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vinelander

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Eyre Peninsular railway. The loco exchange between Port Lincoln and Thevenard.

I've mentioned it before...Is there now an opportunity for a set of sitting cars from GSR to be "parked" in Melbourne ready for the infernal breakdowns of rolling stock? I would imagine that GSR would ...

Posted 02 May 2016 11:06 in Victoria by vinelander

With GSR about to have a few sitting carriages free is it possible, indeed feasible, for V/Line to acquire enough of these to create a train for the NE line? It maybe a short term fix but at least it  ...

Posted 26 Dec 2015 17:04 in Victoria by vinelander

Can someone please explain what a "Flagship" service is and what makes it that? Is there only one up and down per day on each country service? I don't think I've heard of this on interstate services b ...

Posted 13 Dec 2015 21:52 in South Australia by vinelander

Was one of these lines also connected to Brighton via the Sandhills? I believe a line existed between Glenelg and Brighton at sometime in the past but I don't know if it was goods or passenger. I'm su ...

Posted 09 Dec 2015 18:48 in South Australia by vinelander

50km/hr is a huge increase! Over double the speed for much of the way I believe. Does that mean there can be an extra loading in a 24 hr period or is that putting too much pressure on the locos availa ...

Posted 06 Dec 2015 20:18 in South Australia by vinelander

What is the max speed on the Thevenard - Kevin line now that the upgrade is complete?

Posted 27 Nov 2015 20:42 in South Australia by vinelander

Come on Heath! Stop taking the p1ss out of us. Home And Away and I'd stay at ARS until 1931. Of course later on Thursdays. I also reckon The Vinelander has a good point. (What's happening in Summer Ba ...

So I'm guessing that there is quite a difference in comfort levels between those GSR cars used on the Overland (economy) and the N Sets.

Posted 27 Sep 2015 17:53 in South Australia by vinelander

80km isn't a bad average when you consider the train hardly gets above 65km between Belair and Murray Bridge. Of course everyone would love to have a maglev between Adelaide and Melb but it isn't goin ...

Posted 03 Sep 2015 10:52 in Operators by vinelander

I was on a fully booked Friday Overland to Melbourne 3 weeks ago.

Can someone tell me whether this was an anomaly or is the Friday service always popular?

Is the consist always 6 cars regardless, l ...

Posted 30 Aug 2015 20:16 in South Australia by vinelander

RTT Rules I like your thoughts. However to make it better I was thinking along the lines of sitting cars and cafeteria cars to meet demand. If there is a Crows game Saturday night at MCG then arrive 9 ...

Posted 30 Aug 2015 16:37 in South Australia by vinelander

Maybe GSR needs to satisfy a market niche too. For example with AFL footy finals about to start and an Adelaide team in, a consist leaving Adelaide to arrive in Melbourne before the game, then leaving ...

Yes. Got the message. No issues. Thank everyone.

Does V/line allow you to choose and book a seat on the Overland?

I can't find that facility on the GSR website. Book a seat yes. Choose a seat no.

Standard gauge! Of course! Silly error on my part. For some reason I thought part of the metro journey was on dual gauge and under wires. Thanks for the correction.

I've really appreciated the feedback everyone. Thankyou.

Perhaps the new RRL means that there is a path into Melbourne that keeps it on time?  Love the idea of it being early!!

I'll be in SA in the next month or so and I'm very interested in travelling on the Overland to Melbourne, if indeed it is on its final legs.

I have a few questions that someone more learned in all th ...

Can an "over length" train be split to fit SSR such as happens in Adelaide?

Thanks for the advice about photos of the Tookayerta line. Is the sand mine at Mindarie still prepared to use rail to ship out their product? I have heard that the company has stockpiled ready for an  ...

Hope this is the right time to ask if anyone knows where I might view photos of the Tookayerta line?

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The Loxton line, especially from Alawoona to Tookayerta, is obviously challenging as it seems to go over sandhills rather than through any form of cutting. Can anyone lead me to photos of trains in th ...

Posted 08 Apr 2014 09:52 in South Australia by vinelander

I most humbly apologise Heath for telling you to get a life. You obviously have one and good on you for being a valuable member of a sporting association. Just keep your eye on the ball! We males appa ...

Posted 05 Apr 2014 21:09 in South Australia by vinelander

Thank God you don't referee real games then Heath. Couldn't handle a ref foaming at a couple of locos. Get a life!!

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