Bushfires, October 2013

 
  Fred Scuttle Junior Train Controller

Location: Point Clare, NSW
From the previous posts I'm deducing they are actually repairing the overhead to allow electrics to run which is pleasing to see. I wouldn't have been surprised if the Government had used the damage to the overhead as an excuse to permanently terminate the electrics at Mt Victoria.

Tony
brissim
Indeed. I had much the same thought when reading of the damage (and seeing it on TV).Such a scenario would be more likely if sub-stations and sectioning huts had been damaged/destroyed. Even so, there is the possibility that this or a future government would resort to such an excuse - fire (or storm) damage - if they thought they could get away with it, politically. Have there been any reports of damage to sub-stations, sectioning huts or transmission lines?

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  Aurora8 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
V Sets are still starting / terminating at Mt Victoria with buses replacing trains to Bell, Zig Zag, Lithgow and Bathurst.
"V-Setcommuter"

Don't think the buses are running to Bell or Zig Zag.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

Indeed. I had much the same thought when reading of the damage (and seeing it on TV).Such a scenario would be more likely if sub-stations and sectioning huts had been damaged/destroyed. Even so, there is the possibility that this or a future government would resort to such an excuse - fire (or storm) damage - if they thought they could get away with it, politically. Have there been any reports of damage to sub-stations, sectioning huts or transmission lines?
Fred Scuttle
A swag of photos popped up on the Sydney Trains intranet today and the damage is actually quite considerable including plant and equipment. All freights, the IP and Dubbo XPT are back but all other trains start and finish at Mt Victoria until 8th November. The Bathurst train is still a bus until then.
  wally-wowser1 Train Controller

Location: overlooking the Mt vic washaway on Soldiers Pinch
I was up in the Dargan area yesterday checking out our house which is up for sale, all Ok & no sign of any heat or fire damage. The area in the Dargan creek area has seen a extremely hot fire storm leaving virtually zilch  on the ground not even ash Edgecome over looks Dargan Creek& would have copped the full force of fire as seen  by the photos ,any infrastructure in the rat holes are  would also have  been destroyed, it is a wonder that telephone service is still available in the area as there is Fiber optic  Telstra ? cable running thru the tunnels.  One sad thing I saw was a large garden railway complete with large trestle bridge totally destroyed along with numerous sheds etc on the owners property .

 Wally.
  nswtrains Chief Commissioner

I was up in the Dargan area yesterday checking out our house which is up for sale, all Ok & no sign of any heat or fire damage. The area in the Dargan creek area has seen a extremely hot fire storm leaving virtually zilch  on the ground not even ash Edgecome over looks Dargan Creek& would have copped the full force of fire as seen  by the photos ,any infrastructure in the rat holes are  would also have  been destroyed, it is a wonder that telephone service is still available in the area as there is Fiber optic  Telstra ? cable running thru the tunnels.  One sad thing I saw was a large garden railway complete with large trestle bridge totally destroyed along with numerous sheds etc on the owners property .

 Wally.
wally-wowser1
And the destruction of a toy train is of any consequence in the overall outcome of the fires???? You get sad if someone dies, not because a consumer plaything is destroyed.

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