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Bulbous

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[quote=Valvegear]Would people please get rid of the idea that Trump being banned by Twitter and others is somehow preventing free speech. The idea is complete nonsense. You can go and stand in the str ...

Posted 15 Jan 2021 13:10 in News by Bulbous

Interestingly the tunnel track gauge is shown as Standard gauge and the article states metre gauge rolling stock. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simplon_Tunnel
bevans

The Simplon Tunn ...

Posted 01 Dec 2020 11:16 in Victoria by Bulbous

Thought, one notes the procession of huge road trains bring grain into port consistently.
skitz

Those will be coming off the Chester Pass Road, from Ongerup, Borden, Jerramungup, Gar ...

Posted 07 May 2020 09:25 in Victoria by Bulbous

Still pretty sure that the bulk of that tonnage (as usual) will be handled by the MP27's, MP33's, DBZ's, K100's, T900's, and so on.

Cheers,

Matt

Posted 03 Apr 2020 10:13 in Western Australia by Bulbous

Watco have been looking at containerised hay out of Wagin, Narrogin, Brookton and York (all NG), as well as Avon Yard, for some time. As they also own ILS running the port shuttle out of Forrestfield, ...

Posted 30 Mar 2020 10:07 in Western Australia by Bulbous

Wondering if Fremantle port has on dock rail access and if this is for both gauges ?
freightgate

There is a four track container yard about 350m back from the north wharf cranes, and ...

Posted 23 Mar 2020 19:46 in Queensland by Bulbous

[quote=bevans]Clear from the photos rail is on dock at Gladstone

[img]https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-62LZTH3niiA/XnWKGQXIinI/AAAAAAAACOs/lDb--WtkWvsnLQ3eUd_JfhAoMpwTgvQngCLcBGAsYHQ/s640/DJI_075 ...

This is the old UP (ex-SP) line from Watsonville through Santa Cruz and on to Davenport, with a connection in Santa Cruz to a tourist railroad north to Big Trees along the old line through the hills t ...

NR60 was in the flashbutt yard this morning with a flat wagon with the mobile crane on top ready to be unloaded. Further into the siding were some wagons with the cut up remains of some grain wagons i ...

Posted 21 Jan 2020 23:20 in Western Australia by Bulbous

As I said before, if it can't be done by rail, then build another road. At least the pastoralists will have some benefit all year round.
ANR

No need for sealing the rail access track ...

[quote=bevans]Will be interesting to see if this gets up with the line already partially build toward the YUKON and abandoned for now. I believe the earthworks for the initial development run almost ...

[quote=witzendoz]I was travelling along Russel Rd this morning and was stopped by a ARG Container train. I always thought that the trains that run along the freight line to the Fremantle port were co ...

I believe Saluda is the top of grade of the Tennessee Pass line. I have had a look at the videos and they are very interesting.
nswtrains

Saluda is in North Carolina (east coast) and ...

[quote=james.au]Awesome thanks for this info - we don't hear much from WA in these boards!!

Why is the Iluka freight carried by road? The Cataby i can understand obviously (there is no rail) but w ...

[quote=james.au]Am i correct then in understanding that from nearly Geraldton to Tilley could be gauge converted by moving the rail across, and that there is only about 50km of this line remaining dow ...

[quote=Dangersdan707]There Has only been a handful of 3'6 lines converted to a bigger gauge in the country. Guess what (with the exceptions of Parts of the NAR and West of Kalgoorlie) gauge most of th ...

Another note that the plan notes that rail is not considered competitive in the area between Brookton and Wagin, yet there is a huge hay facility just out of Narrogin, and the road to Wickepin is to b ...

[quote=james.au][quote]The lines from Narngulu (Geraldton) to Mullewa then onto Tilley Junction just north of Morawa and the line to Karara were totally upgraded and installed with dual gauge concrete ...

The trip is great (I have done it a few times over the last couple of years full length, and loads of times from Northam to Perth), but the only issue is with the booking of the service.

Want to tr ...

Posted 13 May 2019 14:31 in Western Australia by Bulbous

Near Chadoora?

If anyone would like to see what it is like to deal with the PTA and Brookfield Rail (now ARC Infrastructure), please dig deep into this report from the parliamentary inquiry into the management of th ...

[quote=witzendoz]

I would think passenger numbers would be a lot higher If there were unreserved carriages as part of the train, but that doesn't seen the way TransWA likes to run things.

This is ...

[quote=SinickleBird]The bad news- rail costs a mountain of (state government) money to take traffic off a (council-funded) road. An easy call for a councillor to ask someone else to pay.

The good n ...

[quote=62440]I was involved in looking at options in the SW some years ago. One was looking at extending the existing track the short distance to the former rail station in the centre, next to the bus ...

Posted 05 Feb 2019 14:04 in New South Wales by Bulbous

Pretty sure that water already goes to Cook via rail, but not sure anywhere else gets it this way.

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