What's the problem with the North East going standard gauge? Gauge convert the locos as well, and we can show those New South Welshmen what a real steamer looks like.
It's not looks that matter, it's how they go!
I think they might mean Last BG steam from Wodonga to Albury!
If the line wasn't going to be converted to SG, how can one predict this to be the last steam on this line?
I have never read anything sillier
Who is conducting the review? Right Hon Tim Fischer
Where does Tim Fischer live?
YES that's right Boree Creek
Remind me again where Boree Creek is?
Lets do the sums:
1 Railfanning former Deputy PM
2 wheat branchlines to Oaklands, one from Benalla and one from The Rock
I don't think so!
The North East B/G will be converted to S/G and run by Train Order until the alterations are made to accommodate the exiting B/G infrastructure to the S/G Network.That's the second hand news I have also heard.
Considering that both lines are effectively 2 way running, would it make sense to continue this approach rather than a traditional one up, one down line? Would make it easier for overtaking moves.The reason I heard for the retention of the old system is that the design work for the safeworking is yet to be completed - gauge conversion and operation as two separate routes is supposedly first, then new signalling and intermediate crossovers between both lines following after. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but it sounds logical.