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Posted 16 Sep 2021 16:14 in Melbourne suburban by Duncs

Easy solution is just leave it alone.
trainbrain
In the end, that is most likely what will happen. If Glenferrie Road stays as a bottleneck, then so be it.

This is a joke! Either repair the original gates, or install boom barriers to replace them.

Posted 22 Aug 2021 21:52 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=Galron][quote][quote]Any possibilities the new SG Vlocities able to run interstate services to Sydney?[/quote]They wont have to as NSW will have its own rolling stock. But technically there sho ...

Back in 2002 I recall taking express trains that were direct SCS to Geelong, with no stopping at all. The travel time was only 55 minutes.

Posted 22 Aug 2021 14:37 in Victoria by Duncs

Posted 22 Aug 2021 14:34 in Victoria by Duncs

Any possibilities the new SG Vlocities able to run interstate services to Sydney?
ballhammer475
They wont have to as NSW will have its own rolling stock. But technically there should be  ...

Posted 20 Aug 2021 11:51 in Victoria by Duncs

Way back in 2004 I visited the first V Locity as SCS. I spoke to one of the engineers who explained that unless you have all the cars powered, you would struggle for performance climbing out of ...

It is time for a big reality check on major projects.

Posted 16 Aug 2021 23:02 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=NimbleJack]Not building standard-gauge VLocity sets with four cars was a wasted opportunity. They already have separate facilities and signals. In the long run, it would have reduced operating ...

Posted 16 Aug 2021 14:08 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=bevans][quote]

How hard is it to change the maintenance infrastructure to handle 4 car carriages? 4 car carriages would be an easy win to boost capacity on the overcrowded Geelong line.[/quot ...

Posted 15 Aug 2021 16:22 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=kuldalai][quote][quote]Premier's press release saying that stage 3 of the Shepparton upgrade is kicking off next month with works starting on extending the Murchison East crossing loop; the lin ...

Posted 15 Aug 2021 14:55 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=ngarner]Premier's press release saying that stage 3 of the Shepparton upgrade is kicking off next month with works starting on extending the Murchison East crossing loop; the line will be close ...

Posted 15 Aug 2021 14:46 in Victoria by Duncs

Aren't they building buffet cars to be added for regular vlocity's and extending some trains in to 4 car carriages?
simstrain
My understanding is that 3 car sets will be used. I believe  ...

Posted 14 Aug 2021 13:18 in Victoria by Duncs

I think Kuldalai is on the money here, both figuratively and literally.

There is NO need to reinvent the wheel here. Upgrading some of the current BG V Locity fleet (ie. the more recent units) into ...

Posted 13 Aug 2021 14:55 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=bevans][quote]There are no plans to bring the standard-gauge VLocity model across to broad gauge.

People here need to stop smoking funny herbs.[/quote]

Are you speaking about the specific S ...

[quote=kuldalai]The Waurn Ponds stabling project is funded and works are in progress now just on the Down side of the Boral cement Plant. Stabling at line end is superior especially in case of single ...

Posted 09 Aug 2021 16:18 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=trainbrain][quote]Ok So we have 47 kg rail? Doe anyone have any photos they can post of the new rail?[/quote]you must have 2 much free time to see photos of 47kg rail, go and get a life........ ...

Posted 09 Aug 2021 12:54 in Victoria by Duncs

Ok So we have 47 kg rail? Doe anyone have any photos they can post of the new rail?

Posted 08 Aug 2021 15:19 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=kuldalai][quote]This section of track is class 2 for 130 kph for rail cars. When it was re opened back in 2004, the sleepers were still timber.

Can anyone update me as to how many concrete s ...

Posted 07 Aug 2021 16:02 in Victoria by Duncs

This section of track is class 2 for 130 kph for rail cars. When it was re opened back in 2004, the sleepers were still timber.

Can anyone update me as to how many concrete sleepers are now install ...

[quote=bevans]Not much available with this article due to the pay wall. Are there plans for passenger services once again?

[url=/news/s/wheels-turning-for-the-return-of-passenger-rail-to-the-wimme ...

Posted 31 Jul 2021 14:57 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=kuldalai]The main route to Mildura and money better spent upgrade Bendigo - Swan Hill to Class- 2M then V/Locity Intercity 160 to Bendigo and 130 kmh beyond to Swan Hill. Then accellerated coa ...

Posted 31 Jul 2021 01:03 in Victoria by Duncs

Does anything actually work at V/Line?
bevans
NO Repeat No

Posted 26 Jul 2021 16:52 in Victoria by Duncs

[quote=kuldalai]Here is how its done with one 3 car loco ahuled N set ex North east line running between Maryborough and mildura, initially 3 days a week each way, then two sets run 5 -6 days a week e ...

Posted 26 Jul 2021 15:40 in Victoria by Duncs

Has road 2 been removed from Mildura?

Are the car sheds still in Mildura Yard?

I believe Mildura station itself was straight-railed several years ago.
Gman_86
Yes that i ...
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