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1156T - Extensively damaged in Holmesglen crash 2000. Bent in the middle like a banana. Amazingly, the carriage was repaired and returned to service.
Connex
If the Holmesglen crash happ ...

Nothing will be done until there is a Granville in Victoria.
YM-Mundrabilla


That'll be the case anywhere around Australia right now

Unfortunately the XYZ veteran cars will not run this Saturday, due to two of them still sitting inside a shed at Newport

Here we go again, some people are spreading false rumors about one of the trains derailing over the weekend. That is entirely untrue. The rest is provided by a statement from the VGR's facebook page

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On a brighter note for the VGR guess what's going to run soon

http://www.vgr.com.au/victorian_colonial_express.php

[quote=Pushtostart]What a sad and disappointing thing to read. All the hours and money not to mention blood, sweat and tears that the volunteers put into the restoration of the Tait set only to have a ...

can the mods move this thread to Trams and Light Rail?

That being said there are a few oddities around. Watergardens is named after the local shopping centre - why they couldn't have kept it as Sydenham I don't know.
jdekorte
The shopping ce ...

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[quote=Valvegear]They may even be using the new tender tank and sophisticated hose fitting and valves system which will enable filling of the tender from a fire hose all connected up at ground level. ...

I've heard that to fit TPWS to a steam loco would cost big $$$.  The joys of living in a Nanny State.
Carnot


Won't be worth it anyway, the R class as far as I know are the only operati ...

Are these new units to replace the current rollingstock on the Dandenong Group or will they be in addition?
bevans
The existing rollingstock would be redeployed to other corridors when t ...

Posted 16 Mar 2016 13:26 in Victoria by I'm Barely Online

Newport Workshops West Block has two, one near the Steamrail office, the other near road 9 (DERMPAV)

[quote=bevans]1 on 5 trams are no longer running on time or on schedule. This number is lower than Metro (if you believe their numbers)

What is causing this issue with tram schedules? Has somethi ...

S313 into Melbourne via Bunbury Street light engine.

https://www.railpage.com.au/railcams/bunbury-street/photo/24768509652

bevans

As a Steamrail member/volunteer I must say I wasn't e ...

wonder if the stored Hitachi sets will get another life
Bills_Billboards
Nope. Costs are too high just to bring them back for a brief stint in revenue service. Besides that, I'm thinking ...

Which bureaucrat thought that escalators just at the Whitehorse Road entrance to the footbridge was a good idea? Then again, we live in the bureaucrat state

According to Channel 9 earlier tonight, the North Melbourne flyover is the likely culprit for the wheel wear issue. As far as I know, there are no greaser pots anywhere on the flyover as well

According to Channel 9 earlier tonight, the North Melbourne flyover is the likely culprit for the wheel wear issue. As far as I know, there are no greaser pots on the flyover anywhere as well

It sickens me to read this. How could someone think it's okay to vandalize some of Victoria's rail heritage which is enjoyed by thousands of people each year. Yes the time and cash spent cleaning up a ...

T342 I hear is mechanically f****d at the moment so good luck restoring that for anyone soon

[quote=vlinecars][quote]Just saw a P class on 3 H cars go through Kilmore East on a Down Seymour service. I don't think I have seen that in, I don't know, maybe 10 years! (I assume it was in service, ...

[quote=randomnarwhal][quote]I have just stumbled across a set of photos showing J515 being lifted off its wheels. This is one of the best things I have seen at SRHC for a long time; the poor old J rea ...

I believe Gardiner is the first station on the Glen Waverley line outside of the city to have lifts available to commuters

I'm skeptical about there being 2 entrances on either side of North Rd to Ormond Station down below. Anyone got any artists impressions/plans. I'll also check out the progress at Burke Rd, Gardiner so ...

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