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Be good to see some traffic back on this line.
Never going to happen. Wish they would stop spending money on studies/tenders to placate some local rent seekers.
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[quote=s3_gunzel]A train came around the bend and hit the platform. I’ve heard a lot of rumours (which should [i]in no way[/i] be taken as fact) that there should have been a speed restriction, but ...

I would’ve scrapped nr80 instead of fixing it
I am surprised that they did not ring and seek your approbation.

[quote=freightgate]Why go to such complex means when a fence would provide the same protection ?

[url=/news/s/new-technology-rolled-out-to-prevent-trespassers-on-melbourne-network]New technology ro ...

Posted 02 Jan 2021 16:10 in The Lounge by theanimal

[quote=michaelgm][url=][/quote]You would wonder why God would allo ...

Posted 01 Jan 2021 10:58 in Sydney Suburban by theanimal

[quote=cityrail-rulez]The concrete sleepers will certainly have an impact on the bridge causing it to stress! I hope they are considering steel sleepers? If not then it's going to become Australia's b ...

Posted 14 Dec 2020 05:59 in South Australia by theanimal

Agree fully, the poor legislation put in place by ONRSR is making rail more dangerous than it has ever been.

Can you elaborate?


[quote=tazzer96]I don't know the absolute specifics of the melbourne rostering system. But if all I did was Mernda to city and out to hurstbridge all week long. That route would get very boring very ...

Posted 07 Dec 2020 18:33 in South Australia by theanimal

Saw a picture on Facebook where the freighter was standing across the the level crossing with the booms up, the road traffic lights are also green.

this will be interesting.

[quote=freightgate]How does a battery become overcharged when regulators are installed to ensure this does not happen.

[url=/news/s/overcharged-light-rail-vehicle-battery]Overcharged light rail veh ...

Posted 02 Dec 2020 07:35 in The Lounge by theanimal

[quote=billybaxter]Dear oh dear, one minute you claim this thing is nothing but a mere little 'flu, the next thing you're telling us it's inflicting misery left, right and centre, one moment it's brin ...

[quote="Yappo"][color=#333333][size=3]Seems like a 2021 start date looks more realistic with issues like this still to resolve?[/size][/color]

[color=#333333][size=3][font=Lato, Arial, Helvetica, s ...

Posted 15 Nov 2020 08:08 in General by theanimal

And the award for the most unreadable post of 2020 goes to::....

Nice work again BW. Do we know why the locos were in push/pull configuration?
As SinickleBird said, a lot of reversing.

For example, this morning it detrained passengers at ...

[quote=brissim]As several have pointed out, ever since the XPT replaced the loco-hauled Brisbane Limited [u][b]30 YEARS AGO IN 1990[/b][/u], the Sydney-Brisbane XPT has been an overnight service (with ...

Quite so. The evolution of SRHC is remarkable.
hopefully they now have effective policies and procedures around child protection.

Posted 13 Oct 2020 07:45 in General by theanimal

is that some of the equipment laying behind Tarcooola where there was I believe a gold mine?

[quote=michaelgm][quote]Perottet, appears the front runner.[/quote]

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Posted 06 Oct 2020 13:13 in Victoria by theanimal

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote][quote]On the AM Down Swanners this morning or should I say Down Bendigo because it is a 3 car V/Locity this morning presumably due to a fail

Speaking of fails I assum ...

The Saturday night mail (South Mail) from Sydney in the 70's and 80's terminated at Junee with no connections as i seem to recall.

Posted 04 Sep 2020 08:16 in News by theanimal


Posted 24 Jul 2020 05:00 in The Lounge by theanimal

And not Kerry Stokes
or Nicole Kidman

Do you mean that they are going to load 300,000 tonnes of roads onto rail vehicles and shift them, or do you mean "JOINT RAIL VENTURE TO MOVE 300,000 TONNES OFF ROADS"

Remember that it is English a ...

[quote=ANR]To stop the corrugated effects of the track, the tracks should be ripped up to Epping, and replaced by rubber as an elevated busway. The rest of the journey can be made by the restoration o ...

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