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ACT

48 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Government accused of delaying high speed rail investment

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Anthony Albanese says it’s time for the Morrison Government to get behind high speed rail, suggesting it's been delayed for political purposes.

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP Government must confront public transport parking crisis

The inability to find a park close to their station is something all commuters unfortunately face.

Bones of light rail shelters now in place

The last of Canberra's light rail stops have been erected, although the stops won't be finished until late next month.

CANBERRA’S LIGHT-RAIL CORRIDOR IS ‘BUSINESS READY’

A majority of commercial property owners believe the $800 million first stage of the light rail line being built on their doorsteps will significantly increase the value of their holdings.

Gungahlin businesses report loss of profit from light rail construction

More than three-quarters of Gungahlin businesses along the light rail route have reported a decrease in revenue and foot traffic due to construction of the transport project.

Africa

107 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Court instructs PRASA to apply safety rules

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa must comply with the safety requirements set by the Railway Safety Regulator under a ruling made by the North Gauteng High Court on October 11.

Kenyan parents traveling with children find comfort, safety in SGR trains

[color=#404040][size=3][font=Arial]Kenyan parents traveling with their young children from Nairobi to Mombasa or between Kenyan towns have found convenience in the standard gauge railway trains.

Passenger killed, 3 trains set on fire as Metrorail's woes mount

A passenger was shot dead in one of three Metrorail trains that caught alight on Friday.

Head-on collision of views over dismal state of Cape Town's trains

Less than half the number of trains it needs‚ no CCTV cameras at stations‚ little or no access control and an administrative shambles.

Arabian Rail News

43 stories | Newest story posted 2 weeks ago
Egyptian National Railways orders 1 300 coaches

A five-year contract worth more than €1bn covering the supply of 1 300 coaches was signed by Egyptian National Railways and the Transmashholding-Hungary Kft consortium on September 25.

Transmashholding-Hungary wins deal to supply train cars to Egypt

The Transmashholding-Hungary consortium has secured a contract worth more than €1bn ($1.

King inaugurates Haramain High Speed Rail

Saudi Arabia became the latest country to launch high speed services on September 25, when the Haramain High Speed Rail line linking Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah was formally inaugurated by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Asciano

91 stories | Newest story posted last year
Freight train was travelling at 90km per hour when it derailed on the Nullarbor

An investigation into a train derailment on the Nullarbor last year has found the tracks failed to restore to the normal position after an east-bound train departed the line two hours prior.

New PN boss sets up old mining rivalry

Former BHP Billiton coal boss Dean Dalla Valle will replace David Irwin as chief executive officer of Pacific National, the bulk and intermodal operator announced on Monday.

Exports face disruption as union battles with network operators

EXPORTS of agricultural, mineral and timber products through Victorian ports face big disruptions from two rail industry battles over wage and work conditions.

PN industrial action costing Vic grains sector millions

DRAWN out negotiations between Victorian grain train drivers and freight business Pacific National (PN) is costing the grains industry millions of dollars due to train delays and cancellations.

Irwin to leave Pacific National

Pacific National is reportedly on the hunt for its next CEO after David Irwin resigned last week.

Asian Rail News

969 stories | Newest story posted 4 minutes ago
The business case for getting Asia-Pacific's rail network on track

HYPERLOOP, autonomous vehicles and ultra long-haul flights are heralded as the future of travel, but rail is quietly undergoing something of a renaissance in Asia-Pacific too.

India’s DMRC to invest in more carriages to expand trains

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in India has announced plans to invest in more carriages to expand trains running on its corridors.

India to seek Japanese experts to develop bullet train stations

Indian officials will seek expert Japanese consultation to develop areas surrounding 12 proposed bullet train stations on the 508km Rs1100bn ($14.

Veterans mark 75th anniversary of Burma 'Death' Railway

The 75th anniversary of the infamous Thai-Burma Railway built by World War II prisoners of war will be marked today.

India considers partial opening of first high speed rail project

India may have to settle for opening only a portion of its first high-speed railway, as project leaders race to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious target launch date of August 2022.

Aurizon

192 stories | Newest story posted 5 days ago
Linfox secures strategic purchase of Aurizon Queensland Intermodal business

Linfox has reached an agreement with Aurizon Holdings Limited (AZJ) to purchase the company’s Queensland Intermodal business (QIB).

