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Big J

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Posted 27 Oct 2020 08:33 in New South Wales by Big J

RP Financial Services, a new spin off.

Probably more reliable than the opinions in "The Lounge".

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote]Come for a drive. If you have already, then share your experience compared say the Newell or the pacific/Princess Highways?[/quote]That's the Princes Highway. Used to be ...

[quote=The Vinelander]This could have just as easily come in under the Queensland election thread and kept everything together.

Sure its a good idea to separate the trucks and give them a separate ...

Posted 23 Oct 2020 09:06 in Operators by Big J

Interestingly, their website and Facebook page still state that they are travelling via Victoria, but bypassing Victoria and/or N.S.W. is still an option if need be.
Jack Le Lievre
Thank ...

Posted 23 Oct 2020 09:05 in Queensland by Big J

Not a great start for Watco!
Graham4405
Not really, comes with the territory. Aurizon and QR have their issues with road users not obeying the law.

Posted 23 Oct 2020 08:57 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=ANR]I know this is an old thread, but so is Covid 19.

Camaro it is in 2022!!!

https://www.supercars.com/news/championship/camaro-to-join-supercars-grid-in-2022/

It will be a great raci ...

Posted 22 Oct 2020 21:41 in Operators by Big J

How exactly would Queenslanders doing a tour of the GOR or Grampians affect you?
Fatty
It's OK Fatty, I was going to bite too, but I realised it must be the cabin fever that he is going  ...

Posted 22 Oct 2020 20:50 in News by Big J

[quote=freightgate]

What is the longest sleeper trains service on the European continent ?

[url=/news/s/amsterdam-wien-sleeper-train-testing]Amsterdam – Wien sleeper train testing[/quote]Good qu ...

Posted 22 Oct 2020 20:35 in Operators by Big J

State borders will be open in a matter of weeks meaning any restrictions will not be around and making the train journey what it was.
NSWGR8022
From what I read in the media, I don't thi ...

Posted 20 Oct 2020 18:45 in Victoria by Big J

[quote=justarider][quote][quote]No need for two Vlos. Just have one Vlo arrive from Melbourne at the same the N arrives from Mildura. Turn them both around then both can depart on the return trip 15 m ...

Posted 20 Oct 2020 08:30 in Victoria by Big J

[quote=railblogger]No need for two Vlos. Just have one Vlo arrive from Melbourne at the same the N arrives from Mildura. Turn them both around then both can depart on the return trip 15 minutes later. ...

[quote=Sulla1]Production at the Brandon Rice Mill, just north of Ayr, may be upscaled from 7,000-tonnes to 25,000-tonnes/annum with the LNP making a $10-million election committment to fund the projec ...

Posted 13 Oct 2020 08:57 in Victoria by Big J

[quote=NSWGR8022][quote][quote][quote]Railworks finished, now to wait for trains.[/quote]

Any expected soon?[/quote]If it was Qld, next week they will be removing the rails after spending heaps on ma ...

Posted 11 Oct 2020 16:58 in Victoria by Big J

Railworks finished, now to wait for trains.


Any expected soon?
bevans
If it was Qld, next week they will be removing the rails after spending heaps on maintenance after a ...

Posted 10 Oct 2020 09:06 in International Discussion by Big J

Thanks Roger for the update. I have in the past enjoyed watching the Youtube clips of the revived railway. Sad that it didn't last. Hopefully this new revival will be sustainable.

Ballast Wagons

https://this.kiji.is/682511482492585057?c=598039864057267297
jmt
Nice pics. Will be interesting how white they will remain, doing ballast work in that neck of the woods.

Thankyou for a great quiz [url=https://www.railpage.com.au/f-pr-viewprofile-.htm]Spletsie. They are loads of fun.

I am pretty happy with 80%.

Stuck on some of the locations for builds and the al ...

[quote=NSWGR8022]Speaking of the remote outback in the news last 24 there are 300 planes stored in Alice Springs and the authorities want to uplift that to 400 stored aircraft grounded due to the COVI ...

Shouldn't give these O2 thieves the air time.

Posted 05 Oct 2020 12:45 in Queensland by Big J

[quote=Graham4405][quote]Latest news on the operations at the new Morven hub...

[url=https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/6948044/morven-freight-hub-delivery-begins-new-era-for-rail/63187 ...

Posted 01 Oct 2020 07:44 in Queensland by Big J

[quote=Sulla1]Latest news on the operations at the new Morven hub...

[url=https://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/6948044/morven-freight-hub-delivery-begins-new-era-for-rail/63187804/]https: ...

[quote=The Vinelander][quote]As part of its state election campaign, the LNP has launched a $33-billion policy to four-lane the Bruce Highway between Gympie and Cairns, a distance of 1518km, minus the ...

Posted 25 Sep 2020 06:43 in The Lounge by Big J

Very sad news that Dean Jones at 59 has died from a cardiac arrest.

I remember him fondly as a kid in the 80s being part of the Australian ODI teams belting a ball out of the park, running so fast  ...

A lot of money to extend the life of the setup by 3 years only?
NSWGR8022
Yes it will be. However it changes the recent call that it was to be closed.

Politically to let this close d ...

Posted 22 Sep 2020 20:29 in Queensland by Big J

Sorry Raymond, I can't shed much light on this, except to say that I am sure that there were articles referring to the dental cars in the ARHSQ Sunshine Express in the early 80s. you might find some i ...

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