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wongm

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Some photoshoped possibilities...

Triple 3-car VLocity units

http://railgallery.wongm.com/photoshop/triple-3-car-vlocity-units.jpg.html

[img]http://railgallery.wongm.com/cache/photoshop ...

Debate is healthy and we can do it here without delay, fear or favour.
MetroFemme
No argument there - but doesn't it belong in the forums attributed to a specific poster, and not the new ...

I love how this debunked rumour pops up yet again...

[quote=Original article]Behind the media release and fanfare for the $1.45 Billion Regional Rail Revival, the Andrews Government has in the me ...

[quote=TheMeddlingMonk][quote][quote]This is definitely a persistent rumor that doesn't seem to want to go away. I have had it mentioned to me several times lately and as recently as last week by peop ...

I wonder who the hell let this piece of dribble be posted to Railpage as a 'news' article - presenting such ridiculous dribble as 'fact' brings down the rest of the web site.

Posted 11 Dec 2013 10:32 in Operators by wongm

Looking on the loco database, a company named 'Espee Railroad Services' operates FL220:

http://www.railpage.com.au/locos/browse/operator/212/

So who is behind this company, and what kind of work ...

[color=#333333][font=lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif]I had the owner of this website drop me an email the other day asking for help placing captions against their photos - in particu ...

Posted 16 May 2013 16:45 in Melbourne suburban by wongm

Another photo of the new fencing and driver path in place for terminating trains at Essendon platform 1

[url=http://railgallery.wongm.com/melbourne-stations/E122_0089.jpg.html][img]http://railgalle ...

Posted 16 May 2013 16:44 in Melbourne suburban by wongm

Not diagrams of the Siemens specifically, but there are plenty of technical descriptions of railway technology at this website:

[url=http://www.railway-technical.com/]http://www.railway-technical.c ...

For most use cases, uou don't need to buy a special time lapse camera. You can just your normal camera.

If you have a Canon point and shoot, you can install a piece of software called 'CHDK' to the ...

In March I drove the entire length of the RRL project taking photos. Took me almost five hours!

http://www.railgeelong.com/gallery/regional-rail-link/

Posted 09 Apr 2013 11:18 in Melbourne suburban by wongm

[quote=144M]This morning I was catching FSS Comeng and there was yet again a problem...this time its a defective door. The train went express from Springvale all the way till Oakleigh where I got off. ...

Posted 09 Apr 2013 11:15 in Melbourne suburban by wongm

[quote=jdekorte]I travelled from Essendon to the city the other day and I also noticed that the cross-over on the Racecourse lines which was immediately before Newmarket has also been removed. From lo ...

Strathmore Platform 2 has a new exit, fenced off but with working validator. No idea why it has not been opened.
alstom_888m
Apparently the new exits cannot be opened until CCTV coverage ...

[quote="kuldalai"]Also these days as new rollingstock is acquired account is taken of the need for extra stabling, whereas in the past the issue was swept under the carpet resulting in stab ...

Posted 01 Mar 2013 14:57 in Victoria by wongm

[quote="mick987654"]what other city in the world would spend $1.2b on a port improvement the size of Melbourne and not have a rail link to the port? The answer is of course none.[/quote:0d ...

[quote="Carnot"][quote="alstom_888m"]Just heard on channel 9 news that 22 "Z" type cars have been withdrawn over safety fears. I assume this means the BTN, BZN, and BCZ cars.[/qu ...

The application of white paint to the bogies of the Z type carriages was mentioned a few years ago. I dug through my photos, and found an example, from October 2010:

[quote="Sir Thomas Bent"][quote="The Vinelander"]
Along with my party of 4, another 6 pax alighted at Stawell, which IMO vindicates the re-instatement of Stawell station a few ye ...

Posted 30 Jan 2013 15:53 in Victoria by wongm

<span style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1;">My only cricitcism, lame as it sounds, is that the signage over the window will impede the view out, even though it's meant to be transparent. (no ...

I found another view of the goods yard here, from 1978:http://www.flickr.com/photos/northcotehystericalsociety/6332777295/in/photostream

Diggers Rest was open morning peak with v/line and could sell v/line tickets at metcards. This stopped while the building was renovated. Once that was done it was back to usual. Could never sell Mykis ...

Bank of three new Myki barriers in use at the Southbank end of the subway at Flinders Street Station. I think they opened at the start of this week?http://railgallery.wongm.com/cache/myki/E117_7764_59 ...

Would it be worth having the line operate on weekends? Wouldn't there be something on at the Showgrounds most weekends, and regular meets at Flemington? Perhaps the trams do a good enough job most tim ...

Posted 08 Nov 2012 12:30 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by wongm

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