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simont141

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[quote=Train1959][quote]Small typo - the G class were 4-6-0[/quote]Yeah, you're right. Not good with numbers!

Pity we do not have more heritage locomotives preserved in SA (excepting G1, GM2, CB 1 ...

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Posted 09 Jun 2017 10:13 in South Australia by simont141

[quote=justapassenger]With the DPTI page stating that the City of Marion is contributing to the project, is this the first rail infrastructure project in SA to be jointly funded by all three levels of ...

[quote=awsgc24][quote]It's only a registration of interest to tender, not calling for tenders. DPTI intends to call two separate contracts (no time frames given): one for the electrification works and ...

It's only a registration of interest to tender, not calling for tenders. DPTI intends to call two separate contracts (no time frames given): one for the electrification works and one for signalling.

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]A couple of pedantic points:

The Centenary is of the Linking of the Rails on the Trans-Australian Railway. There was no Official Opening.

Where will GM 1 be in all these ce ...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 09:44 in The Lounge by simont141

[quote=Valvegear]At 4 for 299 at stumps on Day 1, Australia has done well. Smith has his nineteenth Test century, and Maxwell, to my great surprise, has displayed patience and application that I didn' ...

[quote=woodford][quote]Well thank you to those who have sourced the article and placed it on this site. It's a great read, informative and brings a very interested audience up to speed. Just as I s ...

[quote=Carnot][quote]Thank you 5910 and RTT_Rules. Point established.

There's nowhere within reasonable distance of Spencer Gulf that will provide 100m of head.

Even if you could find somewhere ...

[quote=gordon_s1942]According to the scrolling banner on Foxtel's SKYNEWS on ch 601 the recent 'Power Shedding' in SA was NOT required and the operators are apologising to their customers who were aff ...

For those with an interest in the facts surrounding the recent load shedding, AEMO has published a preliminary report: https://www.aemo.com.au/-/media/Files/Electricity/NEM/Market_Notices_and_Events/P ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]According to Wiki, SA has the following

Gas Turbine Combined cycle (generally considered some of the most efficent)

- Pelican Point - 487 MW

- Osborne - 180 MW

Total of 667MW, ...

Posted 16 Jan 2017 10:11 in The Lounge by simont141

The squad highlights the inconsistency of the selectors again. Cartwright picked as an all rounder for the Sydney test, after Marsh was dropped. Marsh has played a bunch of ODIs and big Bash games sin ...

Posted 09 Dec 2016 10:01 in South Australia by simont141

I doubt there would be a move to reclaim any rail until the price of steel appreciates considerably.

[quote=Valvegear][quote]I assume it came down to a safety concern that they weren't prepared to sign off on without further research.[/quote] And upon what evidence do you base this idea? None whateve ...

Gladstone had three gauges from 1970 - 1985, Peterborough from 1970 - 1988 and Pt Pirie from 1937 - 1970.

Peterborough only had triple gauge track on the turntable as noted above, and I believe on  ...

So a bridge or an overpass is now a viaduct?
bingley hall
Brunel would be rolling in his grave.

[quote=bevans][quote]Would be great but, sadly, how often have we seen projects of this nature come to nothing?

The logistics alone must be horrendous especially over a railway with no other traffic ...

Posted 28 Apr 2016 17:14 in South Australia by simont141

I didn't think Pt Augusta was shutting down for another week or so?

I'm pleased that some industries in SA are moving ahead and aren't waiting for the Federal Government to hand them money, too.

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M636C



They got $6m from the state government. Th ...

[quote=bingley hall][quote][quote]Not reading your Catch Point David?

Currently employs 20 causal staff.

Was it ever a restaurant? It was headquarters of Bike SA for quite some time in the past[ ...

8 May is the latest date going around. Trains expected to cease around two weeks prior pending stockpile size.

More info on the PRRPS website: http://www.pichirichirailway.org.au/train-services/coffee-pot.html

I have a feeling it will be a popular service, so book soon!

With the Mt Gambier rail yard redevelopment nearing completion, it's worth noting that removal of the line between Pick Ave and White Ave will occur, most likely, next year. The existing track will ma ...

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