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Posted 14 Jan 2020 15:33 in Victoria by duttonbay

[quote=don_dunstan][quote]So my avatar is still safe? (Stony Creek)

So many of these historic trestle bridges are being lost to fires and the ravages of time (not to mention white ants). They are ...

A brief field report in the Feb 2014 Light Railways has this to say:

A passing visit to this 240m-high mount (above sea level), near Derrinallum, found the gate closed – it transpires that it is  ...

[quote=simstrain][quote][quote]The title may spark some debrate whether the railway was powered by Humans ,Horses or Steam . But the [color=#000000][size=2][fo ...

[quote=david harvey]The title may spark some debrate whether the railway was powered by Humans ,Horses or Steam . But the [color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, ...

Posted 31 Dec 2019 13:20 in New South Wales by duttonbay

Fascinating article.  The backbone of branch line passenger operations in NSW or wider?

bevans
Whilst the plan was to run these on the Riverina, with cars uncoupling and running separa ...

Posted 28 Dec 2019 19:16 in Victoria by duttonbay

[quote=potatoinmymouth]Oh, and for petan’s edification, the role of Controller (responsibility for determining train prioritisation and so on for a corridor or the network) is still distinguished fr ...

[quote=justapassenger]If Labor want to make some gains in Western Victoria, funding the Stawell Gift would be a wiser investment. It has far greater significance to the region than a train which for t ...

Posted 25 Nov 2019 22:25 in Victoria by duttonbay

On 2/8/77 I photographed Y109 arriving at Echuca with the up goods from Balranald. So it did get out of Tottenham Smile

Posted 24 Nov 2019 20:51 in Victoria by duttonbay

Y109 was still at Tottenham in 1985.

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2hQ6KKX][img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114715401_07470ac04b_z.jpg[/img][url=https://flic.kr/p/2hQ6KKX]KF29 Y109 shunt ...

[quote=SinickleBird]And atrocious behaviour by the power company to shut off power in lower Eyre Peninsula.

Presumably not confident that their maintenance regime will prevent arcing, and afraid of ...

Similar in respect of the work being done, or similar locomotive?

Good idea Jack, but it requires people to (a) know that they can't spell, and (b) care about it.

Posted 12 Nov 2019 15:36 in Victoria by duttonbay

They are lovely links BS, but all I can see is the opening sentence which you put in your post. I assume the rest of the article is behnd a paywall?

I cannot understand why there is any pressure at all to run a service to Dunolly. Population 899 or thereabouts. Makes zero sense - except perhaps to politician.

Posted 05 Nov 2019 15:36 in Victoria by duttonbay

[quote=BigShunter]Actually just thinking laterally again, still Wink 3:30 Gooseberry Hill ! May have to go to Valvegear for this one, isn't that where Fats Domino found his thrills ...........?

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[quote=Contrillion][quote][quote]and Echuca probably had a decent service[/quote]

I imagine Echuca would have enjoyed a daily or more to Bendigo and to Denni? Maybe Moulemein?

Cohuna service how ...

And Mexico is closer to the equator than the US, so applying that principle to Oz would make Queenslanders "Mexicans".

Williamstown Racecource?
route14
No. Williamstown Racecourse.

[quote=bevans][url=https://twitter.com/philipmallis/status/1188559495393247232]https://twitter.com/philipmallis/status/1188559495393247232

Some interesting locations in that mix. Would Sulky would b ...

[quote=a6et][quote][quote]It's a good read indeed. First mentioned in the thread "Australian Journal Of Railway Modelling" started last month.Th[/quote]Thanks John

Must have missed it so will delet ...

Posted 23 Oct 2019 18:05 in Signalling and Infrastructure by duttonbay

[quote=steve_w_1990]They might be known as "Daveys" as in short for "Little David" style point levers.

In WA, they are a manually pulled spring loaded points lever, mainly found in yards, that you ...

It's a good read indeed. First mentioned in the thread "Australian Journal Of Railway Modelling" started last month.

Posted 22 Oct 2019 18:31 in Signalling and Infrastructure by duttonbay

[quote=Mr.Rick]I volunteer at a local narrow gauge heritage railway and a couple of ther guys refer to the points levers (on the trackside) as "Daveys" (not sure about the spelling).

Decided to goo ...

Alexandra at the Sunbury exhibition.

More photos h ...

Did you managed to get any pics of the new layout Alexandra?
bevans
Yes, I took some phone photos. They're still on the phone. I will try and post them tomorrow.
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