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speedemon08

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[quote=Upven][quote][quote]It's not Brexit that's the problem, it's more a case of the locals not getting off their backsides and doing the menial jobs.[/quote]Hence Brexit is the problem, because the ...

Posted 17 Sep 2021 17:24 in The Lounge by speedemon08

[quote=lsrailfan]In D.R John Campbell's latest video, he really does pan the Australian Govt for not using Ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19, apparently, if given in low doses, this can prove to ...

[quote=lkernan][quote]It would be interesting to learn of how the battery locos will be worked together with the diesels on the same trains.

Diesels to run the whole way and batteries to assist wi ...

[quote=tram1041][quote][quote]Here is a map (first time I have seen the proposed location)[/quote]Link was on first page of the thread.

It isn't public use parkland either, so the public isn't losi ...

Jee I wonder why the level crossing removal in Josh Frydengburgs electorate had money funneled into it hoping the Vic Goverment would magically bump it up the priority list all of a sudden.

Posted 08 Sep 2021 02:46 in The Lounge by speedemon08

[quote=ixlr8]Re abandoning zero: Mistaken for "Dan has given up on us" Simply pragmatic recognition that there are enough selfish saboteurs or groups of ill informed ppl to prevent covid zero. Not dif ...

[quote=jakar][quote][quote][quote]A V/Line 'report' suggests Qube were aware of the non-compliance of the wagons but chose to run them anyway. Only reason they made it to Geelong was the train control ...

Anyway, the issue is getting sorted out. And the reason is dumber than you think.

[quote=lkernan][quote]5. Frankston-Stony Point. Carries the networks heaviest train that seems to have more flat spots on its wheels then any other rollingstock in Australia. The RCF (rolling contact ...

[quote=CRABMAN]Guys to be honest with you i was never amazed by the poor quality of track ALL OVER Victoria. There are of course,some examples of great track sections where money and brains get togeth ...

[quote=petan][quote]Funniest thing is that at today's planned blockade at Robina in Qld, just a few trucks rolled up and it was all over in less than an hour...[/quote]Local Gold Coast radio station i ...

Posted 28 Aug 2021 17:26 in The Lounge by speedemon08

[quote=Carnot]Nice to see the Formula One GP canned again this year. Probably saved the State close to $100 million and perhaps even more in the future if Melb permanently loses the stupid circus/mon ...

Crosspost just in case the other thread gets merged.

Alright to preface this.

I had heard earlier today Qube had run the Ultima to North Shore and return to Vic Dock for unknown reasons.

Late ...

Someone care to clue us in as to the reason for the ban? the article linked doesn't say.
Galron
Alright to preface this.

I had heard earlier today Qube had run the Ultima to North Sho ...

Can we ask how many wagons or containers are sent on this train and does the cement come off in the same siding ?
freightgate
I mean, that was the whole reason that siding got work done  ...

Posted 21 Aug 2021 14:23 in Victoria by speedemon08

[quote=bingley hall][quote][quote]All quiet correct except for mentioning that most grain which is the bulk of containerised ag freight is in 20' containers. That's why there is a shortage of 40' cont ...

[quote=justapassenger][quote]I did read a while back that an idea for extending their lives was entirely new bogies with efficient regenerative braking, mustn't have been economical for some reason - ...

Posted 21 Aug 2021 14:11 in The Lounge by speedemon08

[quote=don_dunstan]Who can blame them? Jeff Kennett has written on Twitter that Dan has sought advice about locking Melbourne down until Xmas. Can you imagine being locked in your home(s) for another ...

[quote=Gman_86][quote] I dont know if v/line are back using the section, but i would be surprised if they wernt for their empty car movements.[/quote]V/Line emptys to and from Newport typically run vi ...

The western line has been booked out since 2018 from memory, the BG on the DG eastern line is still quite regularly used
Lachlan's Train Channel
Closer to 2019 iirc. Makes running protec ...

No more Australian made trains on Melbourne's tracks soon - everything foreign-made like our cars.
don_dunstan
Right, like the German made Siemens, imported from Poland and assembled tog ...

[quote=8502][quote]It's the beginning of the end for the Comeng's. Part of the withdrawal plans and being moved elsewhere for dismantling.[/quote]

Aren't the trains still packed on most western lines ...

[quote=bevans][quote]Also this year, traffic on the New Silk Road rises despite all the challenges facing the global supply chain. In the first half of this year, 7,323 trains moved between China and ...

[quote=bevans][quote]A spate of pedestrian deaths in Victoria has brought into sharp focus a constant frustration for police and devastation for families: that lapses in concentration can take away so ...

[quote=Dangersdan707][quote]I hope it keeps the nameplate "tim Fischer".

It is pity that it didn't get PN blue and yellow.

The V is pretty much what Clyde offered to National Rail as the NR class. ...

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