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Posted 04 Apr 2021 08:14 in Railway Archaeology by petan

NSW government free historical aerial downloads. Click Historical Imagery Viewer. Maybe this is old news but it very useful to me. Worked better in Microsoft EDGE than Chrome.

Trains are not moving through Nambucca Heads and XPT has been stopped once again.
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On a  very minor side matter, thread title, unless original poster has changed it after reading t ...

[quote=Graham4405][quote]rate money goes to the mayor.[/quote]To be fair Peter, rate money goes to Council, who in turn use to to supply services for the ratepayers.

(I worked in Council for 20 years ...

The Gold Coast mayor loves trams as that means more rate money off the poor rate payers. You see, the tram route automatically reclassifies residential areas within a certain distance of the route fro ...

Posted 14 Mar 2021 10:50 in Queensland by petan

QR 1971 Annual Report shows that 8 November 1971 Capricornian date was also when dining cars, termed Griddle cars, were on the Sunlander all the way so a faster service. The previous arrangement was t ...

Posted 13 Mar 2021 20:48 in Queensland by petan

8 November 1970 according to Sunshine Route Jubilee, published by ARHS-QLD, P45 by John Armstrong and John Kerr

Visit the ARTC timetable site and plot all the trains that passed or were due to pass that spot in either direction shortly before or shortly after the flood. In this case it was 4BM4 but those timeta ...

I note some suggestions that restored rail lines will take tourists to high volume tourist attractions. That would probably mean a tour group bus from the tour group motel to the railway station, then ...

[quote=GeoffreyHansen]In NSW what about Murwillumbah, Newcastle, Ropes Creek and Maybe Cooma, Camden, Castle Hill, Sandown and Kurrajong? Many of the latter lines are in areas that have grown since th ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla]Just to confirm in my old mind! Am I correct in understanding that APFT is a 'former/archaic' code for Forrest which is now known as FOS / YFRT?

I was offered a flight from Forr ...

Those curious about APFT, then the answer is Forrest airport as it was mentioned by [url=https://www.railpage.com.au/user/8022]YM-Mundrabilla in his earlier post with the codes FOS / YFRT. and he stat ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote] The WC airfield was busier than KSA or Tullamarine. [/quote]Who, what or where is KSA?

Would I be correct in assuming that it is not the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.[/quot ...

[quote=The Vinelander]It still doesn't download. I'm no tech person, that's also why I've never loaded an image into these pages. Interesting to see how many have departed these pages over the years. ...

Posted 08 Feb 2021 20:32 in New South Wales by petan

Working as of now and tested on a station way out of my usual area of interest so not likely to be stored in my browser history

https://www.nswrail.net/locations/show.php?name=NSW:Culcairn&line=NSW:m ...

If you want the actual routes of closed lines, compared to present day lines, then Bevans has organised Railpage to store a download facility for special software that shows the lines through Australi ...

[quote=Turbo Thomas]An obvious example is the Gold Coast Railway, it was such a big mistake that they ended up having to rebuild it. The rebuilt line might be a bit straighter and therefore quicker, b ...

Posted 05 Feb 2021 08:46 in Operators by petan

Seems the on-train refueler tanker has reappeared on their QLD services, having disappeared last year with northbound refueling from road tanker at [color=#4d5156][size=2][font=arial, sans-serif]Pater ...

Posted 25 Jan 2021 09:18 in Queensland by petan

The traditional statement was Bromelton was the only QLD station beside Sth Brisbane, later Roma St, for interstate passenger, as per the original interstate /national agreement     EDIT; for the Kyog ...

Posted 25 Jan 2021 08:44 in Queensland by petan

Shane, I understand you have extended family in that Beenleigh Tamborine Beaudesert area, judging from previous similar posts.

Quick reminder that John Kerr's notes are available online with the do ...

Posted 25 Jan 2021 08:24 in Queensland by petan

[quote=Graham4405][quote]Bromelton was on the standard gauge but note that Gleneagle on the Bethania Beaudesert 1067mm gauge line was called Bromelton until 19/8/89[/quote]So, which of the two was [ur ...

Posted 24 Jan 2021 22:01 in Queensland by petan

[quote=RTT_Rules]Hi

I'm curious about the former Bromelton Railway station, but cannot find much references or even a photo.

Appreciate any feedback on this little station.

Regards

Shane[/quot ...

Fact check; following copied from that article is a pack of rubbish!!!!

...... provide advice on Airtrain — the Queensland rail service that transports passengers between the Gold Coast and Brisban ...

Trump is not banned from communicating to the world as all he has to do is walk into the White House press room and stand at the lectern with the big white presidential badge. The press will record ev ...

Thanks for [color=#000000][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, Segoe UI, Segoe, Segoe WP, Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=2]us that the last English Electric (GEC / EE) locomotive built at Rocklea, Qld, ...

Wonder about the real haulage difference between 2 x 442 or 2 x 422 on the Southern Aurora, remembering the Aurora load may have been close to a full single unit, so an extra locos would have been nic ...

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