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L1150

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In the late 1950s Before many on Railpage were even born, I was just a little tacker but already mad on trains, I seem to rember there was an express train to  Geelong called "The Flier" It was hauled ...

[quote=Djebel][quote]It is hoped every platform and every carriage will have their own QR code shortly. If that picks up another 5-10% if not more of people who may have been in contact then that is s ...

By local travel I assume you mean for example, Moe to Traralgon? Or similar journeys.
Duncs
Yes. My experience of travelling on the Gippsland line certainly has a "commuter" feel about i ...

Forgive the question is stupid but was there ever a station at Pakenham East anytime in history?

Will the new station be serviced by HCMT fleet for V/Line?

NSWGR8022

From memory, havi ...

[quote=The Vinelander]Early 1980's soon after Flagstaff was opened I went through the Loop and we stopped there and alighted and took photo's.

Nothing outstanding about that you say...except I was ...

I'm old enough to remember one night ( could be nearly 40 years ago) when the down Overland derailed on one of the tight curves on that section of track. I seem to remember that the final report blame ...

Posted 10 Dec 2020 13:16 in Victoria by L1150

Thanks acbeer91. The train I was on had the indigenous mural on the second car of the rear set.

Jordy33, yes the announcement made on the train as we passed over the bridge mentioned the lower speed  ...

Posted 07 Dec 2020 10:40 in Victoria by L1150

Just rode the. first down Bairnsdale over the new bridge.

[quote=Transtopic]

Did you mean this? [url=https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2463&context=eispapers1]https://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2463&context=eispapers1

Than ...

Vinelander, I worked in the Faculty of Engineering at the Clayton campus of Monash for 11 years and I had no problems using PT. Train to Clayton station then (if I was feeling lazy) one of the several ...

This thread brings back memories of a round trip I did way back in the early 1970s. Just a well I was able to locate a bunch of pics to jog my memory! Left Melbourne on the Overland, bailed out at Wol ...

[quote=ngarner][quote][quote][quote]Some derails now emerging on the proposed Stabling Project for V/Line at Waurn Ponds.

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Is it me or are these photos not displaying properly?

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Posted 20 Aug 2020 17:34 in Victoria by L1150

[quote=acbeer91]I thought some people might be interested in some footage I have been taking over the last few months of the bridge works, with trains on the existing bridge of course. It's been inter ...

Posted 24 Feb 2020 16:34 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by L1150

Thankyou to all the rail pagers who have replied to my original post, both for and against. Myself, I guess I'm leaning slightly towards having seat belts in the cabs, especially in DMUs but I can und ...

Posted 22 Feb 2020 14:05 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by L1150

From the XPT derailment thread:  https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11400959-0-asc-s50.htm   Interesting topic that  was a  off topic as a seperate topic really, so was split to here. Dthead

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Posted 31 Jan 2020 12:47 in Victoria by L1150

With the tendency of the state government/Vline to completely shut the Gippsland line for long periods for any reason, I was concerned that the last long shutdown through January would cause the paper ...

Posted 05 Jul 2019 15:35 in Victoria by L1150

Received an email a a few days ago, stating that the contract had been awarded to CPB ( whoever they are), to design and build the new Avon river bridge, expected to be in use in 2021.

L1150.

Posted 29 Jun 2019 17:25 in Melbourne suburban by L1150

Reading this thread, reminded me of something that happened quite a few decades ago. In the early days of emu's running beyond Dandenong to Pakenham, off-peak services were frequently run as shuttle s ...

A real gentleman. I will miss his knowledgable and reasoned posts. Condolences to his friends and family.Sad

Posted 15 Apr 2019 17:01 in Victoria by L1150

[quote=Carnot]For a bit of fun I checked out the 1952 VR timetable for the Diesel Rail Car from Echuca.

Exactly the same trip time as today (1 hr 17 min), but the 1952 train also stopped at Stratha ...

During the 70s I rode on many of the Mails. From memory, that included Narrandera-Sydney, Parkes-Sydney, Dubbo-Sydney, Sydney-Cooma, Sydney-Canberra, Sydney-Nambucca Heads, Sydney-Albury and perhaps o ...

Posted 25 Nov 2018 16:41 in Victoria by L1150

[quote=potatoinmymouth][quote]I don't know what the official position with Vline is but I've often wondered what it would be like to be on a station when a V'locity goes through express at full speed. ...

Posted 24 Nov 2018 17:36 in Victoria by L1150

I don't know what the official position with Vline is but I've often wondered what it would be like to be on a station when a V'locity goes through express at full speed. So,earlier in the year during ...

Posted 05 Aug 2018 17:09 in Victoria by L1150

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]I cast my eyes over the latest offering today, keen to see if there is any improvement in running times for the majority of Gippsland InterCity services after the introduc ...

L1150, can you even see the depot from the train?

Iirc I saw the depot from the Princes freeway and the building looked like the shed was taking shape.
stooge spark
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