Rail operator Aurizon’s IoT push helps save $380m in 3 years

Monitoring everything from doors to drivers.

Members have voted YES to Aurizon Agreement

Members have voted YES to accept the Agreed in Principle Aurizon NSW Coal Operations Enterprise Agreement 2018.

Aurizon taps Trimble for analytics

In addition, Aurizon and Trimble “are working together to pilot innovative solutions for enhanced infrastructure and rolling stock monitoring, data analytics and other technologies for rail,” Trimble said.

Aurizon to ditch Galilee Basin rail if Adani mine and rail project goes ahead

Listed rail company Aurizon is expected to ditch its plans for a 

Bus Transport News

121 stories | Newest story posted 23 hours ago
Rural bus service threat

‘Too many older people’ with free bus passes threatens future of Coasthopper, says boss

Developments in Dublin

Route Switchover Signals Substantial Increase in Bus Services in Dublin

First in Glasgow

Glasgow's biggest bus operator has said it is facing a bill of £100m over the next five years in order to meet strict new rules on air pollution.

Featured Bus Route – October 2018

The featured bus route this month is Route 357 operated by State Transit.

Wrightbus order

Wrightbus, the Ballymena-based bus manufacturer, has won orders for more than 200 buses from customers in Hong Kong.

Canada

195 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Buff? Draft? CN rolls out centerbeams with new energy management tech

The Montreal-based carrier in August received the first new ceremonial centerbeam car from National Steel Car Ltd.

20th CP Holiday Trains ready to roll

CP’s Holiday Train program, launched in 1999, has raised more than C$14.

VIA Rail dining cars to be refurbished

National passenger operator VIA Rail has awarded Rail GD a C$16·4m contract to refurbish four dining cars for use on the trans-continental [color=#000000][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Canadian service.

Firefighters battle blaze in rail car in Vancouver

Crews extinguished a fire in a rail car in west Vancouver near the intersection of West Fourth Plain Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue.

Northwest high-speed rail line could be reality by 2035

Transportation officials representing Portland, Seattle and Vancouver are in talks to bring rail line to the Cascadia megaregion

Cityrail News

623 stories | Newest story posted 5 hours ago
Snake Shuts Down Sydney Train Platform, Because Straya

It's the Aussie sequel to Snakes on a Plane: Snakes on a Train.

Labor vows to lower ticket fares for airport trains

Labor has promised to lower the cost to passengers of travelling on the train to Sydney Airport and scrap the so-called station access fee altogether for people who work at Kingsford Smith, if it is elected to government next year.

Sydney hit with commuter chaos on the Anzac Bridge and trains

SYDNEY has been hit with commuter chaos this morning following the cancellation of several services across the rail network and a fatal motorbike crash on the Anzac Bridge.

Singleton Moore rolls out 400 signs for new Sydney Trains project

Singleton Moore Signs (SMS), which has facilities in Sydney and Melbourne, has installed more than 400 signs as part of the NSW government's new Station Link construction project in Sydney.

Passenger frustration as major Sydney rail line shuts down for seven months

THE shutdown of one of Australia’s busiest train lines led to a morning of commuter hell, but passengers’ own mistakes made things worse.

Europe

1241 stories | Newest story posted 3 hours ago
Bluetooth beacon competition to enhance stations

SNCF’s stations business Gares & Connexions has launched an innovation competition branded Open Beacon aimed at enhancing the accessibility of and service offering at major stations.

[CZ] Modern & Classic: the livery of ELL > IDS Cargo Vectron 193 276

Modern but also Classic – this is the message that the latest livery design of Vectron 193 276 conveys.

[FR] The official presentation of the Bombardier Omneo Premium for Normandy

This week, the official presentation of the new Omneo Premium double deck EMU took place at the Bombardier’s production site in Crespin, Normandy, France.

Piraeus Bank is to finance the development of Thriassio Transit Centre

Piraeus Bank is set to finance the development of the Thriassio Transit Centre, which will significantly increase freight transport by rail, and promote Greece as a major freight hub in the trans-European transport network.

