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rwatts

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I see two issues.  Firstly the provisioning of locos with seatbelts.  Unless the more recently built cabs have had appropriate anchor points for belts designed in I can't see them appearing in any exi ...

Does the ATSB have a role here, or will they only step in if there's an incident?
Galron
I think you've answered your own question.  On the other hand the Office of the National Rail Saf ...

Posted 11 Nov 2019 00:47 in Other Transport by rwatts

This will be the first reuse of a Falcon payload fairing,  and the first attempt to catch both fairing halves now that GO Ms Chief has been fitted with a net to match GO Ms Tree (the for ...

[quote=don_dunstan] Heath - if we're going to have an armchair conversation about restoring rail services in SA why not think about a DMU service to Virginia or the Barrosa instead. Mt Barker has mult ...

[quote="bingley hall"]I thought I'd mentioned it before, or maybe it was in another thread, but speaking to someone with intimate knowledge of interstate logistics and with links to Woolworth's, I was ...

Posted 12 Mar 2019 16:37 in Victoria by rwatts

[quote=BigShunter]Well, we will see how the grammar goes, this time................Rolling Eyes
Over the weekend, we went on safari, to Nhill, Horsham and cruised down to Hamilton and Penshurst, to catc ...

Posted 29 Jan 2019 22:54 in South Australia by rwatts

With the new Grange weekday timetable in force today, I see that we have gone back in time.  The off-peak workings are now being covered by two units, both single cars.
62430
Similarly o ...

[quote=Richard stroker]I was wondering if anyone more knowledgable about locomotives than myself (zero) could answer if SCT are still having reliability issues with there CSR's .

I think it was ment ...

Wednesday last week I was in Bordertown with little to do so decided to drive over to Wolseley and Serviceton.  Sitting in the Bordertown loop was an eastbound SCT train headed by SCT007 and two CSR l ...

[quote=DJPeters]Mitcham railway yard had a fire wood area that was on the Grange Road end of the yard from memory. A OF or OBF loaded with Mallee roots would just have the doors opened and let them f ...

Posted 18 Dec 2017 16:30 in The Lounge by rwatts

There is also the matter of the Chinese submarine!
emmastreet
I always have a chuckle that they named a naval communications facility primarily concerned with submarine comms after him.

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Posted 12 Oct 2017 17:06 in Victoria by rwatts

I Do not know but as it is at least 6 to 8 weeks before harvest starts anything could be possible.
Clyde Goodwin2
I realise this thread is in the Victoria forum but as an example of how  ...

Posted 24 Aug 2017 11:31 in Victoria by rwatts

Lillimur and Nhill  are the main Central Recieval Points (Graincorp)
wobert
I noticed at Lillimur the other week they seemed to be preparing a large bunker area.

Richard.

Posted 14 Jun 2017 23:10 in South Australia by rwatts

NR41 was indeed at APT Sunday morning. Maybe some common sense as works could have delayed it on Monday Morning
Pressman
Yes, I read your post in the "Red & Silver Ghan loco sightings" t ...

Posted 14 Jun 2017 22:42 in South Australia by rwatts

The Ghan from Darwin would have passed through on Saturday morning as did the Ghan back to Darwin on Sunday at 12:30pm
Pressman
A post in another forum (Farcebook) had pictures of NR41 f ...

Posted 11 Apr 2017 09:34 in NT by rwatts

it appears that pressman is just talking to themselves here. Smile
Heath Loxton
Absolutely not.  I for one follow Pressman's weekly reports with great interest and find I quite miss it when ...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 15:39 in Victoria by rwatts

[quote=cbinyon]http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/news/national/graincorp-in-tough-task-to-ship-big-east-coast-harvest/news-story/65086051945327de358e5c9c837c3dfa

Read this today. Graincorp moving +1 ...

Posted 04 Mar 2017 11:26 in South Australia by rwatts

[quote=kipioneer]There is also a private organisation Fugro LADS headquartered here in Kidman Park that is a spin-off from that original research. Mark Sinclair heads it up. Owned by the Dutch F ...

Posted 03 Mar 2017 21:33 in South Australia by rwatts

[quote=SA_trains]Sorry can't comment on the reef/bank, but the system you are talking about is called LASER Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS). It is operated by the Hydrographic service in the Navy. LADS ...

[quote=Michelle12]Looks like they had some pretty rough weather in the hills overnight with the result being no power to run the cameras since about 3am this morning. I have emailed the owner to look ...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 09:23 in Railpage Australia™ by rwatts

Railpage is not working in the Chrome browser.
Newcastle Express
You presumably mean Railpage is not working in your Chrome browser.  Given I'm using Chrome (Version 54.0.2 ...

Posted 25 Nov 2016 13:56 in Railpage Australia™ by rwatts

Minor suggestion:

I received the error box - "[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto,wf_SegoeUI,"Segoe UI",Segoe,"Segoe WP",Tahoma,Verdana,Arial,sans-serif]The train positioning source is offline. This ...

Posted 11 Nov 2016 15:37 in Railpage Australia™ by rwatts

[quote=petan]Has anyone cross checked by watching a train on the computer and same train going past in reality? In the aircraft versions, one website shows a plane on screen about the same time it is ...

Posted 07 Nov 2016 18:04 in Railpage Australia™ by rwatts

A little surprised to see SMTP errors when trying to navigate to several locomotive pages...

[quote=Somebody]Expected response code 354 but got code "550", with message "550 5.4.5 Daily user sendin ...

Posted 05 Nov 2016 15:34 in South Australia by rwatts

[quote=mm42][color=#333333][font=Lucida Grande]I was visiting Adelaide at the time, and was impressed at how the Belair line kept operating, that signals and level crossing appeared to have battery ba ...

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