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Big J

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Thankyou again for the quiz. Scored 65%. A couple could have gone the other way if I was patient and thought about it.

Same as the others not working for me either. Using Firefox.

Thanks Graham for the workaround

Posted 18 Aug 2021 11:33 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=Aaron][quote][quote]If one buys sliced bacon how can it be 21% Australian?

Surely a slice of bacon is either Australian or it is not?

Spin, lies, misleading, fraud (whatever) but they still g ...

Posted 23 Jun 2021 18:20 in News by Big J

[quote=bevans]Can someone provide information on the connection to Zimbabwe system from Maputo?

[url=/news/s/maputo-harare-container-train-launched]Maputo – Harare container train launched[/quote ...

Posted 23 Jun 2021 00:10 in The Lounge by Big J

Who is SJ?

No one will ever hear about SJ again, unless they become an effluencer (yes I know, Kath and Kim) and then they will be forgotten about unless they go onto MAFS, then love island, then m ...

Posted 22 Jun 2021 23:57 in Queensland by Big J

Thanks for posting. I will read the blog, nice to see

Posted 22 Jun 2021 23:43 in Other Transport by Big J

Anyone that watches dash cam clips on YouTube will understand that this is a lonnnnnnnngggggggggg way off, particularly for Australia for the unleashing of these onto public roads.

Makes total sen ...

Posted 17 Jun 2021 08:33 in The Lounge by Big J

I love the fact there has not been one single post on the actual show since the OP.

I enjoyed reading the posts on the alternatives.

Posted 06 Jun 2021 12:25 in News by Big J

[quote=AC4000]No mention of rail projects.

[url=/news/s/8-5-million-port-mackay-project-kicks-off]$8.5 million Port Mackay project kicks off[/quote]Correct, it is a project about enhancing tug boat ...

Posted 24 May 2021 19:43 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=RTT_Rules]Meanwhile CO2 per capita decreased and will continue to decrease thanks to progressive phase out of more polluting coal power and progressive improvement in car emissions and increase ...

Thankyou [url=]Spletsie again for an another enjoyable quiz.

Scored 80% far better than what I thought I would get and much better than my recent efforts.

C ...

Posted 16 May 2021 14:44 in The Lounge by Big J

The greens lost the plot when they voted with the LNP in Australian Parliament to vote against the CPRS when Rudd was in 2009. They are the reason that Australia lost a decade plus, on not having a re ...

Posted 09 May 2021 14:36 in Western Australia by Big J

[quote=wanna_be_a_train_owner][b]Whats to happen with these old Girls sitting the gathering cobwebs [/b]

[b]Seems a shame if there going to be scrapped [/b] ...

If you want to reduce road damage then slow down the trucks to something less than 80 km/h.


Why, when the road is designed for 100km/h operations?

As a rail fan, I get despon ...

[quote=Valvegear]Could somebody please come to the aid of an old man's memory . . . wasn't there once some legal clause that a wife could not be compelled to testify against her husband? Maybe it wasn ...

I don't see what the problem is with the VFF saying that the government should maintain the roads at the current speed limit.

If you think that it is ok for the government not maintain the assets  ...

Posted 05 Apr 2021 19:26 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=kapow][quote][quote]And Happy [b]Rugba League[/b] to you.[/quote]And Happy [b]Rug-ba League[/b] to you too.

Love that Roy and HG are back on my podcast streaming list.[/quote]A terrific rebr ...

Posted 05 Apr 2021 12:08 in The Lounge by Big J

Big SUV's are a blight on our society.
Only if they are not used for their intended purpose.

I know plenty of people with SUVs that have kids and use them for regional travel. ...

Posted 03 Apr 2021 12:10 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by Big J

My worst quiz so far 45%. I did better in the second half with recent history. I need to brush up on my NSW steam loco history.

Posted 03 Apr 2021 12:01 in The Lounge by Big J

And Happy Rugba League to you.
And Happy Rug-ba League to you too.

Love that Roy and HG are back on my podcast streaming list.

That is massive news. If it does proceed, I wonder where it would sit in the pecking order of the remaining 6 US Class I rail roads.

The merged entity would still be smaller than BNSF.

Posted 21 Mar 2021 14:21 in News by Big J

Are you referring 2013 take off?

The pilots left it very late.


My favourite aircraft youtube clip of all time. The control tower  ...

[quote=bevans]Many comments on the Australian Website with some readers still in denial.

This comment is fascinating and I think highlights the poor management of the network in the north of Queens ...

Posted 11 Mar 2021 22:38 in Queensland by Big J

Bevans, next time that you are up in Cairns, please visit the country and look at the Forsayth line. It will explain itself that it would be unsuitable. As Sulla1 says the Greenvale line was design wi ...

Interesting it wasn't that long ago that Whyalla was on its knees and that ARTC purchased rail due to Govt intervention to keep it going.

Irrespective of my personal belief that markets should tak ...

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