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witzendoz

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Posted 11 Sep 2014 16:10 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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I suppose the dream is that one day passenger trains will run south of Fremantle to maybe Coogee or even Cockburn Central.  Plenty of people live down that way now.  The history of the line is that th ...

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Posted 22 Aug 2014 10:05 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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It would make sense that if the future was for permanent 6 car trains to order them that way, only having 2 cabs for every six cars must work out cheaper then having 2 redundant cabs.

Alan.

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Posted 11 Apr 2014 10:29 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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What crossover is that?
- andrew1996


There is a narrow gauge / standard gauge crossover near the South Freo power station, it is a left over from the old Robb's Jetty freight terminal da ...

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Posted 10 Apr 2014 10:38 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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I think it would be a backward infrastructure move to not have a narrow gauge connection between Fremantle and Cockburn, I know there has not been much traffic since the end of grain loading at Freman ...

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Posted 02 Apr 2014 14:20 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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John Holland are currently constructing a loop at Spearwood, this will enable train crossings in the Cockburn Junction - Fremantle section.
- 8888


It is a strange set up at present, it i ...

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Posted 21 Nov 2013 18:21 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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Some friends of mine own this, if it fits the budget?  South Fremantle, fright line 1 street away, free clipper bus in/out dero, fremantle train on hand for the city, or anywhere

http://www.stayz.c ...

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Posted 04 Sep 2013 10:51 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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As long as they don't use the same spray as used on this track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fMLmEX3ybY   The weed sprayer train makes an appearance half way through the video.  No traction due to t ...

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Posted 23 Aug 2013 14:53 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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Just talked to a friend of mine from Toodyay and he brought up the issue of the trains being cancelled.  Just a point, he knows nothing about trains, just rides on them.  He's neighbour uses the Avon  ...

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Posted 04 Jul 2013 15:40 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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If you wanted to live in Fremantle, I don't think there are many places as close as this block of townhouses, especially the one at the Pillimore st end LOL?

https://maps.google.com.au/?ll=-32.0553 ...

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Posted 28 May 2013 10:22 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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Does anyone know why the Fremantle line is closing completely?  They can have trains running between West Leederville and Fremantle.  Is it because there is other work on the Fremantle Line being carr ...

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Posted 21 May 2013 15:44 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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That's it! I was thinking it was the old orange dmu's but it was the silver ones, unless both were used at some stage? I did ride along there a few times while it was on.

Seeing that NZ is decommis ...

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Posted 10 May 2013 10:45 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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Don't worry, none of this would've happened if M(-essiah)cGowan got elected.................................

in fact, we would all have free public transport......................... ...

- JNSymes

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Posted 06 May 2013 10:38 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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I remember riding in an old diesel railcar along the line from south beach to Fremantle during the cup, being run as a shuttle, AEC? ADG? Type, can never remember which is which. I used to call them a ...

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Posted 03 May 2013 11:47 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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A station at Nicholson Rd seems too close to the Thornlie Station. I would have thought a station at Ranford Rd would be more sensible.
- fleabag
I think there may be a station at both loc ...

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Posted 18 Apr 2013 15:45 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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Can someone please explain how a truck can actually do that to the tracks. Especially at a crossing which is designed to have vehicles cross it?
- QBB 2889
Low loader, there have been many ...

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Posted 25 Mar 2013 21:16 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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- doggie015
My guess is for the capacity. 3 cars of the B series can hold more people than 4 cars of the A series.
Also: I snapped this while on the Armadale line ...

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Posted 15 Mar 2013 14:13 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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I had a quick look on Google maps my idea is just a guesstimate, but highly likely if you look at it, the PTA try to avoid having suburban + freight trains on th ...
- thewaratahtrain

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Posted 14 Mar 2013 18:19 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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When you think about it, there is no reason it could not work with just a double track, with correct time tableing of freight outside peak hour passenger trains there is plenty of capacity.
Another w ...

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Posted 27 Feb 2013 12:08 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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I would not worry about any of it, if you follow the odds, polls, opinion columnists, the Libs will win easy. Then all the promises will vapori ...
- witzendoz
- dw54

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Posted 27 Feb 2013 11:36 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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I would not worry about any of it, if you follow the odds, polls, opinion columnists, the Libs will win easy.  Then all the promises will vaporise and no rail will be built anywhere.  In fact more cou ...

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Posted 05 Feb 2013 11:33 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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I was shown photos a couple of days ago of the old formation of the line that branched off from the Coogee powerhouse down to Jervoise Bay. Rail has been put in at the  ...
- andrew1996

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Posted 05 Feb 2013 11:20 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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If we had all listened to Brunel there would not be a problem, he said that we needed a 7' gauge to suit the future of rail, for spee ...
- witzendoz
- RTT_Rules

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Posted 04 Feb 2013 16:55 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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Is there anywhere in the world where large oversize machinery goes by rail?

A lot of the stuff heading up the Great Northern Highway is oversize - the vast majority of ...

- drwaddles

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Posted 01 Feb 2013 16:11 in Western Australia by witzendoz

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Not sure which map you've seen, good Dr, but the last route diagram at http://www.markmcgowan.com.au/metronet/ellenbrookclearly shows an interchange at "South Lake." Elsewhere ...
- dw54

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