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Galron

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[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]Wot!

Nothing for Geelong to the detriment of all else?

I expected a 5 minute express service 24/7 running at 500 km/h on paths a mile wide cutting a swathe through everyone an ...

[quote=Lockspike][quote][quote][quote]My sister-in-law's aunt works for the LXRA in the team responsible for property acquisition. That's what's delaying it, they started initial proceedings in 2017 I ...

Posted 24 Nov 2020 20:53 in Railpage Australia™ by Galron

I think Railpage forums definitely has a place. In theory at least, it gives the opportunity for more developed threads of information you might only otherwise find in a reddit style forum. It, again  ...

Posted 24 Nov 2020 20:33 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=Carnot]

That's impressive. I doubt Vic could haul that amount per month, unless I'm mistaken? Our Ports can be a bottleneck too apparently.

Incidentally, a decent amount of grain is being ...

It's looking likely their license will be revoked/not approved or they will subject to significant governance obligations over an above what they have already committed to. Belive Vic authorities are  ...

Update from Werribee

Werribee St

All the bridge beams placed and works to fully connect them to each other is continuing. BG track machines noted at the down end of the works on new track leadin ...

Posted 12 Nov 2020 20:15 in Victoria by Galron

I think the wagons went to Hamilton whilst Portland Yard was being re-sleepered.
freightgate
the wagons havnt been to portland for many years. At least 8 or 9, probably more. Spent most  ...

What is the reason for new power SCT running a little short of power on the interstate traffic?
bevans
will be just the usual hire SCT do on that service pre christmas. I guess the VLs o ...

Posted 05 Nov 2020 17:36 in Victoria by Galron

Now China are wanting to ban imports of Australian wheat.  That would've been a $600 million export next year...
Carnot
For the benefit of those that have been living under a rock for th ...

Quick progress update at Werribee St, Werribee.

They have just about finished placing the bridge beams, and with the earth embankments/approaches almost done as well i suspect they will be laying  ...

Posted 27 Oct 2020 19:52 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote]They've given every indication thus far that they won't.

So it raises the question - will the State Govt go it alone to fund and deliver all of Plan B?[/quote]Does the ...

Posted 25 Oct 2020 13:27 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=LancedDendrite]You want some lateral thinking? Then watch this:

[ul][li]Reinstate Eaglehawk-Inglewood with “bare minimum” standards (steel sleepers, re-use rail where possible) to provide ...

Posted 20 Oct 2020 17:56 in Victoria by Galron

Another cluster waiting to happen. Will be interesting to see what the feds have to say. given current relations, I'm expecting a firm and stout middle finger. I'd be interested to learn what the orig ...

Posted 14 Oct 2020 12:36 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=Carnot]Quite a bit of variability in this year's crop condition and potential yield from what I gather.

- Wimmera is looking really good again.

- North Mallee and Moulamein region not great ...

Posted 09 Oct 2020 23:19 in Victoria by Galron

[quote=Nightfire][quote]Has anyone checked the Grades and Curves book or checked it out on the ground from Ararat to Maryborough and explain how to get 80kph running with out major earthworks.[/quote] ...

I may have missed it, but has rail head contamination been ruled out? Not unheard of for people to think its funny and grease up a rail head? although over the distances here, it might be a bit much t ...

Posted 07 Oct 2020 19:54 in Victoria by Galron

I was under the impression, especially in the Mallee that more rain as needed? Hopefully the winds aren't too damaging. Hopefully more beneficial overall than damaging.
cbinyon
Bit of a  ...

Last reports where they where trying to fudraise for the stupidly expensive ICE radio for the train. otherwise ready to go.

Posted 07 Oct 2020 14:50 in Victoria by Galron

Would the velocity long distance deeding on SG be suitable for a Portland service even with track speed and eight restrictions on the line ?
freightgate
Would liketly be as suitable as i ...

Are/where the signals at Ballarat fitted with TWPS? Going forward, could you use that and perhaps have the signals detect the train passing some point to fast and take some pre-determine action?

Al ...

Australia's debt levels (govt) will reach $1.7t by the end of the decade.  These numbers we used to talk about 20 years ago were in the realm of USA foreign debt.  Not anymore.
bevans
Wi ...

[quote=RTT_Rules][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI,][i]If your looking for general easy spends in Victoria area, Feasibility study's and business cases could be done also for re-opening ...

My my thats sure is a Gunzels Idealistic Vision. Defiantly not full of holes. Mt Isa to Darwin, SG Bendigo and so on.
Dangersdan707
Glad i could assist you with that. The unannounced pro ...

It's no doubt going to be an interesting budget.  Although 80 km/h on Inglewood and Toolamba lines would need a full ground-up rebuild, not a patch up job to be perfectly honest.
Carnot
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point of clarification. I think i know the answer to this, but you highlight some things in your report, specifically grain trains. The definition of a sighting of a grain train would be a grain train ...

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