Standard Gauge VLocity

 
  Djebel Train Controller

They taste better when they're cooked in dripping!

But they are also likely to put you 6 foot under sooner....
simstrain
The taste is worth it.

Considering how many things are now known to be rooolly rooolly bad for us, I'm surprised anybody survives infancy these days.

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  kitchgp Chief Commissioner

95 will be 3VL95 (BG). Next long-haul will perhaps be 3VS107 – 3VS110.

Go figure!
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat Line
They taste better when they're cooked in dripping!

But they are also likely to put you 6 foot under sooner....
The taste is worth it.

Considering how many things are now known to be rooolly rooolly bad for us, I'm surprised anybody survives infancy these days.
Djebel

It's not dripping that's the problem. The real problem is the sedentary lifestyle many people have. No or little exercise, drive their cars everywhere, forgot all about walking etc.

M.
  Tii Chief Train Controller

They taste better when they're cooked in dripping!

But they are also likely to put you 6 foot under sooner....
The taste is worth it.

Considering how many things are now known to be rooolly rooolly bad for us, I'm surprised anybody survives infancy these days.

It's not dripping that's the problem. The real problem is the sedentary lifestyle many people have. No or little exercise, drive their cars everywhere, forgot all about walking etc.

M.
The Vinelander
...sitting in trains for hours!! Eating chips
  Lachlan's Train Channel Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
I have heard from a V/Line conductor that the buffet for the SG Vlos is currently being looked at by WorkSafe, so it can't be far off.
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

I have heard from a V/Line conductor that the buffet for the SG Vlos is currently being looked at by WorkSafe, so it can't be far off.
Lachlan's Train Channel
Interesting, must be an issue. Depending on the toing and froing, it may be quite a while.
  speedemon08 Mary

Location: I think by now you should have figured it out
I have heard from a V/Line conductor that the buffet for the SG Vlos is currently being looked at by WorkSafe, so it can't be far off.
Interesting, must be an issue. Depending on the toing and froing, it may be quite a while.
Lockspike
I assume just to get the actual tick off to say it's compliant for a particular purpose/use case of being in a train.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Worksafe would have to be the greatest growth industry in Victoria.
IF they have a legitimate role in the design and operation of railway buffet cars why would they not review and approve (or not) the design plans before construction is complete?
Oh sorry, I forgot this is Victoria ............. Rolling Eyes
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Worksafe would have to be the greatest growth industry in Victoria.
IF they have a legitimate role in the design and operation of railway buffet cars why would they not review and approve (or not) the design plans before construction is complete?
Oh sorry, I forgot this is Victoria ............. Rolling Eyes
YM-Mundrabilla
Hmmm... Do they? A restaurant kitchen doesn't. Building Surveyor is only concerned for the structure, Council's concerned for food safety. The buffet is only a reheating/dispensing facility. A typical food truck (both have wheels) has far more food cooking capacity.
I think it's far more likely a human factors/ergonomic issue has been raised.
  route14 Chief Commissioner

Is the actual cooking done on a food truck when it's moving?
  Lockspike Chief Commissioner

Is the actual cooking done on a food truck when it's moving?
route14
Fair point; my assertion still stands until known otherwise.
  YM-Mundrabilla The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Do conductors cook?

Cancel the whole idea:
  • Sack the conductor/cook/chef (whoever)
  • Put in a vending machine
  • Cancel the train because the vending machine is empty or doesn't work
  • Bustitute the 'service'
  lkernan Chief Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
  • Cancel the train because the vending machine is empty or doesn't work
YM-Mundrabilla

Attention passengers, The 3:15 Bendigo train has been cancelled because the Coke man is stuck in traffic.
  ath Junior Train Controller

Do conductors cook?

Cancel the whole idea:
  • Sack the conductor/cook/chef (whoever)
  • Put in a vending machine
  • Cancel the train because the vending machine is empty or doesn't work
  • Bustitute the 'service'
YM-Mundrabilla
Ironicly still without a working vending machine.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Do conductors cook?

Cancel the whole idea:
  • Sack the conductor/cook/chef (whoever)
  • Put in a vending machine
  • Cancel the train because the vending machine is empty or doesn't work
  • Bustitute the 'service'
YM-Mundrabilla
With the number of Swan Hill services that have run without the buffet car in the last couple of months I thought that the idea had been cancelled already!!!
  duttonbay Minister for Railways

Do conductors cook?

