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tuckerbox

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Posted 01 Apr 2014 15:48 in Western Australia by tuckerbox

John Holland are currently constructing a loop at Spearwood, this will enable train crossings in the Cockburn Junction - Fremantle section.
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Excuse my ignorance-- a very long time  ...

Get WORKSAFE on their backs. Take it from My experience.

They are Deadly.

The Tracks were laid specifically to park the Locos in there. Apparently there was some argument at the time about painting the Loco Wheels White.

As far as I remember the only Loco to have white Whe ...

Posted 27 Nov 2012 15:01 in Western Australia by tuckerbox

Good question! It was busy enough when I was on the Trains up there in the 70,s. Track was pretty rough though-- 4okmh speed restriction. Just gravel ballast. I suppose the one difference up that way  ...

Posted 25 Nov 2012 09:26 in Western Australia by tuckerbox

That Swan View Pic Burt.  Even more special to Me. A strong possibility that My Dad was on that Train- working as Conductor. This is what makes Railpge the Best. Treasured Memories.

I was told by the Old Drivers that the Telegraph Poles on the Menzies Leonora line were old Gas Lamp Poles from London.Dont know wether this is true, they certainly looked different to the standard ol ...

Posted 24 Nov 2012 09:40 in Western Australia by tuckerbox

Pure Gold. Thanks for starting this Thread.

Posted 07 Sep 2012 13:43 in Queensland by tuckerbox

Thank You for the reply. Now I can see that it is all about clearance of the Platform edge. I asume the only SG Train that uses it is the XPT from Sydney.

Posted 06 Sep 2012 15:00 in Queensland by tuckerbox

In the image gallery on Friday last was a pic by Jeffrey Grenfell of a Gauntlet Track at Roma Street Station.Now in all My Years as a Driver, I have never seen the like, with the single point blade.Ca ...

Many thanks for the Photo. Brings back many happy memories. I think the Coal unloading siding was down where those big Gum Trees are.The Siding was opposite the Power House. Quite an unusual setup in  ...

Loco Wheels used to squeal like hell going around the tight Triangle Curve. The old wooden Compartmant Coaches were always spotless clean and very smooth riding as well. One thing that impressed Me wa ...

Hi Fatty. the white metal objects are called Scotch Bloks over here in the West. They play an important part in Railway Safeworking. they are locked across the line to prevent any wagons that are stor ...

Good on You Young Man for Your efforts. In My opinion the old X Class were one of the best. No thanks to the original Builders. It was the Midland Workshop Boys who, over the Years sorted out their or ...

Posted 04 Mar 2012 09:59 in Western Australia by tuckerbox

The ADA at Cardiff is in poor condition. Recent press reports indicate that they are trying to find a Home for it. The Interior was converted into a Kitchen/ Dining Room but under Todays health Standa ...

Posted 20 Feb 2012 14:53 in Western Australia by tuckerbox

I'm not sure where the old rifle range was and I don't have any of my old street directories handy to check. The original alignment of Helena Valley Road continued due west, instead of curving to the  ...

Posted 10 Feb 2011 09:16 in Western Australia by tuckerbox

http://australind720.fotopic.net/p68972007.html Latiest XF out from Gemco

Midland Workshops did a better neat weld- job than this.

Posted 09 Feb 2011 09:46 in Western Australia by tuckerbox

My Brother works at Worsley and He said that they were going to upgrade both the load station and the unloader at Bunbury to handle a 4 wagon set up.

During My time on the locos, I never had any problems with the Guys taking Photos. Always a friendly and sensible mob.

In fact I owe it to them for the wonderful Pics and memories.

We never gave i ...

Benscaro. Many thanks for posting this treasure.

This old Driver will spend all Day Crying and dribbling into My whiskey while I go through these memories. Cheers.

Very interesting.

What a ridiculous piece of Railway Engineering.

I would love to know the name of the Surveyor and Engineer.

It looks to be easy Country, with no deep cuttings required.

Which p ...

Very interesting.

What a ridiculous piece of Railway Engineering.

I would love to know the name of the Surveyor and Engineer.

It looks to be easy Country, with no deep cuttings required.

Posted 19 Dec 2010 09:43 in Western Australia by tuckerbox

Many thanks for the Photos.

Brings back so many memories.

To think today that when You walk into the Target Store, You are standing on the once Platform road.

Lots of Shunting going on in Target ...

A lot of what this bloke Phantom says makes sense.

It is so easy to be nostalgic. Yes I can cry into My whiskey about the good old days, trundling along the dusty branch lines with full loads and a  ...

Yes the grade up to the bridge can cause problems.

We had to set back and have another go on a fully loaded wheat train one stormy night back in 1976. The wind was so strong, that it blew the sand a ...

Brilliant, healthy Debate- some good points on both sides.

A breath of fresh air this new chap f14 phantom.

This is what We need to keep us on the ball.

This sort of debate would not be toler ...

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