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DRR_Fireman

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Posted 19 Jul 2018 19:41 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

I wonder why TasRail chose to convert a DQ when they still have two Y Class locomotives they could have used.
Peter-Hem
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Posted 05 Mar 2018 20:59 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote][quote][quote]There's a lot of good proposals in there. It's quite heartening to see the support they are giving to the Derwent Valley Railway in particular. The prospec ...

Posted 22 Dec 2017 18:07 in Western Australia by DRR_Fireman

[quote=crisfitz][quote][quote]To me, GM 1 is absolutely the most important historic locomotive in Australia and, as such, it should be preserved in working order for the benefit of the Australian comm ...

Posted 22 Dec 2017 16:31 in Western Australia by DRR_Fireman

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]To me, GM 1 is absolutely the most important historic locomotive in Australia and, as such, it should be preserved in working order for the benefit of the Australian community at ...

I'm generally not interested in the goings on of the "mainland" railways but I would like to say [url=/user/68471][b]@Bevan[/b]Wall that I always make time to watch your videos when you post them, I r ...

[quote=c3526blue]What the hell is this thread on about. The posts seem to have been removed from another thread but do not make any sense at all. Can a (the) moderator who did this please explain? ...

Posted 11 Jul 2017 04:31 in General by DRR_Fireman

[quote=seb2351][quote][quote][quote]Didn't know where to put this one for the most coverage so I thought I'd chuck it here.

Who is still using Hasler speedometers and where are they getting the tap ...

Posted 09 Jul 2017 23:44 in General by DRR_Fireman

[quote=KRviator]The 48's, 80's, 81's G's, XR's and even the XPT use Hasler tapes, so I dare say they are still in production, HaslerRail is still around and MVTechnology is their Australian agent, so ...

Posted 09 Jul 2017 04:28 in General by DRR_Fireman

[quote=seb2351][quote]Didn't know where to put this one for the most coverage so I thought I'd chuck it here.

Who is still using Hasler speedometers and where are they getting the tapes? I'd have t ...

Posted 08 Jul 2017 21:49 in General by DRR_Fireman

Didn't know where to put this one for the most coverage so I thought I'd chuck it here.

Who is still using Hasler speedometers and where are they getting the tapes? I'd have thought a lot of the 48 ...

Posted 08 Jul 2017 05:24 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

[quote=TasRail Fan]Hi Everyone

I am keen to find out who are TasRail's biggest customers. I know that MMG at Rosebery and Norske Skog (Boyer Mill) are big and the Fingal coal mine but I can't seem ...

Posted 14 Jun 2017 16:31 in General by DRR_Fireman

[quote=PaulM]Gordon, thanks for your interesting, in-depth reply. It sounds like you have a rather deep well of personal experience to draw from!

As KRviator mentioned, my question was following a ...

Posted 19 May 2017 21:10 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

I've heard that one from blokes still on the job. Bring them on Bert, the more the better! There has been plenty written on the experiences of railwaymen in the other states but bugger all on Tasmania ...

Posted 29 Apr 2017 14:41 in ACT by DRR_Fireman

Thanks all for the advice, I reckon we might check out Goulburn, then maybe go trackside for a bit.

Posted 28 Apr 2017 18:37 in ACT by DRR_Fireman

Are they still open despite all that has transpired?

Posted 28 Apr 2017 14:30 in ACT by DRR_Fireman

A mate and I (plus our partners) will be visiting Canberra for 5 days in mid June. What's about in the way of trains/preservation groups/rail museums? We were hoping to check out the Garratt but obvio ...

Posted 20 Jan 2014 18:30 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

Less unusual during last week was continued use of Z class locos - pairs of 2010/12 and 2011/2013 (I think) operating in and out if Hobart (on trains 33/34 ??).
derwentparkjunc

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Posted 07 Jan 2014 21:36 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

Nice stuff Michael, its always refreshing to see what shots mainlanders can get, a fresh view and not just the same old spots!

Thanks for the heads up, but that's what the [url=http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11345872-0-asc-s0.htm]Tasmanian Photo Thread is for.

Posted 17 Dec 2013 17:07 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

Pretty sure it was the weed spray truck. I heard someone get a warrant from Coldwater Creek Jct to Tonganah yesterday morning.

Posted 13 Dec 2013 15:50 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

TR 1 heading west through Perth at 14.25 today. Didn"t see leading engine or engines. No carriages.

cheers murray
muzza86


No carriages? That's a surprise Rolling Eyes
What about wagons?

The one pictured points to Tugrah road, only houses down there! Maybe you could have been able to see the Melrose line down there years ago but the road probably wasn't there then!

Posted 19 Nov 2013 08:04 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

Glad they was taken on rail! But pitty the resident east tamar EE's (3 Z's last weekish) couldn't of hauled them down
Electric C
Incompatible braking systems. I was a bit surprised they  ...

Posted 18 Nov 2013 21:27 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

Saw a shot of them coming down the hill behind 2054, that explains why that loco has been in the workshops being converted back to four pipe...

Posted 29 Oct 2013 16:40 in Tasmania by DRR_Fireman

Which berth, and is it visible from public property?

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