Tilt Train Replacement Diesel - how much longer

 
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Sunday August 27th is reportedly the last Tiltlander run, with an all Tilt timetable being introduced on Monday August 28th.

Cheers!

Do we know if this will change the consist of the Westie and Inlander? will they get a buffet car back?
Tristans

Don't really need a buffet car back as the trains are running virtually empty.

Mike.

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  Tristans Station Master

Sunday August 27th is reportedly the last Tiltlander run, with an all Tilt timetable being introduced on Monday August 28th.

Cheers!

Do we know if this will change the consist of the Westie and Inlander? will they get a buffet car back?

Don't really need a buffet car back as the trains are running virtually empty.

Mike.
The Vinelander

Fair point, and I guess its the lack of sleepers - not buffet cars - as the reason for the low patronage.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I guess its the lack of sleepers - not buffet cars - as the reason for the low patronage.
Tristans

As has been noted before, the unfriendly timetable and gradual downgrading of the service, including removal of sleepers and buffet cars, car carriers etc has resulted in dwindling patronage. Clearly they are trying to kill these services off completely. It is a wonder they still exist now.
  tazzer96 Assistant Commissioner


I guess its the lack of sleepers - not buffet cars - as the reason for the low patronage.
Tristans
Add to that the crap timetable, and speed so low it is outpaced by Continental shift.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line

I guess its the lack of sleepers - not buffet cars - as the reason for the low patronage.Add to that the crap timetable, and speed so low it is outpaced by Continental shift.
tazzer96

Well not quite...

My trusty 1962 QR timetable gives the Westlander a departure from Brisbane, Roma St @ 19:00, arriving Toowoomba @ 23:06, a mere 10 minutes slower than today.

However further west it gets a bit interesting, the train scheduled into Charleville @ 15:02, three hours slower than today.

Moreover, because the Westlander was Queenslands 'crack' air-conditioned train on the western line, it ran 'express' from Dalby to Roma, all 165 miles at an average speed of 31.5 MPH...hold on to your hat Ma...Shocked

...and if you wanted to travel to an intermediate station between Dalby and Roma you had to change at Toowoomba, or for a better connexion, catch the 8:15 daily from Roma St to Toowoomba and change again to the 12:45 non-airconditioned ex Toowoomba, stopping all 29 stations and arriving Roma @ 21:27, an average speed of 23.3 MPH Exclamation

Mike.

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