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Posted 23 Sep 2013 19:59 in Western Australia by dw54

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Automation definitely has advantages of consistency of driving, which in turn increases capacity. It can also improve headways in the central sections with long station dwell times ...

[quote=thewaratahtrain]the b series have extremely quick acceleration, with a whopping top speed of 142km/h, They can run all lines which they quite often do, what QR do is they often run them on all ...

Interesting thread.

Comment 1). Nine-car platforms south of Glen Iris make perfect sense in the context of the Burswood Stadium and intensivive post-event traffic. The Thornlie - Glen Iris connecti ...

Posted 23 Sep 2013 18:34 in Sydney Suburban by dw54

Hi Sydneyites

Been trying to search web & RP for dimensions or scale drawings of V sets. Dimensions I'm after include:

1) Height above rail level of bottom of cars;

2) Clear opening at passenge ...

Posted 10 Jun 2013 20:16 in Trams and Light Rail by dw54

[quote=GeoffreyHansen]Unlike Ballarat and Bendigo Kalgoorlie is much further away from its capital city.

Also didn't Kalgoorlie also have steam hauled suburban trains with double deck carriages?[/q ...

[quote=Airvan99]You are using the wrong example.

The London automated trains have a "train captain" because they do not have platform edge doors. Have a look at Singapore, and Paris (lines 14 and 1 w ...

[quote=abesty1]The North-West rail link will now have driverless trains and platform safety doors for the underground stations:

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/driverless-trains-plan-as-berejiklian-does-a- ...

Posted 06 Jun 2013 08:33 in Trams and Light Rail by dw54

[quote=don_dunstan]I have a "Trolley Wire" magazine somewhere with a detailed article about the Kalgoorlie tramways - it was a really sophisticated and advanced system for a regional town. Kal must h ...

Posted 05 Jun 2013 22:33 in Western Australia by dw54

How do dual gauge sleepers allow longer trains?
duttonbay
OK, you win. "Pedand of the Week" award: Crying or Very sad  My bad.

DG sleepers mean SG conversion or DG at outset. If SG is to AAR stand ...

[quote=mandonov]If the eastern lanes of the bridge were reclaimed for rail use, would slinging the Cahill under the bridge shut annoyed motorists up? Or is it easier to just sling the rail under?[/quo ...

Posted 05 Jun 2013 14:30 in Western Australia by dw54

[quote=DBclass]Given most trains come down the hill loaded im not sure any time can be saved with a new alignment. Unless you can maintain a high speed it might not be any different. Most of the hills ...

Posted 04 Jun 2013 23:57 in Trams and Light Rail by dw54

where is Kalgoorlie????
theanimal
Do the ???? indicate that you know where Kalgoorlie is, but it's not on your tramway radar? Or is it a genuine question. Which would amaze most RP parti ...

It's been my impression since the whole business with SD trains first reared its ugly head, that the purpose is to establish a physical operational boundary between the NW Rail Shuttle and the Sydney  ...

[quote=Wool Stores]Hey, no need to be rude!

I think he is referring to the reopening of Perth Station on the morning of Monday May 20 after Midland services were due to be moved from platform 7 to ...

[quote=DBclass]I think the locos are sitting a bit higher than the yard itself, suggesting it is not part of the yard. I too noticed their repainting the other week, but the colour is off isnt it? Lar ...

Posted 04 Jun 2013 19:50 in Western Australia by dw54

[quote=M636C]As far as I know all the HDL engines in BHP Billiton units had all been replaced by mid 2008. You could tell by the new silver coloured exhaust stacks projecting up through the hood openi ...

[quote=doggie015]The network is becoming like Beaufort Street in Mount Lawley! The trains are barely organized chaos and nobody has the same idea as to what the heck is going on. You can listen in to ...

[quote=doggie015]"[color=#666666][font=Arial]"The intent is that, within a few years, almost every peak-hour service on the city's network will be either a six-car or four-car set to get the maximum p ...

Posted 04 Jun 2013 19:21 in Western Australia by dw54

[quote=DBclass]Would duplicating the existing line be feasible? I know some areas of it are very very tight on for land, but that could be changed. Rather then tearing into virigin land, and reinstati ...

Posted 04 Jun 2013 19:16 in Western Australia by dw54

[quote=WAGR]Lanco has told the South Western Times it would make a capital investment of between $800,000 to $1 billion in the South West to bring its export plans to reality

If successful in its b ...

Posted 04 Jun 2013 19:13 in Western Australia by dw54

[quote=thewaratahtrain]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwpotz5_r1k&feature=plcp

http://www.pta.wa.gov.au/perthcitylink/Article/tabid/514/ArticleID/67/May-2013-works-update.aspx- May 2013 update.

T ...

Posted 06 Apr 2013 13:20 in Western Australia by dw54

I've noticed on British forums that electrification to the British MkIII system built in the mid-80s (ie the Bedpan line) now seems to be suffering from Overhead Line failures, not unlike the problem  ...

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- 6 car A-series running through Perth Station for use on the Joondalup/Mandurah Line ferrying passengers for the RAC Freeway Bike ...

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All I can say is it better not end up on road like the last mineral sands train north of muchea (I forget the name of the ...

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