Overland Jan 2021

 
  SAvideoclips Station Staff

After a long absence, The Overland is back


https://youtu.be/NBBNugV8NCI

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  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
What's really amazing about this is the next passenger train that goes along here in the suburbs of Adelaide will probably be the Overland in a few days.

M.
  Campaspe 2 Junior Train Controller

Great to see The Overland back.

It was a pretty long train - NR 66, then 4 x Red class BJ cars, RBJ 3, 2 x Red Premium BJ cars (must be BJ 4 and BJ 5) and then power van PCO 4.

Does anyone have the exact consist of this train, i.e. cars numbers in the correct order.

Are passengers being socially distanced like the XPT and what kind of load is being carried ?

Also, is it running to time on the new timetable?

Thanks

Kind Regards

Campaspe

PS

I like the slogan on the side of NR 66 ("Run trains not road trains. Moving Australia's economy.") as well as the moustache. Does anyone know how long NR 66 has carried the slogan? Do any other NRs carry the slogan? Also good to see a clean NR on the train.
  wobert Chief Commissioner

Location: Half way between Propodolla and Kinimakatka
Thru Nhill at 1.05 pm or there abouts
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Good to see it back again. Has the livery on those carriages been altered?
  Fatty Deputy Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I like the slogan on the side of NR 66 ("Run trains not road trains. Moving Australia's economy.") as well as the moustache. Does anyone know how long NR 66 has carried the slogan? Do any other NRs carry the slogan? Also good to see a clean NR on the train.
Campaspe 2

The slogan is "Real trains not road trains". There's 4 locos that I know of with this livery. From memory NR 14 and two of the NRs in the 30's
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I like the slogan on the side of NR 66 ("Run trains not road trains. Moving Australia's economy.") as well as the moustache. Does anyone know how long NR 66 has carried the slogan? Do any other NRs carry the slogan? Also good to see a clean NR on the train.

The slogan is "Real trains not road trains". There's 4 locos that I know of with this livery. From memory NR 14 and two of the NRs in the 30's
Fatty

I like this well done.  The rail industry needs to get on with pushing the rail barrow they are too passive in my view.
  SAvideoclips Station Staff

I like the slogan on the side of NR 66 ("Run trains not road trains. Moving Australia's economy.") as well as the moustache. Does anyone know how long NR 66 has carried the slogan? Do any other NRs carry the slogan? Also good to see a clean NR on the train.

The slogan is "Real trains not road trains". There's 4 locos that I know of with this livery. From memory NR 14 and two of the NRs in the 30's
Fatty
Both NR84 & NR14 which were on 7MP5 leaving AFT today have the slogan, no mo's thou
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hopefully GOG can take some snaps of the train at Gheringhap so we can get a better look.

https://twitter.com/PMalinauskasMP

Photos from the South Australian ALP Opposition Leader MP who has shared the photos and tried looked after their constituents. Looking after his people.  Well done.



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  Campaspe 2 Junior Train Controller

Thanks for the correction on the slogan and the identity of the NRs carrying the slogan.

One other piece of information on The Overland.

Since 9 December 2020, you can earn and use Qantas Frequent Flyer points when travelling on Journey Beyond trains. This includes The Overland. I think that you earn 1 point for every $1 spent on a fare. Another good initiative to raise the profile of the train.

Kind Regards

Campaspe
  Campaspe 2 Junior Train Controller

Hello bevans,

Just one small correction to your last post.

Mr Malinauskas is the opposition leader (Labor) in the South Australian parliament.

He has been campaigning for quite some time in regard to saving The Overland.

Kind Regards

Campaspe
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Hello bevans,

Just one small correction to your last post.

Mr Malinauskas is the opposition leader (Labor) in the South Australian parliament.

He has been campaigning for quite some time in regard to saving The Overland.

Kind Regards

Campaspe
Campaspe 2

Hey thanks for that correction much appreciated. I think I may have been referring to the western Victorian MP who also worked hard for the continuation of the service.  it is nice to see the opposition leader pushing for the train.
  BigShunter Chief Commissioner

Location: St Clair. S.A.
Peter Malinasukas doing his bit of spruiking for the Overland.

And it’s off! The first Overland train service in 2021 departs Adelaide!

Thanks to the Victorian Labor Government for saving this service following the Marshall Liberal Government’s decision to cut all funding for The Overland.


https://www.facebook.com/PMalinauskasMP/videos/240738504096630/

NR66 looks flash with the new coat of paint.

BigShunter.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
NR41 on point via Gheringhap Loop

  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.


https://youtu.be/I0bkG0cBaO4


https://youtu.be/8kK-PpP7QlQ
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
And another



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiSQwkx8KDM
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
It seems odd The Overland thread is this one now as the other has been 'paused'...whatever that means. If you want to 'pause' threads Bevan, how about some of these, then move them to the Archive thread.

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11349227.htm

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t13770.htm

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t10155.htm

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11336912.htm

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11336905.htm

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11337329.htm

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11338949.htm

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t12702.htm

https://www.railpage.com.au/f-t11350966.htm

...and there are many others which are slowing the Forum right down.


