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Watco would not expect Aurizon to provide them with any facilities.

When they obtained the WA grain contract, they based their locomotives and wagons in Avon Yard.

Aurizon had dual gauge locomotiv ...

[quote=KRviator][quote][quote]Wabtec's current product line of mid-sized ES models...

[url=https://www.wabteccorp.com/locomotive/medium-weight-locomotives]https://www.wabteccorp.com/locomotive/medi ...

[quote=simstrain]Could these AC44evo loco's get a slight height increase in the middle to clear that extra height in the Gevo motor. I know the NR's are 12mm shorter in height then an 81 class and so ...

In the Eastern States of the USA clearances didn't always allow piggyback loading, in particular on the former New York Central.

In these cases, trailers were loaded into well wagons, also suitable f ...

FLEXIVAN page and order forms online.

http://www.auscisionmodels.com.au/Flexi-Van.htm
Poath Junction
Why no NQVX/NQVF?

I've never seen a VQGx but I have photos of NQVXs in both Victori ...

Having seen a couple of the videos linked here, I went to the Voith stand (owners of Scharfenberg) at Ausrail.

In particular I asked what the maximum trailing load planned for the DAC would be.

Th ...

Posted 06 Apr 2022 19:24 in Railway Photography by M636C

The Nevada Northern was used for the train robbery scenes towards the end of the Cinerama movie "How the West was Won".

One of the 2-8-0 locomotives was used for the filming.

Peter

[quote=Sulla1]One Rail's[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ] four ORN class GT46CU-ACe Gen III have arrived from Progress Muncie (Indiana) - they were off loaded in Mackay last week and ...

I would have done better if there had been more Pilbara content.

And with a few bad guesses, I got 80%...

Peter

Posted 25 Mar 2022 14:52 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by M636C

[color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ][i]Together with a low axle load of 13.6-tonnes and short length of 14.01m, the DCs would also make a potential alternative to 1720s as second locos o ...

Posted 25 Mar 2022 07:50 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by M636C

[quote=geoff_184]Apparently Martinus have sold two of their DCs to Bowen Rail, so I gather they'll continue using them on work trains or for shunting on the new Carmichael line.

I'm wondering what ...

[quote=bevans]I have never heard of these until now.

[quote]Rapido Trains announced that the United Aircraft TurboTrain is returning to HO scale with the release of the Turbo 2.0. The model is sche ...

Around fifty years ago, I came top of my class at Sydney University in a course called "steam turbines".

One reason for this was that we were given a tour of inspection of the then new Liddell power  ...

Posted 14 Feb 2022 17:53 in The Lounge by M636C

In the clip above, it seems that the reversing occurred in a traffic lane (note the arrow on the pavement) so it seems the "protester" was perhaps lost...

For those who need some relief regarding t ...

[quote=bevans]The first shell for Genesee & Wyoming's new fleet of Charger locomotives leaves the paint shop at the Siemens plant in Sacramento.

[img]https://dams.omni.com.au:8443/razuna ...

[quote=Qclass][quote][quote]I do believe remote level crossings could have locked gates on them that only open where a train is not on the circuit or need a release (with circuit) from train control. ...

[quote=Qclass]I do believe remote level crossings could have locked gates on them that only open where a train is not on the circuit or need a release (with circuit) from train control. Will save live ...

Posted 07 Feb 2022 18:47 in News by M636C

YMBUA*

*Yet more bloody unexplained acronyms

Obviously K&O is related to CHS and MKC.Rolling Eyes
YM-Mundrabilla
If y ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote][quote]Agreed.

Wonder whether ARTC uses this information?[/quote]

Or the CR and AN before them?

Trying to blame ARTC for alignments and infrastructure they inherite ...

Posted 01 Feb 2022 23:07 in The Lounge by M636C

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]Electric powered by gas turbine and two diesels I believe.

Were HMASs Adelaide and Canberra built as warships with inherent, and expensive, multiple redundancies or are they g ...

Posted 01 Feb 2022 19:37 in The Lounge by M636C

The ABC reported yesterday...

[color=#000000][size=3][font=abcsans, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, "Segoe UI", Roboto, "Helvetica Neue", Arial, sans-serif][i]An email sent by HMAS Adelaide's co ...

Posted 04 Jan 2022 21:49 in Operators by M636C

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote]SCT have been struggling on the Adelaide hills. If they are already at 1800m then this calls for more trains.[/quote]PN might have some spare horsepower you can spot hire ...

[quote=bevans]Could these be the new 3 or 5 pack contain flats?

[url=/news/s/new-scf-sct-containers]New SCF / SCT Containers[/quote]A couple of weeks ago I got a photograph of a brand new five pack ...

Posted 20 Dec 2021 10:37 in News by M636C

[quote=freightgate]And I am yet to catch a ride on one of those beasts. I have heard it is the most comfortable aeroplane every to fly as a passenger.

[url=/news/s/final-a380-superjumbo-leaves-fact ...

Posted 15 Dec 2021 17:40 in Sightings by M636C

[quote=lsrailfan]Hi all, today I went to Chester Hill for a few sightings, they are follows

[url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/32678796@N05/51748159964/in/dateposted-public/]P1010686 | spongbergl ...

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