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Fatty

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[quote=GheringhapLoop]The locomotive from the accident NR80 has just come out of the shops in Perth as NR122 and is currently on 6PM7 near Port Augusta on its way to Melbourne. The loco has been renu ...

[quote=712M]Pacific National are currently advertising trainee positions at Bowen, Gracemere and Coppabella in QLD. I am considering applying, however being Melbourne based I would need to relocate up ...

Posted 08 Jan 2021 19:30 in Queensland by Fatty

Hi all and a happy new year.

How far north does Linfox use rail please?

MetroFemme



Cairns

[quote=Jack Le Lievre]I am glad that the government has seen fit to expedite the building of Inland Rail. So, much so that it will take ARTC two and a half years to build 52km of track between Milguy ...

Posted 06 Jan 2021 14:07 in Victoria by Fatty

[quote=RustyRick][quote]Mostly about 40 to 44 wagons, I have no idea why the four locos today, usually two were all they used in the past, we only had two yesterday.[/quote]I couldn't stop to count, b ...

Posted 03 Jan 2021 14:00 in South Australia by Fatty

[quote=Campaspe 2]I like the slogan on the side of NR 66 ("Run trains not road trains. Moving Australia's economy.") as well as the moustache. Does anyone know how long NR 66 has carried the slogan? D ...

Posted 22 Dec 2020 14:56 in Victoria by Fatty



To keep this on topic, we have a train in today but too cold and wet to go out again for numbers of locos, it should be G520 and 8178..
Y115
According to my sources the locos are 8101, ...

Posted 20 Dec 2020 13:27 in Victoria by Fatty

[quote=Djebel][quote][quote]Slightly off topic, but how is it determined which loco in a lash up will be used for shunting? Head office dictates? Always the loco closest to the train? Depends how t ...

How amazingly odd to have 3 derailments with the same set of wagons or wagon type.

What are the odds?

NSWGR8022



I don't think that 3 derailments of the same wagon type is unusual. T ...

Posted 16 Dec 2020 18:43 in South Australia by Fatty

lots of very relevant stuff
KRviator
While that is true I reckon it's a pretty big stretch to say they the rail industry is becoming "more dangerous than it's ever been".

[quote=M636C]Given the description of the wreckage, it seems possible that the derailment was initiated at the point the single track diverges into double track, although for conventional running the ...

QUBE had their own runaway down the hill a couple years ago. No damage except the seat cushions needed replacement.
KRviator


I'm told that this is the same set of wagons that were invo ...

Posted 15 Dec 2020 17:48 in South Australia by Fatty

Agree fully, the poor legislation put in place by ONRSR is making rail more dangerous than it has ever been.
gunzel42

I'd like to see you support this assertion with evidence because ...

Posted 04 Dec 2020 12:17 in Victoria by Fatty

[quote=bevans] Is the reason party public transport inclined?[/quote]

From their web site:

[b]Make all movement around Victoria easier[/b]

[ul][li]Increase public transport spending in ou ...

Posted 03 Dec 2020 18:53 in Victoria by Fatty

Dragging the chain but through Heywood at 05:24 this morning. Anyone know where the grains coming from ?

BigShunter.

BigShunter

Computer says Dimboola but it's been wrong before.

[quote=bevans]

[url=/user/68385][b]@Sulla1[/b] do you have a google maps reference for this location please?https://goo.gl/maps/GERbSHuXbyrS7v7C6

Thanks for the link now makes sense.

I note there ...

[quote=bevans][quote]Today saw the arrival of an Aurizon rail train on the old Phosphate sidings that run past the newly renamed Aurizon Port Services terminal. Rail unloading was underway this mornin ...

[quote=james.au]Here is a little tidbit about the Millicent Canola plant

https://www.graincentral.com/property/squib-buys-viterra-millicent-sites-for-expanding-canola-crush/

[color=#333333][size ...

[quote=bevans][quote]I agree but knowing how protective QR are of their massive profit making KSR service I think the second point will be the main hurdle.[/quote]

So there could be the potential of ...

[quote=bevans][quote]A DMU down the range from Kuranda could be much quicker than the tourist train and using Stoney Creek for crosses would enable a commuter train to operate in the opposite directio ...

A DMU down the range from Kuranda could be much quicker than the tourist train and using Stoney Creek for crosses would enable a commuter train to operate in the opposite direction to the tourist trai ...

Posted 24 Nov 2020 10:40 in Victoria by Fatty

BL33 X48 and 8125 on the pointy end. Current ETA is 1244.

I hope we don't see too much horsing around from this newby grenie mare.

The up fruity is 7902V.

I find it very hard to believe that unloading at Innisfail and heading up the Palmerston adds five hours to the journey.

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