Study to look at preparing Bordeaux station for international trains

Infrastructure managers SNCF-Réseau, Eurotunnel, Lisea, and HS1 have signed an agreement to launch a feasibility study on measures needed to prepare Bordeaux Saint Jean station for international trains.

Gunzelling Reports

723 stories | Newest story posted 3 hours ago
LYGU Folding Container

Managed to grab this on PS7 this morning.

ISO Tanks

Scored a heap of ISO tanks on PN's MB4 service a couple of weeks back.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 13/10/2018

There were 76 sightings for this week; This is the same number of sighting as last week.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 6/10/2018

There were 76 sightings for this week; This is 13 sightings more that last week.

Old 48ft Boxes

A couple of 20 year old boxes on PS6 the other week.

Inland Rail Project

199 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
Inland Rail consultation committee slammed as a ‘fail’ for Brisbane and Logan

COMMUNITY over coal … it’s that simple, according to Greens MP Michael Berkman.

Inland Rail PPP concession launched

The public-private partnership to build and maintain a key section of the Inland Rail corridor through southern Queensland was launched on October 4, at an event in Toowoomba attended by federal Infrastructure Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.

ARTC issues RoI for Inland Rail project in Queensland, Australia

Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has issued a registration of interest (RoI) to form a public-private partnership (PPP) to build a section of Inland Rail in Queensland.

Many inland rail questions need answering says Senator John Williams

The inland rail project will be put under the spotlight in the Senate from National and Labor MP's.

Inland Rail’s community drop-in sessions by Australian Rail Track Corporation slammed

Community drop-in sessions about the Albury-to-Illabo section of the Inland Rail project have been criticised as being “too late” for the Riverina.

International Rail News

4810 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
Regular postal-baggage train service Beijing-Moscow-Minsk launched

RZD Logistics and the Belarusian Railway are launching a regular service shipping LCL cargo in baggage train cars on the route Beijing – Moscow – Minsk.

Bentley going digital (twins)

“Infrastructure asset owners and their teams have recognized the potential for leveraging digital twins in many ambitious use cases, including the application of analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in simulations and decision support throughout the lifecycle of design, construction, and operations,” Bentley said.

Three strategic decisions at OTIF General Assembly

Three strategic decisions were taken at the 13th General Assembly of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail which was held at the end of September.

Passenger Information Displays (PIDs) at stations are evolving

Just a quick post while I work on something more substantive.

Robert Stephenson’s birthday

On this day 215 years ago, Robert Stephenson was born - the only son of Father of the Railways.

Letters to the Editor

219 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
The Sun blazes into the Science Museum’s new blockbuster exhibition

From ancient Bronze Age worship to spacecraft still to be launched, the Science Museum’s newest blockbuster exhibition looks at the source of all life on earth… the Sun.

When your website gets hacked – addendum

For any website manager, one of the most stressful moments in the job comes when the website gets hacked into.

Blue murder at Wittenoom

With 60,000 people likely to die by 2030 from mining asbestos at Wittenoom, Ludwig Heinrich says many people should be tried for murder and their assets taken as proceeds of crime.

Apartments for trainspotters (part 2)

Longtime readers of this blog may recall that back in 2010 an apartment block was being advertised at Caulfield, smack bang between where the Frankston and Dandenong lines diverge.

Is coal really dead?

A commentary the delays Australia is experiencing with regard to opening and servicing new coal mines for the global community.

Model Railways

160 stories | Newest story posted 3 hours ago
prototype information

Distant Signal Productions is a great railfan source.

The Fourth Garratt

Himself has officially begun work on our fourth NGG16 - this one will be 143.

The Hocking Valley - proto-freelancing a unique 50's coal hauler. Big steam, coal, and plenty of overhead trafic. (Part 2 of 3)

Alright, now that we have a very condensed version of the Hocking's history, let's have a look at where I've deviated a bit to set up my alternate history.

Working on Scenery - Part 1

Well I finally began working on scenery in an attempt to eliminate the plywood prairie look.

Narrow Gauge

72 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Matthews Park miniature trains to roll back years on Historical Society day

The miniature railway in Matthews Park will be reliving the grand old days of the railways on Saturday.

Miniature rail raises $2000 for R U Aware, We Care drought appeal

THE model engineers of Tamworth have pulled their weight to help with the drought.

