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Umm T5, not on any radar for the next twenty years, all the terminal development is focussed on the existing contiguous set of terminals. And the next runway the airport want to build is east/west, no ...

I imagine the circumstances of his death, early and sudden, at 54 and only two months after resigning from the ministry and parliament had a lot to do with it. The station opened three moths later.


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[quote=Bogong]The name of Ginnifer station on Furlong Road always struck me as weird.

A bit of research unveiled the fact that it was named after a journeyman local politician who main distinction ...

Posted 04 Mar 2016 10:17 in Victoria by pawanoro

Seriously? I think you have to stop assuming everything that exists is on the internet. I'd be confident there'd be hundreds of photos of this siding in use, just look through some old Newsrails or Ra ...

I believe a service grant was for payment in lieu of superannuation, i.e. the ability to opt out of superannuation. Eventually it was granted, and would have seemed like a great deal at the time, a £ ...

I believe the design was borrowed from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, who had workshops in Argentine, Kansas.

[url=http://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/papers/govpub/VPARL1935No8.pdf]http://w ...

[quote=woodford][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, 'Segoe UI', Segoe, 'Segoe WP', Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif]I found the original curve and gradient books where done to a VERY hi ...

[quote=Myrtone]Could anyone here provide a list of level crossings that were eliminated recently but before new level crossing construction was disallowed? In the context of suburban railways, recentl ...

Thanks retromelb, a nice photo. A. Challingsworth even built wagons for the VR. Many of the heavy engineering firms built bridge components for the VR and the Railway Construction Branch, which ...

Burnley?

[quote=wxtre]Topography may be an issue. But Melbourne has not constructed any rail-lines above or below ground. In a news article recently I read Melbourne had not constructed a suburban rail-line si ...

[quote=electrax]The GM EMD E-series and ALco PA-series, despite being of 12-wheeled arrangement, were all of A1A-A1A configuration. I would venture to suggest that the first GMs to have the Co-Co arra ...

Epsom?

Isn't the air con on the sg sets part of the problem though? The last few times I have travelled we've been treated to a spiel from the conductor about how he has no control over it, there's only one  ...

Posted 19 Nov 2014 15:32 in Victoria by pawanoro

To be fair the source I am quoting is internal correspondence, not intended for public consumption. I've certainly heard the story regarding difficulties with foundations but I don't have a specific s ...

Posted 18 Nov 2014 15:03 in Victoria by pawanoro

[quote=DirtyBallast]I have a cynical view, that no-one will ever be able to disprove, that there never was a geological barrier to constructing a second bridge and duplicating this section with the re ...

[quote=SA_trains]Hi Pawanoror,

Thanks for the information. Very interesting. So to be clear, the movements were from Victoria Docks to Bandiord (where's that?) or Bandiana or Dysart?

What are th ...

VR records list 95 trips made by FBT wagons while in Victoria during 1951 and 1952. As I mentioned many are from Bandiord or Bandiana to Dysart, TE wagons were unable to come south of Wodonga until 19 ...

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[quote=Sarails]I was always under the understanding that the TE's wern't available and they were delviered on SAR FB flats

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As much as I'd like this statement to be true ...

Posted 01 Dec 2013 09:46 in Melbourne suburban by pawanoro

Except that there were split shifts, exhibit A, the Ashburton No. 5 shift from the 1948 roster book, downloadable from [url=http://victorianrailways.net]victorianrailways.net

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In reality, when a Walker required rescuing by a diesel loco, the VR did have couplers to suit.
Toolman

Really? Although there was a transition coupler in existence my understanding ...

Details of all these points would be covered in gory detail in the private siding file(s). This would normally cover the construction of the siding, maintenance, alterations (even minor changes), who  ...

Posted 25 Sep 2011 21:22 in Melbourne suburban by pawanoro

I think you will find that back then a Warragul driver could not do a return trip to the city.

Did they just have one? [url=http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=5263888&I=1&SE=1]Records show one was sold directly to APC.

Posted 09 Mar 2011 17:09 in Melbourne suburban by pawanoro

Anstey?

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