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emdrules

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[quote][quote]Michael Portillo is not interested in the trains he catches, only in selected places they visit and the people he meets there.[/quote] Exactly. That's why I much prefer Chris Tarrant who ...

[quote=Valvegear][quote]Michael Portillo is not interested in the trains he catches, only in selected places they visit and the people he meets there.[/quote] Exactly. That's why I much prefer Chris T ...

Umm... Who flogged off the SAR to the Labor Feds. We know how that ended up.

Posted 16 Sep 2019 10:02 in Western Australia by emdrules

[quote=nscaler69]Try here: [url=https://www.pilbararailways.com.au/WestAustralianRails/]https://www.pilbararailways.com.au/WestAustralianRails/[/quote]Thank you very much, greatly appreciated.

Posted 15 Sep 2019 21:23 in Western Australia by emdrules

Does anyone know if the excellent West Australian Rails 2019 accessed via  Jim Bisdee is still operating. I notice the last update covered April 2019 and there has been nothing since. This a great sit ...

Wasn't me, but I thought the same. Wasn't this the stretch of track used in the filming beyond thunderdome? The track in the movie had concrete sleepers.
ANR
Was on the Tarcoola Alice Sp ...

PN's V class last reports was stored with major engine damage in south australia somewhere, probably where the XRB's are hiding.
Galron
The V and the three XRB's are at Port Augusta in t ...

There needs to be a bit of rational thinking regarding this idea. It was stated that two airlines already service Whyalla. There are also  bus services which are a shadow of their former selves and st ...

Posted 20 Jan 2018 21:10 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by emdrules

Sitting at Spencer Junction this morning was LDP-5. Looks like an SSR all yellow with a black mid section with a grey panel overlaid with a white section with Progress Rail a Caterpillar Company in bl ...

Regarding the two cars 73 and 74. They were rebuilt as mobile supermarkets for the Tea & Sugar and were classified OPB 74 and OPB 328.

[quote=M636C][quote]Just a note to say Mt Lofty at least was not delivered to the Commonwealth Railways till some time in the 1960's actually 1964 as there are photos of it at Islington workshops stor ...

In the days of AN Rail the former SAR 700 class were moved between standard and broad gauge regularly. I was shown how it was done one day at Port Pirie. Apparently the axles had a sleeve on them whic ...

[quote=michael locos]Hi Everybody,

I have followed up this website for couples of months and I am doing some research regarding with Rail Wagons in Australia.

My research mainly aims to classify t ...

Posted 15 Apr 2016 16:32 in Western Australia by emdrules

Sitting in Spencer Junction yard this afternoon 15/4/16 were three new railcars for Perth, one heavily graffitied right hand side leading vehicle. Do not know if there is any on the other side.

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]I haven't been to Port Augusta for many years.

What are the following buildings now used for (if they still exist), please:

[ol][li]The Way and Works Branch Office just alo ...

Thanks everyone for your replies.

Would I be correct to assume that the current station would have been a break of gauge station when it opened?

Am only guessing but I would have thou ...

Thanks everyone for your replies.

Would I be correct to assume that the current station would have been a break of gauge station when it opened?

GeoffreyHansen

Am only guessing but I  ...

DL42 was dropped off at Spencer Junction last Sunday (24/1) & may have joined DL43 & DL48 in storage.
greasyrhys
DL's 43, 48 & 36 were in the workshops yard Saturday as well as I think X ...

May have confused some. Are there still unsold brand new

EMD's  at Maryborough that were built on spec?

What I can't understand is why they waited so long to get them....

M636C

Well can you tell us who has bought them. Also has anything happened to the surplus narrow gauge emd locos in  ...

What I can't understand is why they waited so long to get them....

M636C

M636C

Well can you tell us who has bought them. Also has anything happened to the surplus narrow gauge emd loc ...

[quote=justapassenger]That was the original plan of WPG, but it never eventuated because when Arrium took over they preferred to adapt their existing unloader at Whyalla (i.e. rebuild it with standard ...

Just two points. Firstly the "cost" would have been at the Whyalla end. Remember the ore was loaded onto barges and then "rowed" out to waiting Panamax ships anchored in the gulf and then loaded onto  ...

Posted 23 Oct 2014 14:38 in Western Australia by emdrules

Well not much can have been judging by the response.

Posted 17 Oct 2014 18:48 in NT by emdrules

Well that didn't work the first time.

When the TAS line was built and reached Kulgera it was decided to build a freight transfer station there. This was because the road from here north was sealed. T ...

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