Largs resident celebrates 103rd birthday with Walka Miniature Railway ride

Walka Miniature Railway might have had its oldest passenger on Sunday.

One Careful Owner

I've had a go at distressing the model of the Ford Puma to try to make it look like it's had an argument with a Garratt.

Harold The Second

We have a number of duplicates in our fleet, mostly this is because we've made an improved version as our techniques have improved, or because a better kit has come onto the market.

New South Wales Rail News

3136 stories | Newest story posted 22 minutes ago
Rail line blocked between Gosford and Wyong after truck crash

Buses are replacing trains between Gosford and Wyong after a truck crashed through a fence and rolled onto rail lines at Tuggerah.

Sydney Metro project reaches milestone as boring machines begin to drill

One of five drilling machines — each the size of two Airbus A380s — that will tunnel underneath Sydney to construct two metro railways is launched by the Premier.

Unanderra station: Labor’s stairway to election

Labor has reaffirmed its commitment to spend $25 million to install lifts at Unanderra station.

Declaration of results for RTBU NSW Branch contested offices

Please find the declaration of results report for contested offices for the RTBU NSW Branch by 

Labor promises Blue Mountains rail review

Labor has promised a complete review of Blue Mountains rail services if elected at the March 2019 state election.

New Zealand Rail News

301 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
He's not a Foamer but 50-year veteran's love affair with rail still as strong as ever

Rail still has a lot of story to tell and a bright future, according to an industry veteran.

NZ Transport Agency allocates $62m to upgrade Wairarapa rail line

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZ Transport Agency) has allocated more than NZ$96m ($62.

Wellington infrastructure spending funded

A NZ$196m package of improvements to the Wellington regional rail network was announced by Transport Minister Phil Twyford on October 9.

Daytime freight trains resume after Kaikoura earthquake

The first daytime freight trains in almost two years will be running again between Blenheim and Christchurch from next week, marking a milestone in the rebuild effort following the Kaikoura earthquake.

Northern Territory Rail News

209 stories | Newest story posted 11 months ago
Battle to stop Tennant Creek to Mount Isa railway project

It’s Queenslander against Queenslander in the battle to stop a proposed multi-million-dollar Tennant Creek to Mount Isa rail link.

Council candidate floats tourist sky rail plan

WITH one week to go until nominations close, a big field is now likely to contest the Katherine Town Council elections.

'Jesus loves nachos' graffiti now an icon

ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.

Red Centre salt mine progresses on back of major supply agreement

A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.

Northern Australia rail project takes important step

A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.

Opinion

96 stories | Newest story posted 4 months ago
Canon 77D - First Thoughts

The Canon 77D cameraI bought a new camera body a while ago - a Canon 77D.

Toll roads aren't the solution to our transport woes

Right now, the writing’s on the wall for Australia’s major cities when it comes to liveability and transport connectivity.

Is the Mildura Standardisation Project doomed?

Poor management and penny pinching may ultimately result in it being found out very early in the piece that the standardised Murray Basin Railway will end up with inferior operational flexibility and capability compared to its existing broad gauge counterpart.

I was upskirted while sitting on a train with my boyfriend

The story I'm about to share isn't uncommon.

Burnley to Camberwell quadruplication

The PTV Network Development Plan from 2013 includes quadruplification between Burnley and Camberwell on the Belgrave/Lilydale/Alamein lines, as part of Stage 4.

Other Transport News

500 stories | Newest story posted 49 minutes ago
Winter Winds: How Singapore Airlines’ New World’s Longest Flight is Saving Time (and Fuel) by Flying Farther

The shortest distance between two points on the earth is a straight line, but it it may not be the fastest.

Singapore Airlines Relaunches the World’s Longest Flight with the Airbus A350ULR

1782 days after stopping service, Singapore Airlines is relaunching the world’s longest flights today as it brings back SQ21/SQ22 service between Singapore and New York (EWR).

Extra Summer Ferry Services For Phillip Island

The Andrews Labor Government is introducing extra ferry services between Stony Point and Phillip Island over the busy summer period, so more people can enjoy all the region has to offer.

