A train derailed at the Raglan Station Road Railway Crossing at 4pm Tuesday.
121 full-time train crew jobs made redundant across a handful of depots, mostly Pt Waratah and Port Kembla, but some at Greta and other places too.
A TRAIN believed to belong to Pacific National derailed five kilometres east of Julia Creek on Wednesday morning.
It with a sad heart that I wish to inform the Railpage community of the passing of one of our members, Tim Gray, @Termite who was well known through the railway community as a top bloke who loved all things railway.
THE Hunter Region is wearing the brunt of big job cuts announced by freight rail company Pacific National.
The train service between Thailand and Cambodia, which was expected to begin operations early this year, may be delayed due to compensation issues with people living along a one-kilometre stretch of track in Poipet town.
VIETNAM: Italian company WEGH Group has won its first order from Vietnam Railways, covering the supply of equipment to upgrade 75 level crossings on the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City main line.
CHINA: The Changsha – Zhuzhou – Xiangtan Intercity Railway in Hunan Province opened for passenger services on December 26.
SERBIA: Two electric locomotives which the state electricity generator ordered last year have been rolled out at CRRC Zhuzhou’s plant in China.
A coal-laden goods train proceeding towards Balharshah derailed at Wihirgaon station in Maharashtra in the early hours on Friday affecting rail services.
A new, 20,000 TEU per annum deal has helped east coast rail operator Aurizon announce a 10% rise in intermodal volumes in the first half of FY17, balancing out slight declines in bulk and freight.
Aurizon Vice-President Network Finance Pam Bains has been promoted to Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, replacing Keith Neate.
Expressions of interest for proposals to lease and upgrade the cattle selling and spelling facility at Longreach have been called by the Longreach Regional Council.
ABC Townsville is reporting Aurizon has lost Glencore's Mt Isa freight contract to PN yesterday, resulting in major job losses the length of the Mt Isa line.
[center]Aurizon’s new Managing Director & CEO Andrew Harding commenced today.
NSW’s top police brass is calling for the official roll out of The Saturday Telegraph’s “Report the Rail Grubs” campaign to clean up our public transport system and help women feel safe again.
Macarthur region residents travelling to and from the city to work each morning have been left frustrated by sweltering conditions on older trains in the Sydney Trains fleet.
Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 11:00am Monday after a northbound train hit the man on a mobility scooter.
VILE sexual predators are using the state’s public transport system to prey on women and even young girls in a sickening crime wave that has forced police to call on the public for help.
SOCIAL media community pages have gone into overdrive, with the search for missing Sydney woman Erin Duffy.
There were 91 sightings for this week; this is seven sightings more than last week, making a total of 175 sightings for this year to date.
There were 84 sightings for this week; this is 27 sightings more than last week, making a total of 84 sightings for this year to date.
There were 57 sightings for this week; this is 36 sightings less than last week, making a total of 4030 sightings for this year to date.
A very Happy Christmas to you all from Gheringhap Loop
There were 101 sightings for this week; this is three sightings less than last week, making a total of 3880 sightings for this year to date.
Captrain Deutschland Group has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply six Traxx multi-system electric locomotives in early 2018.
A 10-year ‘universal service contract’ for Trenitalia to operate socially-desirable day and night inter-city services was signed on January 19.
2017 will be the year that China-Europe rail services shift supply chain patterns.
The process to procure rolling stock for High Speed 2 was initiated on January 20, when the Department for Transport issued a periodic indicative notice regarding the acquisition of up to 60 trainsets.
Angry slum dweller on Thursday afternoon staged a protest at Titwala railway station.
[table][tr][td][font=Calibri, sans-serif]Here’s a thought, via a possibly dodgy analogy: public transport is like a computer.
“Rail was something for old fat people, and with the Silk Road it's becoming sexy and trendy again,” Karl Gheysen succinctly summed up the revolution that the rail freight transport industry is currently going through in Europe and Asia.
“By the time you leave the house in the morning, you’ve engaged with 20 different textiles without even thinking about it”.
San Francisco Municipal Railway riders got an unexpected surprise this weekend after the system’s computerized fare systems were apparently hacked.
‘The wheelset is not a component like any other; it is at the centre of the railway system, its safety and its performance’, writes former SNCF Rolling Stock Director Alain Bullot in his foreword to this treatise on wheelset maintenance.
