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neillfarmer

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I agree that maybe there were some politics going on. Young would have known that the ever conservative Hartigan would have knocked back the express Algerian garratt out of hand, but he presented it t ...

[quote=M636C]There was some interest in this locomotive elsewhere on the web. I thought I could make some comments.

This proposed locomotive appeared on a diagram dated 31 May 1933.This diagram is ...

Leaking Boiler Tubes are not necessarily a serious problem. However the reason for the leaks needs to be found and until this is known all is just speculation. For example; Expanding tubes into the tu ...

The bearing that failed at Revesby was not off the shelf. The bearing that failed at Goulburn in Aug 16 was off the shelf.
LowndesJ515
'Off the shelf' needs some clarification. Large bea ...

[quote=Gman_86]It really is amazing that out of 27 Flat top T class locos built, 64 years later only 4 have been scrapped.

Is there another class or subclass of locomotive that have had such a high ...

Posted 12 Aug 2020 23:34 in Victoria by neillfarmer

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There should be something in this article for you james

"THE biggest grain transshipment program in Australian history looks set to wind up this week with the unloading of the Daiwa ...

Posted 05 Aug 2020 21:41 in International Discussion by neillfarmer

Look up Railnet International and check out the management team. Then consider a US style SG line in the middle of Africa that goes nowhere, and all connections are cape gauge. Is it really 1890 all o ...

Hi Mathew. Nearly every serious railway photographer has had an experience like you have had, although because we don't have a disability it has not affected us as much as it has you. My most annoying ...

There is no doubt that modern steel passenger cars are a lot more robust in derailments than wooden bodied cars. However, we are talking about heritage operations here and there is a world of differen ...

[quote=DCook][quote][quote]You forgot 5112. Which nearly made it.

Unfortunately Standard Goods locos fall into the "Why Bother?" category. Way overkill for running "loop line" type tourist services ...

The 30T had 55" drivers, The 60s also had 55" but the standard goods were 51". The cylinder stroke on the 30T was only 24", the others had 26".

The slower and lighter reciprocating masses and the fa ...

[quote=LowndesJ515][quote]Standard goods engines are limited to 40 mph if fitted with balanced coupled wheels. This is the same limit as 6029. It would be nice to see 5597 operable, I think it would b ...

Standard goods engines are limited to 40 mph if fitted with balanced coupled wheels. This is the same limit as 6029. It would be nice to see 5597 operable, I think it would be the only operating locom ...

[quote=a6et][quote]Yes, the cast bed frames were low carbon steel to enable them to be suitable for welding (and also for toughness). The 59s were allowed 45 mph, or 75 kph. 5910 probably got up to 80 ...

Posted 23 May 2020 23:52 in The Lounge by neillfarmer

[quote=lsrailfan]There has been an absolutely massive blunder this afternoon by the ATO, revising the Jobkeeper figures from 6.5 million, to 3.5 million - https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/treas ...

Yes, the cast bed frames were low carbon steel to enable them to be suitable for welding (and also for toughness). The 59s were allowed 45 mph, or 75 kph. 5910 probably got up to 80 kph regularly on m ...

The article first appeared in the World Socialist Web Site. What else would you expect?

isn't shunting all a part of a rail operation?

There are many trains over many networks that have to be shunted.  They really are a lazy mob Aurizon.

NSWGR8022

Not lazy, they  just kn ...

One thing shows up - the drop in popularity ( me included ) of the CTT vs Sunlander.
phil_48
I have to agree that everybody loved the old Sunlander including myself, but the implication  ...

I also think it will be back. A state government election later this year had the Government worried until the virus struck, and the Labor Party will not want the boat rocked until after they are firm ...

There are lots of reasons why a locomotive might run dead. If it can't hold boiler pressure I think I'd go looking around the smokebox end. If it is slippery then chances are it has hollow wheels that ...

There is a lot of smoke but not much fire on this project so far. When they start moving dirt for The Range Tunnel  and North Star to Toowoomba I will start to believe the whole project might happen.  ...

There is no way any volunteer heritage railway can maintain 100km of track by themselves. If QR were to continue to maintain it then the heritage railway, relieved of that burden, could probably conti ...

You would then approve of the colour of SARs 520s which were supposedly black but had a generous splash of green added to the mix.

I generally agree with the above. As long as the RTM has existed there has always been the question as to what was the true shade of green for a 38. Because paint fades, is darkened by black oil used  ...

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