There were 88 sightings for this week; this is two sightings less than last week, making a total of 1461 sightings for this year to date. On day 115 last year we had seen 1946 sightings, this is 485 sightings down on the same time last year.

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Posted Yesterday in New South Wales Rail News by JoppaJunction

The NSW flooding disaster has closed rail lines in the Hunter Valley, hampering coal mining operations.

The floodwaters also stopped coal loading operations for 40 hours, but Port Waratah Coal Services CEO Hennie du Plooy said loading resumed on Wednesday night.

"It is a very significant issue for the coal chain," he said.

"We are fortunate, in a sense, that we are probably one part of the coal chain that has come back to operation first.

Posted Yesterday in Queensland Rail News by x31

POLISHED wood, leather seats, flushing toilets and more than enough room to stretch your legs and maybe have a seat to yourself.

Life's not too bad on the heritage carriages that form the focal point of the Anzac troop train re-enactment steaming across Queensland this week.

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