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wally-wowser1

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Maybe when you sit up the front with 500 ton of train plus passengers you may appreciate what drivers  & guards have to take into account while at work carrying passengers .  Rolling into platforms at ...

Maybe when you sit up the front with 500 ton of train plus passengers you may appreciate what drivers  & guards have to take into account while at work carrying passengers .  Rolling into platforms at ...

There is some confusion regarding their name , one truck manufacture also has their prime movers banged Freightliner. No road  transport for the mob I worked for till retirement  . There has been abou ...

Not sure if Freightliner UK is still associated with the Ozzy branch which is mainly coal haulage in NSW, They have had a few name changes & corporate owners in the last few years since I worked for t ...

Posted 19 May 2021 07:10 in New South Wales by wally-wowser1

We had a wonderfull acting roster clerk  out west  , large depot.  he worked in with the men & the men worked with him on keeping trains running .  Ask for a swap or roster change  ,never a problem ,  ...

Posted 18 May 2021 07:22 in The Lounge by wally-wowser1

ALL contact sport should  take players down to the local emergency ward & see how many people have had a minor injury  from any source . Think of your 5 or 6 year old son  playing soccer  & trying to  ...

Grounding cables are also applied at the work site on either side as a precaution of power being applied any where between the section hut switches by accidental contact  from a tree  or vehicle crash ...

Posted 06 Jun 2019 20:15 in The Lounge by wally-wowser1

City Nth  was down a lane off Castlereagh St between Hunter & Hoskins place , York was on the gnd floor of the Grace building on York St when it was  the Comm. Repat . section  ,City South  was also i ...

Posted 06 Jun 2019 08:47 in The Lounge by wally-wowser1

Strowger  system, one of the first automatic systems available , I worked at City North exchange Sydney  as a technician for many years & would have adjusted thousands of these switches  , The video i ...

Two more on the west  :   Zig Zag from the workshop to the up main  & a unofficial one at Newnes Jctn  at the western end of platforms  used by school children who live  in the houses below the rail e ...

I have been driving the Bylong way a few times recently & was curious as to the location is where the main road used to diverge from its designated  surveyed route to enable  public access  to Number  ...

The staff instrument that was at Ben Bullen  was removed over a long weekend probably about 15 to 20 years ago by persons unknown .  First train out after the weekend found the lack of  instrument  ,  ...

My son is  one of the loader operators at one of the mines in the far upper Hunter coal chain . Some shifts they may load 3 or 4 unit trains one after the other with no one else in the control booth t ...

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Marklin   "M" track is compatible with Hornby , there is a slight difference in height of the embankment sides but a bit of packing underneath usually fixes this problem   . The is a heap of small par ...

This was posted on another rail hobby group today . Shows what can be done with cooperation of various groups & companies with regards to Locomotive power .



https://youtu.be/Y0F9vBTnxFg

https: ...

She's just jealous that she hasn't had any one put the hard word on her yet , gawd imagine waking up in that bed .

Are all these lackeys in so called adviser positions to ministers actually employed or on a contract  ? If on a contract what is the situation when there is a change of government ,  do the losers gra ...

Well Well Good morning  Mr Animal . I have had no intention of doing anything that you have suggested in your last sentence .  I have seen the outcomes of internal enquiries & left wondering how some  ...

When I started as a trainee at the college of knowledge at Petersham we had a very good instructor for our group . One of his favourite sayings referred to accidents .

Rule 1   Blame the driver .

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Posted 31 Dec 2017 11:34 in Sydney Suburban by wally-wowser1

Was there ever a RRR room or milk bar at Town Hall Station ?  There are currently 2 privately leased milk bars ,one on either side of the concourse ,were these ever run by the Railways similar to the  ...

There is also a bridge being constructed up near Cleveland St  running from Regent St to near where the shore line does a little dip below the rest of the Up tracks . Quite steep in style & maybe only ...

What a shame

What would be the situation in state parliaments if investigations found similar  pollies had  dual citizenship ? Would we end up without any " Legal " parliament anywhere in Oz .

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