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L1150

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Posted 24 Feb 2020 16:34 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by L1150

Thankyou to all the rail pagers who have replied to my original post, both for and against. Myself, I guess I'm leaning slightly towards having seat belts in the cabs, especially in DMUs but I can und ...

Posted 22 Feb 2020 14:05 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by L1150

From the XPT derailment thread:  https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11400959-0-asc-s50.htm   Interesting topic that  was a  off topic as a seperate topic really, so was split to here. Dthead

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Posted 31 Jan 2020 12:47 in Victoria by L1150

With the tendency of the state government/Vline to completely shut the Gippsland line for long periods for any reason, I was concerned that the last long shutdown through January would cause the paper ...

Posted 05 Jul 2019 15:35 in Victoria by L1150

Received an email a a few days ago, stating that the contract had been awarded to CPB ( whoever they are), to design and build the new Avon river bridge, expected to be in use in 2021.

L1150.

Posted 29 Jun 2019 17:25 in Melbourne suburban by L1150

Reading this thread, reminded me of something that happened quite a few decades ago. In the early days of emu's running beyond Dandenong to Pakenham, off-peak services were frequently run as shuttle s ...

A real gentleman. I will miss his knowledgable and reasoned posts. Condolences to his friends and family.Sad

Posted 15 Apr 2019 17:01 in Victoria by L1150

[quote=Carnot]For a bit of fun I checked out the 1952 VR timetable for the Diesel Rail Car from Echuca.

Exactly the same trip time as today (1 hr 17 min), but the 1952 train also stopped at Stratha ...

During the 70s I rode on many of the Mails. From memory, that included Narrandera-Sydney, Parkes-Sydney, Dubbo-Sydney, Sydney-Cooma, Sydney-Canberra, Sydney-Nambucca Heads, Sydney-Albury and perhaps o ...

Posted 25 Nov 2018 16:41 in Victoria by L1150

[quote=potatoinmymouth][quote]I don't know what the official position with Vline is but I've often wondered what it would be like to be on a station when a V'locity goes through express at full speed. ...

Posted 24 Nov 2018 17:36 in Victoria by L1150

I don't know what the official position with Vline is but I've often wondered what it would be like to be on a station when a V'locity goes through express at full speed. So,earlier in the year during ...

Posted 05 Aug 2018 17:09 in Victoria by L1150

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]I cast my eyes over the latest offering today, keen to see if there is any improvement in running times for the majority of Gippsland InterCity services after the introduc ...

L1150, can you even see the depot from the train?

Iirc I saw the depot from the Princes freeway and the building looked like the shed was taking shape.
stooge spark
Yes, The line side s ...

Went for a quick train ride yesterday from Pakenham to Garfield and back to check the progress of the maintenance facility at Pak East's connection to the main line. Points have been installed, but ap ...

An article in Heraldsun recently indicated that the minature railway at Narre Warren north called Campbelltown Minature Railway was to close.  The owner and operator, Colin Campbell is 89 and says it' ...

Posted 11 Jun 2018 17:25 in Railpage Australia™ by L1150

I sometimes see the same, but pushing the F5 key will usually clear it up and the pictures will then display correctly.
Lad_Porter
Thanks Lad_Porter, but unfortunately that doesn't work. ...

Posted 10 Jun 2018 16:36 in Railpage Australia™ by L1150

I've been experiencing the following problem for some time now and I am hoping someone can help. The problem is that pictures in posts don't display on my pc. all I get is a black rectangle with three ...

Not sure if this should be here or in Melb suburban.

Spotted a Comeng set today at Pakenham with concertina covering between the cars like the Siemens sets. I didn't get to see the inside of the cars ...

New election promise:  Skyrail for the Gembrook Line.
lkernan
Mark Knight in Heraldsun today must have read your post, Ike. I don't think I can link to it, but have a look. It's  on page ...

Posted 26 Feb 2018 14:16 in Victoria by L1150

[quote=The Vinelander]Well...I know that once the policy settings, project deliverables (the benefit of the project) and allocated funding are in place...that's it, unless there's a monumental stuff-u ...

Never underestimate the ability of a Velocity to achieve 160, even on lines with relatively close stations, especially with a competent and enthusiastic driver in the cab. Earlier in the week, I was o ...

Whilst riding over the new elevated rail at Noble Park on Friday, I noticed, between the track, there are mounted antenna that look the same as the TPWS system for the Velocity regional trains. Since  ...

Posted 01 Jan 2018 15:03 in Victoria by L1150

We know that dual gauge using third rail is problematic due to the small gap between the BG and SG rails posing a derail threat for BG should a foreign object get stuck between the two rails. I'm curi ...

[quote=LancedDendrite][quote]Engineering Question. How will the rails be laid on the elevated sections? Will they be directly cliped to the concrete beams or will they be on sleepers on ballast? Does ...

Engineering Question. How will the rails be laid on the elevated sections? Will they be directly cliped to the concrete beams or will they be on sleepers on ballast? Does anyone on here know?Very Happy

Posted 14 Nov 2017 17:07 in Melbourne suburban by L1150

Rapid cover-up seems to be a good way to deter the lowlifes that do this stuff. Quite a number of years ago I used to commute from Berwick to Caulfield. Just past Carnegie there was a warehouse and th ...

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