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Posted 19 Feb 2021 13:51 in Victoria by Mufreight

[quote=justarider]Interesting that this thread has evolved into discuusing

1. track condition

2. Sand

It seems to me the existence of sand is the primary reason for the continuing battle to main ...

Posted 17 Feb 2021 22:08 in Victoria by Mufreight

[quote=cbinyon]The Sea Lake line maintenance is costing $50M, who is paying for this? Is it out of the feds $195M contribution or is it the State Governments remaining allocation?

What are the reason ...

[quote=The Vinelander]You couldn't help yourself...couldn't leave the subject alone....not even for a few hours.

The very subject you claim to have no interest in whatsoever. I'm happy to go on, beca ...

Would be interesting to see what the reaction would be if we started diverting some of those ships to ports in India and Korea even if it meant discounting the price on their coal let China see that w ...

Posted 06 Nov 2020 10:34 in Victoria by Mufreight

Bottom line is no matter how one looks at it it is the people of Victoria who will pay for this shortsighted incompetence and farmers who would use rail to move their product to the ports.  It is obvi ...

Posted 05 Nov 2020 19:55 in Victoria by Mufreight

[quote=Nightfire][quote]Because it appears Dan's government doesn't like to accept responsibility for its own stuff ups. [/quote]Of course, there Is no way any of his Government's departments have eve ...

[quote=NSWGR8022]Welcome news I am sure but 100,000 sleepers would be a drop in the ocean for vline across the entire Victorian network and please tell us the sleepers are DG and not just BG?

[quot ...

Posted 12 Oct 2020 13:26 in Victoria by Mufreight

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]Meanwhile, Ballarat to Ararat won't be going SG anytime soon with 10000s of sleepers now of the BG concrete variety.

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/ararat-sleeper-replace ...

[quote]Some legacy action from SSR

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKJREgZkA2U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKJREgZkA2U[/quote]There have a number of posters here who have criticised SSR fo ...

[quote=bevans]Some legacy action from SSR

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKJREgZkA2U]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKJREgZkA2U[/quote]There have a number of posters here who have criticised ...

[quote]Some nice shots was not aware of this. Interesting to see it painted in white rather than the yellow and black possibly due to time needed and demands for power?

[url=/news/s/ssr-clp12-reac ...

Since 3801 is back in the running and thoughts are now turning to what other locos are worth restoring in NSW a standard goods is one possibility and a pig another but is that giant of NSW locos 5711  ...

https://www.facebook.com/PicnicTrain/posts/2513230535565238

Apparently R766 has passed boiler inspection!

jsaunders

What is the latest on R766 getting accreditation to operate on the  ...

Posted 03 Jan 2020 20:49 in General by Mufreight

Perhaps with the possible loss of the Overland consideration should be given to the Commonwealth resuming control and responsibility of longer distance passenger services nationwide.

These services a ...

So why then isn't there dual gauge where the loading gauge has been enlarged, is it planned once the enlargement is complete?
Myrtone
For the amount of interstate traffic bogie exchange  ...

I may be easy to convert the rest of the standard gauge network to 1067mm gauge than to convert Qld.    

RAYMOND

raymond

Over the last 25/30 years Queensland has been enlarging thei ...

Posted 13 Sep 2019 08:34 in Victoria by Mufreight

Is the Sea Lake line receiving any maintenance at all? It seems the Manangatang line was receiving it all however, it is in far worse condition it would seem.
cbinyon
Logic if any is use ...

[quote=petan][quote][quote][quote][quote]I was kind of waiting for an invitation rather than just write way a boring piece that could be seen as gloating by some...thanks for asking.[/quote]Consider y ...

Posted 19 Jul 2019 10:13 in Victoria by Mufreight

[quote=Carnot][quote][quote][quote]SSR returning from loading at Quambatook this evening. BG still kicking on and thankfully Manangatang Line received crucial maintenance just these past few weeks.[/q ...

Posted 23 Jun 2019 12:18 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Mufreight

Cant find the previous thread on R766 would like to know if there is any progress on recommissioning this loco on SG

Posted 20 Jun 2019 16:00 in Victoria by Mufreight

[quote=james.au]The bonus for using the polymer solution is, if from recycled plastics, is an announcable for the government in a progressive state, and might also provide some good volumes to help ki ...

Posted 20 Jun 2019 11:49 in Victoria by Mufreight

[quote]https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/6227190/murray-basin-rail-fail-fix-will-be-costly-says-expert/

Good in-depth article with lots of comments from different sources, which I present ...

Posted 20 Jun 2019 11:49 in Victoria by Mufreight

[quote=potatoinmymouth]https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/6227190/murray-basin-rail-fail-fix-will-be-costly-says-expert/

Good in-depth article with lots of comments from different sources, ...

Posted 13 Jun 2019 23:02 in Queensland by Mufreight

[quote=Sulla1]Based on current export tonnages, Aurizon and PN are running on average eleven loaded trains to Abbot Point each day. Adani intends to run 120 wagon trains with three locomotives, and if ...

[quote=Mufreight][quote][quote]What volumes were they YM?[/quote]Sorry I don't have any tonnage details but from memory there was an early morning fruit train from Clapham (Train 6116 ??) several time ...

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