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gordon_s1942

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Wandered alongside and watched the various versions of Tampers in operation and it never thrilled me to contemplate sitting the bowels of this monster for 12 hours a day shaking the smeg of it and me, ...

On aggravating problem we had when the Pilot was returned from the UP to Down Main ready to proceed back to Lithgow was the way the Track was circuited.

I cant remember the signal number but if you c ...

Re Bank Engine working Lithgow to Zig Zag, I was under the impression that when a 44 class was used it was NOT attached to the train as per the usual Bank Engine working but would stop above the Rever ...

Overlaps varied from a few metres to near a Kilometre.

At Wallerawang East the overlap after the Upper Quadrant Down Accept signal was over 500 metres, near the length of a steam hauled goods Train w ...

I rode in the 46 class Cab of 308A Fruit and Meat Express one frosty night between Mt Victoria and Katoomba and as the Train was 'Guaranteed' special to arrive in Sydney at a specific time, the Driver ...

Posted 03 Nov 2018 13:24 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by gordon_s1942

Just so long as everyone knows it is an 86 class on the front and that it needs wire to tun under.

When I worked at Coal Stage Lithgow back in the early 80's we asked the signalman at Mt Victoria to  ...

The only 'good thing' that has come out regarding this event is that the aircraft was still on RADAR and the crash site quickly located unlike MH370 that 'disappeared' some 4 years ago.

Sadly there w ...

A very sad but TRUE story of when type F lights and Bells were installed at Blackheath NSW around 1960.

A report appeared in the Sydney Daily Telegraph a few day later about a newlywed couple stayi ...

Still running around with both Pans raised which is 'Overkill' unless its a necessity and how come the Diesel 'behind'?

While I have little interest in Halloween, the Lachlan Valley Railway are running 4 trips from Lithgow to Mt Victoria on Saturday afternoon/evening using a Rail motor.

According to the article in the ...

It stopped at Wallerawang going to and from Perth and the same thing happened with possibly up to a 100 sightsee'rs to see the engines take water at the platform column.

I was on duty as the Signalma ...

Only the names have been changed to confound, confuse and completely bewilder everybody.

I was going to conclude in my comment that those names (CityRail/Country Link) I used most likely didnt exis ...

There are many arguments locally as to where City Rail ends and Countrylink begins.

Rumours abound that City Rail Ends at Mt Victoria and that City Rail have to pay Country link a fee to use the li ...

Reports are that the new Crossing Loops at Georges Plains and Rydal are progressing well with the Points only at each end of the Loop installed.

It will be interesting to see once both Loops are 'I ...

The old means of running a Train or LE without the Token for the section was very reliant on there being available Staff (employee's) to introduce Pilot working.

The whole system was slow in implemen ...

I think one reason why the original pre 1959 slanted 3 White light Turnout indicator was changed to Amber/Yellow was because in a Fog or Mist (Katoomba's UP Home Signal -UP Main to Refuge) was that in ...

Posted 17 Oct 2018 13:43 in General by gordon_s1942

While Steam Power existed long before his building of a Locomotive, what he did changed the World.

To go from traveling all day or longer for a paltry few miles to be able to do so in a few hours and ...

[quote=wally-wowser1]The staff instrument that was at Ben Bullen was removed over a long weekend probably about 15 to 20 years ago by persons unknown . First train out after the weekend found the la ...

I too had this problem sometime ago and it lasted for several days but I cant remember now how I eventually managed to log in.

On reading later, like now it seems to be 'selective', affecting diffe ...

Am I wrong in thinking that the Garratt didnt have dual controls when they first went into service so when they were traveling 'In Reverse' the Driver stayed where he was as did the Fireman?

Also eve ...

I too urge those planning to be at this fantastic Steam Run NOT to be on the UP side of the line between where the GWH crosses the Main Line and the top of Tunnel Hill because of the Prison.

W ...

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All aircraft extensively use carefull worked out check lists, for EVERTHING one needs the aircraft to do. These checklist have been based on past experience on accident causes. A cur ...

[quote=Jack Le Lievre][quote]Question about SSR's massive (100 wagons) grain train.

I read that there were four locos at the front, and two bankers at the rear. Does his set up require two separ ...

LowndesJ515, I have taken note of the times given and I am looking eagerly forward to seeing 6029.

I am not that fussed about taking a trip as I 'rode the Footplate' as a Jnr sneaking a ride home f ...

Now we need a Timetable if those dates posted by LoundesJ1515 are correct.

To watch W44 coming up the 'Rydal Bank' around 6pm with a load of ore from the west is a great memory I would love to refr ...

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