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kipioneer

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I'm sure the Eyre Peninsula Local Government Association would welcome any move which would get B doubles and road trains off their roads:

Signs such at this one in Lock have appeared since the rai ...

So you're saying that Turbo Tom's total lack of interest in rail is excusable because he's more honest about his anti-rail policies?
justapassenger
That sounds like John Howard's definit ...

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However, I've always wondered about using the Brown Hill Creek alignment from Mitcham station (76m) 7km at a mix of grade & elevated to near Crafers West (380m) with a short 3-4km tunne ...

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However, I've always wondered about using the Brown Hill Creek alignment from Mitcham station (76m) 7km at a mix of grade & elevated to near Crafers West (380m) with a short 3-4km tunn ...

Mmmm - ANR's Trailerrail?    It lasted quite a while before it was abandoned.

Trailer On Flat Car is in use on the Adelaide - Darwin run where height is much less of an issue.

Yes, but those long tunnels have something else, ie traffic.  A few rail cars a day isn't going to cut it.
RTT_Rules
Freight would be switched onto the tunnel line and the existing line  ...

Distance?
RTT_Rules
16km or there abouts.    A long tunnel but there are much longer around the world.

Those closer in in the hills would miss out on a train service.

But don't wor ...

A tunnel from somewhere near Balhannah  to just below Scotch College in Mitcham has a much more friendly gradient.

[quote=justapassenger]What shouldn't also be forgotten is the sequence of events which enabled two Federal Governments to withdraw the funds offered for Gawler electrification in 2011 (PM at the time: ...

Posted 05 Apr 2022 15:42 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=62430][quote][quote]The new activated pedestrian crossings between Ovingham and Brown Terrace Salisbury aren't working yet Wink[/quote]Do you know if the one south of North Adelaide station ever ...

Speaking casually to a senior Liberal parliamentarian last Sunday a hills by-pass is no longer in their sights.    While it was promised 4 years ago in the election campaign it rapidly failed to make  ...

OK, Talgo are prepared to pay $2.5m towards a trial, no doubt looking for a substantial sale of rolling stock and other technology.

What is the cost to ARTC of inserting a switch at Mt Barker Junctio ...

I rather wondered why it was necessary to shut down the entire Brighton to Seaford section to test 3 EMUs.   The weekend service is not so intensive to preclude running extra services.

It would have  ...

The 10th February Southern Argus from Strathalbyn quotes a Mt Barker Councillor calling for the rail service to extend to Strathalbyn and possibly Goolwa.

He suggests that by not stopping between Bel ...

He's here to attempt to boost his support in the most marginal seat in South Australia, Boothby.

Trouble is the upgraded road passes through Boothby and disruptions are promised until 2030.

[quote=Andrewdr]What do you think the odds are that ARTC will replace the damaged culverts with the same size ones?

Given the likely increased frequency of these types of events, IMHO it would be p ...

If I might get back onto the Gawler Electrification Project:  It is clear from interviews with the Minister Corey Wingard, that he is simply not over his portfolio so basically the department is runni ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote]I have read some YouTube comments on train enthusiast videos saying how when they rode the redhens up to bridgewater and back in the early 80's, the train was basically ...

Posted 13 Oct 2021 12:28 in NT by kipioneer

[quote=bingley hall]When the spin for a mining project starts with "world class strategic metals asset" you know there's a less than 50% chance of it ever going ahead.

Hands up all those that remem ...

There's another bit of overhead missing - from the bridges over the Torrens to the Park Terrace bridge.

Posted 28 Jun 2021 19:38 in South Australia by kipioneer

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I agree, there is no reason why drivers could not initiate the crossing sequence. Approaching a signal at caution in advance of the signal at the crossing would be via ...

Posted 28 Jun 2021 10:09 in South Australia by kipioneer

There are two relatively cheap ways to alleviate delays at this crossing:

1:  move the down platform to the other side of Brighton Road (like Seacliff)

2:  stopping down trains at Hove do not trip ...

[quote=justapassenger] Adelaide's rail network is not being "franchised" in a manner that bears any resemblance to the failed franchising model used briefly in Victoria or the model which has been bro ...

Posted 02 Jan 2021 08:57 in South Australia by kipioneer

[quote=justapassenger][quote]Like the government the commercial providers rely on contractors to do the aerial mapping work. It is not as simple as taking an aerial photo and overlaying it on topo ...

Posted 01 Jan 2021 15:50 in South Australia by kipioneer

On mapping:

The SA Government has not had its own aerial mapping unit for around 15 years, relying instead on private contractors to do the necessary flying which I would hope would be at lea ...

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