Posted 6 years ago by trainbrain
AS I rode the Moorolbark / Mitcham on Saturday 24.3.2012 a Metro employee happen to mention this is the last of the shuttles out of Mitcham for either Mooroolbark or Camberwell as the crossover on the upside of Mitcham is ear marked for removal sometime soon
Posted 7 years ago by eminence_grise
"Rocky Mountaineer" lockout of on board attendants is entering its third month.
Posted 7 years ago by greg standen
I am currently researching nsw railway gatekeepers if any one who has a family member or friend who was a gatekeeper could you please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 7 years ago by shaungo
My wife was taking her 7 year old boy to see his Dad for the weekend and her boy decided he would like to carry his mum’s backpack because his was a bit big and heavy with his things for the weekend.
Posted 7 years ago by ChrisHosking
In Castlemaine sits a heritage listed goods shed from the 1870's. The Maryborough Highland Society want to turn it into a mini casino with 65 poker machines.
Soon Heritage Vic will advertise the highlanders' permit application and there will be 14 days to make a submission against the works.
Is there anyone out there willing to help save this shed?
Posted 8 years ago by freightgate
The scrapping of preserved rollingstock on the Glenreagh Mountain Railway (GMR) has been the subject of contentious discussions over the past weeks. Two dogboxes at Megan were apparently scrapped by GMR on Monday of this week.
Posted 9 years ago by bevans
In a news report this morning, planners from Vicroads appear to be workng on yet another freeway for Melbourne. This time is it an 8 lane outer ring road which will move Melbourne's growth boundary yet again.
Posted 9 years ago by Speed
The Prime Minister proposes using infrastructure grants to allow Commonwealth intervention in planning decisions.
Posted 9 years ago by Lester
Hello down there from up here in the UK.
I am planning a backside breaking challenge to circumscribe the Indian rail network by travelling from Mumbai, to the 4 extremeties of the network, being Dwarka, Jammu Tawi, Guwahati and Cape Kanyakumari (in any order), then back to Mumbai in the shortest possible time.
Posted 9 years ago by Bob Murphy
Kerang rail disaster truck driver cleared
The truck driver involved in the Kerang crossing rail disaster almost two years ago was acquitted of all charges in the Victorian Supreme Court at Bendigo on Saturday.
Christian Scholl had driven for Canny Carrying Company for 30 years without a serious accident when he ploughed into the side of a Swan Hill passenger train on 5 June 2007, killing 11 on the train.
Posted 9 years ago by carmen
I would like to bring to every ones attention an issue that is adversely impacting many Victorians.
There is a new tax brought in by the government under the radar that no-one seems to know about and is still being pushed through. It is known as Infrastructure Tax.
We have a small property of 5.5 hectares and it now falls under the Urban Growth Boundary category, which will result in our having to pay $85,000 per hectare upon sale. We are not alone in this predicament.
This new tax is being back dated from 2005. I (and MANY others in my position) would like to know why the seller of the property should be forced to pay this ridiculous new tax when the developer should be having to pay as they are the ones to make money and be able to pass on fees to the new purchasers.
Posted 10 years ago by luznug
A Federal Government study will help decide whether an inland rail corridor should be built to link Melbourne and Brisbane.
The $15 million study will examine the exact route, cost, benefits and environmental impact of the rail link, which would cut the journey time by 15 hours.
Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese says the Government will be advised by August next year how the project should proceed.
"This study will enable a proper assessment of whether it is a feasible project or not, once and for all, and if it is a feasible project, what are the financing mechanisms to turn it into a reality,'' he said.
Posted 10 years ago by raye
A wave of copper thefts sweeping Australia and the United States is causing havoc as essential services are put at risk.
The surging demand for copper in India and China has pushed the price of scrap copper to $7,500 per tonne in Australia, authorities say, making it a target for increasingly-bold thieves.
Copper thieves have caused chaos for rail commuters in NSW and Victoria, risked their lives stealing the metal from power lines and turned tomb raiders, taking copper plaques and vases from cemeteries.
Posted 10 years ago by bevans
A quarter of motorists race trains and ignore signs at rail level crossings according to a new study.
The survey of 4,500 road users by Roy Morgan Research found young people under the age of 25 are the drivers most at risk.
Posted 10 years ago by luznug
THE methods of funding infrastructure and other big public-sector capital works need further examination and debate.
Many state governments favour public-private partnerships (PPPs), especially in big projects.
This is an arrangement where an infrastructure project benefiting the community is funded and operated by a partnership involving the government and one or more private-sector companies, often under a long-term contract, at the expiry of which the assets return to the state, free of debt.
Posted 10 years ago by The Vinelander
This morning, 21/1/2008, due to some VLocity services not activating level crossing protection, all VLocity cars have been replaced by Sprinters on the Bendigo line until further notice.
Posted 10 years ago by bevans
CRICKET'S turmoil has led top bookies to halt betting on the Australia-India Test series, as officials confirm beseiged umpire Steve Bucknor will stay on.
Bets are not being accepted by some agencies after the Indians' threat to pull out of the series after a controversial second Test in Sydney.
Melbourne bookie Simon Beasley told the Herald Sun he needed to know more before he could continue taking money.
"We've got it on hold at the moment until we know what's happening," Mr Beasley said.
Posted 11 years ago by freightgate
I read with interest the recent announcements by the Federal Government over African refugee immigration. I have heard rubbish callback radio regarding the move with people appalled at the decision of the government.
The Melbourne Age newspaper with I rarely buy ran a article on how African refugees are assimiliating with modern Australia.
Posted 11 years ago by loco621
El Zorro is operating ballast trains between Kaniva and Horsham and is operating out of Glenorchy with locos T386 (V/Line colours) GM45 (leased from GWA) and GM36 (believe leased from Seymour Loco Group)
The website for El Zorro only mentions the operation of two grain trains in Victoria. No mention is made of ballast operations.
I would like some information on their origins in Victoria, their future contracts and what rolling stock they currently own.
Posted 11 years ago by SL66
On the morning of the recent great train debacle on the Harbour Bridge, the 8.10am train from the Central Coast failed to stop at Asquith station - the next train scheduled to stop was half an hour later.
The Cityrail gentleman in the ticket office calmly picked up the phone, had a short conversation with someone, and three minutes later an express train made an unscheduled stop to pick up stranded passengers.
Posted 11 years ago by bevans
Apple's iPhone could emerge as the most succesful product introduction of the 21st century, new research suggests.
Lightspeed Research surveyed 39,000 people on its US online panel in the days following the launch of the device on 29 June - and the research findings are staggering.
Posted 11 years ago by Participant
Walhalla Goldfields Railway is in dire financial trouble following bushfires. The railway is in danger of closing down unless much needed funding is forthcoming. There is a major fundraising model railway expo at Sandown Race Track this long weekend. Please support this event or tell your friends about it. Walhalla and Dandenong Hospital need all the help they can get.
Posted 12 years ago by Loco
HOW many times have you heard this half of a mobile phone
Posted 12 years ago by
REGARDING the North South Rail Corridor Study Executive Report, commissioned by the Department of Transport and Regional Services, at present about 10 per cent of the Sydney-Melbourne freight goes by rail.
There are moves to increase it to 50 per cent by rail.
When this happens the citizens of Albury-Wodonga and Wagga and others are likely to notice the difference in rail movements in urban areas, as did the citizens of Botany Bay when rail was used to move freight in that area.
Posted 12 years ago by bevans
The historic Mount Buffalo Chalet, in Victoria's high country,
will close early next year.
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