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Posted 23 Jul 2021 22:16 in Victoria by Djebel

I did like the last sentence in the article.

[quote=]Most of all, they itch to be at, big, swift, new type long distance locomotives and luxury trains to traverse the continent on the unified gauge ...

Posted 20 Jul 2021 21:41 in Victoria by Djebel

Have the local derros put X48 up on bricks and flogged the wheels yet Laughing?

Posted 16 Jul 2021 22:47 in Melbourne suburban by Djebel

Do you have a before and after you could post/link for our gratification?

Posted 15 Jul 2021 18:17 in Victoria by Djebel

[quote=justapassenger][quote]What about customers wanting their freight on rail?[/quote]I don't think they exist.

For-profit companies are mode agnostic when it comes to freight - they just want t ...

[quote=Valvegear]In the schemes put up by tom9876543 and Djebel, the common theme is that space where they want to go is extremely tight. In the contributions that both have made, I haven't seen any r ...

Follow the Inner Circle alignment (but not the Fitzroy branch), just underground.

[quote=Valvegear]OOPS! Try 4.5 metres.Embarassed Growing up with feet and inches must have caught up with me - you'll get old and stupid one day too!!!!

That has also skilfully put all of my supposed di ...

[quote=Valvegear][quote]Is there a limit to how tall skyrail pylons can be? Go over the road instead. No less practical than some of the proposed tunnels.[/quote] I doubt if it's practicable. The Sk ...

[quote=Valvegear][quote]Would it be possible to double deck the lines? Skyrail directly above the existing (or maybe slightly altered) tracks.[/quote] As ngarner noted on the previous page, the Heide ...

It's for international businesses who (used to) send high ranking staff all over the world.  They would get paid $X for the work, plus an allowance depending how good (or otherwise) the city they were ...

Would it be possible to double deck the lines?  Skyrail directly above the existing (or maybe slightly altered) tracks.

Posted 24 Jun 2021 22:28 in Victoria by Djebel

Your very own yard pilot.Smile

Might be a bit rough or noisy depending on the wheels v the angle grinder?
Soon smooth them up.  Lock out the brakes to one bogie, cut the pow ...

Posted 24 Jun 2021 21:21 in Victoria by Djebel

[quote=Y115][quote][quote]Someone going to let me know when trains returning so until then it's business as usual.

X48 still here.[/quote]What the hell is wrong with it?

Flat wheels or seized trac ...

But if you make the Xtrap 2.0 the same length/door spacing as the HCMTs, presumably you'd have to make infrastructure changes system wide to suit.  Then wouldn't that mean you could just run HCMTs sys ...

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][quote]Is this actually true and if it is to me it shows the approach to rail freight in Victoria is a failure.

How much of this if true is due to poor management of trains a ...

Red Cliffs?

[quote=8502]I am not usually one to comment about politics and government policy but this situation does not make any sense. Why would you ask a passenger to qr code checking for a journey when they ...

[quote=mejhammers1][quote]An interesting report on the front page of The Age this morning.

Uighur slave labour was used by a major supplier. The Dept of Transport refused to shift to a different cr ...

Posted 15 Jun 2021 21:23 in Victoria by Djebel

Surely 'good (old fashioned if you like) practice' should come into it somewhere along the line.
But that costs money!  And adds nothing to the bottom line!  Are you tryin ...

Posted 12 Jun 2021 19:40 in Victoria by Djebel

[quote=YM-Mundrabilla][i]'... [color=#000000][size=2][font=Roboto, wf_SegoeUI, ]So in short at this stage ATSB is still in the fact gathering stage. ...'[/font][/size][/color][/i]

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Posted 10 Jun 2021 13:18 in Victoria by Djebel

[quote=bevans][quote]Brand new, and quite comprehensive by their usual standards. Released this morning.[/quote]

From the report via Twitter

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I mis-guessed the Bayside/M>Train question too, but a couple of lucky guesses netted me 95% overall.

what is a MATH station?
The four stations between Caulfield and South Yarra.





Posted 07 Jun 2021 22:40 in Victoria by Djebel

[quote=Richard stroker]Have noticed that usually the XR's lead , is that because of better driver safety having a nose out to hit a car or truck first before the cab , comfort , or some operating reas ...

[quote=Heihachi_73][quote]The main problem is the speed of the car in australia. Outside of the major cities, it is almost always faster to either drive, or to fly than take the train. Sydney to mel ...

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