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Talking of Route 58 is there any news about the introduction of E class trams? It was planned for mid November but is yet to happen.
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Posted 04 Dec 2021 15:40 in Trams and Light Rail by Gman_86

The CBD typically entails the Melbourne 3000 postcode, which is essentially the hoddle grid (bounded by Flinders St, Spencer St, LaTrobe St & Spring St) plus the section of the city immediately North  ...

Posted 04 Dec 2021 13:51 in Victoria by Gman_86

[quote=Carnot]Worth noting the comment today by Damien Drum that Goornong-Echuca track upgrades to increase line speed will be done in 2022: ...

East Natimuk?

Could get to Melbourne the direct way via Horsham and Ballarat or the long way via Hamilton and Warrnambool.

No justification for b double trucks anywhere near a major central business district.
B-doubles are not permitted in the CBD with the possible exception being through traffic ...


[quote=Nightfire]The realty Is road transport Is facing a chronic shortage good drivers, as may drivers leave the Industry for other jobs where the pay and work conditions a better, so that's where th ...

The policy was to remove 50 level crossings.

For the same money, yeah you could have quadded Caulfield - Dandenong, duplicated Mooroolbark - Lilydale and a bunch of other single track sections and  ...

Sounds like this bloke needs a spell inside a padded room wearing a confusing jacket.

I don't care what your politics is, you don't treat other human beings like that. If you can't handle wearing a ...

Posted 02 Dec 2021 19:02 in Victoria by Gman_86

There are currently 2 Vlocity sets that have been built and are on Standard Gauge.

93 was the first and has been running test, trial and training runs for the past few weeks.

94 was put into tes ...

[quote=8502]This is a recurring problem across the city which does need addressing. Collisions with rail and road bridges cause interruptions to traffic and transport services especially trams and tra ...


K183 does indeed look fantastic.

I love the look of the K without the smoke deflectors. Do we know whether or not this is how Steamrail intend to leave it?

Posted 27 Nov 2021 19:54 in Victoria by Gman_86

[quote=Carnot]They were doing deflection measurements back in September. That was going to determine if the track could go to Class 3 (100 km/h) or requires a whole lot more work to achieve that.[/quo ...

Posted 27 Nov 2021 11:27 in Victoria by Gman_86


What do you base that on?

Posted 27 Nov 2021 11:02 in Operators by Gman_86

VL357 is now on hire to QUBE on the broad gauge.

I would have thought riding on freight trains like that would be illegal.

I certainly wouldn't be encouraging behaviour like that by posting videos that glorify it.

I also don't see what any of  ...

In other news, the sky is blue and the sun is hot.


Little to no oversees tourists.

Little to no foreign students.

Little to no backpackers travelling here from abroad.

Large percen ...

Posted 24 Nov 2021 17:46 in Victoria by Gman_86

It must be said, V/Line seem to have shown more support for the tourism & heritage sector in the last couple of years with turntables at Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat East and Wycheproof all being made acce ...

2 flights per day and they want a railway?

As that great Australian philosopher once said "Tell 'em their dreamin'"

Posted 18 Nov 2021 21:22 in Victoria by Gman_86

A fuel point is already being built at Ouyen (for freight operators obviously) would that suffice?

So did JFK Jnr turn up in Dallas yet?

A rail link to Avalon wouldn't be any good if there aren't more flights to come with it.
What comes first, the chicken or the egg?
Definitely the egg came first.


Posted 17 Nov 2021 17:57 in Victoria by Gman_86

[quote=simstrain][quote]Regional Rail Alliance have proposed thrice weekly each way sg mildura loco hauled pass Mildura - Maryborough connecting with existing bg V/locity between Maryborough - Ballara ...

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