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SWER lines are a lot cheaper -- is there some technical reason (not just cost) why they couldn't use those?

Thank you for that.  It was basically my question: is the speed restriction track or OLE based?

Aided and abetted by beer, a question arose while I was browsing the various threads on here.

Do tram square speed restrictions apply to trains that don't have pantographs?  For example, do the Lon ...

[quote=Yappo][b]New East Ringwood trench station [/b]

East ringwood to go into a trench with [url= ...

Posted 04 May 2022 21:28 in Victoria by Djebel

Still nothing for Eaglehawk to Inglewood or Echuca to Toolamba?
No.  Don't worry, when there is, we promise you'll be the first person we contact during the seance.

Posted 02 May 2022 21:18 in Victoria by Djebel

[quote=Tii][quote]Given the frequency that the snack bars are closed due to any excuse, I’d be using Woolies anyway.[/quote]I should stock up and resell it in the carriage then and then swap to the ...

Posted 30 Apr 2022 23:22 in Victoria by Djebel

[quote=Highrailer]Re sleepering of the line from Manangatang to Korong Vale finished at the end of the week with 52,000 concrete & 7,200 timber sleepers put in followed by the tamper making the track ...

A doubles are basically a road train without the third and fourth trailer
Road trains only need two trailers (most have 3 if you count the dolly). ...

[quote=Tony M.]You'd guess if the LNP did cancel the next stage of the SRL, then Labor would simply go to every single election promising to restore it, much like the Liberals are doing with the East- ...

The idea that the Coalition would cancel stage 2 of the SRL (if they get in at this year's election) presumes their time in government would last long enough to get to that point.  Even stage 1 isn't  ...

[quote=Tony M.][quote]There's no reason why they can't run trains to Lara and back surely. That would cut out the majority of the bus pains.[/quote]True, even Lara would be a big improvement.

The ...

Posted 21 Apr 2022 21:34 in Victoria by Djebel

It looked like an 81/G/BL leading on the up today, but the VL was facing down so could have led on the down.  Come to think of it, a few weeks ago it was a single 81/G/BL on the paper train when I saw ...

Posted 21 Apr 2022 21:28 in Victoria by Djebel

[quote=Valvegear][quote]B74 lead the up purely because the crew wanted it to. I am not joking. I hope they enjoyed suffering permanent hearing damage [/quote] Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under ...

[quote=Tii]Is there ever a time when a business case is slightly negative (not a total waste of $$$) but a project goes ahead anyway because it's just 'good' as part of the future where it could be us ...

Posted 20 Apr 2022 22:42 in Victoria by Djebel

I wonder if that's why I saw the up paper train the other day with B74 and a VL (I didn't get the number -- was more interested in B74), instead of the usual back-to-back VLs.  Interestingly, B74 was  ...

Posted 20 Apr 2022 22:26 in Victoria by Djebel

something tells me that the SOT is doomed by going to Geeelong, I give it three years that back to Port Melbourne.
I'm not so sure about that.  What competition does SOT have? ...

Posted 10 Apr 2022 10:36 in Victoria by Djebel

Will they announce which end of the train is open when before departure?  Be a bugger if you were hoping to buy something to eat at a certain time, only to discover you're on the wrong end of the trai ...

Well done Faredodger, it is indeed Korumburra that I was thinking of.  Over to you sir.

Posted 09 Apr 2022 17:14 in Victoria by Djebel

[quote=Goose13]Bit surprised by the use of 47kg rail; defiantly atypical and would require derogation so assuming there is A reason.[/quote]"[i]It's the way we've done it for 100 years Sonny Jim, and ...

Playing for no dollars whatsoever, your next challenge:

I am a closed station on a closed line. I was once a junction station.

[b]I was the junction for three lines.[/b]

I am not:

[ul][li]K ...

Posted 08 Apr 2022 18:16 in Melbourne suburban by Djebel

Can new platforms be curved, even slightly?  Or do they have to be gun barrel straight?

Playing for no dollars whatsoever, your next challenge:

I am a closed station on a closed line.  I was once a junction station.

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]Not everyone has the luxury of planning where they live and work...[/quote]

It's one of the major decisions of your life.

Seriously it's up there with buying a house. ...


[quote=BaysideManny][quote]There are plenty of people for whom the Public transport network doesn't fit.

I'm not talking about people who look down at public transport, but people who's trip betwee ...

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