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501M

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Posted 31 May 2020 13:01 in News by 501M

Dopey Dan has the financial mismanagement of Cain/Kirner mixed with arrogance of Jeff Kennett. It is a shame the opposition are such a rabble.

[quote=Lockie91][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Where is all the money coming from? It was revealed the other day that Melbourne Metro is now $3,000,000,000+ over budget and also that Westgate Tunn ...

[quote=Lockie91][quote][quote][quote]Where is all the money coming from? It was revealed the other day that Melbourne Metro is now $3,000,000,000+ over budget and also that Westgate Tunnel was likely ...

[quote=True Believers]I'm tired of hearing Dodgy Dan and Chairman Dan, since it's just name calling the government. There's no need for it. All forms of government have their faults and their strong p ...

[quote=don_dunstan]Where is all the money coming from? It was revealed the other day that Melbourne Metro is now $3,000,000,000+ over budget and also that Westgate Tunnel was likely to be $2,000,000,0 ...

Posted 12 Mar 2020 21:37 in News by 501M

I don't see anything in that article about rail being used. I would bet it would be more A Doubles on the Western Freeway.

[quote=Upven]I went to the website for the "Plan Melbourne" project to find out how the Herald Sun came to this conclusion. The "Plan Melbourne" blueprint, available [url=https://www.planmelbourne.vic ...

Posted 04 Feb 2020 20:01 in Victoria by 501M

[quote=Carnot]Lots of great stuff to chew over here, for those who like more detail:

[url=https://www.portofmelbourne.com/wp-content/uploads/PoM-Our-Plan-for-Rail-2020.pdf]https://www.portofmelbourn ...

Posted 26 Sep 2019 09:29 in Victoria by 501M

Who would have thought moving one rail 165mm would be so difficult. Trust the Dan Andrews government to stuff this up so spectacularly.

Longer distance services need something new with better on board catering and first class.
freightgate


The seats in the V/Locitys are the same size as the first class ones in N sets.

Posted 11 Sep 2019 18:43 in Victoria by 501M

[quote=justarider][quote]707 Operations have announced they are running "The Grainlander" again next year. I think it might be a long time until Sea Lake and Manangatang go SG.

Incidentally, I had ...

Posted 02 Sep 2019 16:18 in Operators by 501M

[quote=Dangersdan707][quote]Qube Up Grainy ex-Charlton stalled at Warrenheip Bank overnight. X31-T376 are about to arrive and rescue the consist.

The other BIG Qube news today is that the first BG ...

Call me a cynical bastard however I will believe this once the trains are up and running.  Port rail shuttles have been talked about for years.

This could be a good shot in the arm to get the Bunbu ...

[quote=bevans][quote][quote]So the site will be SG only or only SG is available at the site?

I am sure we could get BG into the Altona site and here's why. It would seem from the article the Dan ...

Posted 10 Aug 2019 18:38 in Victoria by 501M

[quote][quote][quote]So there might be a good harvest for the A-doubles to move with the rumors of PacNat getting out of BG grain business are true.[/quote]Perhaps a wording issue in your post, but ar ...

Posted 10 Aug 2019 18:38 in Victoria by 501M

[quote=bevans][quote][quote]So there might be a good harvest for the A-doubles to move with the rumors of PacNat getting out of BG grain business are true.[/quote]Perhaps a wording issue in your post, ...

Posted 09 Aug 2019 12:11 in Victoria by 501M

Yeah it was meant to be if the rumours are true. Anyways we better get used to bigger and bigger trucks on the road. There is no political will other than paying lip service to rail freight in Victori ...

Posted 09 Aug 2019 11:19 in Victoria by 501M

So there might be a good harvest for the A-doubles to move with the rumors of PacNat getting out of BG grain business are true.

[quote=Gman_86][quote]The main problem I see is that the trucking industry is basically subsidised by the taxpayer. The trucking industry does not pay to build the infrastructure required or pay the f ...

[quote=Dangersdan707][quote][quote]Was the fact the truck was an A Double in the news?

More action and pollution in the west [url=https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/the-air-stinks-of-diesel-reside ...

[quote=bevans]Was the fact the truck was an A Double in the news?

More action and pollution in the west [url=https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/the-air-stinks-of-diesel-residents-fear-rat-runs-for ...

The sad thing that I see is that it will probably take loss of life to get anything changed.  Last Thursday there was an incident on the Monash Freeway where an A-Double ran up the back of a number of ...

Posted 29 Nov 2018 21:16 in South Australia by 501M

[quote=The Vinelander]I hope that the pro-public transport Andrews government not only stumps up the measly $300,000 p.a to keep the service operating, but also reviews the service along with the corr ...

[quote=simstrain][quote]"Perfectly fine". Just need "something other than interurban seating and a buffet". So a long way from "perfectly fine".[/quote]

stop exaggerating. For most of your journey ti ...

Posted 06 Nov 2018 20:55 in Victoria by 501M

Found where they post the 'Media Releases'

https://www.facebook.com/groups/railrevival/?ref=direct

Dangersdan707

I had a look at their Facebook page and now my brain hurts.
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