Rail watching Kalgoorlie, timetable reliability

 
  LocoMofo Station Staff

Hi, I've recently moved from Perth to Kalgoorlie. I've just discovered that ARTC publish their train timetables (unlike Brookfield) which I thought would make catching trains a lot easier. However after waiting 45 minutes for 3PM4 yesterday before having to leave I was wondering how reliable are these timetables? What sort of room for error should I expect?

Also I've been scouring google maps for locations for photography (areas of elevation, curved track etc etc) but if any Kalgoorlie locals would be happy to share some good spots I'd be most appreciative.

I'd be grateful for any other local knowledge too!

Thanks in advance.

Tim

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  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
This Kalgoorlie discussions may also be useful https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11360516.htm there is a scanner online.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
Hi, I've recently moved from Perth to Kalgoorlie. I've just discovered that ARTC publish their train timetables (unlike Brookfield) which I thought would make catching trains a lot easier. However after waiting 45 minutes for 3PM4 yesterday before having to leave I was wondering how reliable are these timetables? What sort of room for error should I expect?

Also I've been scouring google maps for locations for photography (areas of elevation, curved track etc etc) but if any Kalgoorlie locals would be happy to share some good spots I'd be most appreciative.

I'd be grateful for any other local knowledge too!

Thanks in advance.

Tim
LocoMofo
Trains run out of path frequently. On the odd occasion they run early, but more often than not they run late. 2 hours would not be abnormal.

At the moment services are still seeing some disruption as the result of the line closure a couple of weeks ago. i.e extra services running, others cancelled.
  LocoMofo Station Staff

Thanks mate, giving it a listen now.
  8888 Chief Commissioner

Location: Shire of Mundaring
On the subject of locations, well known and respected local rail photographer Peter Donaghy regularly has images published in Motive Power magazine.  A flick back will show some good spots for photography.

There are also some images from Peter in here.

http://jimbisdee.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/West_Australian_Rails_2017-02.pdf

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