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