Cancel the whole idea:
  • Sack the conductor/cook/chef (whoever)
  • Put in a vending machine
  • Cancel the train because the vending machine is empty or doesn't work
  • Bustitute the 'service'
Ironicly still without a working vending machine.
ath
Wouldn't matter as you are not allowed to eat or drink in a bus. At least in V/Line buses.
  Lachlan's Train Channel Train Controller

Location: probably taking a photo of 7901V
Wouldn't matter as you are not allowed to eat or drink in a bus. At least in V/Line buses.
duttonbay
What? Every V/Line bus I've ever taken lets you consume food or drink. Just not hot food/drink
  route14 Chief Commissioner

Unless it's in a closable container.
  Tii Chief Train Controller

12 days to New year- is it running yet ? I thought I recalled it started before end of 2021 or will it be when the line reopens next week just before Xmas.
  LegendsofSteam Junior Train Controller

Heard ARTC is paying politician football over the introduction to Revenue Service of these SG V/Lo’s & has this decided to hold the VIC DOT (& by default V/Line) to ransom in signing them off as fit to ending revenue earning service on there network till there (ARTC’s) demands for extra funding from The VIC Grubbym’t is met…

ARTC’s Demands: they want a set of points in Dynon replaced, plus all passive crossings that are currently restricting SG V/Lo’s to 60KPH betwn Seymour & Wodonga upgraded to full protection of lights, bells & booms before there will sign them off as fit for revenue~earning service in there network…

Heard they also want the Albury Stabling Facility fully operational & commissioned before they will sign off on the inservice operation of SG V/all’s…
  Duncs Chief Commissioner

Heard ARTC is paying politician football over the introduction to Revenue Service of these SG V/Lo’s & has this decided to hold the VIC DOT (& by default V/Line) to ransom in signing them off as fit to ending revenue earning service on there network till there (ARTC’s) demands for extra funding from The VIC Grubbym’t is met…

ARTC’s Demands: they want a set of points in Dynon replaced, plus all passive crossings that are currently restricting SG V/Lo’s to 60KPH betwn Seymour & Wodonga upgraded to full protection of lights, bells & booms before there will sign them off as fit for revenue~earning service in there network…

Heard they also want the Albury Stabling Facility fully operational & commissioned before they will sign off on the inservice operation of SG V/all’s…
LegendsofSteam
Time for Vic Premier Dan Andrews to have a little chat with PM Scott Morrison about the ARTC's antics. This is just not on.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
Heard ARTC is paying politician football over the introduction to Revenue Service of these SG V/Lo’s & has this decided to hold the VIC DOT (& by default V/Line) to ransom in signing them off as fit to ending revenue earning service on there network till there (ARTC’s) demands for extra funding from The VIC Grubbym’t is met…

ARTC’s Demands: they want a set of points in Dynon replaced, plus all passive crossings that are currently restricting SG V/Lo’s to 60KPH betwn Seymour & Wodonga upgraded to full protection of lights, bells & booms before there will sign them off as fit for revenue~earning service in there network…

Heard they also want the Albury Stabling Facility fully operational & commissioned before they will sign off on the inservice operation of SG V/all’s…
Time for Vic Premier Dan Andrews to have a little chat with PM Scott Morrison about the ARTC's antics. This is just not on.
Duncs
I can see that going well! Laughing
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

What else do you expect from the ARTC if this is true. All the stuff they are wanting to do is admirable but to hold the SG vlocity to ransom is a bit childish.
  Mr. Lane Chief Commissioner

They taste better when they're cooked in dripping!

But they are also likely to put you 6 foot under sooner....
The taste is worth it.

Considering how many things are now known to be rooolly rooolly bad for us, I'm surprised anybody survives infancy these days.

It's not dripping that's the problem. The real problem is the sedentary lifestyle many people have. No or little exercise, drive their cars everywhere, forgot all about walking etc.

M.
The Vinelander

Both are a problem, you cannot have a poor diet and exercise it all away. Most people could survive fine on 1/2 or even less of the energy intake that they consume daily. I know people who are quite fit but eat poorly and they have cholesterol and blood pressure problems before the age of 40.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
What else do you expect from the ARTC if this is true. All the stuff they are wanting to do is admirable but to hold the SG vlocity to ransom is a bit childish.
simstrain
IDK VLine/Vic Govt initially holding ARTC to ransom saying that they wont run VLos on the line until the track is upgraded is also childish no?

Considering that other ARTC traffic doesn't need these improvements (ie intermodal freighters, the XPT, N Class loco hauled), and V/Line is the one that requires them, then why shouldn't user pays principles should apply here?

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