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3l diesel

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Posted 24 Jul 2016 19:28 in Other Transport by 3l diesel

Hi All,

I have a query for those who may know. Over time, it seemed to me that it was rare to non-existent to have warm fronts on the Australian weather map. This observation seems to be support ...

Posted 03 May 2016 15:34 in General by 3l diesel

Hi All,

I have been somewhat intrigued by what I understand was a government agency once known as the "Joint Coal Board" (JCB). Have searched these forums but not found what was relevant to my inte ...

Am thoroughly enjoying Jim Eames "The Flying Kangaroo". In it he details a near head on collision between a 747 operating QF10 London to Singapore and a US Air Force C-5 Galaxy over Thailand in Septem ...

Posted 10 Apr 2016 21:21 in Other Transport by 3l diesel

Yay.... it seem this "little" favourite has finally completed heavy maintenance in the Philippines where it has been stashed away for some weeks now. Of course OQA was the aircraft in that infamous en ...

I understand that the Transperth electric car sets are delivered via the Main South as part of a freight consist. I would like to go to say Moss Vale to photograph one of these trains. How do I find o ...

Hopefully any elevated railway will have sound attenuating features. I know it has been there since the late Permian era, but the elevated railway just out of Southern Cross going to Flinders street s ...

Posted 31 Dec 2015 22:45 in Sydney Suburban by 3l diesel

Well, it wasn't a bus, it was a train....

So anyway, we decided to catch the train from Gerringong to Kiama to view the 9pm NYE fireworks. The two car Endeavour was nearly standing room only, bu ...

Ok you lot, didn't yer mother keep telling you to put away your toys when you were finished playing. Now go and collect your toys that you've left out - and in the weather too mind you....

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I wonder on what basis the comment is made that electrification of the Main South does not require rerouting? 

The Main South has to the point of ad nauseum been shown to be the engineering of 100 ...

Posted 15 Oct 2015 09:33 in New South Wales by 3l diesel

I have been having a look at a nsw station building diagrams book (a spiral bound blue cover with the L7 logo included) and noticed as stations got bigger, they included firstly a "Ladies Waiting Room ...

Hi All, I was travelling back from SA and took opportunity to have a look for a number of railway stations. Perhaps someone may know the current use of these stations. a) original Broken Hill - a prec ...

Posted 10 Sep 2015 19:39 in New South Wales by 3l diesel

Hi All,

Over a period of some years, there has been confirmation of some 50M tonnes of bauxite in the Taralga and Mt Rae areas

http://www.australianbauxite.com.au/site_folders/232/File/ASX%20Releas ...

Posted 12 Jun 2015 19:11 in Other Transport by 3l diesel

According to Flightradar24, VH-VNF flew TT9002 Melbourne to Darwin on the 7th June. It doesn't appear to have moved since. Mel-Darwin is not a normal Tigerair route, so did it go up "light engine"? An ...

Posted 10 Jun 2015 11:31 in News by 3l diesel

[quote=Detroit tram order agreed]USA: Detroit light rail project promoter M-1 Rail announced on June 8 that it had agreed terms with Brookville Equipment Corp for a $32m order to supply six of Libert ...

I am of the understanding that the 1997 vintage variotrams are slated for retirement in the rather nearer future.

Can anybody here tell me when they will be withdrawn from service, and their futur ...

Just wondering... is the NSW Premier, Mr Baird, a train enthusiast to any degree?? I ask because there were news articles today (1/4/2015) about his birthday cake which was a blue iced "map" of NSW th ...

Posted 31 Mar 2015 20:54 in Sydney Suburban by 3l diesel

I had one of my rare trips on the Sydney system yesterday. I noted a 4 car Tangara which pulled into North Wollongong whilst I was on the opposing platform. My gaze went down to the wheels. I noted th ...

Posted 10 Mar 2015 08:35 in New South Wales by 3l diesel

^^^ Serco. [url=http://www.serco-ap.com.au/our-services/sectors/transport/]http://www.serco-ap.com.au/our-services/sectors/transport/

For many years, the standard tramway traction supply was 600 V DC and used camshaft selector controllers and resistors in series with the traction motors (almost invariably series connected DC motors) ...

Hi All,

As an out-of-towner, it was my privilege to enjoy some Melbourne trams yesterday. We started on the Airport West line.

This line makes it way from a track reservation into Keilor Road, M ...

Just a simple query. Tonight I watched the late Jim Powe compiled video "from the archives" (on VHS!). There was a promo film called "Train Control" where we see a standard goods loco with a freighter ...

Posted 06 May 2014 09:23 in Sydney Suburban by 3l diesel

On Monday 5/5/2014, Ch 7 news ran an article about a "packed peak hour" train being stopped at Granville for 10 minutes while a couple of graffiti vandals got stuck into it. Any further info on this o ...

Posted 01 Mar 2014 21:22 in Sydney Suburban by 3l diesel

Hi All,

Just yesterday, an email came my way referring me to to the Rail Motor Society's webpage wherein were some technical files on various railcars including the Budd cars used mainly in the Ill ...

On the northern side of the line, at Petersham is a brick station building that is in good exterior condition with a cutback platform now fenced off from the adjacent running line. It appears to have  ...

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