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[quote=KeyFlatRail][quote][quote][quote][quote]Loved my trip on the Queenslander Train earlier this year from Prosepine to Brisbane. Took the family on a rail bed. The service was excellent as was ...

Posted 28 Oct 2020 00:29 in Queensland by Expost

[quote=Sulla1][quote][quote]Im not absolutely sure how much is private haul road, I would expect 100%, or very close to it. Certainly the road from the north comes down to the Dawson Hwy about 1km eas ...

Posted 26 Oct 2020 20:30 in Queensland by Expost

Im not absolutely sure how much is private haul road, I would expect 100%, or very close to it. Certainly the road from the north comes down to the Dawson Hwy about 1km east of the loadout, turns righ ...

The highway you are thinking of RTT, is the Burnett Hwy. Runs from Rocky to just west of Ipswich. Pretty twisty in parts.

Whats wrong with the Bruce Hwy, someone asked. North of Gympie, its basica ...

Posted 23 Oct 2020 08:21 in Queensland by Expost

Pretty sure the electric tilt runs Bundaberg to Gracemere empty at times.

Fix the bloody first one first.

Posted 15 Oct 2020 15:48 in Queensland by Expost

Now Labor is saying they want to repurchase Rocky shops back off Aurizon.

https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsCentralQueensland/posts/4822740871069258

The line doesnt even reach Moura township anymore. Back in 2011, when I was part of a railway clean up crew to go out to Theodore to help clean up the town, after the floods, there were large trees, a ...

Queensland also had the Midlander crash at Bogantungan.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medway_Creek_rail_disaster

Of interest to some, the loco from the Camp Mountain disaster was repaired, and  ...

Is a Train Pilot like a Harbour Pilot? who are they employed by?
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Yes. I have piloted a number of trains. Its usually a train or loco driven by a traction qualified driver, who  ...

Posted 13 Oct 2020 12:08 in Queensland by Expost

LNP Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington campaign in crisis after being referred by own party to election watchdog

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As my name suggests, the stories I could tell.

Amazing that this thread is still alive, and fairly near the top. Its been an interesting ride.

[quote=Sulla1][quote][quote]Is Linfox planning on using the new facility or are they staying in the current location?

[/quote] I have heard nothing about Linfox moving and find it hard to imagine a r ...

Wouldnt surprise me if they truck the coal to an existing loadout. They do it for Bluff mine, and Baralaba (Cockatoo).

Posted 15 Sep 2020 11:01 in Queensland by Expost

80% first time. Helps that I used to be stationed at one of the depots mentioned.

Posted 28 Jul 2018 10:24 in Queensland by Expost

Ahhh, the good old "Look at all the jobs that the RE market will support" line. Please enlighten me, what are those jobs? I have travelled reasonably extensively over the years.

Last year, we did a  ...

I have seen this video before. Quite remarkable how resistant they are to derailing.

The Taragoola to QCL trains haven run for years. Limestone rock is now delivered by truck. Mud trains from East End mine have, up until very soon, been crewed by Calle crews. I believe route tuition f ...

As far as I know, and I am 99.9% certain that it is the case, ballast is still loaded at Nerimbra. From Google Earth, it appears that the LX on Emu Park Rd, has been removed. This is just past the mea ...

Yeah. its usually a Calle - mine - WI - mine - Calle trip. The google earth image above shows the layo ...

Posted 08 Nov 2017 20:43 in Queensland by Expost

I take back, and humbly apologise, to those who are correct, regards the running of graineys into Gladstone. They are indeed running into, and unloading at, Auckland Point in Gladstone.

Posted 08 Nov 2017 20:39 in Queensland by Expost

And the rest Sulla. Not unusual for 3 trains to be on the Rolleston branch at one time, one heading down, waiting at Memooloo, one waiting at the BLB outside the mine, while the third is loading. In a ...

Posted 26 Aug 2017 14:10 in Queensland by Expost

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Posted 17 Aug 2017 05:49 in Queensland by Expost

Heard some unusual radio traffic at work tonight. Something happening at Bajool. As we went past, it turned out to be a stock train at the yards in Bajool balloon loop. Train being called forward, obv ...

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