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Realistically, in a state that has thus far failed to provide daily interurban services on the 161km of line between Toowoomba (with a regional population of 169,000) and Brisbane, it's fair to say an ...

[quote=Big J][quote]A quick update on grain operations - Watco appears to have settled into a steady program of running multiple trains between Thallon and the Port of Brisbane each week using two gra ...

A quick update on grain operations - Watco appears to have settled into a steady program of running multiple trains between Thallon and the Port of Brisbane each week using two grain sets and double-h ...

Posted 24 Nov 2020 12:26 in Tasmania by Sulla1

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote]This unit retained its previous cab and standard MU equipment so the recent use does not involve any remote control equipment. Part of its intended use was on services where on ...

[quote=bevans]Queensland Rail could easily look at running some passenger services between the locations stopping at Freshwater.

You could even do Mareeba.

What suitable DMU's could be made avai ...

November 4th saw Queensland's Department of Transport and Main Roads reduce weight limits and close lanes on the Kennedy Highway's Barron River Bridge at Kuranda due to unspecified concerns. The ABC i ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]Hi all

Question about design of bogies used in modern locos and self propelled passenger rolling stock.

Do they still use cast or partly cast bogies or is it all fabricated now ...

Posted 19 Nov 2020 09:23 in Queensland by Sulla1

Monday afternoon saw several truck loads of derailment damaged Aurizon coal hoppers heading north on the Bruce Highway out of Rockhampton. This morning there are several of these hoppers being unloade ...

More on Progress' Joule - with Los Angles based Pacific Harbor Line to trial one in 2021.

Posted 12 Nov 2020 08:24 in New South Wales by Sulla1

[quote=freightgate]Whitehaven operate in the gunnedah basin which I think is high quality coal. So this would be I think the coal would be for

Coming and not power stations so why are some shareholde ...

[quote=Big J]Sorry which Alligator Creek? There a few along the A1. I assume with the sugar train reference it is the one near Townsville and not the one between Mackay and Sarina, nor the 20 others. ...

Photos are showing a large 4WD pulling a heavy trailer, looks like the vehicle had difficulty pulling up at the level crossing and was clipped, losing its bullbar or front bumper. Possibly a PN sugar  ...

Posted 10 Nov 2020 18:16 in Queensland by Sulla1

Still spot hauling on the Goonyella system - mostly for Glencore to the best of my knowledge. 1Rail only has enough locomotives for one coal set at the moment, so their existing annual capacity is som ...

President-elect Biden was a key proponent of the rail industry during the Obama-era, and a daily rail commuter on Amtrak services between Washington and Wilmington on the North East Corridor. There ar ...

Aurizon is also introducing Precision Scheduling - it has been trialled on the Moura System during 2019, with expecations of a larger trial across all of Aurizon's network during 2020 according to the ...

Australian Bauxite Limited has announced plans for a new bauxite project between Gayndah and Mundubbera. The Binjour Plateau mine will produce 500,000-tonnes of ore per annum for the next fifteen year ...

[quote=Sulla1][quote]Watco locos seen on trucks coming back from Drillham after accident seen at Dalby....1pm Monday.[/quote]

WRA003 and WRA004 have been trucked back to Warwick and unloaded today ap ...

The Inland Rail B2G alternative routing via Cecil Plains was released on the November 2nd...short version - more expensive, with greater community impacts than the currently planned corridor through t ...

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Powder River coal has been in decline since the GFC, but it's coming down from a peak production of nearly 500-million tonnes per annum.

That is a lot of coal in a single area.[/quote ...

[quote=freightgate]Union Pacific also service the basin.

Coal traffic has been dropping on the BNSF eastbound and south eastbound trains with power stations and other customers dropping off in the ...

Big Maria is the creek on the northern flanks of the Tam O'Shanter Range.

QR's trestle bridge replacement campaign north and south of Tully is continuing, with the troublesome Banyan Creek trestle, just north of Tully yard, and the Big Maria Creek trestle, just north of the ...

Posted 02 Nov 2020 10:41 in Queensland by Sulla1

[quote=james.au][quote]Northern Queensland tourist operators are despite to get their 2 biggest markets back (Greater Sydney and Melbourne)

They say Anna's not that keen to open the gates to peop ...

Aurizon's statements that it's already in talks with manufacturers and other rail operators regarding battery and hydrogen prototype models points to at least one option Aurizon could be looking at. P ...

[quote=Fatty]I'd be interested to know what current loadings on the NCL are like. I know that Melbourne - Brisbane services for at least one operator have been operating near capacity since March.[/qu ...

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