Air India Express 737 Hits ILS, Damages Wall on Departure, Flies for 4 Hours Before Diverting

Air India Express flight IX611 appears to have struck the ILS & and damage a nearby wall at the departure end of RWY 27 in Trichy on departure early the morning of 12 October local time.

AvTalk Episode 42: An Episode 60 Years in the Making

On this episode of AvTalk, Jason and Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren report on their visit to London on the 60th anniversary of the first transatlantic jet flight.

Pacific National News

11 stories | Newest story posted last month
633 years among them – retirements around the tracks

During the recent Loco Around the Tracks tour, a number of retiring members were presented with their plaques and certificates as a show of thanks for their years of dedication to the industry and the […] Read More »

ACCC takes action against Pacific National and Aurizon

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Pacific National and Aurizon (ASX: AZJ), and their related entities, for allegedly reaching an understanding in relation to Aurizon’s intermodal business that had the purpose and/or would be likely to have the effect of substantially lessening competition in the supply of intermodal and steel rail linehaul services.

PN puts bigger wagons on rail for sugar season haul

[font=Calibri",sans-serif]Pacific National is utilising new high-capacity wagons to more efficiently transport sugar and molasses, with the major rail freight operator hoping to reap the benefits of this year’s harvest in North Queensland.

Pacific National boss rails against road lobby dominance

Pacific National boss Dean Dalla Valle is on a mission to boost rail’s public and policy presence, saying an industry voice has been sorely lacking in a nation facing a surge in population and associated infrastructure challenges.

Pacific National and Aurizon trains collision near Cloncurry

On Tuesday, February 27 a collision between two freight trains at Oonoomurra, near Cloncurry on the Mount Isa line occured.

Press Releases

238 stories | Newest story posted 6 months ago
Mernda Test Trains To Run By The End Of September

The Andrews Labor Government’s $600 million Mernda Rail Extension is six months ahead of schedule, with the first test trains to Mernda to be running by the end of September.

An Epic, Adventurous Train Ride Across the Australian Outback

There are few places left on earth that are as untouched and wild as the Australian outback, a landscape that has captivated imaginations and attracted thrill-seekers for millennia.

Heritage Train with Breakfast in Historic Station Dining Room

Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on board a special Heritage Train  tour to Tocumwal travelling the “freight only”  railway line.

SSR Acquires GT46-ACe Locomotives

Southern Shorthaul Railroad has recently acquired two new GT46-ACe locomotives from the Downer Group to cater for continuing business growth.

Logistics giants join forces for improved freight outcomes

To celebrate 10 years' operation in Parkes, SCT Logistics is focusing on delivering improved levels of freight services from the Parkes region to Port of Sydney by teaming up with DP World Australia to present a joint capabilities initiative.

Queensland Rail News

2191 stories | Newest story posted yesterday
New Queensland Rail chair appointed after exodus

Queensland Rail has filled the top position on its board after the high-profile departure of former chairman Philip Strachan.

CCC charge against controversial rail advocate dismissed

The case against rail advocate and controversial YouTuber Paul Pluta has been dismissed.

New QR drivers still waiting for trains to drive

TOP-performing train driver job applicants have waited more than a year to find out if they can start work despite Queensland Rail’s 

New consortium will develop composite technology for rail sleepers

The consortium of University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Austrak and Laing O’Rourke has secured $3 million of grant funding from the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) initiative, to increase innovation and develop new technologies for the rail industry in Australia.

Rail Events

211 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
[FR] InnoTrans 2018: Avelia Horizon animated

The new generation of high speed trains Alstom is now developing for, initially, the French railways, is named ‘

Railway Interchange 2019 open for business

“Railway Interchange 2019  showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members and supporters of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI)

Strawberry & Cherry Festival Heritage Train Tour - 17/11

[left]Seymour Railway Heritage Centre invites you on a special diesel haul heritage train tour to Bacchus Marsh for their annual Strawberry & Cherry Festival.

PT Len and Teltronic to integrate ETCS and CBTC over Tetra

PT Len Industri and Teltronic signed a memorandum of understanding to explore interfacing the Indonesian state-owned electronics company’s ETCS and CBTC signalling systems and the Spanish telecoms technology company’s TETRA and LTE during InnoTrans 2018.

Record-breaking InnoTrans proves rail sector is booming

The four-day event closed on 21 September 2018 leaving behind very satisfied exhibitors and trade visitors.

