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Today is Saturday the 18th of January, 2020.
For the past few years I have been investigating the Possibility of Extending Regional Rail Services in South Australia and New South Wales.
In the process I have copped a lot of Flack, but all I am trying to do is give a Passenger service to the people in Rural Australia.
In March 2019 I contacted UGL.
Ian Pendlebury is the person I spoke to about building a new single Railcar which are driveable from Both Ends.
From the emails, and, a Phone conversation I had with Ian, it was pointed out to me that it would be too expensive to have a New one built. He suggested that I contact a Manufacturer who has Railcars already in Production.
I contacted Bombadier in Melbourne, but they did not answer my email, so I will need to try and contact them next week.
In the last few weeks I have been putting together information about the possibility of running a railcar from Casino to Lismore and maybe further on.
In the last couple of days I have sourced information about the 153 class railcar in Britian.
Not even sure if any of these are available for sale, and what the cost would be to import them.
So I have lots more investigation to do.
As far as I am aware they are Standard Gauge, so they would not be able to be used in South Australia, unless the bogies were changed over to Broad gauge.
Last Sunday, the 12th of January, I started a thread about re-opening the Railway Line from Casino to the Queensland Border.
On another Facebook Page on the Internet I copped a lot of Flack for my Plans. So my investigation is ongoing in the hope I can make some thing happen.
More Information and Photos to follow.
Surprisingly enough I have put pen to paper and written down many things that I need to follow up.
My original thoughts were to go from Casino to the QLD Border, BUT, after talks with another person, Yes I do talk to other people about my Plans, there is a lot of Infrastructure that has to be replaced on the line. So I am not sure how far this Plan will get, It may not even get of the ground , BUT AT LEAST I AM HAVING A GO.
I have been able to source another Photo for this write up.
My plan is to Import maybe 2 or 3 of these Railcars, if possible, and if they are for sale, so that they can be run between Casino and Lismore and possibly Further North and South.
Lots of things to investigate yet so we will see how we go.
Have a Great Day Everybody.
From the Port Macquarie area of New South Wales
Creator of this Newsletter/Blog Page.
Today is Wednesday the 5th of February, 2020.
This is an Update on where we are with this Planning.
I have made contact with John Holland Rail about my plans.
If possible I have decided to Purchase 4 Railcars if possible.
2 153 Class
2 156 class.
This will depend if they are available for Sale or not.
And of course, if they can be imported into Australia.
I have spoken to 6 different people about my plans either on Facebook or by email.
All seem to be positive about the Plans.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 6/02/2020.
From now on Information about this project will be kept on my New Forum.
All info will be discussed via my Hotmail account at, brianwlleedham@hotmail
Have a Great Day Everybody.
This article first appeared on ahrsinews.blogspot.com
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