley hall][quote]This thread will just not die .... will it?

Is the Leigh Creek coal field the SA Premier's silver bullet?

What more will it take to reopen the Northern Power station?

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But environmentalists would find a dozen reasons to try and block every one, so it's never going to happen.
Bogong
Can you imagine trying to get the Snowy up now?  Spent 3 weeks up the ...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 10:27 in Victoria by prwise

Absolute ripper thread. Thanks to all contributes.   Have learnt more in the last hour or so reading this than I learnt for all of last year I think.

Great that those that have had dirt under the f ...

Posted 02 Nov 2016 19:38 in Victoria by prwise

[quote=LancedDendrite]The real craziness was when the VR ordered so many T class locos to service the dying branchlines when they should've bought heavier and more powerful locos to make their mainlin ...

[quote=ElliotProvis]Anyway the long and the short of it, is that economic modelling has been off for a long time, and it has let ideology take it over. How can we ever see competition between corporat ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]My understanding is the bulk of the wind (+350MW) dropped off because the towers fell over, after which the only inter-tie available couldn't cope.

As per my previous comments on N ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]The Leigh Creek Railway is redundant and has no future and there is little use pretending it has. The rails can be left as a "just in case" up until the sleepers are close to making t ...

[quote=Lockspike][quote]But competition is what drives prices down.[/quote]Only for a limited time.

The robust businesses buy out the weaker ones or just wait for them to go bust (maybe with a littl ...

[quote=Lockspike][quote]But competition is what drives prices down.[/quote]Only for a limited time.

The robust businesses buy out the weaker ones or just wait for them to go bust (maybe with a littl ...

[quote=Lad_Porter]

In the old VR days, the suburban system regularly made large losses which had to be subsidised by taxpayers, but at least it was all local money. Now, we have a commercial operato ...

Then in view of the reality, surely the contract specifications are inadequate, or are being ignored, and need to be looked at?

Lad_Porter
Most probably all of the above. Have been in ...

[quote=Crossover][quote][quote][quote]Not to mention the millions in profits which go offshore to their foreign owners, funded by taxpayers and fare payers. That money should stay here, and be spent ...

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