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E1109

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And Alice Springs Council's powers in this regard are?

None. The whole thing was never a showstopper with the trains coming and going, if you were late for work so be it.

For memory its 14 train ...

If you unscrew your belly button your bum will fall off.

Posted 22 May 2011 14:33 in NT by E1109

I believe the gantry was relocated somewhere else, Alice Springs or maybe Thevenard in SA even?

Ben

I think its the one that now is the yard at Alice Springs.

The octagonal shape of the housings is smilar to the LED units used on the Alice-Darwin line fitted in 2003/4, these have the side lamps fitted (clear) but the housings are black in colour and twice a ...

All very interesting...thanks for letting us know this was being done.

Technical question time:

-Was the gear all supplied as a set or did you source the bits and build the system?

-What is the t ...

A triple trailer road train for fuel will normally have 105-110,000 litres as the tanks are in the range of 35000L per trailer, more is possible with a small tanker with the three standard ones behind ...

From the NT News website is a set of sixteen photos of the ANZAC Ghan special that was run recently, link is http://tools.ntnews.com.au/photo-gallery/photo_gallery_popup_preview.php?category_id=3681&o ...

Posted 23 Apr 2011 20:59 in NT by E1109

705 should be the shunter in Alice Springs...

Still shunting away on Wednesday, saw it cross Lovegrove Drive around 1000-ish after dropping of the gas wagon to the Origin depot.

Posted 23 Apr 2011 20:55 in NT by E1109

Awesome. I will do all I can to get the departure on Thursday.

Reminder set.

Hmm, what double enders do we have in Darwin?

is the 422 or what ever it is now still here ?

There was a CFCLA liveri ...

Posted 13 Apr 2011 21:29 in The Lounge by E1109

Also XK to XR falcon 170ci engines were known as a 170 persuit with the 200ci 6 known as the Super persuit being the largest 6 on the market at the time in the Falcon

BillIgnoring of course, the  ...

Posted 05 Apr 2011 06:18 in The Lounge by E1109

Dot matrix printers that used the paper with the little holes in the sides

There are a lot of business that still use this style of printer (paper is called "fan fold") for their invoices/delivery ...

Posted 01 Apr 2011 21:33 in The Lounge by E1109

Also XK to XR falcon 170ci engines were known as a 170 persuit with the 200ci 6 known as the Super persuit being the largest 6 on the market at the time in the Falcon

BillIgnoring of course, the  ...

Posted 01 Apr 2011 08:20 in NT by E1109

LYLE LANLEY    April 1st, 2011

A MONORAIL is to be constructed between Noonamah and Darwin, as part of a $176m plan to boost Darwin's 'green' credentials.

The project, which will be funded b ...

Posted 31 Mar 2011 18:56 in The Lounge by E1109

Teleprinters-the old Teletype model 28s with all the moving bits going every which way. Sounded great, worked well, horses asre to maintain.

The PMG/Telecom TELEX service is down to 400 odd subscri ...

I'm ready for the caning, but,

What's the number of the N class (steam) that's being recreated and how's  it proceeding? Which organisation is attempting this rebirth? (I remember seeing it years ag ...

interesting note, R716 had the lowest mileage of only 88,909 miles while R719 had the highest of 298,438

That is indeed extremely low (88,909m = 143,085km by the way). Would be interesting to compare ...

Posted 25 Mar 2011 21:05 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by E1109

Anyone got a pic of a SUPER Chief warbonnet F unit to put up on here???

Heres one with a matching "B" unit:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/35/73072157_d627bdecfa_o.jpg

http://farm1.static.fl ...

Posted 22 Mar 2011 19:30 in NT by E1109

1AD8 today had NR75 hauling 29 carriages out of APT 4 mins late

And into Berrimah fairly well on time, AN3 the second unit.

Question for the masses: the plate on the observers' side of the handr ...

And it could go to Darwin. The first Steam loco to do so?

On the standard guage-yes.

Posted 18 Feb 2011 05:43 in New South Wales by E1109

I would provide a link but i am on my phone and am yet to figure out how to copy and paste.

Here tis, read and enjoy (all 75 pages...)

http://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11302268.htm

The map has changes at 1100, the low is now called TC Carlos.

For updates from 4CA Cairns, channel 648 on Austar has the radio and satellite picture. Website is http://www.4cafm.com.au/index.php

Far and wide this cyclone is going to affect, the Red Centre is  ...

Posted 01 Feb 2011 19:41 in NT by E1109

The Ghan made it into the station just before 1700.

Posted 01 Feb 2011 19:40 in NT by E1109

Got a feeling today was the last day of operation of the Tivendale Road level crossing, the road will be closed from tomorrow and odds on the hut and equipment will be moved to the new Wishart Road cr ...

Posted 31 Jan 2011 18:00 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by E1109

I'd be happy with that.  I've always wanted to see a 44 in VR blue and gold, too...

Was it Lima that bought out a model of S315 in blue and gold based on the DL500 body of the 44/930 class?

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