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Posted 07 May 2020 20:41 in New South Wales by c3526blue

[quote=KRviator][url=https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5777778/ro-2019-010_final.pdf]Final Report is out now. Nothing too spectacular, a broken rail from the preceding train dropped the block and 7MB9 was ...

Posted 07 May 2020 20:28 in New South Wales by c3526blue

[quote=bingley hall][quote][quote]"It seems to me that the train was too long to get into the yard and derailed on the way out," Mr Price said.

I find the above quote from the Southern Tablelands ...

[quote=DCook]While scrolling through flickr I found this semi recent picture of 3609 at Junee, it looks really good and makes a stark comparison to the condition it was formerly in, good job to all th ...

[quote=a6et][quote][quote]On the topic of restoring 3830 and all the options that have been talked about, I was at thirlmere recently and 3830 has been moved next to 3820 which looks great but just do ...

---- and what about heritage locomotives, both steam and diesel.  Or has this aspect been completely overlooked by the EPA academics (as usual)?

Happy gasping,

John

[quote=a6et][quote][quote][quote]….. snipped ……. The Coota tour had a very experienced driver in Clive Clease who was also an acting locomotive inspector at the time and later became a senior in ...

[quote=a6et][quote][quote]Any updates on the trials?[/quote]It ran down to Moss Vale and return without issue so I guess they might be painting it now.[/quote]Getting ready for steamfest one would thi ...

Meh,

If you contact Rod at Harlow Graphics, Goulburn he may have one of the H0 Laser Rail Bits kits available, or may be able to run one off for you at a different scale if so required.

This blo ...

[quote=apw5910][quote][quote]From reading the final report the last section of the line is now given a speed limit of 20 as opposed to the original 50. This seems to be a penalty on passengers for an ...

On Friday 03/01/20, a THNSW train was observed waiting in the Loop Line at the Picton Frame with 4490 leading 3 x Water Gins, facing towards Sydney.  Observed from SN42 about 09:20.  Later observation ...

Posted 31 Dec 2019 20:03 in New South Wales by c3526blue

It appears as though the powers that be gave up on these far too early in their lives.  Connectivity was and is a big issue with all multiple railcar sets.  The Explorers and Endeavours are no differe ...

Hi fellow pesticiders,

When I bought mine at 15:00 Friday Joe and Therese found another two in a stack of SDS NR's on the counter.  Joe had placed them there to help support the display.

Happy w ...

Posted 09 Dec 2019 21:53 in The Lounge by c3526blue

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]As a fellow desert dweller, probably more so that Alice Springs, so I can say with some confidence that while rain is rare, clouds are not so and hence surely this wasn't th ...

[quote=theanimal][quote][quote]ARTC has issued TAA 1322-2019 for Transport Heritage NSW to operate testing for 3801 on Mon 9th Dec & Tues 10th Dec, from Chullora to Enfield Junction, around the Sydney ...

What's a crossbuck?
apw5910
An angry male deer, of course!

Happy explaining,

John

Stupid gunzel question, is the boiler of 3801 different  to the other (former) operational loco, 3830 ??

Most will know where I'm going with this.

Regards,

David Head

dthead

David,  ...

[quote=DCook]Not too long ago THNSW said that the German built boiler would be fixed up to Australian standards as a spare boiler, from what I know that process will probably start once 3801 is finish ...

[quote=a6et][quote]I have a question, did anyone even consider Ainsworth Engineering at the original time of tender for the Boiler? or weren't they even thought of?[/quote]The question would be could ...

Posted 05 Sep 2019 00:41 in News by c3526blue

[quote]Another 3 x 6 car units have been ordered in addition to the current order being fulfilled. Good news for V/Line and their passengers.

At some point we are going to see the Geelong Line ele ...

Posted 05 Sep 2019 00:41 in News by c3526blue

[quote=bevans]Another 3 x 6 car units have been ordered in addition to the current order being fulfilled. Good news for V/Line and their passengers.

At some point we are going to see the Geelong L ...

[quote=nswtrains][quote][quote][quote]Endeavours and Xplorers could still be used for certain services but the XPT's are definitely life expired and will be retired.[/quote]They are all being replaced ...

[quote=a6et][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi all

Does anyone know what sort of wagons were used to take the

sand up the top of the sand towers that are attached to some of

the coal stages?

...

[quote=TheMeddlingMonk][quote][quote]To be fair, the importers probably aren't aware of that.

It really depends on the quality of the connector. The really cheap ones won't last more than a dozen c ...

[quote=nswtrains][quote]Endeavours and Xplorers could still be used for certain services but the XPT's are definitely life expired and will be retired.[/quote]They are all being replaced by the new CA ...

…. and a following update on the C38 rerun.  Delivery now end of 2019.

Happy waiting,

John

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