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Spion_Kop

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Epsom station is for the people that want a seat on the train and a parking spot. Bendigo carpark is filling up and can not be extended. Should save 2 mins for boarding at Bendigo but loose 5 mins for ...

Elphinstone Tunnel

[quote=L1150]Took a run on a V'lo to Ballarat the other day and RRL was used to Sunshine. Around Tottenham, we seemed to be going at a good speed. Does anyone what the current speed limits on RRL are? ...

Posted 27 Aug 2014 23:54 in Melbourne suburban by Spion_Kop

Wurx has it. I was thinking of the APM siding at Fairfield. Your go

[quote=joe75]I completed the online interview last week. Heard from on Saturday, made it to the assessment stage, nervous now. Anyone been for an assessment center? I hope I make it, good luck to all ...

Posted 27 Aug 2014 18:34 in Melbourne suburban by Spion_Kop

Sorry try again.

The place i'm thinking of was part of a suburban main line.

It became a siding in later life.

Posted 27 Aug 2014 10:29 in Melbourne suburban by Spion_Kop

No takers so I'll go again.

This place was part was on a suburban line.

Posted 23 Aug 2014 17:57 in Melbourne suburban by Spion_Kop

gxh has it. I was thinking of Boronia. Your turn.

Posted 23 Aug 2014 17:41 in Melbourne suburban by Spion_Kop

Next clue.

This station opened in 1920.

Posted 23 Aug 2014 13:58 in Melbourne suburban by Spion_Kop

Thank you.

I am thinking of a station in the current suburban area that once would have been country when the line was open in 1889.

Posted 23 Aug 2014 12:33 in Melbourne suburban by Spion_Kop

Essendon Station. Mt Alexander under. Buckley st Crossing. Kilmartin St over and pedestrian underpass at station

Maidstone St level crossing is protected by an Automatic signal. That signal may have been at stop causing the Metro train to be at stop. How long it was sitting there we won't know until report comes ...

I was listening to metro and the guy in the Newport box and

He was giving Verbal permission to pass 162
X'Trapolis-904M


Post or signal 162 protects Newport Sth junction. Is nowhere n ...

[quote=Shacks]Really, the fact that the Metro train had stopped has got nothing to do with the fact as to why the V/Line train did not stop at the previous signal. Thus preventing this incident. IF th ...

Posted 19 Jun 2013 14:31 in Operators by Spion_Kop

[quote=ChrisSun]Thank you Stuart and PN for coming to the rescue of the abandoned El Zorro drivers. This solves the problem of the driver shortage where PN can easily take on qualified drivers rather ...

Now that El Zorro has folded, what will come of the new NREC Genset locomotives.

Posted 04 Jun 2013 18:39 in Operators by Spion_Kop

Is it definite that El Zorro has gone belly up, or are we all just anticipating the event?
Valvegear
I have been told that Zorro has to close its doors today. Apparently ordered by court ...

Posted 31 May 2013 20:23 in Victoria by Spion_Kop

[quote=kuldalai]The reason the route via Toolamba is being re-opened is two fold; 1. It will allow for the Deni traffic to be railed in containers of greater height which will not fit through the tu ...

Posted 31 May 2013 20:16 in Victoria by Spion_Kop

[quote=Carnot]Given the extended shutdown of the Bendigo Line due to RRL over the next school holiday break (June 28-July 14), could it be that they're trying to get this done before then so that the ...

2nd mistake for the night....... El Zorro run the freight but use QUBE's facilities back in Melbourne.
SamTheMan79
The Warrnambool train belongs to QUBE and is run by RPE crews and hired ...

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