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First Darwin Ghan leaves Adelaide

Posted Monday, 2 February, 2004 by Nexas in Rail News

A large crowd has gathered at Adelaide's main interstate rail terminal to watch the departure of the first passenger train from Adelaide to Darwin.

Steamrail ceases running trains

Posted Thursday, 5 February, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

The Board of Steamrail has taken the decision to cease using West Coast Railway (WCR) to operate Steamrail trains due to the constantly rising cost of doing business with WCR.

Horror run of delays on trains

Posted Friday, 6 February, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

There has been a huge blowout in the number of train delays, with 19 out of 20 commuters on the worst affected line getting home late in recent weeks, RailCorp figures reveal.

Rail rides about to get rougher

Posted Friday, 6 February, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

One in eight CityRail drivers is already sidelined from driving the public, as Sydney braces for months of transport turmoil and the introduction of a slower rail timetable.

Passengers huff as train runs out of puff

Posted Friday, 6 February, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Scores of rail passengers were left stranded in 35-degree temperatures yesterday afternoon at Winchelsea Station after the train to Warrnambool ran out of diesel because no one remembered to refuel it.

Alice to Darwin Railway Line book

Posted Friday, 6 February, 2004 by bevans in Railpage Australia News

I am the author and publisher of a book about the construction of the Alice Springs - Darwin railway line. I would like to make you and your members aware of the book, which has been very well received in central and northern Australia.

System grinds to a halt

Posted Friday, 6 February, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

It started with a whiff of gas at Town Hall station, and spread through the tunnels under the city in minutes.

Dead truck driver's working hours worthy of a superhuman, commission told

Posted Friday, 6 February, 2004 by bevans in Rail News

Only a "superhuman" could have worked the hours a long-distance truck driver did in the days before he died when his semitrailer crashed on the Pacific Highway, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission heard yesterday.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 7/2/2004

Posted Sunday, 8 February, 2004 by bevans in Gunzelling Reports

We have had a total of 121 sightings for this week making a total of 702 sightings for the year to date. Well all good things have to come to an end, and they did at 0617 on Friday. That's when we had the last Melb - Geelong B/G train diverted via Gheringhap & Ballarat, it was 9441 with N+T+T.

Gheringhap Sightings w/e 14/2/2004

Posted Wednesday, 18 February, 2004 by bevans in Gunzelling Reports

Well we are back to normal sightings this week with 108 for the week making 810 sightings for the year to date. We had 28 sightings on the B/G, the biggest lash ups being two trains with 5 locos, the best lash up being Tuesday's 9123 with G524+A85+GM36(CR)+A70(VLP)+T320(VR).

Railpage Australia welcomes Coals to Newcastle

Posted Saturday, 21 February, 2004 by bevans in Railpage Australia News

Railpage AUstralia would like to welcome Peter Newell and his site Coals to Newcastle MSTS route. Peter is now a members of the Railpage Australia hosting community.

Gheringhap Loop Sightings w/e 22/2/2004

Posted Sunday, 22 February, 2004 by bevans in Gunzelling Reports

We saw 109 sightings for this week making 919 sightings for the year to date. We had 31 B/G sightings including three diverted 9140's. The biggest lash up for the week being 521+A73+T364(VR)+GM36(CR)+T367(GN)+S306(VL) on Monday's 9121.

Thirlmere Steam Weekend

Posted Wednesday, 25 February, 2004 by bevans in Rail Events

Don't miss NSW's biggest rail heritage event of 2004 - get all the details of the Thirlmere Rail Heritage Extravaganza and the Thirlmere Steam Festival on the RTM's website, nswrtm.org - just follow the Extravaganza and Festival links on the home page to find out about two great days at Thirlmere celebrating the return of 3526 to steam.

Railpage Australia exceeds 7 million hits per month

Posted Sunday, 29 February, 2004 by bevans in Railpage Australia News

Railpage Australia, has this month of February 2004, exceeded 7 million hits per month for the first time.