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LancedDendrite

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Posted 17 Sep 2019 14:47 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

[quote=max_thum][quote]Friday 4th September 2020 to Sunday 6th September 2020: The GRAINLANDER to Sea Lake, steam & vintage diesel hauled.[/quote]707 has another grainlander coming up next year. Sea L ...

Anyone confused about Medium Capacity Transit (MCT) as referred to in the RFI report should read the actual report. As explained in the report, MCT is a catch-all category that fits between existing h ...

Posted 12 Sep 2019 12:38 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

[quote=Carnot]It does make me wonder if rebuilding the Manangatang - Robinvale line (as SG), a bridge over the Murray, and a new line next to the Sturt Hwy to Balranald would stack up. Especially wit ...

Posted 11 Sep 2019 21:34 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

[quote=justarider]I dunno what GrainCorp plan for their future.

My point is that the grain companies will decide which rail line & depot are required, and if they have any sense (ha ha) won't be sti ...

why did the board of puffing billy not act?
bevans


Did you read the Ombudsman’s report from last year? It might offer some insights for you on this topic.

Posted 05 Sep 2019 22:49 in Operators by LancedDendrite

If Qube run to Rochester then why not take loading from the production factory right next to the line?

Plenty of containers for export there.

MetroFemme

That's the Murray Goulburn pla ...

Posted 04 Sep 2019 17:04 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

Is it true the Auditor General is now involved investigating the MBRP ?
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Yes, along with any freight outcomes from the Regional Rail Revival program. Report due February 2020.

https: ...

Can someone explain to me this obsession of using Scumshine as the hub for the MARL when Footscray is far better suited to fulfil this role?
chomper
To annoy bigots like you... and becau ...

Bike underpasses at the road crossings is the ideal solution. For bikes, going under roads greatly reduces the grades compared to getting onto some ridiculous elevated veloway or bike bridge due to th ...

[quote=ngarner]Somewhere on this forum, which I cannot find after doing a reasonable amount of searching, is a comment about how duplicating the Altona line is constrained by roads on either side of t ...

I think Rail Projects Victoria need to get the branch line gauge conversion methods and logistics down pat first beforehand. Perhaps looking at using 'novel' methods like plastic sleepers and so on mi ...

The question I keep posing: where were the "Southern Rail Group" people when the South Gippsland Railway was in its twilight years? It wasn't exactly hard to notice that they were struggling.

What  ...

Sounds like they're taking the [url=https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/40705-but-the-plans-were-on-display-on-display-i-eventually]Beware Of The Leopard approach to community consultation...

The Administrators of South Gippsland Shire have signed an 18-year lease with VicTrack for the entire former South Gippsland Railway corridor from Nyora to Leongatha.

https://sgst.com.au/2019/08/vi ...

There is no real downside in requiring these massive tech companies to implement such a trivial feature on their maps. The tech companies are just being intransigent so that they can prove that they c ...

The newspaper today provides for the tram union now getting behind Metro Trains Strike.
bevans
The RTBU has a separate dispute with Yarra Trams over annual leave entitlements to the one  ...

Apart from the DERM and the Y, what other rolling stock did YVR obtain from Korumburra?
spg72
An oil pot, a couple of flats, a parcels van and a guards van.

Feds are happy to cough up the squillions it'll cost for a 450-space multi-deck carpark at Mooroolbark. No money for infrastructure that would improve train running times and service frequency though. ...

It's been a big couple of past weeks at the Yarra Valley Railway, with 7 items of rollingstock having arrived at Healesville from the former South Gippsland Railway in Korumburra, including Y135 and S ...

https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/rail-bridges-preferred-for-mooroolbark-and-lilydale

Whoever bet on road-over being used at Lilydale: cough up, I want my money.

Posted 05 Aug 2019 15:30 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

An important thing to consider in all of this is that the Murray Basin lines were in a poor condition to begin with. It's all well and good to throw mud at V/Line and the contractors for stuffing up t ...

A Casino is involved with organised crime? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

[quote=ADB][quote]Characterising the SRHC of today as "more of a diesel hire service than a heritage outfit" is inaccurate. SRHC runs a fair number of tours now (including the successful Royal Train s ...

[quote=ADB][quote]Never enough. ARHS would probably still like on of everything for Their backyard in Newport and Seymour would alway want more as they've shown us.[/quote]

Yeah, but the locos marked ...

If you understood some of the (relatively recent) history PacNat has with preservation groups, old BG locos and mainline leasing you’d be more inclined to agree with PacNat’s stance on loco scrapp ...

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