The pound's recent devaluation after June's Brexit vote has already led to some price rises, and model railways are one business feeling the effects.
After what seems an eternity,
The continuing production run of the 48 Class and 830 Class is proceeding smoothly with the next delivery expected in the first quarter of 2016.
Austrains' principal John Eassie has announced on the Austrains website that he intends to produce HO scale models of the NSWGR 30 Class 4-6-4 tank loco
Ixion Model Railways Ltd recently announced the acquisition of the rights, design and tools to the Shrike Models HO scale NSWGR C30T 4-6-0 model locomotive from the new owner of those rights.
The air box has been modified somewhat from the original concept, in order to increase clearances around the rear pony truck.
Whilst attempting to better cater for massive patronage growth, the need for us to call into service every available item of rolling stock is becoming more the norm than the exception.
One of the benefits of working with Puffing Billy locomotives is the chance to discover the rich industrial heritage that come with them, such as the eccentric strap (above and below) which currently resides on 6A, and yet is clearly marked '5'.
When D21, the trusty Belgrave yard shunter, came in for its last exam, it was deemed time to re-tyre the wheelsets based on the level of wear and how close they were to the condemning limit.
Investigations are continuing as to why a grain train derailed north of Gunnedah on Monday.
Save our Rail president Joan Dawson has welcomed the resignation of Mike Baird, saying the former premier has left a “disgraceful” legacy in Newcastle and his decision to truncate the heavy rail line had “decapitated” the city.
The friends, families and rescuers of the 83 victims of Sydney’s Granville train disaster have begun marking the 40th anniversary of the crash, with a bell rung out once for each person killed.
[color=#000000][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, Segoe UI, Segoe, Segoe WP, Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][size=2]A large fire has closed the railway line between Goulburn and Canberra.
THE green light has been given to a massive new $12bn rail project in Sydney which the NSW Government has said “will rival any megaproject across the globe”.
For the first time since New Zealand was hit by a magnitude 7.
Following two years of studies, national railway KiwiRail announced on December 21 that it had decided to cease electric haulage of freight trains on the North Island Main Trunk line in favour of using diesel locomotives.
KiwiRail has announced it will replace its electric train fleet on the North Island main trunk line with diesel locomotives, a decision criticised as a big backwards step by the Green Party and Labour.
Construction has begun on Ports of Auckland’s new inland port at Horotiu, just north of Hamilton.
KiwiRail’s ferries the Kaitaki and Kaiarahi are now back to over 75% capacity on the Cook Strait and hope to be running full operations by the end of the week.
ONE of the most well known if imponderable landmarks in the Northern Territory outback town of Katherine is a ancient piece of graffiti on the town’s famous railway bridge.
A salt mining company has signed an agreement with Indonesian business PT Damarco Internasional to supply 70 per cent of salt produced from its Central Australian mine.
A new rail project crossing the Northern Territory and Queensland border has taken another move forward after the governments agreed to progress the Mount Isa to Tennant Creek railway.
China's influential National Development and Reform Commission has asked the federal government for a shortlist of priority projects – including rail infrastructure – as part of a big investment push into Northern Australia.
A feasibility study to investigate the construction of a railway between the town of Katherine, in the Northern Territory, and Kununurra, in Western Australia, will be commissioned by the NT government.
Shots have reportedly been fired and pedestrians have been run down during a police chase in Bourke Street in the middle of Melbourne's CBD.
Back in July 2016, Consolidated Land and Rail Australia (CLARA) Pty Ltd – an Australian private group –
I’ve written extensively about the
The International Energy Agency has delivered a weaker outlook for coal over the next half-decade, with a growth in alternate fuels to drive down global demand.
Cost-recovery for public transport has reached unsustainable levels and must be overhauled to support sustainable transport services in Australia’s capital cities according to a new report released by the Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF).
A bus has caught fire on George Street in the Sydney CBD, impacting traffic as firefighters work to extinguish it.
QANTAS has had so much success with its summer-holiday flights to Bali, it’s decided to keep the spirit of the summer holidays happening all year round.
Qantas will operate non-stop flights on its new 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft between Perth and London from March 2018.
IN A letter to the editor, outspoken Rockhampton resident Barry Large has called out former MP Robert Schwarten on his alleged lack of action when it comes to taking cattle trucks off our main roads and poor flood-proofing in the region.
