Set #95 was taken across to the Midland workshops site this morning by 8118. Next move should be in 1-2 weeks, heading for Nowergup.
I'd be interested to know what the current setup is with Workshops site. Do PTA lease the space from the MRA? Will it continue to be used for such purposes in the future? Will the building remain accessible by rail? Are there multiple usable tracks? Is there fixed machinery to carry out the bogie exchange or does machinery need to be brought in?It seems that track 6 is the one still connected, and the bloke from the MRA that deals with enquiries (Kieran?) seems to think that there will the one track remaining in the open square after all the redevelopment work is done - to allow rail access to the main square for display, etc apparently. If you get the chance, the doors to the outside footpath were open all day on Saturday whilst they were working, and you could see everything inside the building - drop on through and have a look.
You would need loud repetitive announcements and/or bright LED notice boards above doors for this to be practical, in addition to a widespread campaign to educate the general public. Many passengers currently still don't know which side to get off, despite it being shown on the current LED notice boards. Would also be very hard to alight if the train was fully packed during rush hour. I guess the end carriages could be designated 'express' carriages to get around this. But would it ultimately cheaper than extending platforms?You will never be able to educate the ignorant. There are plenty of places around the world where certain carriages are designated for different stations. Lots of systems spit trains half way through a journey so you need to be in the right half of the train for where you want to go. Even NSW stop 8 car trains at a 1 car platform, with minimal announcements letting you know what car you need to be in if thats where you want toget off.
Set #95 was taken across to the Midland workshops site this morning by 8118. Next move should be in 1-2 weeks, heading for Nowergup.Well, that was a surprise! I'll have to change my description on my photo of MA1862 with set 94 "heading for the workshops for the last time"
Hi all,The next set was supposed to be due around 3 months after the first of the new order, which would make it around November.
Does anyone have an indication of when the next B series will be arriving from QLD to the Midland Workshops? My 7 year old is on holidays and wants to see them shunt it in as he didn't get to see set 95.
Thank you in advance.
B set 095 is out on a test train today saw it leave Warwick I got a few pics and a short video of it leaving Warwick it's really quiet and in terms of body work it's newer.So I guess we can start calling it the B-2 set
The next set is on the way, it left the Maryborough EDI plant this morning with a vintage EE 1620-class hauling it...
The next set is on the way, it left the Maryborough EDI plant this morning with a vintage EE 1620-class hauling it...Geez; those bogies need oiling!
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