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fast01

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I got stuck on the 1600 Gosford. Metronet was down from Hornsby, Rail Vehicle detection system was out, and from the outer home at Hornsby, it was stick for stick with at least a half hour wait at eac ...

err , no.. It isn't word of mouth, it's a factual report of the trip, not something passed on through other parties.

Forums are great, just need to stick to the facts.

Had a bad day, great!

The ...

Err Buttscratcher, Mike was explainig his trip, and he stated along the lines that at every station,  was rough entering and leaving. Now since I wasn't on the trip I'm quite happy to take Mikes word  ...

Must run and get my violin, someone's offended.You know where to stick the violin..

However a good friend of mine who is a V/Line big wheel driver of many years can pull up a loco hauled N set, wit ...

All this was aside from the driver who couldn't offer a smooth stop if his life depended on it, and after departure from each station the train was bunched up so each start was with a jerk as the tr ...

Posted 09 Dec 2010 09:36 in Sydney Suburban by fast01

Haha, show me Network Rule for that fault! I have a feeling isolating the affected doors might not fix it.. Wink
Of course there's rules and procedures for dealing with this situation. In this ca ...

Posted 08 Dec 2010 22:03 in Sydney Suburban by fast01

Haha, show me Network Rule for that fault! I have a feeling isolating the affected doors might not fix it.. Wink

Heads up for Gosford through to Newcastle your about to get hit by these mongrel storms. :shock:Was a bit of a light show, didn't seem too severe here in Gosford though.

Fast cheers mate and hopefu ...

Posted 09 Nov 2010 17:49 in Sydney Suburban by fast01

Additionally, having a Safety Vest and a Track Awareness Safety card DOESN'T allow you to wonder in a corridor willy nilly for whatever reason (I.e. Taking photos, or just being a general knob) withou ...

Heads up for Gosford through to Newcastle your about to get hit by these mongrel storms. :shock:Was a bit of a light show, didn't seem too severe here in Gosford though.

Remarkable.  The power of nature.  Please tell me this is the last round of storms.

By the way, how do you take a picture of a storm with the lightning?Long shutter speed and a bit of luck, and ...

Taken from my Balcony in Gosford:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs997.snc4/77039_451427352682_606657682_5650287_3407179_n.jpg

Just noticed on the bureau that the cell around Richmo ...

Posted 07 Nov 2010 15:23 in Sydney Suburban by fast01

Interesting sighting earlier at blacktown a waratah and a 4 car M set coupled up came rocketing past.I got stuck behind it from about Canley Vale. Pulled up at Liverpool at about 2am and it was in P3. ...

While it was a fast solution after the fellow fell out at Murchison East and lay in the grass all night with a broken leg and hip, and while this solution is certainly needed in the name of protecti ...

expose my left nut, these morons would barely know what a signal is, even if they were hit by one. Typical mainstream shock tactics, and yet, half of network's employee's would travel by train each da ...

Posted 01 Nov 2010 15:56 in Sightings by fast01

G-48-48-G-X on a grain train on the down through Gosford at 3:52pm. Leading 48 in PN colours.

Posted 28 Oct 2010 18:09 in Victoria by fast01

Bonnie Doon

Posted 22 Oct 2010 09:01 in Melbourne suburban by fast01

.... good for 2x 6 car sets per road.

I would've said 1 * 6 car set per road personally. If you zoom out a bit you can see a 6 car set to the SE of the new stabling yards to compare the size to.By  ...

Posted 22 Oct 2010 08:42 in Melbourne suburban by fast01

Forgivaness please if I've got this all wrong... but I thought I heard that the more northern 'roads' near the Werribee line, were to be used for Metro's apprentice training program thing they've got  ...

Now, regardless of who owns what, what makes them any more able to do the job than GM36? nothing, they are the same thing.

Same with C501, what makes people think its going to crap it self all of a ...

Posted 11 Oct 2010 14:40 in The Lounge by fast01

Vlinecars & myself made our maiden voyage up the mountain this year, we parked ourselves at the chase and watched in awe as Fabian rolled his way into oblivion.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ...

Posted 09 Oct 2010 13:19 in Victoria by fast01

The Spark driver would drop his pantographs, a B or a T Class attached to the front and on towards the Air show. Another engine would haul it back to the wires where the Spark driver would raise panto ...

Posted 06 Oct 2010 19:14 in Victoria by fast01

The Last comment really got me thinking, this is what happened with the Trawalla Accident... as to MJ's comment on there now being a policy disallowing Connies riding in the front drivers cab, I would ...

Posted 01 Oct 2010 23:03 in Victoria by fast01

Sell 'em to PN, bring 'em up here for coal work please.

PN already have 7 why would they want 4 more ?

Psst. I was having a joke! It seems quite common for Victorians to complain (usually good nat ...

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