Rail News

3870 stories | Newest story posted an hour ago
NSW Rail History insights – October

Bob Newham, Loco Division Passenger Organiser, explores some of the incredible history behind rail in New South Wales.

Rail shippers “undoubtedly more negative”: Cowen

“On a same-shipper basis, however, pricing expectations sequentially declined just 50 basis points,” said Seidl.

Eastern ports undergo 'reverse engineering' amid drought creep

Grain handlers have stepped up the amount of grain being domestically imported into eastern Australia and are considering importing product from overseas.

Labor renews push for high speed rail link

Australia must start planning for a high-speed rail network along the east coast, says Labor's infrastructure spokesman Anthony Albanese.

Fast rail projects to boost prices in regional housing markets

Australia's housing markets are likely to see a major shift in demand with Prime Minister Scott Morrison's proposed establishment of multi-billion-dollar fast rail projects from city-centres to regional areas.

Rail Travel

160 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Palembang LRT: Ampera to Bumi Sriwijaya by Train

The Palembang LRT is Indonesia’s first intra-city light rail transit system connecting Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport and Jakabaring Sports City via the city centre.

Bonus Train

Monday, August 6th 2018 was a holiday here in Manitoba.

Salvator Hotel Palembang: Budget Hotel adjacent to Cinde LRT Station

Salvator Hotel Palembang is an affordable hotel located near Pasar Cinde and perpendicular to Cinde LRT Station, which makes it convenient to explore the LRT line (aka my purpose of visit) and to get around Palembang in general since there are both LRT and Trans Musi bus services serving the road outside.

Palembang LRT: DJKA to Cinde by Train

The Palembang LRT is Indonesia’s first intra-city light rail transit system connecting Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport and Jakabaring Sports City via the city centre.

Trams in Italy

A tram near the Colosseum in RomeThis post is the last of a series on trains I saw and/or rode while on vacation in Italy.

Railpage Australia News

142 stories | Newest story posted 5 months ago
New version of the All Australian Tracks Google Earth overlay

Railpage has available for download the new 2018 version of the All Australia Tracks Google Earth overlay.

Calling for software testing volunteers

Railpage is calling for 6 or so volunteers to become core team members of the RP testing team for the new developer software releases.

Submissions open for September 2017 photo comp

Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.

July 2017 photo comp

Congratulations to L-1172 who has won the July 2017 photo competition with 9 votes.

Voting open for July 2017 photo comp

Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.

Railway Preservation

158 stories | Newest story posted 2 days ago
Onwards and Upwards!

Hello and welcome to another VGR Mechanical blog post.

A lot of pictures

This may be a record for the number of images in a single update.

Some more pics

As promised, some more pictures of today’s works.

It’s a crossing again!

It took us the best part of two days but the crossing is now complete.

Sir Nigel Gresley overhaul – Update 33

The tender tank had steel plate inserted and welded in position this week.

Railway Publications

11 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
Holding the line: wartime memories from women railway workers

It was around five years ago that I first discovered the collection of interviews with railway workers carried out by the Friends of the National Railway Museum some ten years earlier.

Book Review: British Columbia Railway

British Columbia Railway, by J.

Feature articles in the September 2018 issue of Railway Gazette International

Feature articles in the latest issue of Railway Gazette International, the leading business journal for railway operators and suppliers, read in 140 countries.

Book Review: Canadian National Steam Power

Canadian National Steam Power book I recently read the book "Canadian National Steam Power", written by Anthony Clegg and Ray Corley.

Crossrail: The Art of the Build

As Crossrail was being constructed, along with a couple of TV shows, there’s been a number of books published — and the latest is Crossrail: The Art of the Build.

Railway Stories

68 stories | Newest story posted last month
XPTs on the Harbour Bridge

Last week I came across an old camera bag stashed in a cupboard in my garage, and in one of the pockets I found a tape that I had completely forgotten about.

Thomas the Tank Engine to get more female and multicultural friends as part of revamp

Children’s programme Thomas And Friends is to introduce an “inclusive” gender-balanced, multicultural set of characters as part of a revamp.

Somewhere only we know: Morisset

I got on a train to Newcastle on a whim.

