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LancedDendrite

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Every Tourist & Heritage Railway in Victoria is now closed until further notice, including Puffing Billy (not 3 months as stated above, the period is indefinite).

Sad but ultimately it’s for ...

...with work beginning as of today on Greens Rd LX removal.
ngarner
Level Crossing Removal Project works never really stopped at Greens Rd since CTD (aka Skyrail) kicked off. It’s been ...

[quote=Nightfire][quote]Who would be paying the $120,000,000 to get products from SA to Vic?

Who would get the profits/savings?

Does the Mt Gambier region think Adelaide or Melbourne? ( think Br ...

AS always, anyone got a copy of the report?  Im not seeing one jump out at me....
james.au
https://www.rdalc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/TraNSIT-Limestone-Coast-Final-Report-websit ...

[quote=GS4][quote]"Qube has awarded the contract to build four locomotives to UGL, part of the CIMIC Group.

[color=#1d1d1d][size=2][font=Open Sans]The four locomotives will be built in Newcastle at U ...

Interesting that PN is buying a brand-new UGL unit instead of going for an SDA1-alike from China or going for a US-built GT46C-ACe Gen II from Progress Rail. Maybe domestic loco manufacturing isn't qu ...

When we will have international men’s day?
freightgate
When blokes like you have got something real to whinge about.

[quote=trainbrain][quote]It's no different to the old Healesville line, where we now have (with considerable Council assistance) an excellent cycling/walking track to Yering (with the promise of more ...

Out of curiosity was B72 originally painted into teacup when it was in service, as the photos on Vicsig from the 90's show it in blue and gold
Dangersdan707
No, but it doesn't really mat ...

[quote=justapassenger][quote]Guys, it's dead. Let it go.

Hopefully the materials are going to good homes at other tourist railways and not just the Leongatha tip.[/quote]It's probably too far go ...

With one major deviation around the Kilmore East area and some more minor curve easing works elsewhere, the entire route geometry of the Melbourne-Sydney Rail Corridor from Melbourne to Junee - nearly ...

Another thing to keep in mind is that most carriages that are likely to be on the private buyers market will be timber-bodied so you may not have much choice in the matter. If you do go for a timber-b ...

Posted 10 Feb 2020 20:59 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

And who the **** are you to tell people what they can and cannot say?
ADB
Look who turns up when someone blows the dogwhistle again Laughing

[quote=JustGus]Hi - First post!

For some time, I’ve wanted to get a carriage sited on our property and fit it out as accommodation and am finally in a position to do so. Interestingly, while the ...

Posted 10 Feb 2020 18:31 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

[quote=james.au]

a separate Victorian Government budget line item allocation for capital & maintenance investment in their freight-only network

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shuffling the org chart

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spinning of ...

Posted 10 Feb 2020 18:09 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote][quote][quote][quote]How the two females posing as ministers...[/quote]

Whatever is at the root of V/Line’s problems, suggesting it’s related to the gender of the min ...

Posted 09 Feb 2020 22:03 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

[quote=james.au][quote][quote]V/LINE to busy building gold plated Velocity parking lots and have neglected non passenger areas of country Victoria.[/quote]V/Line didn't build any 'gold plated Velocity ...

Posted 08 Feb 2020 22:19 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

V/LINE to busy building gold plated Velocity parking lots and have neglected non passenger areas of country Victoria.
Bonzel
V/Line didn't build any 'gold plated Velocity (sic) parking l ...

Posted 07 Feb 2020 19:13 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

[quote=Richard stroker]Hey BG , are the sleepers being laid out brand new or used ? I’m asking as there would be a lot of 4 year old concrete sleepers coming off the Frankston line with all the lev ...

Posted 04 Feb 2020 11:47 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

[quote=skitz]Where does the 80lb from Ararat to Maryborough sit in this, well, it depends. (don't hold your breath). The corridor would benefit holistically from seeing it go to full CWR which would ...

[quote=simstrain][quote][quote]The overhead helps because it reduces the amount of fuel used and the train is actually much simpler with electric traction motors then with the [u]extremely unreliable ...

Posted 01 Feb 2020 20:49 in The Lounge by LancedDendrite

I'm just going to duck in here and say this about the Portland smelter: if that smelter wasn't built it would've taken a lot longer to build a smaller interconnect between Victoria and South Australia ...

[quote=simstrain]The overhead helps because it reduces the amount of fuel used and the train is actually much simpler with electric traction motors then with the [u]extremely unreliable transmissions ...

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