On Win News on Thursday, 19 January, the Transport Minister's response to the issue of heat stress in the rails causing reduced speed for rail freight and passenger services was disingenuous, contrived, lame and lacking in any capacity to take action on the issue.
The Australian Rail Track Corporation board has two new members after the Government appointed David Saxelby and Jennifer Seabrook to the body.
Inland rail is a once in a generation project and the Coalition government is committed to engaging communities along the proposed route as the alignment is finalised.
The Australian Government has committed to five key initiatives in its response to the IA 15 Year Plan, released today.
The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening public ownership of V/Line, to protect it from any future attempts by the Liberal and National Party to privatise it and run it in to the ground.
Queensland Rail (QR) says it has not been able to identify the person who posted a laughing face emoji from its Twitter account during last year's rail crisis.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will meet Transport Minister Stirling Hinchliffe and Queensland Rail on Wednesday to ensure the new timetable is up to scratch, amid opposition calls for more to be done.
A MAJOR rail upgrade needed to increase capacity on the busy Sunshine Coast line is expected to be given the green light by the state’s infrastructure authority.
QUEENSLAND Rail will cop fines of more than $300,000 for failing to run its trains on time, even after slashing services in a desperate bid to get major driver shortages under control.
After years of struggling to book cattle trains in south west Queensland, livestock producers have now been provided a full service schedule.
The locomotive that hauled 83 passengers to their death in the Granville Rail Disaster had a defective wheel that the NSW government knew about and later covered up, according to the author of a book on Australia's deadliest train crash.
When Victorian railway sex predator Robert Whitehead died in jail last year, he took a big secret with him.
Court-enforceable undertakings from transport and logistics group Qube have satisfied the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that the full takeover of Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) should proceed.
Victims of a rail crash that killed at least 79 people in Cameroon have filed a lawsuit against train operator Camrail and its French owner Bollore Group, accusing them of negligence and involuntary manslaughter, their lawyer said.
Kid arrested by thuggish ticket inspectors at Flinders st station in Melbourne.
Dallas – Houston high speed line promoter Texas Central Partners has appointed former CH2M Hill Senior Vice-President Carlos Aguilar as CEO.
Duplication of the North Coast rail line between Beerburrum and Nambour heads a list of big ticket projects for the Sunshine Coast announced with the release of the second Building Queensland Infrastructure Pipeline report on Monday.
Any Very Fast Train (VFT) proposal should go straight to Infrastructure Australia for a thorough cost-benefit analysis, the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) urges.
It’s good news for miners, as Australia’s chief economist has forecast Australia’s resource and energy exports to hit $204 billion in FY17, which would be an increase of 30%.
Malcolm Turnbull will be asked to consider giving the green light to developers who want to forge ahead with a project for high-speed rail on Australia’s east coast.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Voting is now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Railpage has added a new Railcam to the list of accessible cameras now online.
Submissions are now open for our monthly international photo competition.
Seymour Railway Heritage Centres “Santa’s Express” Tour to the Tocumwal Foreshore Markets this December will be hauled by Blue and Gold B74 and freshly painted T357.
Mustard must have seemed the perfect colour for Flinders Street Station in 1980.
IT has been a train lover's feast at the Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre over the October long weekend.
THE historic Zig Zag Railway is on its way to reliving its former glory with the first train in more than four years travelling the iconic tracks.
We are very sorry to report that we have had to cancel the Wollongong Shuttles planned for this weekend and the Nowra Shuttles planned for the 8th and 9th October.
A clerk sorted mail on a Railway Post Office car in Kansas City in 1932.
It has been the most frequently asked question from tourists in the area this summer when is the Zig Zag Railway reopening?
I’m writing to you from Nay Pay Daw, the new capital built from scratch just 10 years ago in a fertile area of rice fields, lakes and rolling hills.
Puffing Billy keeps Australian steam train history alive
“Some travel posters show you what you’ll see,” said Nicholas D.
THE Adelaide to Tarcoola rail upgrade has seen the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) employ 38 staff members at the Port Augusta Flashbutt Welding Depot, with hopes of up to 130 jobs to be created at the peak of the project.
The Opposition questions the skill level of the South Australian Transport Department after Freedom of Information documents reveal the Government paid consultants to deal with train driver enterprise agreement negotiations.
