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UP9372

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Oh smeg off moron

I wonder if the ORH has lodged an claim against Halcrow Consulants. They supposedly had four comforming tenders to review, 2 local and 2 from overseas for 3801. I've also noticed that one of the Engin ...

Well my opinion is that they should have left it to the brilliant people at the RTM to deal with.Railcorp or the ORH is a joke they wasted money on 3801 when it probably could have been done by now. I ...

Funny, I have just purchased a new old stock Athearn F7 on eBay very cheaply for the mechanism to place in a brass Hallmark F7 body modified by Hallmark to accept Athearn mechanisms. Have a few of the ...

All recent super funds are accumulation funds in that their return is based on how well the stock market etc is faring although the fund managers should try and invest over a range of products but mos ...

Ok, the sky is pink. Until you can prove to me that it isn't, that is the way it is.Raichase, I expected better from you.I'm confused as to your attitude? I've admitted that I was wrong about the orga ...

Posted 17 Aug 2012 11:27 in New South Wales by UP9372

Great videos!Trivia note - on C508 the ditch lights alternate when flashing...on C502 they flash together!Ross McConchieCanberraThe sound of those GMs is better than sex. In regard to the ditch lights ...

The economy is no where near as bad as politicians like Abbott would have you believe. I saw him today raving on about the carbon tax and talking down the economy to almost treasonable levels and stil ...

Is that your Daily Telegraph BDA? 

If you have a look at the Epping to Thornleigh 3rd track , a distance of 6.56 KM of new trackwhich is costing $592 million , thats $90 million per km.Is this the most expensive rail line ever laid in  ...

I worked out at Oly Park last Saturday and the Swans v Collingwood bump out was cleared very quickly indeed which indicates there were sufficient services run. In fact the Lidcombe bound side cleared  ...

All this week the Dubbo train has been a 4 car XPL running to an untabled path (according to the TLS). I have noted that there appear to be a number of persons in the driving cab and I am wondering wh ...

Posted 16 Aug 2012 21:33 in New South Wales by UP9372

I see where figures of 80% increase in passenger loading if tilt type trains are purchased. I might ask 80% increase on what? 80% increase on pensioners paying SFA and spending up to a billion to achi ...

All this week the Dubbo train has been a 4 car XPL running to an untabled path (according to the TLS). I have noted that there appear to be a number of persons in the driving cab and I am wondering wh ...

Posted 16 Aug 2012 10:55 in New South Wales by UP9372

I see where figures of 80% increase in passenger loading if tilt type trains are purchased. I might ask 80% increase on what? 80% increase on pensioners paying SFA and spending up to a billion to achi ...

A bit of a stuff up about one boiler, which could be caused by any number of factors, and the conspiracy theorists are out and about predicting the end of the world. It is a storm in a tea cup and wil ...

Motor ownership was viewed as a fundamental right in a lot of developed democracies and with a lot of these ideas they can go too far to the detriment of public transport. However, there was no conspi ...

Fudging the thin blue line numbers

HUNDREDS of police are being cut from high-crime areas across Sydney to meet government commitments to replace rail transit officers with police and to start up a ...

Posted 14 Aug 2012 10:51 in Sydney Suburban by UP9372



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwfN-kliaPoCannot be down on that area of Sydney. No seats, windows etc being thrown out of the train in the video

The 59 class was a US Army design for use on light rail lines in Europe & other war theatres WW2. The are very small compared to even a light USRA Mikado. To give some idea of the difference in si ...

Yup, in this case from BDA "if it's not an NR it's rubbish".I would hope that this statement is tongue in cheek. BDA has proven to be an excellent industry source on this website, especially valuable  ...

Posted 10 Aug 2012 11:56 in Queensland by UP9372

I remember reading a respected English railway magazine and it reported on a mine subsidence under rail tracks that engulfed a tank loco in the 1920's. Apparently the loco is still there as repairs we ...

If there is a reliability problem what are their issues ?You want someone to provide an answer to your own rumour? Reminds me of a guy at work who used to start a rumour in the morning to see how far  ...

Yep, started from 1st August with the NSW trains area up the mountains now commencing from Emu Plains. Formerly the Customer Service Manager had responsibility down to Doonside but now only from Emu P ...

Posted 07 Aug 2012 11:32 in Sydney Suburban by UP9372

Now there is another mindless Waratah thread, The Pro and Cons of Waratahs. I guess the trains are not fussy if they carry any pro or con or for that matter any other low life. Does anything useful co ...

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