Plans to revamp Olympia exhibition hall shown off

Plans to revamp the Olympia Exhibition Centre could see the main road outside pedestrianised and the facade restored, but also several extra stories added to the office block next door to pay for it.

Sydney’s Transport History – Double Decker Trains

Sydney has a long history with double deckers trains.

South Australian Rail News

649 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Stormy weather sparks scrub fire and damages homes across SA

Wild weather eases across South Australia but thousands of homes remain without power after wind gusts bring down trees and power lines.

Level crossing upgrades on the SteamRanger Heritage Railway

Works to upgrade two level crossings on the Mount Barker to Victor Harbor railway line at Currency Creek, operated by SteamRanger, will commence this week.

Lack of rail line foresight?

The Gawler railway electrification project could be dug up within a few years of it being built, if a Concordia development goes ahead, Light MP Tony Piccolo says.

Rail Trail findings reveal opportunity

A presentation was given to the District Council of Mount Remarkable on Tuesday advising them of the research and findings of their Rail Trail development research study.

The Fight For The Roundhouse

South Australia once had a rail system to be proud of.

Tasmanian Rail News

368 stories | Newest story posted 6 days ago
Inquiry into tourism opportunities for Tasmania's North-East rail corridor

A Legislative Council committee examining potential tourism opportunities for the North-East rail corridor has called for public input into the inquiry.

New route recommended for heritage railway and rail trail

A change in route to the North-East’s heritage railway and bike rail trail is on the cards.

State government's rail plan has ‘right balance’

A state government plan for the North-East’s rail trail and heritage railway already has the ‘right balance’, says Treasurer Peter Gutwein.

North-East rail line on City of Launceston Council agenda

An alternative route for the North-East rail trail will be discussed at the City of Launceston council’s Monday meeting.

TasRail suspends driverless trains after runaway train derails in Devonport, injuring two

TASRAIL has temporarily suspended the use of remote control technology on freight services after 

Train Simulator News

64 stories | Newest story posted one week ago
TS18: GP40-2 Coast-to-Coast Railroading!

Two new High Iron Simulations scenario mini-packs put the Electro-Motive GP40-2 to work coast-to-coast!

Train Simulator goes 64bit in 2019 update

Great news for fans of Dovetail Games' long running Train Simulator, the long-requested 64bit support for the game will be coming later this year in their annual update, Train Simulator 2019.

TS19: The Dawn of a New Era

As perhaps the single biggest feature request for Train Simulator since it came to market all those years ago, we’re excited to announce that Train Simulator 2019 will include Train Simulator 64-bit.

DB BR 10 Steam Loco Add-On

The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01

Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01 includes 10 challenging and enjoyable scenarios for the Three Country Corner route on Steam, covering freight and passenger operations in this scenic cross-border region of Western Europe.

Tram and Light Rail News

1326 stories | Newest story posted 3 days ago
Surprise start for Adelaide's long-delayed tram extension

The first tram travels on Adelaide's North Terrace line, seven months after the line was originally meant to open and two and a half months after the second "set in stone" opening date.

This is not complex construction work as Transport Minister slams light rail contractor

Transport Minister Andrew Constance believes there’s no reason Sydney’s billion-dollar light rail project can’t be finished by next year.

Light rail proposal for Bournemouth

COUNCILLORS have agreed to push ahead with work exploring the possibility of building a light railway or monorail system in Bournemouth.

Preserving heritage trams with new tracks

Replacing Ballarat’s historic tram tracks will provide a smoother ride for passengers and heritage trams.

Lord Mayor Martin Haese wants Adelaide’s heritage red trams to run on Sundays as a tourist attraction

BRINGING back the much-loved heritage red rattler trams on Sundays would give Adelaide a big tourism boost, Lord Mayor Martin Haese says.

UK

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£300,000 is available for organisations with automated designs for railway

Working with Network Rail, Innovate UK has revealed £300,000 available to be shared between businesses that have rail projects to fast-track automated design.

London Bridge station tunnel opens to the public

A tunnel that runs under London Bridge station linking the streets on either side of the site has reopened to the public following refurbishment works.

Women in Engineering: Aksa Mahmood, South Western Railway

As our biggest-ever Future Engineers event approaches, we’ve teamed up with the Rail Delivery Group to find out more about some of the women engineers working in the rail industry today.

