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Posted 09 May 2021 14:36 in Western Australia by Big J

[quote=wanna_be_a_train_owner][b]Whats to happen with these old Girls sitting the gathering cobwebs [/b]

[b]Seems a shame if there going to be scrapped [/b]

https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=47 ...

If you want to reduce road damage then slow down the trucks to something less than 80 km/h.

8502

Why, when the road is designed for 100km/h operations?

As a rail fan, I get despon ...

[quote=Valvegear]Could somebody please come to the aid of an old man's memory . . . wasn't there once some legal clause that a wife could not be compelled to testify against her husband? Maybe it wasn ...

I don't see what the problem is with the VFF saying that the government should maintain the roads at the current speed limit.

If you think that it is ok for the government not maintain the assets  ...

Posted 05 Apr 2021 19:26 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=kapow][quote][quote]And Happy [b]Rugba League[/b] to you.[/quote]And Happy [b]Rug-ba League[/b] to you too.

Love that Roy and HG are back on my podcast streaming list.[/quote]A terrific rebr ...

Posted 05 Apr 2021 12:08 in The Lounge by Big J

Big SUV's are a blight on our society.
Gayspie
Only if they are not used for their intended purpose.

I know plenty of people with SUVs that have kids and use them for regional travel. ...

Posted 03 Apr 2021 12:10 in Preservation and Tourist Railways by Big J

My worst quiz so far 45%. I did better in the second half with recent history. I need to brush up on my NSW steam loco history.

Posted 03 Apr 2021 12:01 in The Lounge by Big J

And Happy Rugba League to you.
apw5910
And Happy Rug-ba League to you too.

Love that Roy and HG are back on my podcast streaming list.

That is massive news. If it does proceed, I wonder where it would sit in the pecking order of the remaining 6 US Class I rail roads.

The merged entity would still be smaller than BNSF.

Posted 21 Mar 2021 14:21 in News by Big J

Are you referring 2013 take off?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhGwR1Ub-_E

The pilots left it very late.

bevans

My favourite aircraft youtube clip of all time. The control tower  ...

[quote=bevans]Many comments on the Australian Website with some readers still in denial.

This comment is fascinating and I think highlights the poor management of the network in the north of Queens ...

Posted 11 Mar 2021 22:38 in Queensland by Big J

Bevans, next time that you are up in Cairns, please visit the country and look at the Forsayth line. It will explain itself that it would be unsuitable. As Sulla1 says the Greenvale line was design wi ...

Interesting it wasn't that long ago that Whyalla was on its knees and that ARTC purchased rail due to Govt intervention to keep it going.

Irrespective of my personal belief that markets should tak ...

Posted 03 Mar 2021 20:31 in Tasmania by Big J

Thankyou again Spletsie for a fantastic quiz.

Only got 70%. I forgot how many X classes there were and tripped up on the TR classes.

Posted 01 Mar 2021 12:59 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=don_dunstan][/quote][color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, "Segoe UI", Segoe, "Segoe WP", Tahoma, Verdana, Arial, sans-serif][i]An incredibly rare juncture where I agree with you: The ...

Posted 28 Feb 2021 11:43 in Railpage Australia™ by Big J

Hi,

Now that FaceBook access has been resolved. Any chance putting RP's social media links on the front page?

Most websites do, to encourage broader access.

Cheers

Big J

[quote=Graham4405][quote][quote][quote]Has now returned would some one please check they can see it online?

http://facebook.com/Railpage/quoteI can see it, but don't understand why it exists.[/qu ...

Lack of charging locations away from home. This is chicken and the egg situation. More of these will only be installed once more are bought. But the lack of these is a big disincentive to buy.

Lack ...

Posted 28 Feb 2021 11:26 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=Valvegear][quote]We also have a sitting Minister who is the subject of a letter based allegation over the rape of a 16YO woman.[/quote] The identity of this Minister is fairly well known. Until ...

[quote=duttonbay][quote]Prior to Covid, Cairns tourism figures for 2019 were 799,000 international visitors, 1.1-million domestic overnight visitors and 1.1-million domestic day trip visitors. Interna ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]While for now, cloning is not deemed viable, lets not consider them impossible for the future using technology that has yet to be invented.

The data seems to support the Tassie Tig ...

Posted 27 Feb 2021 09:44 in Queensland by Big J

[quote=Sulla1][quote][quote]QR is still using 1720s on the Kuranda trains and as far as I knew, still as second locos on the Spirit of the Outback. There has been a long standing restriction regarding ...

Has now returned would some one please check they can see it online?

http://facebook.com/Railpage

I can see it, but don't understand why it exists.
Graham4405
Looking at ...

Posted 25 Feb 2021 13:42 in Queensland by Big J

[quote=Sulla1]QR is still using 1720s on the Kuranda trains and as far as I knew, still as second locos on the Spirit of the Outback. There has been a long standing restriction regarding two larger lo ...

[quote=Aaron]We have no snap frozen thylacine.

We have thylacine preserved by taxonomy which means the genetic material has been left to deteriorate in air for nearly 100 years, and (worse) thylaci ...

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