Victorians Attempt to Escape to Adelaide on a Freight Train

 
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
If I remember right, those Yanks(a guy and a girl) intended to hop onto 6MB2 as they wanted to head to Sydney but found themselves on 6MP4 which happened to depart first despite the fact that the timetable had slated 6MB2 to depart first. This was on the Thursday night as they spoke to us at Sims St and we tried to tell them that not to stick religiously to the timetable . I guess they caught the wrong train and ended up going 'back from whence they came'.
Michelle12

Not lost on me the guy went back to where he came with his bike a great story.

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  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Decent of the magistrate to recognise the desperate circumstances with the pestilence situation in Victoria (and also COVID-19).
justapassenger

Not to mention the mice, rabbits and those pesky locusts Exclamation

By the way...I have no idea what an MS, MB or an MA train is...

Mike.
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
By the way...I have no idea what an MS, MB or an MA train is...
The Vinelander
ARTC train numbering lingo. For instance 6MB4 I think was mentioned, the first digit (numeric) denotes the day of the week the train departed (1 for Sunday, 2 for Monday etc making 6 equal Friday), the second digit (letter) denotes the trains origin, the third digit (letter) denotes the trains destination and the final digit (numeric) is the path allocated on that specific day to that trains operator.

A simple 6MB4 is easy enough, Friday, Melbourne to Brisbane, the fourth path allocated.

It gets a bit more complicated when you see something like 3KV1 (which was a recent SSR grain heading from North Western Victoria - K - and heading to Goulburn - V - on a Tuesday - 3 -.

MS = Melbourne to Sydney
MB = Melbourne to Brisbane
MA = Melbourne to Adelaide
MP = Melbourne to Perth and so on are all much more straight forward.

I hope that clears that up for you.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Aaron, is 'taking lunch in the mall' Adelaide slang for Alan Jones/ George Michael style hanky panky? Could explain why you decided to use a public toilet to wash your hands rather than the alcohydrolic gel that the restaurant is obliged to have, and a small bottle of which most people carry around these days. I bet you take your time getting those hands real clean too, no need to rush your time in the public toilet eh...?
billybaxter
First of all, since you are seemingly trying to indicate that you have knowledge or intelligence that exceeds you level of demonstrable ability, perhaps you could tell us what ‘alcohydrolic gel’ is - because it’s not really ‘a thing’.

You mean ‘hydroalcoholic gel’, but whatever, I am more interested in your ability to describe (in detail please) how such a gel removes any non polar solvents, machining/cutting fluid and coolants or traces from heavy metal particulates which have accumulated on my hands from the work I was doing before lunch.

I almost thought you were Victorian based on your apparent lack of knowledge as to what sanitising gel is, how it works, and how to most effectively use it (pro tip: it’s best used AFTER cleaning of hands, and it is NEVER to be regarded as a substitute for washing/cleaning), but actually, now I am not sure enough your even smart enough to have survived Victoria’s outbreak, you must have just been very lucky in a different state.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Four males involved leaving on a train departing MELBOURNE at 10.30pm last night. Seen by the driver of a passing freight train heading east to MELBOURNE.
What's your point?
Bills point which he forgot to mention, was the train driver of another freight train spotted these NimbRods and called the coppers.

Tell ya what they must have been bloody frozen, seeing the train driver saw them, they must have been out in the open, NimbusRodis Rolling Eyes

BigShunter.
BigShunter
Yeah, they would have needed to be out in the open, but I tell you what, I am just amazed the driver managed to see them through the fog that morning. On most of my drive into Adelaide I reckon I had six (road) car lengths max visibility.
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
By the way...I have no idea what an MS, MB or an MA train is...
ARTC train numbering lingo. For instance 6MB4 I think was mentioned, the first digit (numeric) denotes the day of the week the train departed (1 for Sunday, 2 for Monday etc making 6 equal Friday), the second digit (letter) denotes the trains origin, the third digit (letter) denotes the trains destination and the final digit (numeric) is the path allocated on that specific day to that trains operator.

A simple 6MB4 is easy enough, Friday, Melbourne to Brisbane, the fourth path allocated.

It gets a bit more complicated when you see something like 3KV1 (which was a recent SSR grain heading from North Western Victoria - K - and heading to Goulburn - V - on a Tuesday - 3 -.

MS = Melbourne to Sydney
MB = Melbourne to Brisbane
MA = Melbourne to Adelaide
MP = Melbourne to Perth and so on are all much more straight forward.

I hope that clears that up for you.
Gman_86

CK?
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
C = Junee/Coota/Griffith
K = NW Mexico

May I present, the ARTC Train Numbering plan, in *.PDF Format for your gunzelling edumacation.

EDIT: That one ^^ is the 2014 edition, here is the 2018 version.
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
I provide my employees with Gojo to clean themselves, but it seems some send their workers off to the famous Adelaide public toilets, with all the risks and dangers that that involves, to get themselves clean. Unless, of course, some workers are ignoring the facilities made available and are CHOOSING to hang about in public toilets for up to 40 minutes at a time. As a typical resident of Sydney, I was merely reacting to an unfounded attack on my Victorian brothers, many of whom are residents of that proud and noble city called Melbourne. The fact that the assailant comes from a town whose main claim to fame is a statue of a wild boar in full, glorious, rut with a dustbin, shamelessly presented in a main thoroughfare in full view of women and children,  makes the whole situation even more comical. What's the latest news on the two culprits? Of No Fixed Abode (but presumed to be Victorian by the Prejudiced amongst us), and let off without charge? Have they been checked for health issues? Just because they're poor doesn't mean they don't have the right to the same health care as the rest of us. And the question of security? How and where did they board the train and what measures have been taken to ensure there is no repeat. There are plenty amongst us who will now be tempted to do the same having read of how these two almost succeeded. The temptation of an illicit lightning speed interstate joyride on a famous train is something that would appeal to the more ballsy railfan as well as the poor, desperately trying to reach home or visit distant relatives.
  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
My state has better claims to fame than sculptures of boars (actually, they’re barrows) - like our claim to fame of NOT recording 400+ cases of Covid in a day...

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