Network Rail to start public consultation to eliminate Croydon bottleneck

Network Rail is set to initiate a public consultation requesting feedback on proposals to remove the Croydon bottleneck.

[UK] Northern officially presents its new CAF Civity fleet

Weeks away from entering passenger service, UK operator Northern has officially presented its new CAF-built EMU and DMU fleet.

USA

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A former arsenic-contaminated rail yard in Florida is being turned into a giant park

East of Tampa, Florida, a 180-acre site in Lakeland served as a rail yard from the late 1800s until the early 1950s.

Ironhorse Resources acquires Arizona short line

Ironhorse Resources has acquired the San Pedro & Southwestern Railroad from ARG Transportation Services, and renamed it as the San Pedro Valley Railroad.

AAR hazmat awards honor Schoendorfer of NS, safe shippers

The awards are given annually to individuals, shippers and railroads operating in hazardous material fields.

Batory to industry: “Seize the fourth quarter”

The meetings were “consistent with FRA’s active oversight of the rail industry’s implementation of PTC systems, and were intended to better understand the critical supply chain and the supply industry’s capacity to support the installation and testing requirements,” FRA said.

TEX Rail trains tested for radar effects

The first of the Flirt trainsets which Stadler is supplying for the 43 km TEX Rail commuter route linking central Fort Worth with Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has undergone dynamic testing at the airport.

Victorian Rail News

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New Mooroopna Rail shelter welcomed, but station questions remain

Nine months after the Mooroopna railway station house was destroyed by fire a new shelter was this week completed on the platform.

Stronger Public Transport Advertising Guidelines

New steps are being taken to ensure all content shown on City Loop screens meets the community’s expectations, following a review undertaken by Transport for Victoria.

City Controller To Ensure We Get On With Our Big Build

The Andrews Labor Government is set to appoint a City Controller to help get on with Victoria’s next big build.

A Real Plan For Fast Regional Rail For Ballarat

Only a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will overhaul our rail network for fast rail to Ballarat.

New airport roads to streamline cars, rail at least a decade away

Trains won't arrive at Melbourne Airport for more than a decade, even though both sides of Victorian politics are committed to a rail line.

Western Australian Rail News

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Joondalup line trains cancelled nightly between Whitfords and Butler stations next week

TRAINS on the Joondalup line will be cancelled nightly between Whitfords and Butler stations from Monday to Thursday next week.

Quinns Rocks man dies in crash on rail tracks near Northam

A QUINNS Rocks man (34) died in a crash near Northam last night.

Qantas row risks Perth Airport rail viability

Transport Minister Rita Saffioti has acknowledged that delays in shifting Qantas’ operations to Perth Airport’s international terminal could have an effect on the viability of the Forrestfield-Airport rail line.

Asbestos found in 3500 rail cars imported from China

Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group has imported about 3500 Chinese-made rail carriages containing asbestos in one of the largest breaches of a national ban on asbestos imports since it was introduced 15 years ago.

'This shouldn't have happened': Sinkhole closes roads after water leak floods airport link tunnel

A water leak continues to delay the construction of Perth's $1.

Yarra Trams

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Final W-Class trams to be restored

The final six unrestored W-Class trams are being removed from Melbourne’s City Circle so they can be stripped back and rebuilt for re-entry into service by 2020.

Yarra Trams rebrands Christmas

YARRA Trams is altering its Christmas celebrations for staff this year — after a 2017 event featured an indecently clad “fat-o-gram”.

Melbourne Art Trams return for 2018

Artist Hayley Millar-Baker with her artwork on a Melbourne Art TramThe first 2018 Melbourne Art Tram has entered service, one of eight trams that will be seen on Melbourne’s tram network over the next six months.

Community organisations to share $1 million of tram network advertising value

Some of 2018 partner City in the Community's young leaders with their wrapped tramNot-for-profit organisations have the chance to share their message with hundreds of thousands of people across Melbourne through the 2019 Yarra Trams Community Partnerships Program.

Free Tram Zone Extension For AFL Grand Final Week

The Andrews Labor Government is extending the Free Tram Zone and delivering extra train and tram services to help footy fans enjoy the Grand Final week festivities in Melbourne.

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