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RustyRick

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Thanks Kitchgp. Saves me digging through records.

Cheers

Rick

[quote=duttonbay][quote][quote]I have an idea that old Portland (the station formerly known as Portland Pier, i.e. the one on the seafront) didn't have a turntable, so engines had to go up a steep gra ...

[quote=Faredodger]I have an idea that old Portland (the station formerly known as Portland Pier, i.e. the one on the seafront) didn't have a turntable, so engines had to go up a steep grade to what wa ...

[quote=ARodH]Going from this article https://www.michaelwest.com.au/kalbars-exotic-minerals-mine-a-toxic-risk-to-victorias-food-bowl/ the fact that the dust includes Uranium is major concern, which al ...

I'm thinking "end of line" terminus rather than the "end of the service" terminus, so not

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Stony Crossing

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[quote=Valvegear]To answer RustyRick - yes; the 85 foot table was there to turn H class 220, 221 and 222 all of which were intended to run The Overland from Melbourne and eliminate double heading on t ...

Thanks Valvegear. I remembered there was something different at Ararat. Any idea why there was such a large turntable there? Heavy Harry, maybe?

So, try this one - I was a terminus without a turnta ...

Ararat?

[quote=Faredodger]Thanks, hbedriver. Good teaser!

RustyRick, I always have trouble viewing the images in old posts, so I couldn't view your pics. The text text was interesting, though.

New tea ...

Good one! That was actually my next guess. I drove the formation from the western end near Rocket Lake back to Nowingi nearly 10 years ago. Here’s the link.

Jeparit?

Worst thing about being right is having to do something different!

A closed location on an open standard gauge line. Once a junction

hbedriver

Branxholme?

Posted 14 Jun 2021 20:41 in Victoria by RustyRick

8148, X50 and 8142 on today's train.

X48 fixed and just waiting for a train to take him away.

First time since 2005 (maybe) we've had two Xs here at the same time.

Y115

And as the  ...

Posted 11 Jun 2021 09:39 in Victoria by RustyRick

No train today, but there's a cast of thousands standing around X48. Well, maybe a dozen...

Edit - and a horse float. It would need to be a decent size horse to pull that home. Laughing

WSITD - Merton?

Posted 09 Jun 2021 11:33 in Victoria by RustyRick

Today's PN grain has XR559, BL27 and 8148.  

Not going out for photos, can't handle the cold and wind at my age.

Y115

Nice work - only got 70%, but some interesting questions.

Rick

Posted 09 Jun 2021 08:54 in Victoria by RustyRick

Today's PN grain has XR559, BL27 and 8148.  

Not going out for photos, can't handle the cold and wind at my age.

"Y115"

That wind will blow the feathers back up a duck's proverbia ...

Posted 08 Jun 2021 17:00 in Victoria by RustyRick

Is it just me, or are all the Imgur photo links broken?
RustyRick
Just you!
"Y115"


Well, that's odd. Wonder why.

Posted 08 Jun 2021 15:46 in Victoria by RustyRick

Is it just me, or are all the Imgur photo links broken?

Posted 08 Jun 2021 12:22 in Victoria by RustyRick

XR559 and BL30 on today's train.

"Y115"


Video of BL30 and XR559 heading north through Heywood around 16.30.

Thanks, BigShunter's mum.



video-1623050109.mp4 by Rustyrick

Posted 08 Jun 2021 12:08 in Victoria by RustyRick

And at the wharf

[quote=deadlaker]A bit unsure on the question in respect to the station being immediately next to the bridge. Is it the distance to the station building or just to the station yard? Anyway, I'll gue ...

Posted 08 Jun 2021 11:45 in Victoria by RustyRick

[quote=Y115]8139 and BL33 on today's train.

Not going out for photos, weather too bad for me. Probably worse tomorrow as the ships in port are being sent out to anchorage in the morning and not ba ...

Posted 08 Jun 2021 09:49 in Victoria by RustyRick

Thanks Rick, had a gander around there yesterday, rather forlorn and sad, must have been a busy place in its hayday
wobert


The original station was on the foreshore. From the photos, i ...
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