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TheMeddlingMonk

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[quote=lkernan][quote]Auscision product codes:

Tangara = NPS-1 TO NPS-12

unknown = NPS-13

Aurora = NPS-14 TO NPS-20

NPS-13 the only unknown, and it's odd how the two FAM sets aren't sequential.

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[quote=bevans][quote]- N and H-sets will live on for a long while yet. (so much for V/los on Shepp and Warrnambubble lines in the next 5 years).

- 400km of line maintenance on freight-only lines (tha ...

Removing seats is the most passive way to increase capacity.
And standing for an hour is your reward for living in the World's Most Live-able City...
don_dunstan
You're a b ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][quote]Knowing Chairman Dan there will be pokies obscuring the windows to help pay for it... or maybe posters of President Xi Jinping.who made all this possible...[/quote]Oka ...

[quote=don_dunstan][quote][quote]Here's an image of the new standard gauge V/locity trains replacing the [i]Overland [/i]complete with tables and buffet - you heard it here first, folks!

[img=1200x ...

Drysdale and Laker's Siding are both wrong. Here's another clue, it's not on a broad gauge railway.
Lachlan's Train Channel
Queenscliff?

Maldon, perhaps?

I also note the N class loco is 10yrs from its original release, so what potential they see in demand from the market for more of those is anyone’s guess.
davesvline
I did ask them a y ...

Posted 03 Mar 2020 13:42 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=Valvegear][quote]"While various elements are being considered, to further provide confidence to the Regulator, our rail operator customers and the community, we’ll be implementing an interim ...

Posted 02 Mar 2020 22:59 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=djf01][quote][quote]Albury VLine trains not happening. Has the union Black banned it?[/quote]ARTC, since the initial announcement when the line would reopen has put a 80kph speed limit on the e ...

[quote=Transtopic]Your last sentence is a quite staggering revelation isn't it? In the light of that, I don't blame ARTC for this as they had to work within the constraints of the funds allocated by ...

Posted 26 Feb 2020 20:17 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=route14]I remember reading a gunzel's post that a down Cranbourne train was altered to use the first crossover instead of the second prior to Dandenong so the train went through the 40 km/h poi ...

Posted 25 Feb 2020 21:23 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=ANR]This just aired a short time ago. I am not going to comment about the accident itself, except to say that the footage of another train going over the same stretch of track prior to the acci ...

Posted 24 Feb 2020 14:56 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=justapassenger][quote]This might be an inappropriate question, and I apologise if so, but why has the pilot not been named yet? Is there a problem with the process of notification etc?[/quote] ...

I'm not aware of anything specifically regarding the 38 Class, but I know other manufacturers (i.e. Ixion) have warned of delays due to the mass quarantine and restriction of movement within China as  ...

[quote=Lockspike][quote]Surely we can program the computerised system to follow the old US Rule when trains were to cross ('pass' in current language I believe although I am not fluent therein).

[i ...

Posted 29 Jan 2020 20:15 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

I know it's too early to speculate on the cause of the derailment, but I couldn't resist mentioning the recent Infrastructure Australia report stating that it wasn't worth fixing the North East line:

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Posted 14 Jan 2020 19:23 in Victoria by TheMeddlingMonk

[quote=Upven][quote]"Infrastructure Australia knocks back North East Rail line upgrade"

https://www.railexpress.com.au/infrastructure-australia-north-east-rail

[quote]The lack of benefit to freigh ...

[quote=don_dunstan]Look at the width of the reservation in comparison to the cars at the bottom of the second photo; that reservation has got to be 20-25m at least in comparison to the cars. So what t ...

Sorry Don, but looking at those pictures you posted I have to agree with John here - there simply isn't the space for two tracks down the centre of Eastlink. It might be physically possible to fit the ...

[quote=Carnot][quote][quote]The Government has just released the Business Case for the LX Removal Program. 283 out of 284 pages are fully redacted.

What an absolute joke. So much for transparent ...

[quote=Carnot]The Government has just released the Business Case for the LX Removal Program. 283 out of 284 pages are fully redacted.

What an absolute joke. So much for transparent government. A ...

Anybody know which car number it was? From the news reports, it seems it was the Snack Bar ("Buffet"), which suggests the BRN.

Saw this prototype model at the Sydney Show.  I will post some photos shortly.
bevans
That would be great, thankyou.

major news for  Ho Scale  Victorian Railway modellers, including me !

Regards,

David Head

dthead

Indeed! I got quite the surprise when I opened the October AMRM and found the notice  ...
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