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I'd love to be in Sydney on Wednesday night!.

Anyone planning on being in the crowd?

Bit to late to plan.  Although I read this morning that there are some restricted view tickets left.  I'll be t ...

Posted 10 Nov 2005 23:23 in Victoria by Kilonewton

Having just been made redundant from the private sector, in infrastructure delivery, this looks ideal.  Too bad I'm heading overseas early next year.

Posted 10 Nov 2005 22:59 in The Lounge by Kilonewton

Here's a question,  are all employees required to wear vests, or equivalent, when on the corridor?  This afternoon in Melbourne, i saw a Connex employee walking along the track to the platfor at Victo ...

I'd like to see white lighting instead of that yellow-orange crap that's too dim to see properly. (Incidentally, the Safer Design Guidelines for Victoria make reference to this)

That document, if p ...

Posted 08 Nov 2005 16:03 in The Lounge by Kilonewton

Doesn't one with a cross on the back signify a particular type of employee?  I had to get a new one when I went to work on a rail job as mine had a cross.

A place is boring, depending on your point of view.   Where I grew up (South West Vic) the town I lived in was very boring.  Now that I'm older and have not lived there for many years, when I go back  ...

Dunno if any engineers here would be able to justify this, but wouldn't it make sense to support the flats somehow (i.e. cranes on each side with cables going underneath) than fill in the ever-growing ...

Yes, apparently a sign of health.

You do know what smeg is don't you?

Posted 03 Nov 2005 13:32 in Victoria by Kilonewton

And the crossovers are silky smooth (though a couple of short stretches of the new track leave a bit to be desired).

Those bits, are they the timber track sections (Woodend-Macedon, Raes Rd-Jacks ...

Posted 26 Oct 2005 14:17 in Victoria by Kilonewton

Track work vehicles are at Sunbury Sidings near Macedon St Sidings and road works is happening on the Macedon St Duplication.

Macedon St duplication has nothing to do with RFR works.  Different co ...

Posted 25 Oct 2005 15:53 in The Lounge by Kilonewton

See the thing is water you refer to as coming from the Yarra is coming from protected catchments. The proposal is to take stormwater from Dights Falls in Abbotsford, go down there sometime and think ...

Posted 22 Oct 2005 12:20 in The Lounge by Kilonewton

As for drinking "dirty" water, people have been consuming water from the Murray River for years now...

I suppose the main negative from my viewpoint is that Melburnians wouldn't want their water to t ...

Posted 22 Oct 2005 11:16 in The Lounge by Kilonewton

There has been a bit of press in the last couple of days about future water supply developments in Victoria, particularly Melbourne.

A fair ...

Posted 22 Oct 2005 10:52 in Victoria by Kilonewton

Between 7am and 7pm, up to 160km/h.  No idea when through certain locations.

Posted 22 Oct 2005 08:03 in Victoria by Kilonewton

V/Locity testing Monday 24/10 & Tuesday 25/10 Sydenham - Kyneton

The crossing of Stony Creek may be a slight hurdle if you sink the tracks, as would maintaining truck access along Francis St.  Other than that, bring it on.

Posted 18 Oct 2005 07:46 in The Lounge by Kilonewton

I'm sertain you will have all seen this. Perticuly on RP. Maybe we should start a pertition as well.

Oh and I may as well add CENTER it is spelt CENTRE, not hard pepoles, of all the Americanisms,  ...

If we are going to trans-ship containers from one port to another distant town, then we might put a container port at Portland.  It is deep water, underused and is on SG.

And put the inland port at  ...

Posted 15 Oct 2005 18:11 in Victoria by Kilonewton

By the way byrnesy,  there is no reason why v/line passenger services cannot be re-introduced to Portland and other points on SG beyond Ararat.

Except for the fact that it is a roundabout way to get  ...

Brainiac babes?  More like Brainiac slappers.

Mythbusters for me.

Plus, The Bill is on at the same time

Not really, they're after an EOI for engineering services, a fair way away from an RFT for construction, which is what we need sooner rather than later...

I am reliably informed that the designers were given a brief, and a budget, began to design according to the brief, got halfway through and realised that the budget for the project was too low.

They  ...

Zinc cream on his lips is just part of his match preparation.  Call it a superstition.

Why does Matty Lloyd still chuck grass in the air at the same venue?  Same reasons.

Posted 10 Oct 2005 15:35 in Victoria by Kilonewton

However, with a long line, you could start work at various locations and not have the work crews getting in each others way. Instead of employing 20 people for 10 weeks, hire 40 for 5 weeks, but worki ...

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