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Z VAN

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The thread regards V544 being sold to One Rail has prompted me to ask some questions about these stored units. https://www.railpage.com.au/locos/v-class-freight-australia

An opinion, very br ...

Posted 27 May 2021 07:29 in Victoria by Z VAN

[quote=Lockspike]I wasn't sure where to post this story as the theme of Victoria's relatively poor track is across many threads, but Murray Basin standard gauge seemed a likely candidate.

NSW is re ...

Posted 12 Apr 2021 10:20 in Queensland by Z VAN

Well Thanks again Fellas for putting this story to rest.

You have saved Me the effort of making a model of a QLX and perpetuating the myth.

PTE.

Posted 11 Apr 2021 23:08 in Queensland by Z VAN

Well there you go br30453, thank you for the information.

I was only repeating what I have read and assumed valid.

PTE.

Posted 11 Apr 2021 22:26 in Queensland by Z VAN

My understanding is in 1964 a number of Louver wagons coded GLC were modified to allow the  bogies to be exchanged easily and the vans were recoded to QLX to reflect this, eventually all four hundred  ...

Posted 03 Jan 2021 20:47 in Victoria by Z VAN

[quote=BigShunter][quote]Graincorp have a canola oil processing plant at Numurkah.

Do we export canola grain or oil? Is it used in feedlots?[/quote]Here's just what you need emmastreet, this factory ...

Posted 02 Jan 2021 08:53 in Victoria by Z VAN

Besides money one of the problems with the project discovered after the initial go ahead was. 'How do we fit the standard gauge line through Ballarat Station'.

Posted on this site by NSWGR8022 is a  ...

Posted 26 Nov 2020 22:01 in Victoria by Z VAN

I am sure everyone who has posted prior is correct?

Trouble is Wood Chip trains run on a merry go round basis in Albany, West Australia.

How does it work there when we are met with one thousand reas ...

Posted 20 Oct 2020 22:03 in Victoria by Z VAN

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[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ]Your the CEO (feds) and one of your manager ...

It never ceases to amaze Me how the Government of the day continuously allows bigger, longer and heavier trucks on our roads as has been well put in the previous posts.

Cynically I always think the r ...

Posted 12 Oct 2020 21:44 in Victoria by Z VAN

I like everyone wonder why gauge convertible sleepers are not laid on every renewal except Suburban lines when ever maintenance is done.

Since Australian National in the early 1990's showed how it co ...

Posted 27 Sep 2020 21:39 in Victoria by Z VAN

Thank you for the video Bigshunter.

These Hoppers? What is their future?

I know this is the Portland thread etc, etc however I wish to ask the question?

These hoppers have been stored for many year ...

shogun 427  wrote  in part.  "Also I'm skeptical about the cost benefits of the whole port shuttle idea. Why pay to have a truck deliver your container to a terminal in one of the catchment areas to b ...

YM-Mundrabilla  

Wrote:

Spend the money on SG track conversion.'" "That way you have something useful at the end of the exercise".

Unless you are laying gauge convertible concrete sleepers  ...

Lockie 91.

You maybe right!

However Labor have been in Power for six years and if the Departments are short staffed they have had enough time to recruit.

We elect the Politicians to run the Stat ...

I consider James and the Staff of AMRM have done a fantastic job with the resources, money and availability of a volunteer Editorial team.

The old cry it is NSW Centric is simply a numbers game of Au ...

Just checked and it's arrived in my Zinio library.
lkernan
Arrived last Friday in the Post.

A very good read as usual.

Cheaper!
Donald
Is it cheaper?

When the Government spends money on projects the money starts to flow around rapidly.

Broadly 10% comes back via GST.

If Wages make up a large percentag ...

I would like to compliment SDS Models on going that extra mile/kilometre to fore fill my special request.

When the four wheeled tank wagons were listed on the website and three wagons were listed a ...

I received an Email requesting confirmation of my order and Today my credit card has been invoiced.

Next week I can expect my Tank Wagon to arrive that I am looking forward to.

These wagons have fa ...

I attended the show yesterday.

I arrived by train at 10 o'clock. There were no marauding Football fans to hassle anyone.

Outside of the station was an electronic display directing this way to the Tr ...

When I was child The Neptune drums containing Standard Petrol were silverene colour with from memory a 12" blue King Neptune Stencil between the two side strengthening ribs.

Today Neptune is a non tr ...

Sulla 1, You have summed up the folly of a Queensland conversion.

Possible large parts of Western Australia maybe similar. I hope not.

I keep harping back to the Moura Short line when first proposed ...

Now in Suburban Sydney.

Looks a good read as usual James.

Posted 13 Sep 2019 23:59 in Victoria by Z VAN

It beats me how a Railway project can go so far askew?

It was simple move one rail in 61/2 inches.

Before the people that know Railways intervene after that statement think about it. That was the br ...

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