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Big J

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[quote=chomper]This is absolute garbage, there are larger ethnic groups in Australia than the Chinese yet the morons in power are falling over themselves to make the Chinese feel at home.

Oh and Au ...

Thanks Guys, working now and BEVANS F5 worked a treat too.

Cheers

Big J

Hi,

Under "Correspondence" I use "New Forum Posts" daily. For the past week when using it, I get the "Railpage is unavailable" message. Whereas if I use "Forums" it works fine.

Is it my browser en ...

[quote=duttonbay]In 1976 there was only the Hay Point unloader. The larger Dalrymple Bay unloading facility has been added since then, which I suspect explains the increase in the size of the yard. Ba ...

Posted 17 Jan 2020 00:50 in Locomotives and Rolling Stock by Big J

Thanks for the heads up, I will keep an eye out for them.

I am fascinated, that they have decided to do this.

Struggling with this, but are those steel sleepers in the foreground?

Posted 10 Jan 2020 01:55 in New South Wales by Big J

Driving north of Armidale along the New England I couldn't see any damage to the line. Not to say that there isn't any, but nothing visible from the highway.

As others said the fact that the line h ...

Posted 19 Dec 2019 18:44 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=RTT_Rules]

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The annual family holiday issue seems to be one of the major sticking points. First up I'd say almost no one does a 3000km driving family holiday unless you are on a CAPE t ...

Posted 18 Dec 2019 21:29 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=RTT_Rules][quote][quote]Fortunately there is an alternative coming quickly. EV!

Model 3, 5 year cost now on par with a Camry, other EV models similar in their respective markets. You have a ...

Posted 17 Dec 2019 08:52 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=Aaron]E10 is 90% petrol and 10% ethanol.

Ethanol has about 1/3 less (actually probably more like -35%) energy of combustion than petrol.

Unless there is a 3.5% (not $0.04/l) difference in ...

Posted 17 Dec 2019 08:44 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=RTT_Rules]Fortunately there is an alternative coming quickly. EV!

Model 3, 5 year cost now on par with a Camry, other EV models similar in their respective markets. You have a number of cha ...

Thankyou Gremlin for effort and posting the trip report.

It was nice to read it. Probably something I won't get the chance to experience it.

Posted 15 Dec 2019 10:20 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote]It's near enough to the end of the year for us to see how Don fared with his predictions:-[ul][li][i]South Africa gets more like Zimbabwe. [/i][b]A matter of opinion, but I'd say No.[/b][/li][/ ...

Posted 15 Dec 2019 10:20 in The Lounge by Big J

[quote=Valvegear]It's near enough to the end of the year for us to see how Don fared with his predictions:-[ul][li][i]South Africa gets more like Zimbabwe. [/i][b]A matter of opinion, but I'd say No.[ ...

Posted 14 Dec 2019 09:25 in New South Wales by Big J

[quote=Shazam75][quote]Some of them are listed at

http://www.artc.com.au/library/TA02a4.pdf/quoteUnfortunately the link is gone (404) - do you know what the destination codes are ?

Regards[/q ...

Posted 13 Dec 2019 08:39 in Queensland by Big J

2188D+2184D northbound to Mackay Harbour on Watco Grain waiting at the Outer home south of Mackay Station at the Farrelly's Road crossing.

[quote=allan][quote]Natural selection is a thing - it’s just sad that the ‘parents’ are likely vaccinated, leaving sadly, just their kids to go through the experience of having a preventable, so ...

[quote=LancedDendrite][quote]At this stage no one has provided a real transitional plan to go off the carbon economy to the green economy, apart from platitudes and idealism.[/quote]What are your crit ...

[quote=LancedDendrite][quote]It's hardly being pedantic separating coking coal and thermal coal in this argument. The carbon in coking coal mostly ends up in the steel, that's the point of steel makin ...

The whole idea of moving the powerhouse museum is just plain stupid, it just goes to show what happens when you let the government get involved in museums to that extent
DCook
You mean t ...

[quote=RTT_Rules]The only wagons that I know of that were completely removed from coal was an older American looking design, not sure if QR ever went on a culling exercise, but they were used in other ...

Posted 30 Nov 2019 08:48 in News by Big J

[quote=Graham4405][quote]I can't even find the 'Discuss News Article' button (whatever)?[/quote]

It's at the bottom of each News Article, just above the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ & LinkedIn button ...

[quote=bevans]This new terminal in the state of IOWA is backed in by WATCO the company recently moving into Queensland. I do hope there is scope for WATCO to do more in the eastern states and build o ...

[url=/user/45062][b]@justapassenger[/b], don't bother with information and facts.

I think utopia and fantasy is the answer.

Posted 26 Nov 2019 08:31 in Melbourne suburban by Big J

[quote=bomberswarm2]Quadruplify the entire rail network. Run 3 tracks in peak direction. Partially re-establish the Jolimont yards to queue extra trains in the CBD until the end of peak hour, to avoid ...

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