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Posted 20 Apr 2021 13:32 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=bevans][quote][quote]Am I right that was a down service since the sun was low in the west?[/quote]Heading north, so I guess it's up? Bit hard to know as it's not heading to Melbourne...[/quote] ...

[quote=Carnot][quote]They had better get their skates on to get this work done if anything is outstanding as the harvest for rice looks exceptionally good. https://www.railpage.com.au/news/s/riverina- ...

Posted 17 Apr 2021 17:04 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote]Thanks BG I am fully aware of that, I posted a tonne of info in the thread but didn't think anything had started yet. Suppose they could be dealing with containerised hay, ...

Posted 16 Apr 2021 17:52 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=BrentonGolding][quote][quote]- Medium term the issue is still NOT addressed of a direct standard gauge route from Maryborough to Geelong via Warrenheip.

This robs rail of [b]significant new ...

Posted 16 Apr 2021 12:25 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=kuldalai]- Medium term the issue is still NOT addressed of a direct standard gauge route from Maryborough to Geelong via Warrenheip.

This robs rail of [b]significant new export container tr ...

Posted 16 Apr 2021 12:20 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=kuldali]The long drawn out Echuca Line upgrade dating back to VLP conning Mulder in 2011 is a dmning endightment on both VLP and State Liberal & Labour Governments. Now we are promised an inc ...

Posted 15 Apr 2021 09:37 in Victoria by BigShunter

Train South through Heywood at 04:11 Wink Mum on Hi-Alert !

BigShunter.

I still remember the plan to convert all of Victoria to SG in one plan and fast including the metro network.  Cost was just on $1b all up including the rollingstock conversions.
bevans
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Posted 12 Apr 2021 18:19 in Victoria by BigShunter

[quote=trainbrain][quote][quote]PN GRainnie loading at Wycheproof R528 and XR 553 and 550, I assume forty wagons, did not count , due to a rather large truck near my rear end.[/quote][/quote]

G528 ...

Not good news at all for the Gilmac hay plant at St Arnaud, huge blaze going at present.

????????[i] POTENTIALLY 8000 BALES LOST IN ST ARNAUD FIRE[/i]

[i]A fire has decimated a hay shed at a new ...

[quote=RustyRick][quote][quote]The Planning Minister and Council need to play hardball and basically say "No rail = No mine".

Otherwise it'll be the same old mess.[/quote]Yes, good call Carnot, the ...

Posted 01 Apr 2021 12:17 in Victoria by BigShunter

Ok time for a field/observation report from the trip to Melbourne, trainbrain loves these.

Not usual for me to be being a report this time of year but the youngest daughter got married in Melbourne ...

The Planning Minister and Council need to play hardball and basically say "No rail = No mine".

Otherwise it'll be the same old mess.

Carnot

Yes, good call Carnot, there's enough truck ...

Well it's all on the table in the Wimmera, passenger trains, again and now more mineral sands again.

Looks like they are interested at looking into the rail system for transporting there product bu ...

Thanks for the post kitchgp, very informative and a very smart looking unit, they seem to be very well equipped with features. It will be interesting to see how they preform in actual operation as wel ...

Posted 22 Mar 2021 15:18 in Victoria by BigShunter

Just prowling around a few sites, looking at YouTube, clip by Graeme White up a Korong Vale and it's as wet as a shag, checked BOM and a heap of rain over East of the Wimmera, Korong 40mm, St Araund 2 ...

Posted 21 Mar 2021 14:46 in Railway Photography by BigShunter

Just a couple of quick points regarding the picture. You can see Mt Rouse in the background, Penshurst is more or less at the base of. The line to Warrnambool follows the road to Caramut Rd ( road to  ...

KD forcing those idiots to ride their bikes up the Hill?

NOT BEFORE TIME!

It would seem Privatisation does have its advantages.

4BJ

Hmm, idiots ya reckon, well may be but I  ...

Posted 20 Mar 2021 13:16 in Railway Photography by BigShunter

Here's a bit more useless info bevans, in about 1973/4 our very small regional school, Bulart actually if you want to locate that, just a couple of hundred yards through our paddock, were taken to Ham ...

The rolling stock would have been fine arriving early also although we don’t like cheap velocity cars much in Albury.
freightgate
You just don't give up, do ya Bill !

Reminds me of  ...

If one doesn't have a solution to a problem wheel out the 'safety' card.

If it was excessive numbers of wheelchairs the reaction would be different.
YM-Mundrabilla
So YM are you suggest ...

Bit of a hard one this, the news clip I saw, may have been channel 9 Sundee arvo and there was perhaps 15 or more young fellows on the platform, so you can understand not wanting to let all of them on ...

[quote=james.au][quote]Looks more like the inside of a cat to me. All I get is four black rectangles.[/quote]I feel that maybe you havent seen the inside of a cat recently. The few i have seen are le ...

Looks more like the inside of a cat to me. All I get is four black rectangles.
YM-Mundrabilla
Agree, I was just going to make a smart$rse comment but thought ohh don't be a whining pest  ...

Posted 15 Mar 2021 16:08 in Victoria by BigShunter

Nice shot above Y115, even nicer that you've included RustyRick out on his Power Walk, looks like he still has a Dickie knee as well.

Now, Mum has still been on Century Duty at Heywood, she has a t ...

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