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Posted 10 May 2014 18:11 in Sydney Suburban by Johnny_Walton

[quote=fixitguy]We can always go back to UGL and ask them to put better seats in the OSCar design and make modifications (or redesigns) to the bogies and wheels to make the ride better. It should save ...

Crew training has begun for road knowledge and it will be an extension of the Bathurst Service



Which depot?

To add another Endeavour set to the West would  ...

OH Raichase!

Rewind your memory back to about 2001.

We had all these discussions rumours and bickering then.

The result?

Very disappointing for the long distance commuter!

Lets hope the end pr ...

Posted 01 Apr 2014 14:04 in Sydney Suburban by Johnny_Walton

[quote=LegendsofSteam]The New NSW.TL Uniform, is mostly thankfully a direct copy of the current CountryLink Uniform style-wise, so looks like they got something right! Although the blazer & name tag c ...

[quote=Transtopic]Why do you say that the stop at Eastwood was only added as a "political" stop? Intercity/Interurban trains have been stopping at Eastwood for decades. I used to catch the old U-boats ...

Posted 28 Mar 2014 13:35 in Sydney Suburban by Johnny_Walton

[quote=ANR]Sitting in a V set this morning travelling to Mount Victoria in car 8122 which has the new livery. The purple seats and carpet are in mint condition. It is like a new car smell. I feel that ...

Yes the M's are being transferred up under their own power.

Why wouldn't they?


Some drivers like using both pantos because of contact wire bounce and losing power.
Junction box


Nothing to do with Driver preference.

Prior to the days of regulated overhead te ...

Bit off topic, but doesn't that set include DCM8035, and shouldn't it have been withdrawn months ago with the rest of the DCM/DTM/DTD/DCT class?
Yes I have NO IDEA why V ...

[quote=Raichase]I'd be curious to know if they're removing the slackless drawgear permanent coupler between the motor/trailer pair. I have wondered the same about the ex horse-and-cart L Sets from Wol ...

Posted 09 Sep 2013 18:49 in Sydney Suburban by Johnny_Walton

Set 57 was testing on the relief line at Auburn today.


Posted 03 Sep 2013 19:50 in New South Wales by Johnny_Walton


Did this Collery ever have a rail connection?

Google maps (map view) shows a rail line however, when you view in Satellite no line exists.

Regard ...

[quote=Raichase]Well, given all sets are to eventually have this treatment, it will be easier and easier as time goes on. Soon people will be out chasing "the last Intercities", just like the "last" o ...

Posted 13 Jul 2013 18:34 in Sydney Suburban by Johnny_Walton

Oh Dear,

The Minister proclaims "The West has not seen a new train for a long long time."

She must believe OSCAR trains are old?

Ok some are up to 6 years old now,

They have only been run ...

Posted 02 Jul 2013 19:42 in New South Wales by Johnny_Walton

If only the Endeavours would get the purple seats.....

They MAY get purple seats,

BUT they will NOT be any softer!  Twisted EvilTwisted Evil

Posted 21 Jun 2013 18:54 in Sydney Suburban by Johnny_Walton

[quote=Raichase]I'd wager that none of the trains with the new logo on them will be out and about before July 1st, but given that the V Set cars are starting to look pretty finished, I imagine it woul ...

If you think the outside of that V set is awful, wait until you see the purple interior...

Here you go! V1 the future!


I wonder how red rattlers ran from 1925 - the mid nineties?

How did various locomotives steam and diesel run for decades?

How does a bloody car run for 100 years!!

Think children!

Use Goo ...

You can engineer ANYTHING if you throw enough dollars at a project!

If there was an inverter fitted to all S-set crew cabs to provide Air conditioning

Then anything is possible.

I am led to believ ...

Posted 28 May 2013 17:52 in Sydney Suburban by Johnny_Walton

[quote=Raichase]One Waratah set has appeared with "The Hop" logo in place of the Waratah between the top and bottom deck, with a small "Operated by Sydney Trains" Waratah logo near the cab.

I canno ...

[quote=HeadShunt]Good question. Someone must have them...

A lot of the risk management stuff I've seen was commercial-in-confidence, no surprises there.

Pity we can't subpoena them for our strictly ...


No reefs,

No Saving for chook sheds or accommodation.

Just this big nasty machine with VERY sharp teeth! Evil or Very MadTwisted Evil

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Posted 14 May 2013 18:38 in Test Forum by Johnny_Walton

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Posted 14 May 2013 17:20 in Sydney Suburban by Johnny_Walton

[quote=kypros1992]From what I know already:

- The draft 2013 timetable has been released (to railcorp staff)

- The Inner West Line will no longer run to Liverpool (due to turnbacks and signage not ...

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