The exact cause of an electrical fault that resulted in major disruptions to train services in Adelaide in April still has not been determined, a report by the SA rail commissioner says.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc announced on December 1 that its subsidiary Genesee & Wyoming Australia had completed the acquisition of Glencore Rail for A$1·14bn.
The South Australian Government has awarded a $200,000 grant for Bowmans Rail to establish an intermodal terminal just outside of Leigh Creek in central eastern South Australia.
A transport safety authority's report into a freight train derailment in Tasmania is questioned by the rail operator's CEO, who admits he has not read the report "completely".
TasRail's CEO vows an unexpected $5.
A NEW West Coast Wilderness Railway trip called Footplate Experience is set to excite enthusiasts far and wide.
A parliamentary committee has recommended the Tasmanian government consider splitting TasRail into two.
THE rail corridor at the centre of the stoush between Police and Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding and independent MLC Ruth Forrest has failed to get funding.
The Pro Range is aimed toward the serious train simulation enthusiast looking for a complex machine to master.
Three Country Corner Scenario Pack 01 includes 10 challenging and enjoyable scenarios for the Three Country Corner route on Steam, covering freight and passenger operations in this scenic cross-border region of Western Europe.
The Electro-Motive GP40, introduced in 1965, has proven to be one of North America’s most versatile and successful locomotives, with more than 1,200 units constructed by 1972.
Experience the high speed TGV Atlantique on the 220km Atlantic High Speed route running south-west from Paris Montparnasse to St-Pierre-des-Corps station in Tours, passing through the two high speed stations at Massy-TGV and Vendome-TGV.
A tram has been derailed on the Gold Coast after a collision with a fire truck.
THERE are fears the extension of the Gold Coast’s light rail network will bring an explosion of violent teen gangs from the wrong side of the tracks.
When Chief Minister Andrew Barr announced during the 2016 ACT election campaign that the Land Development Agency would be split into two – one focusing on suburban development and a new authority to focus on urban renewal principally along the Northbourne corridor – he presented an opportunity, which if supported by government, community and industry, could provide an unprecedented economic boost to the ACT.
Transport Minister Andrew Constance is confident the state government and Sydney lord mayor Clover Moore will come to a mutually agreeable design for the light rail line and pedestrian boulevard down George Street.
The South Australian Government will spend an extra $20 million to buy more trams as well as building a new 100-metre line from North Terrace to the Festival Centre.
The additional incoming daily Shepparton train service will be a full one with extra seats and no change necessary at Seymour, Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed confirmed yesterday.
A BID to enshrine St Kilda Rd’s famous tree-lined boulevard as a national heritage icon could throw plans for the $11 billion Melbourne Metro rail tunnel into disarray.
Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan has defended the state government’s handling of V/Line delays, after Greens leader Greg Barber called for the regional rail provider to be hauled before a parliamentary committee.
SOUTHWEST Victorian grain growers are angry they have been blocked from delivering wheat to Geelong’s GrainCorp port terminal for up to three weeks.
Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Authority has chosen to lower the railway to remove the Grange Road level crossing at Alphington, in Melbourne’s north-east.
The WA Nationals want to use funds from their proposed state mining tax to resurrect a long-touted plan to connect Perth's passenger rail network to the regional city of Bunbury.
Brookfield Rail has signed an eight-year lease for 2300sqm on the top floor of Perth Airport’s A-grade Bravo building.
WA Labor commits to completing the first stage of its promised Metronet rail network within eight years of taking office, but the State Government rubbishes the plans.
Roy Hill chief executive Barry Fitzgerald has reportedly said the iron ore miner is looking to hire between 500 and 600 new staff over the next 18 months as it ramps up production at its new Pilbara mine, rail and port operation.
A West Australian think tank says traffic congestion in Perth will worsen unless both major political parties commit to more public transport in key parts of the city.
Melbourne's tram network will be powered by a new large scale solar plant to be built in regional Victoria.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are renewing tram tracks at the Elizabeth Street Tram Terminus.
Yarra Trams delivered 98.
As part of the modernisation of Melbourne's tram network, Yarra Trams and Public Transport Victoria are repairing tram tracks on Swanston Street in the CBD between A'Beckett Street and Victoria Street.
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