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normw

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Given EOT (End of Track) is, in any form (Buffer stop, brick wall, sleepers), an obstruction in the signalling sense, it ought to be protected by a suitable braking distance. This suggests to me that  ...

The first task should be to establish a fast but not necessarily 'high speed' rail service from Sydney to Canberra, as a National Flagwaver and competition for parallel airline services.

I read som ...

Posted 07 Dec 2017 21:20 in Sydney Suburban by normw

Conventional air brakes require a reduction in brake pipe pressure by the driver's brake valve, which must be propogated to all the vehicles of the train. The air exhausts from the brake pipe through  ...

Posted 06 Dec 2017 21:43 in Sydney Suburban by normw

FYI Using WinXPSP3 with an 'older' version of Java 8; DVA Install 5.3.18 completes without issue but when trying to run a Demo it reports cannot locate a sound file. Updated to Java 8.151 and re-ran t ...

Political parties promise the  city of tomorrow - the actual target should be 30 years hence due to build time. Political parties do not like to work that far out in case they are not in power at that ...

Any chance a protective 'blanket' like this would have been included in First Aid boxes?

Regrettably planes use lots of non-renewable energy, and leave the results of its consumption in the upper atmosphere. There are already train services between capital cities; it's a shame about their ...

So the only people who need to know where to find exit info are those with mobile phones?

Why is it that people don't look after their kids these days?
YM-Mundrabilla
Nah.... More sneaky how station platforms slope towards the running line. Either he had to speak using his ha ...

[quote=Northern Flyer]Let's park the conspiracy theories for a moment and look at fiscal reality.

The $10 million per hectare I quote is for land from of mine issues close to water and with water ...

[quote=Northern Flyer]Run that one past me again? Assuming that the land is put up for auction, the value of that land is the highest bid made. That is the value of the land and that is what it is wor ...

The value of any land recovered will be a pittance compared to the value the same space of real estate is worth to a developer, and a future cash donation to a poorly performing political party in the ...

Posted 28 Jun 2015 17:14 in Sydney Suburban by normw

[quote=ivahri]The coal wash track he refers to is Glenlee... and it is still there. Narellan station needs to be underneath the shopping centre. The 1960s houses are being consumed anyway- by commerci ...

Posted 27 Jun 2015 09:52 in Sydney Suburban by normw

[quote=jcouch]The proposed Narellan station is quite interesting - right next to the hugely expanded shopping center that is going in right now. Then.... well there's a major road and just a big pile ...

Posted 27 Jun 2015 09:31 in Sydney Suburban by normw

I would imagine, given the late start on preserving a corridor south towards (at this stage) Narellan, through suburbs already extensively built, that underground will not only allow losing the least  ...

OT Public transport is (ideally) subsidised by government as an alternative to facilitating private transport (ie cars), as large scale use of those increases fuel imports, air pollution, need for (ev ...

Posted 17 Jun 2015 10:19 in Sydney Suburban by normw

[quote=jcouch]Last week the state government released the first set of discussion papers and track route proposals for the southern extension of the SWRL.

http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/projects ...

The best I've heard of it, G.M. had a hand in killing off trolley car systems, the automotive industry was an active player in killing off short haul passenger services and airlines did in the long-ha ...

Posted 12 Mar 2015 10:56 in Sydney Suburban by normw

Bind-Moggling App!!!! 10/10. Like living on a railway station!

If the author isn't already doing this for a living, he could.

Posted 09 Mar 2015 20:48 in Sydney Suburban by normw

Rather than try browsing without asking, is this app still publically available, and would it work on WindowsXP if it was?

In any case, what will his executors do with the Darwin Award this idiot will surely be posthumously awarded?
Bogong
True. It would seem unlikely that he gave any prior 'thought' to the  ...

This is, in fact, another example of the yet to be identified and isolated 'Stupidity Virus', that is better known by its results rather than its genetic makeup. Examples of its biological effects inc ...

Posted 02 Mar 2015 10:04 in Sydney Suburban by normw

[quote=wurx]Thanks a bunch for supplying the link norm

[url=https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11380787-s0.htm]https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11380787-s0.htm[/quote]Thanks for providing a proper active ...

Posted 02 Mar 2015 10:02 in Sydney Suburban by normw

[quote=normw]Done a bit of digging but not found any pix of the 'opening day' placque at Leppington actually being unveiled or finally afixed to a wall; it does exist, because I had a quick glimpse of ...

[quote=nswtrains]There were stairs up to Platforms 1&2 during the tram era and they remained there for some time as an entry to the car park but were removed during a re-refurbishment of the station.[ ...

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