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DBclass

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Bunbury Port has been planning on handling sea containers for over a decade. There is a port expansion plan which would see the inner harbour extended almost to the new port road. Hasn’t happened ye ...

5.2 million could of got you a shiney new one probably. I think those numbers are off. Probably 100k for the loco at best fully operational, maybe half that at scrap and maybe 60k for transport. I’m ...

Bunbury to Perth containers ended perhaps 2010? They used the QUA flats then the BAUY skeletons from Queensland. They used the QUA’s until I think 07 then the BAUY’s for only a couple years after. ...

Posted 30 Apr 2020 22:19 in Western Australia by DBclass

There are a few imports, a big one is caustic for the alumina refineries. Exports are mainly wood chips, minerals/ mineral sands, alumina. They are the big ones. Only alumina is on rail, the rest is r ...

In laws have been on a few cruises, they say often the town, or most of the main attractions can be owned by the cruise line. If they don’t get your money on the boat, they get it at the port. Not a ...

How many 30 and 40 year old trucks are on the road? I think road transport has moved a lot faster and further then rail. I genuinely would be curious at the efficiency of road v rail in 2020. My suspi ...

Tilting back would have solved the issue, or prevented it. However lowering it back to ground level it possibly still would of tipped unless they stayed on the rising ballast shoulder. It’s possible ...

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That thing about 7 3/8” appeared on my Facebook page April 1. I think that’s about it.

I once thought they actually were trying to put floaties on trains to take them between the mainland and ...

That spur into Kemerton has been on the cards forever, I hope it goes through this time.

Of note Qube are now running at least one triple road train into Bunbury.

Bunbury to Perth is 2hrs in a car, 2.5 by train. For a family it costs a fortune, and always will. I am pro rail, but the PTA report shows buses do a better job cheaper. In its current form I would be ...

Hire some stock from HVR.

$30M for a twice a day service that bleeds money?

Old bridge spans removed, they are preparing for the new ones. Railway crossing at Picton on the southwest highway is being worked on, about half a km of rail between DBC in Picton is being worked on  ...

Old bridge spans removed, they are preparing for the new ones. Railway crossing at Picton on the southwest highway is being worked on, about half a km of rail between DBC in Picton is being worked on  ...

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Posted 22 Jan 2019 20:20 in Western Australia by DBclass

Longer trains that way when there’s a wash away they pile up 3km of train instead of 1.8 lol

Why would you need an asbestos filled liner in draft gear? Surely there are better substitutes. Its not a hot area.

How many electrical cabinets have asbestos insulation on the old gear.

Does every driver get the sack when they make a mistake? If the train had of rolled and stopped in a valley would he still get the sack, or is just because it made a mess. I don’t really see the jus ...

Sea freight would be cheaper then road or rail. Anything on the water is more economical than any other mode, except maybe a zeplin. So if that extra time isn’t an issue.

They recon they will be able to haul 20 million tons more with the same equipment with auto haul. 940million is not that much money in the scheme of things. They would have probably 2 billion plus inv ...

Posted 24 Dec 2018 17:28 in Western Australia by DBclass

My understanding the trainstation ended up here

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When did 13 years become almost 20? Pretty sure the last train south of Picton was in 2005.

But where would the time out feature be useful? Could the driver have sat in the cab for an hour and then applied pnenumatic  brake? If the 60 minute cutout feature was eliminated, this wouldn’t hav ...

So that being the case KRviator what is the reason for the 60 minute time out? If you can dump the BP and wait two minutes to cancel the ECP system, why have the time out? Kind of confused about that. ...

Must understanding is they are ECP, but as KRviator points out, after one hour of lost communication it reverts to the Westinghouse style operation, as in, applies the brakes based on brake pipe reduc ...

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