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Black Hoppers

Member since Dec 22, 2012

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tks, I saw (heard) more or less what I wanted yesterday.
"simonl"

So are you the one behind or affiliated with the latest namby pamby stop the coal trains through brisbane protest gr ...

Posted 01 Oct 2013 21:36 in Locations by Black Hoppers

[quote="jibbonpoint"]This site is always a good source of info [b]BH.[/b] [url=http//www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritageapp/ViewHeritageItemDetails.aspx?ID=4806794]http//www.environment.nsw.gov.au/her ...

Posted 01 Oct 2013 13:22 in The Lounge by Black Hoppers

[quote="T88"]I note advertising for solar power has dwindled. Those unemployed people must of got jobs driving trucks along with insulation installers on the new Abbott highways.

Only complaint I got ...

[quote="Black Hoppers"]I hope you are hiring a 4wd vehicle as its not really normal family car turf.

Also as you are going in Jan of whats being predicted to be another scorching summer PLEASE take ...

Posted 30 Sep 2013 21:04 in Locations by Black Hoppers

Does anyone know what infrastructure is still existing there?

Are there any trains through there in Daylight hours?

[quote="bevans"]On the back of an adventure in the flinders ranges last year, I am now planning to drive the track and photograph points on the old Ghan Line between Quorn and Alice Springs.

Now wh ...

Posted 30 Sep 2013 20:38 in South Australia by Black Hoppers

A BIG THANK YOU to all who have been providing photos and information on the rebuilding from a near crippled state to the brand spanking new system you will have.

Posted 30 Sep 2013 20:35 in South Australia by Black Hoppers

[quote="justapassenger"]If a diesel locomotive was to be used, the incompatible braking and coupling systems would usually be worked around by using a couple of ballasted barrier wagons fitted with th ...

[quote="locojoe67"]I understood the relatively short wheelbase carriages it was based on resulted in a less-than-premium ride experience.

Perfect for day trips, Brisbane to Toowoomba then. -)[/quot ...

Posted 28 Sep 2013 22:36 in Locations by Black Hoppers

Posted 28 Sep 2013 22:33 in Locations by Black Hoppers

[quote="awsgc24"]The rock cutting north of Cheltenham station on the NSFC side is being fitted with wire-netting and suitable posts, probably to protect the running line from rockfalls, when work star ...

Posted 28 Sep 2013 22:01 in Locations by Black Hoppers

[quote="awsgc24"]The work at Eastwood is now complete and Platform 1 & 2 is the same height throughout.

These is a drain about 2m from the edge of Platform 2, which suggest that this part of the pl ...

And how do they expect others that are NOT on that certain site, to see what they want?

Can you at least post it here?

"Newcastle Express"

800+ members and there is not a single p ...

I like Black Hoppers' post.

Not a lot of fact, but some imaginative ideas about fraudulent letter writing. Makes me wonder how he knows of schemes like those.

"Valvegear"

LOL LOL

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Yeah probably Liberal party policy to distinguish itself from the platform numbering policy of the former Labour State government.

Good to see too  -)

"Calgully"

Must be an intere ...

Vinelander

So after 20 years of no train and not a chance in hell of there ever being a service to Mildura most normal people would stop banging on about their one trick pony pet project but not you ...

Was Mildura ever serviced by a passenger train from Adelaide?  I have always wondered this?
"oldghan"

No

As there is no connection to the Adelaide line and the mildura line terminat ...

Posted 27 Sep 2013 12:11 in The Lounge by Black Hoppers

[quote="don_dunstan"]Taking my cue from Barrington Womble, I'm opening a thread continuing on from the Federal Election thread with regards to the performance of our newly-elected government. I'm par ...

Posted 25 Sep 2013 15:26 in Sydney Suburban by Black Hoppers

[quote="G20"]Perhaps we can inject a little factual information into the medium-width-beyond-Springwood debate here. A recent TOC waiver for transporting (wider than narrow outline) NDSF side dump wa ...

Posted 25 Sep 2013 15:16 in The Lounge by Black Hoppers

Yep even out here 800km from a capital city we have xmas junk on sale at Crazy Clarkes/Chickenfeed/GoLo what ever its called this months $2 shop.....place has changed hands and names 3 times in 2 year ...

Could be their ugliest loco yet lol. I wish they would put a corner radius on all their hoods like EDI. The sharp edges do nothing at all for me. All business like.
"DBclass"

Exactly ...

Can I take it that you will be applying then?
"Graham4405"

Considering i am not qualified for it and that i would have to move 800km for the job then no.

Keep up the stalking an ...

[quote="allambee"]What you alleging is they have a preferred candidate that has been preordained for the role and they are just going through the motions of a proper recruitment process because there ...

Posted 23 Sep 2013 17:04 in Railpage Australia™ by Black Hoppers

[quote="GeoffreyHansen"]Maybe there could be the option of excluding certain forums when one has a look at the "New Forum Posts" eg a user could adjust the settings so that they only look at Australia ...

[quote="ferr88"]Come on guys this was posted up to give people who have the necessary experience and qualifications the opportunity to apply so Transport Heritage NSW can get the best person for the j ...

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