The Overland operates in SA despite the Marshall conservative government that has no interest in it, nor by all accounts do the majority SA posters in Railpage who for the most part also have no interest in it operating.

The majority of posts in the paused thread were overwhelmingly Victorian as the evidence shows that Victorian posters are far more interested in PT matters than the SA Railpage subscribers.

I don't want to be unecessarily picky either, however the train is 'The Overland...not 'Overland'

Mike.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
The Overland operates in SA despite the Marshall conservative government that has no interest in it, nor by all accounts do the majority SA posters in Railpage who for the most part also have no interest in it operating.

The majority of posts in the paused thread were overwhelmingly Victorian as the evidence shows that Victorian posters are far more interested in PT matters than the SA Railpage subscribers.

I don't want to be unecessarily picky either, however the train is 'The Overland...not 'Overland'

Mike.

How very superior of you.

People I converse with regularly from others states don't see RP as having much relevance in the greater scheme of things so just because they aren't here whingeing away doesn't mean they aren't having their say elsewhere.

But by all means wear your champions hat with pride  Razz
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Hilarious
  4BJ Chief Commissioner

Location: Backside almost trackside at Hawthorn near Mitcham
My Namesake is back in business.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
The Overland operates in SA despite the Marshall conservative government that has no interest in it, nor by all accounts do the majority SA posters in Railpage who for the most part also have no interest in it operating.

The majority of posts in the paused thread were overwhelmingly Victorian as the evidence shows that Victorian posters are far more interested in PT matters than the SA Railpage subscribers.

I don't want to be unecessarily picky either, however the train is 'The Overland...not 'Overland'

Mike.

How very superior of you.

People I converse with regularly from others states don't see RP as having much relevance in the greater scheme of things so just because they aren't here whingeing away doesn't mean they aren't having their say elsewhere.

But by all means where your champions hat with pride  Razz
bingley hall

Superiority or the lack of it has nothing to do with it.

The runs are already on the board, this board and whereas Victoria has a plethora of state run or supported PT services, SA is completely deficient in these services and where they are provided regionally, they cost an arm and a leg to use because they are left to private enterprise to operate.

Despite this being the case for many years, there is little advocacy in here for state run regional transport of any kind, be they buses or trains.

Mike.
  doyle Chief Commissioner

Should of been more clear
Hilarious that thread was paused and re started here
  RTT_Rules Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Dubai UAE

Superiority or the lack of it has nothing to do with it.

The runs are already on the board, this board and whereas Victoria has a plethora of state run or supported PT services, SA is completely deficient in these services and where they are provided regionally, they cost an arm and a leg to use because they are left to private enterprise to operate.
Despite this being the case for many years, there is little advocacy in here for state run regional transport of any kind, be they buses or trains.

Mike.
The Vinelander
Correction to above Mike

"they cost an arm and a leg to use because they are probably not subsidised by the govt", there is a very large difference between who runs a service with no external funding and those who do.

The lack of advocacy is likely because of the very difference demographic spread of the two states.

Most of the SA population lives within a 90min drive of Adelaide. Only a few smaller communities are beyond this and the size of those communities doesn't support RPT in most ground based RPT in most cases.
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Correction to above Mike

"they cost an arm and a leg to use because they are probably not subsidised by the govt", there is a very large difference between who runs a service with no external funding and those who do.

The lack of advocacy is likely because of the very difference demographic spread of the two states.

Most of the SA population lives within a 90min drive of Adelaide. Only a few smaller communities are beyond this and the size of those communities doesn't support RPT in most ground based RPT in most cases.
RTT_Rules

Thanks for the clarification, my intention was to say the sparse regional buses are NOT likely subsidised by the government.

It's the chicken and the egg story, you cannot get good PT unless you get a socially progressive government that's actually interested in PT and with the advocacy of The Overland by the SA Opposition leader, perhaps there's finally some long overdue thinking in this regard in SA.

Assuming RPT is rapid public transport. Most public transport by the distance it operates in Victoria is not rapid, but it's frequent and relatively affordable.

Mike.
  steam4ian Chief Commissioner

Correction to above Mike

"they cost an arm and a leg to use because they are probably not subsidised by the govt", there is a very large difference between who runs a service with no external funding and those who do.

The lack of advocacy is likely because of the very difference demographic spread of the two states.

Most of the SA population lives within a 90min drive of Adelaide. Only a few smaller communities are beyond this and the size of those communities doesn't support RPT in most ground based RPT in most cases.

Thanks for the clarification, my intention was to say the sparse regional buses are NOT likely subsidised by the government.

It's the chicken and the egg story, you cannot get good PT unless you get a socially progressive government that's actually interested in PT and with the advocacy of The Overland by the SA Opposition leader, perhaps there's finally some long overdue thinking in this regard in SA.


Assuming RPT is rapid public transport. Most public transport by the distance it operates in Victoria is not rapid, but it's frequent and relatively affordable.

Mike.
The Vinelander
WRONG Mike!

The regional buses in SA ARE SUBSIDISED by by the SA Government, they could not run otherwise.

I live in a country town serviced by a subsidised bus, which I have used sometimes having to share the ride with another passenger.

It is quite obvious that you look over your left (wing) shoulder when you view South Australia.

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