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I think R classes were built in Scotland because Menzies wanted to help post war Britain. In any case they had a lot of expertise.

Posted 28 Feb 2020 10:42 in Victoria by Daryl

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote][quote]It appears V/Line have introduced the concept of 'partial extreme heat' timetables on some lines, being used for what I believe is the first time today on the Bendi ...

Posted 28 Feb 2020 10:38 in Victoria by Daryl

[quote=Daryl]did you mean the 3 white posts?

Seems to be standard, how can you tell if creep is a problem unless you have a baseline?

This was late ‘80s stuff, before then, creep was probably not ...

I board the train at Seaford.

I used to board the 6:53 train to the City Loop.

However this was a train originating from Carrum and now originates from the new Kananook yard.

When Carrum was clos ...

Posted 11 Oct 2019 19:29 in General by Daryl

I saw this on Overclockers

Disclaimer: I haven't traveled enough to confirm that the trains for each ...

I just visited this line to the current terminus, it looks new and I read from Rail Express that the amount is something like $946K.

The line is cut at the Emu Park road.

Taits didn’t make much noise compared to the Hitachis which rattled a lot.

The Taits had a distinctive motor noise and the buffers would squash together and make a squeaking noise.

Oh and the meta ...

Posted 04 Feb 2019 07:23 in Victoria by Daryl

I recall there was some problen with the Narracan Creek Bridge, hearsay I know but I understood that piles were sunk and dissappeared.

I was told the existing bridge was built on pontoons but I don€ ...

Posted 24 Jan 2019 14:16 in Victoria by Daryl

Not sure about now but V/Line’s trigger response to a WOLO was bustitution.

But V/Line swapped buses for almost any reason.


Posted 24 Jan 2019 09:36 in Victoria by Daryl

did you mean the 3 white posts?

Seems to be standard, how can you tell if creep is a problem unless you have a baseline?

This was late ‘80s stuff, before then, creep was probably not measured.

Pe ...

Posted 23 Jan 2019 19:59 in Victoria by Daryl

Track creep is a problem, trains braking downhill in both directions stretch the CWR and on a hot day goes pop at the bottom of the grade. Around Vic there are two rails planted in the ground painted  ...

Posted 23 Jan 2019 19:46 in Victoria by Daryl

Mud holes cost money to install.

And we have to import them, local product like in the NE is not good enough.

Make VR Great Again

Meh, I saw a purple sprinter on the Stony Point.

better than a bus though.

Posted 23 Jan 2019 19:31 in Melbourne suburban by Daryl

I’d like Hartwell station building relocated to Walhalla opposite the new one.

Posted 17 Jan 2019 20:10 in Railway Archaeology by Daryl

Didn’t a Harris train go to Mirboo North?

Posted 06 Jan 2019 20:37 in New South Wales by Daryl

I’m from Vic, I eventually googled the pronunciation of Glady’s name.

Posted 06 Jan 2019 20:24 in Victoria by Daryl

I like how signs showing “WOLO” are placed on some platforms around Sydney.

Why was the old Bunbury station demolished?

I am from Melbourne and when I travelled on the Australind in 1986 a-  loco hauled train with green wooden cars.

The new Bunbury station was a distance ou ...

Posted 05 Oct 2018 10:27 in Victoria by Daryl

You don’t need a track recorder car for a bus service and avoid all these options.

And a bus is what they use whilst they maintain the tracks.

How would regional rail cope with WOLO?

yes more capital letters and a NSW expression.

Is it possible to treat steel rails so they won’t buckle?

To avoid the annual V/Line slowdown?

I thin ...

Posted 05 Oct 2018 09:56 in Victoria by Daryl

I didn’t mind

Posted 27 Sep 2018 20:21 in Victoria by Daryl

I read in Divisional Diary that The Peanut  haulded by a J-class in the late ‘60s was supposedly the last steam hauled scheduled train on the VR.

In 1978 I rode the last Walker motor to Serviceton  ...

Posted 16 Sep 2018 10:55 in Queensland by Daryl

The line is 180 Km to Longreach, I recall the train took 4 hours compared to the bus of about 2 hours.

Posted 24 Aug 2018 03:13 in Victoria by Daryl

Reinstatement of services will ruin a perfectly good rail trail and a historic bridge at Kilcunda.

What will happen to nostalgia?

Basically it was a coal line with a passenger service tacked on. ...

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