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Posted 30 Mar 2022 21:29 in Victoria by ngarner

Vicsig latest photos shows VS95 on its first trial run heading towards Seymour yesterday (29th March)

Neil

A dummy coupling is a small metal forging attached to a short chain. The forging matches the hose coupling so they lock together and the chain then holds the hose above its natural fall height, out of ...

As a number of current enginemen have posted the Brake Pipe (not break, as in destroy or separate) is the one obvious in KRAviator's photo, which actually shows two brake pipes, for ease of connecting ...

Posted 07 Mar 2022 14:23 in Victoria by ngarner

Marcus Wong has snapped VS95 sitting, complete, outside Alstom's factory in Dandenong, ready to begin trials. Check out his photo gallery

[url=https://railgallery.wongm.com/]Wongm's rail gallery

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An update, based on what I have been able to glean from various sources.

Sets #3, 12, 13 and 32 all entered service in December

OpKronos' linked webpage has sets #36 and 37, both now in PTV livery. ...

Posted 25 Feb 2022 18:44 in Victoria by ngarner

[quote=Carnot]Update on Huntly and Raywood stations:

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/major-works-progress-new-huntly-station

Zoom-in to the photo. There's a rail replacement coach lurking in the ba ...

[quote=railblogger]I'm not sure a major shutdown is required for Sunbury - they could dig just enough to fit the rail bridge in, install that over a two week period, then dig out the rest of the trenc ...

[quote=Lockie91][quote]With Clyde Rd now gone, as of last Monday, Hallam due to go in April, the next one to go will be Glenroy on May 7

[url=https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/its-go-tim ...



Given the ladies only end I wonder what would happen if there was a men only area set aside in this day and age?
YM-Mundrabilla
Originally the other end was the "smoking" end, I gather ...

With Clyde Rd now gone, as of last Monday, Hallam due to go in April, the next one to go will be Glenroy on May 7

[url=https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/its-go-time-for-glenroy]Glenroy

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Posted 07 Feb 2022 20:04 in Victoria by ngarner

Power vans were only introduced, with PH or D vans converted from VBPY (or possibly VLPY) vans around 1982-83, on intra-state trains in Victoria. HEP was introduced to Vic with the A, N & P classes, n ...

Announcement that Hallam LX will be gone in April this year.

[url=https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/hallam-road-level-crossing-go-good]Hallam

Neil

Old Melways, and other maps, have shown the potential for noise from approach paths to Tullamarine since the airport was built. Those who build and/or buy under these paths really have no right to com ...

Posted 16 Jan 2022 21:50 in Victoria by ngarner

Haven't seen it anywhere else on RP, but SG set SN8 was transferred to SRHC for 'storage' based on a comprehensive Youtube video posted by Railways of Doom

[url=https://youtu.be/BxIod93sTDk]https:// ...

[quote=Tii][quote]Greens Rd in January - with the Cranbourne duplication

Clyde Rd in February

The Bell - Murray quad are supposed to be around October.

Glenroy and Sunbury are both "late" or "by t ...

Greens Rd in January - with the Cranbourne duplication

Clyde Rd in February

The Bell - Murray quad are supposed to be around October.

Glenroy and Sunbury are both "late" or "by the end" of the yea ...

The, former, CTC trams are in store at Preston, from photos taken by Marcus Wong just recently

Neil

This is problem is also impacting Newcastle from the Rail Express website, IIRC. Unfortunately, that site is having loading issues right at the moment, so I can't provide a link to confirm it.

Neil

[quote=kitchgp]Now at the Puffing Billy Museum, Menzies Creek (Q 129). From the Victorian Collections website:

https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/5435e7912162f10ae0b2e7cb

The last picture o ...

Victoria had at least one Q flat wagon (#127, IIRC) for transferring narrow gauge stock particularly the NA class, from their 'home' lines to Newport for overhaul or transfer between those lines.

N ...

[quote=Tii]Although not officially declared complete yet, have some of the crossings removed in the current works on Lilydale, Werribee, Frankston and Williamstown lines been counted in the 47 declar ...

Old Geelong Rd LX removal date has, finally, been announced as December 9 (2021).

[url=https://levelcrossings.vic.gov.au/media/news/old-geelong-road-level-crossing-gone-for-good-this-december]Old G ...

Lilydale - both John St and the Highway are open to road traffic during the day now, from at least yesterday (Tuesday). The Highway appears to be going to get a central median strip extending well wes ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote][quote]I think he will be quiet about the incident now.[/quote]I dunno, he might start campaigning for a pay rise for Victorian Pollies - clearly they don't get paid enoug ...

Although the re-opening is on the 17th of November, so everything is nearly complete, here's an update on Lilydale -

the station platform is in place with some canopy's installed with (I assume) all  ...

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