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Posted 03 Dec 2020 17:38 in Victoria by Carnot

I am encouraged to see this.  But something must be done to improve Line speed.

Starship "Bellyflop" is scheduled for Dec 4-6.  So Saturday morning Australian time at the earliest.

No doubt it'll be spectacular viewing (for the crazy landing or massive explosion/wreckage)....

Posted 03 Dec 2020 14:53 in The Lounge by Carnot

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]It doesn't mean that the Chinese won't still do it. Putin took over the Crimean peninsula with no retaliation from the West - China is probably calculating the reaction from th ...

Posted 03 Dec 2020 11:45 in Victoria by Carnot

TSRs seem to be spreading like a virus in Vic atm.  Sea Lake and Manangatang lines are a real disgrace with long stretches of 20-25 km/h restrictions now.  We are talking 4 hrs to do the 80km from Kor ...

Posted 03 Dec 2020 08:18 in The Lounge by Carnot

Surrey Albert or Mont Hills. Yawn...

Posted 02 Dec 2020 20:29 in The Lounge by Carnot

Posted 02 Dec 2020 17:44 in Victoria by Carnot

Ararat gets an extra weekday service. No more for Maryborough. BG freight needs all the paths it can get!

Posted 02 Dec 2020 14:24 in The Lounge by Carnot

it's revealed criminals were trying to bride the President to get pardoned
I don't want to imagine D Trump in a wedding dress! Shocked
Funny typo....

I ...

The Pakenham East Skyrail proposal looks quite good.  Especially the separation of V/line and Metro trains. ...

Posted 02 Dec 2020 11:49 in The Lounge by Carnot

Grabs popcorn, as it's revealed criminals were trying to bride the President to get pardoned:

Posted 02 Dec 2020 11:36 in Victoria by Carnot

[quote=BigShunter][quote]A forecast of 748 kT of rice!!! Gee the Deni rice will be busy from May 2021![/quote]Agree Carnot, so what is the state of play with the rice train atm. Is it running or is t ...

Posted 02 Dec 2020 11:01 in Victoria by Carnot

Have just got around to getting this figure.

Total GrainCorp receivals in Victoria up to 30 November - 1.45 million tonnes.

Pretty decent, especially give ...

A bit more physical exercise for some of the locals.

I used to live in Box Hill South many years ago, and would walk to Mont Albert Station to pay the cheaper Zone 1 fare!  Good exercise...

It'l ...

Posted 02 Dec 2020 10:15 in Victoria by Carnot

Boom gate fault at Deer Park.  Residual delays for much of the rest of today.  A single point of failure that has huge cascading effects.

Incidentally, no chance of diverting Geelong trains via Wer ...

More to do with dust and fallout from the mine itself affecting farm produce and human & environmental health.

NIMBYism reigns supreme.  It'll be interesting to see how this pans out.  I've read the EES and it looks quite good.  Given the poor state of our finances, I suspect the mine will get approved:

htt ...

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a spy satellite for the UAE was meant to be launched today from French Guiana.  A few telemetry issues occurred so it's being postponed until tomorrow or later.

Ther ...

Posted 01 Dec 2020 11:46 in Victoria by Carnot

ABARE report is out.

9.3 million tonnes in Victoria alone.  Will need tr ...

Public release of new timetables on January 8.  Also interesting to see some minor changes in Bendigo line timetable too.

Posted 01 Dec 2020 10:56 in The Lounge by Carnot

More and more China is looking like Japan in the 1930s.  They've given up on soft diplomacy and are taking the hard-line. ...

[quote=""][quote=Carnot]If the Govt had any brains they would build a platform at Sunshine for SG trains.[/quote]This, plus reconsider the Shep line as BG. Route it on SG and have this connec ...

I should also add they need to extend the Bendigo RRL alignment from Sunshine to Ginifer (i.e. Bypassing Albion Junction).  I still can't understand why they didn't do that in 2014.

If the Govt had any brains they would build a platform at Sunshine for SG trains.

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