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Posted 25 Oct 2020 16:57 in Western Australia by 62440

Take as a given that going via Armadale is out, I have been on the Australind which was a couple of minutes late and missed its path and crawled all the way behind the stopper. Take as a given that yo ...

Posted 25 Oct 2020 16:38 in NT by 62440

Just follow Tiger Brennan Drive median to the land by Frances Bay Drive. With only two trains a week, you might get away with lots of level crossings at low speed. Remember trains can be 1200m long so ...

Posted 22 Oct 2020 16:43 in Western Australia by 62440

Interesting to see my posts of 3 years ago being resurrected! Note that comments refer to a 2008 study, mine was in 2001. The connection to Busselton is mentioned. There must be an election coming! Ma ...

When I worked in Melbourne in 85 I asked why electrification did not go to Geelong and was told that the City Fathers did not want to be seen as part of Melbourne. I suspect that attitude survives.

Posted 06 Oct 2020 22:25 in The Lounge by 62440

No one is exempt, and rightly so. But it appears that somehow some people become exempt from decisions they made by obfuscation. He made a poor decision and people died as a direct result. End of. Thi ...

Posted 05 Oct 2020 18:23 in The Lounge by 62440

Looking at the situation from across the border some things are blindingly obvious.

[ul][li]Every decision is either made or agreed by the Premier. He was not even talking to key ministers.[/li][li]T ...

A quick ramble with MrGoogle

Moorooduc Highway is now largely by-passed by the Freeway but is still a main road with the railway crossing next to the roundabout. Getting approvals will not be easy or ...

For interest, when the Perth Kalgoorlie upgrade was modelled, we looked at 200 km/h and the limiting factor was level crossings, they are certainly not cheap to get rid of, even for minor dirt roads.  ...

Ask the kiwis, from memory all North Island Main Trunk locos are tribo and they had some very long sharp curves

Time to dust off the designs we did nearly 20 years ago for a container port to relieve North Freo, with rail connections and associated infrastructure. Yes it was dual gauge and designed for very dee ...

Posted 28 Jul 2020 19:27 in Victoria by 62440

Bear in mind if you are using dual gauge with BG/SG, the speed limit is 80 km/h at best which clobbers the viability. I'm afraid I'm with Darryl on this one

Posted 10 Jul 2020 18:49 in South Australia by 62440

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Mt. Barker to Virginia via Adelaide station? I think its inevitable that they'll have to have at least one standard gauge path into Adelaide station.
don_dunstan
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[quote]That may be true, however I went to a presentation a year or two ago from a senior representative from Darebin Council. In the presentation the person was discussing how the State Government i ...

Posted 31 May 2020 10:45 in South Australia by 62440

[quote=62430]The Seaford line has a mixture of concrete and steel masts. On the Gawler line there are gaps between concrete masts where foundations for steel masts have been constructed. These are ge ...

Posted 31 May 2020 10:31 in News by 62440

Djibouti has trodden the same path. It is now a Chinese naval base for the Horn of Africa where they practice live firing.

Victoria has wanted a deep water port in Westernport Bay for years. What are ...

Posted 22 May 2020 22:20 in International Discussion by 62440

They have been talking about this for years. I looked at it in the noughties. There were existing railways in Guinea totally unsuited to ore trains but the gummint wanted the ore line to serve what to ...

Posted 22 May 2020 22:09 in South Australia by 62440

I suspect the steel masts are there to cantilever over the two TA tracks wherever possible, the SG lines are owned by others. You can't cantilever over two tracks from the concrete masts that they hav ...

No tracks beyond Capel.

The former line (well more a timber tramway) around Margaret River Is a Rail Trail.

Nightfire

The track bed was intact to Busselton and was still gazetted as a ...

I don't know if any of the heritage rail groups service Margaret River but I hope not.
gunzel42
There was a study done on reopening the line to Margaret River. A section has been lost i ...

Had a quick check on google earth and the train is in the same spot as whenever that picture dates from. Explored Wonsan but didn't get as far as the large playground next to the Wonsan Elite station, ...

Out of curiosity, is there a formal campaign group? It would need to be incorporated in order to organise formal submissions. There are a number of suggestions for the work required which are incompat ...

[quote=62440]Glad I managed to travel the ferry by rail a couple of years ago. The train had two cars, sleeper and couchette and ran pretty well express overnight. We woke while we were on the ferry s ...

Glad I managed to travel the ferry by rail a couple of years ago. The train had two cars, sleeper and couchette and ran pretty well express overnight. We woke while we were on the ferry so very gentle ...

Posted 30 Mar 2020 11:07 in International Discussion by 62440

In the early 70's, I set off to Iran by train but had some stuff stolen and turned back at Ankara after exploring the old and new forts. I still have a letter of authority to travel on Iranian railway ...

Posted 30 Mar 2020 11:00 in Western Australia by 62440

The Port line was always dual gauge, even the old layout. The new line and yard were always going to be dual gauge offering the ability to serve Albany, Bunbury and Geraldton, though I gather this rar ...

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