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LancedDendrite

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Posted 25 Oct 2020 11:00 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

You want some lateral thinking? Then watch this:

[ul][li]Reinstate Eaglehawk-Inglewood with “bare minimum” standards (steel sleepers, re-use rail where possible) to provide BG freight continuity ...

It’s the perfect position for an executive currently suffering the effects of COVID-19, as they won’t be able to smell the poison that that particular chalice has been dipped in.

Posted 20 Oct 2020 17:56 in Victoria by LancedDendrite

This is an absolute disgrace. If the Feds actually gave a toss about rail freight they'd step in, throw out this pathetic attempt at a revised business case and finish the whole bloody project as it w ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]HSR needs min curves of 5400m, 160 - 200 km/h needs 1800m. Building a line that allows 1/3 the radius is inherently cheaper unless you are building across the Nullarbor. At 5400m you ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]Generally agree, but do we need HSR to take over Syd-Can air? MSR with an average speed of 120-130km/h, top end speed of 200km/h in long straights on Canberra branch line can do the j ...

Rule of thumb: if you're running either more than 6 trains per hour or 160kph (or greater) top speeds on a line, it's economical to electrify it. That means that virtually every RFR corridor li ...

Melbourne to Sydney is a highly marginal city-pair for High Speed Rail when it comes to competing with air travel under current economic thinking and practice (aka the pre-COVID Laissez Faire a ...

[quote=vicfomer][u]Does[/u] anyone know how the [u]Mornington Railway[/u] will handle the extension to Baxter with the lack of runaround loop. Will they run all the way to [u]Frankston[/u], will they ...

[quote=NSWGR8022]A truck driver was interviewed on his trip via the Albury/Wodinga border and said he drove straight through north from victoria with a load for Brisbane without being stopped. How ca ...

The question as always must be asked: what are the freight flows in Bendigo that justify a "direct" connection to the North East SG line via the long-defunct Heathcote line - which might I add points  ...

[quote=Lad_Porter]This was the longest remnant of the elevated trestle bridges between Yering and Yarra Glen, as referred to in one of the above photos. The actual river crossing is at the top left, ...

I wonder why they want to do a bulk terminal there?  What sort bulk commodities would go there?
james.au
Grain. Qube might be looking for a flour miller or containerised grain operation  ...

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 ...

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